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Monday, March 11th, 2019


Environment backs media and communication training in Tonga


Nuku’alofa – March 11, 2019: 10.30pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Local media and communication officers will join their counterparts from the mainstream media in Tonga over a three day media and communication training workshop in Nuku’alofa from tomorrow (March 12).

Fiji Airways confident in aircraft safety despite Ethiopia crash

Fiji Airways taking charge of their first Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane last year

Auckland, New Zealand – March 11, 2019: 10.20pm (RNZI): Fiji Airways says it has full confidence in the airworthiness of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes.

South Africa wins Canada 7s title

South Africa celebrates after defeating France in the championship final on Day 2 of the HSBC Canada Sevens at BC Place on March 10, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.   Rich Lam/Getty Images/AFP

Vancouver, Canada – March 11, 2019: 10pm ( The Springbok Sevens had believed all along it was simply a matter of time before their systems clicked into place.

Work to enhance Tonga Met systems ongoing


Nuku’alofa – March 11, 2019: 9.53pm (Nuku’alofa Times): A team of four from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, a New Zealand based Crown Research Institute, is currently upgrading Tonga Meteorological Observation network through installing new meteorology and coastal automatic weather stations throughout Tonga.

China donates 4 tractors to Tonga

PM Pohiva and the Chinese ambassador at the handover ceremony today

Nuku’alofa – March 11, 2019: 9.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The Chinese government has given four tractors to the Tongan Government.

Tongan discovery challenge Tattoo history

Tattoo tools discovered in Tonga

Auckland, New Zealand – March 11, 2019: 9.30pm (RNZI/NPR): The use of traditional tattooing combs may have been invented in Tonga, according to new scientific research.

Campaign for “Peace Letters to National Leaders in 193 Countries”


Seoul, South Korea – March 11, 2019: 9.30pm (HPWL): The International Non Goernmental Organisation, Heavenly World Peace and civil society groups have opened a global advocacy movement of peace with the concept of sending “Peace Letters to National Leaders in 193 countries” on March 14 in 83 major cities around the world such as New York, Delhi, Frankfurt, Sydney, Cape Town, Istanbul, Seoul, Tokyo, and London.