Goa Congress leader drives tonga to protest fuel fare hike

Panaji, May 24 (IANS) Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Thursday rode a horse-driven tonga to the North Goa Collectorate to protest against …


ARL Media: Former internationals named for Tonga NZ Residents

Former New Zealand and Mate Ma’a Tonga representatives Epalahame Lauaki and Tevita Latu headline the Tonga New Zealand Residents squad named to play …

Sport (New Zealand)

Tonga sued for millions over Games withdrawal

The Pacific Games Council and Tonga's Olympic Committee have lodged a claim for millions of dollars of damages against the government for their late …

Sport (New Zealand)

Petition asks for Tongan PM's impeachment

A petition calling for the impeachment of Tonga's Prime Minister and several cabinet ministers is set to be handed to the King this week, according …

United Kingdom

Sport: Toni Pulu, Jimmy Tupou on Tonga radar

Chiefs winger Toni Pulu and Blues utility forward Jimmy Tupou want to play rugby for Tonga but an international call-up remains on ice while they …

Sport (New Zealand)

Rugby: Nasi Manu included in Tonga's Pacific Nations Cup squad

Former Highlanders captain Nasi Manu has been named to Tonga's squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup.<p>The loose forward spent five years with the …

Sport (New Zealand)

Sport: Six new caps in 'Ikale Tahi rugby squad

Six new caps have been named in the 'Ikale Tahi rugby team to take part in next month's Pacific Nations Cup.

Sport (New Zealand)

Romania appeal points deduction

‘The Romanian Rugby Union disagrees with the decision of the disputes committee, as it applies identical points deduction to all countries with …

South African Rugby

Sport: Western Force add another Pacific scalp

The Western Force made it two from two in World Series Rugby after outclassing Tonga A 47-17 in Perth on Sunday.<p>The home side raced out to a 21-3 …

Sport (New Zealand)

Western Force vs Tonga: World Series Rugby live scores, blog

After a tough win against the entertaining Fijian side, the <b>Western Force</b> set their sights on <b>Tonga</b> in the World Series Rugby tournament at the NIB …

World Series

Sport: Pride on the line for Fiji, Tonga Under 20s

Fiji and Samoa go head to head today in a bid to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon in the Oceania Rugby U20s Championships.

Sport (New Zealand)

Auckland and Tonga to play for Mann Cup

The Auckland premier team and the Tonga New Zealand Residents will vie for the Mann Cup when they meet at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, June 2.<p>The …

Sport (New Zealand)

Documentary about the push for transgender rights in Tonga to screen in NZ

A documentary about the push for transgender rights in Tonga is set to screen in New Zealand later this month at the Doc Edge international …


Parramatta Eels centre Michael Jennings commits to Tonga

Former NSW and Australia centre Michael Jennings has ruled himself out of contention for a State of Origin call-up by committing his representative …

New South Wales

Sport: NZ, Aus set up U20s decider as Fiji, Tonga lose big

New Zealand and Australia have set up a trans-tasman decider after emphatic victories over Fiji and Tonga at the Oceania Rugby U20s Championships on …

Sport (New Zealand)

NZ Under 20 thump Tonga in Oceania opener

Australia was also in great form on their home turf with a 51-5 win over Fiji in the second match of the day at Bond University. The only blemish for …

New Zealand Rugby

Sport: Tough start for Fiji, Tonga at Oceania U20 Champs

Fiji and Tonga face a daunting task against Australia and New Zealand in the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship, which kicks off today on the Gold Coast.

Sport (New Zealand)

NZ Under 20 team named for Tonga clash

<b>The team is:</b><br>1. Robert Cobb (Auckland)<br>2. Ricky Jackson (Otago)<br>3. Kaliopasi Uluilakepa (Wellington)<br>4. Laghlan McWhannell (Waikato)<br>5. John …

New Zealand Rugby

Habitat for Humanity sets sights on Tonga

A massive building project in Tonga is being kickstarted from south Auckland.<p>Devastation caused by Cyclone Gita has prompted Habitat for Humanity to …

Cyclone Gita

Princess Anne holds audiences with the Prime Ministers of Prime Minister of Tonga, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Swaziland & Nauru

The Princess Royal held a series of audiences at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.Princess Anne …

Royal Family

Leitis: Tonga's transgender community fights for visibility from the conservative Pacific Kingdom

Transgender women and gender-diverse 'leitis' in the conservative Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga say, "they cannot be silent anymore" about their …


Sport: Former Tonga rugby player gets new kidney

The former Tonga international rugby player Sione Vaiomo'unga is recovering well after receiving an emergency kidney transplant in Romania, the …

Sport (New Zealand)

Girls shouldn’t play rugby because of “some female body parts”

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High School

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes southwest of Tonga - USGS | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, 427 km southwest of the island of Tonga, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.<p>There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami …

Natural Disasters

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes southwest of Tonga: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, 427 km southwest of the island of Tonga, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.<p>There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage and the Pacific Tsunami warning Center did not issue a tsunami …

World News

Andrew Fifita chooses Tonga over NSW Origin and Kangaroos

"I won't be playing for Australia again and I'm sticking with Tonga."<p>Loading<p>Fifita has played 10 games for NSW since his debut in 2013 and last year …


Fifita rejects Blues and Kangaroos in favour of Tonga

ANDREW Fifita says he’s played his last game for NSW and Australia after electing to represent Tonga over the Blues in this year’s State of Origin …

Sport (Australia)

Andew Fifita chooses to represent Tonga over NSW in State of Origin

Cronulla Sharks enforcer Andrew Fifita has chosen to represent Tonga over NSW in the State of Origin.<p>The 28-year-old chose to play for Tonga in the …

Canberra Raiders

PACER Plus, Minus Tonga

Tonga joins Papua New Guinea and Fiji as a non-signatory to PACER Plus -- can the agreement survive without them?

New Zealand

Tonga's PM Assures That Girls Are Allowed to Play Rugby After Education Minister Says Otherwise

On Friday, the Prime Minister of Tonga, Akilisi Pohiva, contradicted a directive from the nation’s education minister, Penisimani Fifita, that stated …

Cyclone Gita