Official Reports

Tonga Ministry of Agriculture coordinates relief efforts with key partners

23 January 2014, Nuku´alofa, Tonga/Apia, Samoa – As the Government of Tonga focuses on meeting immediate needs such as shelter, water and sanitation for people affected by the recent category 5 Tropical Cyclone Ian in the islands of Ha’apai, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Forests and Fisheries (MAFFF) has… Read More

ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES COMMISSION ACT 2010 Section 19A(3) ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES COMMISSION Notice of Objections to the Proposed Electoral Boundaries Report 2013

  The Electoral Boundaries Commissioners give notice that the time for submitting Written Objections in relation to the Proposed Electoral Boundaries Report 2013 closed on 8th January 2014.  At the same time, the public is invited to submit Written Counter-Objections which shall close on 7 February 2014. The Commission received… Read More

Reporting of looting after Cyclone Ian

Police at Ha’apai on Tuesday 14th January, 2014 have arrested and charged 3 male between the age of 14-18 from Faleloa with housebreaking and theft following the Cyclone Ian that battered the Island Groups of Ha’apai on the 11th of January 2014. Chief Inspector ‘Okusitino Peleki from the Ha’apai Police… Read More

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Fe'aomoeata Vakata receives a cheque of T$389,369 from Carl Sanft, Chairman of Tonga Power Limited, for the first Dividend instalment, during Tonga Power’s Annual General Meeting on 10 December, 2013

Tonga Power Limited Pays Government TOP$389, 369 in 2013 for Dividend

At the Annual General Meeting held on 10th December 2013, Tonga Power’s directors and management gave a review of the company’s strong performance and ongoing improvements in service levels. With improvements made over the last year, Tonga Power continues to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our customers in… Read More

Tāpuni Pule’anga ki he 2013, kamata ‘aho 23 ‘o Tīsema

NUKU’ALOFA:  KUO paasi ‘e he Kapineti ‘a ‘ene ‘Afió ke kamata lau ‘i he ‘aho Mōnite 23 ‘o Tīsemá ‘a e tāpuni fakataimi ‘a e ngaahi Potungāue mo e ngaahi ngāue’anga ‘a e Pule’angá ki he 2013- 2014 lolotonga ‘eni ‘a e taimi mālōlō ‘o e Kilisimasí mo e Faka’osita’ú.… Read More

Tongan’s Poor Eye Sight Economic Burden for Next Generation – NZ Expert

Tongan’s Poor Eye Sight Economic Burden for Next Generation – NZ Expert

  An Auckland ophthalmologist warns the eye conditions of many older Tongans are placing a burden on the local youth, as they care for their relatives who are unable to work. Dr Brent Gaskin, of Auckland Eye, says young Tongans are under pressure as they support family members whose impaired… Read More

WHO urges implementation of comprehensive monitoring framework to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases

  WHO urges implementation of comprehensive monitoring framework to prevent and control noncommunicable diseaseS MANILA, 23 October 2013 – The major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases—are responsible for 80% of all deaths in the Western Pacific Region. To arrest this silent epidemic, the WHO Regional… Read More


  Progress in TB control can be substantially accelerated by addressing these challenges LONDON / GENEVA, 23 October 2013 – Tuberculosis (TB) treatment has saved the lives of more than  22 million people, according to the WHO Global tuberculosis report 2013 published today.  The report also reveals that the number… Read More

12th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women: Launch of Gender and Climate Change Toolkit (Energy Perspective)

  23 October 2013  The launch of Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit and the Toolkit to Mainstream Gender into Energy and Climate Change Community based Adaptation Projects in the Pacific took place today and is now open for review for the next 4 weeks:  The SPC Energy Programme is… Read More


  HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS (23 October, 2013) – The completion of the North Malaita phase of the Solomon Islands Second Road Improvement Project (SIRIP2) marks the end of the final phase of the project that has reconnected local communities to clinics, markets and schools across six provinces in Solomon Islands.… Read More