Press Releases

Humanitarian assistance from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to go towards victims of natural disasters in the Kingdom

Humanitarian assistance from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to go towards victims of natural disasters in the Kingdom

                    On Thursday 6th February 2014, Her Royal Highness Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho, High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Tonga to Australia graciously accepted a Diplomatic Note from Ms Natividade Vila Nova, the Charg6 D’Affairs of the Embassy of Timor-Leste in Canberra… Read More


Japan Handed Over Emergency Assistance for Cyclone Disaster

On January 24, Mr. Tetsumi Murata, Chargés d’Affaires ad interim of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga presented emergency relief goods worth 13 million Japanese Yen (600 portable Jerry Cans (water container), 30 collapsible Water Tanks (3,700L), and transportation charges) to Honorable Samiu Kuita Vaipulu, Acting Prime Minister of the… Read More

TCC Today Announces 20 scholarships for 2014

  TCC today announces 20 scholarships in collaboration with Office Equipment for its Back to School Promotion 2014.  The scholarship award is part and partial of TCC’s and Office Equipment social responsibilities in recognizing the need to support the many parents who are struggling to meet the educational needs of… Read More

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

Charging station in Pangai, Haapai. People coming in and charge their phones so they get connected with their loved in Tonga and overseas

Digicel Tonga first to respond by restoring vital communications

  Thursday, 16th January 2014 – Digicel Tonga confirms all vital communication has now been restored in the Ha’apai islands after their speedy relief and support efforts on Monday following the destruction left behind by Cyclone Ian.  All Digicel customers have received FREE credit to call loved ones in Ha’apai… 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


  KOE FEKUMI KIHE KAU FAINGATA’A’IA FAKASINO HE FANAU, TO’UTUPU MOE NGAAHI FAMILI PASIFIKA MEIHE ‘UNIVESITI ‘OKALANI  7 SANUALI 2014 ‘E fakahoko ‘i ‘Okalani ‘ae fuofua fakatotolo kihe taukei ‘ae kau faingata’a’ia fakasino ’i he fanau Pasifiki, to’utupu mo honau ngaahi famili he kamata’anga ‘oe ta’uni. Koia ‘oku fakaafe’i atu… Read More

Preliminary report on Ha’apai Tourism after Tropical Cyclone Ian.

Authorities have confirmed that all tourism accommodation businesses in Ha’apai were affected by tropical cyclone Ian. A preliminary assessment by the Ministry of Commerce, Tourism and Labour, all 7 accommodations facilities visited in the islands of Lifuka and Foa were damaged ranging from moderate to severely damaged. These accommodations include… Read More

14 cruise ships confirmed for 2014

Tonga prepares itself for the beginning of the new cruise ship season for 2014 with 14 cruise ships confirmed to visit the Kingdom. They will visit the islands of Tongatapu, Ha’apai, Tofua and Vava’u and for the first time in Tonga’s cruise ship history, a cruise ship will spend overnight… Read More