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Businessman jailed for multi-million dollar tobacco smuggling scheme

Auckland businessman Mosese Vakapuna has been sentenced to 28 months in jail for smuggling over 6000 kilograms of loose tobacco into New Zealand from...

Pacific countries push to have kava protected by intellectual property rights

Pacific Island nations lead by growers and officials from Vanuatu, Tonga and Fiji want to protect kava as intellectual property by implementing a geographical...

RWC 2023: Scotland 45 – 17 Tonga

Scotland have beaten Tonga 45-17 in their Rugby World Cup 2023 Pool B match at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice. https://youtu.be/shqSe3uoqW0?si=GUz9dCpnMU_H44kr

RWC 2023: Ireland 59 – 16 Tonga

Ireland have beaten Tonga 59-16 in their Pool B Rugby World Cup match today at La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes. https://youtu.be/XC2fsZUweKc?si=IxWtNibPnCJp0FfN

Watch: Tongan volcano one year on – amazing facts

The Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai (HT-HH) volcano erupted on 15 January 2022. Space and science YouTuber Anton Petrov details some incredible facts about the explosion from the...

7.3 magnitude quake strikes Tonga overnight

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was centred at 19.318°S 172.100°W, at a depth of 24.8km. The quake struck at 11.48pm, Tongan Time. A...

Plans for Bitcoin economy by 2023 in Tonga advancing

Plans for the implementation of a Bitcoin economy in Tonga by 2023 are advancing. The four-step plan is being spear-headed by hereditary noble Lord Fusitu'a: ...

Watch: Tsunami waves from Tonga arrive in California

A tsunami warning was put into effect for the US West Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii on Saturday, after a volcano erupted in the South...

Watch: Tsunami in Tonga

A series of Tsunami waves have hit the coastline of Tonga following an eruption at the underwater volcano known as Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai. https://twitter.com/sakakimoana/status/1482218193619865600?s=20 Update to follow.

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