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Stories about Tonga

Tonga Government Accused of Controlling State Media Ahead of Elections

"Government needs to stop using so-called losses as an excuse to apply punitive changes aimed at gagging newsroom and management in a leading public broadcaster of the region."

How Pacific Islanders Are Fighting Climate Change With Canoes

People from 16 different countries will voyage to Australia to deliver traditional canoes to major fossil fuel industry supporters. They want to highlight the dire consequences of climate change.

PHOTOS: Cyclone Ian Devastates Tonga

Online news site NZ Kaniva Pacific presents graphic images of the devastation caused by cyclone Ian in Tonga on 11 January 2014: In pictures: Cyclone Ian aftermath. Oxfam New Zealand...

Oceania: Epeli Hau'ofa Has Passed Away

Noted Fijian (Born in Papua to Tongan parents)  antropologist Epeli Hau'ofa died on January 11 in Suva, Fiji. The Savage Minds blog links to an essay by Epeli Hau'ofa tha argued...

Tonga: Muddy Water

The Tonga Review writes about a newly commissioned multi-million dollar water system that produces muddy water.

Tonga: Ridiculous Cost Cutting

Samiuela LV Taufa writes about a local hospital that takes cost cutting to ridiculous levels.

Oceania: Arc of Instability and the Africanization of the South Pacific

Pacific Empire in a guest post at cominganarchy.com looks at the concepts of “arc of instability” and “Africanization of the South Pacific” that some academics and analysts use to describe...

Tonga: News Site Closing

Samiuela LV Taufa is lamenting over the government decision of closing down the Tonganow news site in Tonga. “I wonder who had the bright idea of closing these guys down...

Tonga: Mobile Phone Upgrade

Samiuela LV Taufa is looking for a higher paying job in order to have the <a href=”http://www.nomoa.com/news/Mobile_Phones_-_I_need_a_new_job”>latest mobile phone</a> that everyone seems to be carrying in Tonga.

Tonga: Upgrading Mobile Phone

Samiuela LV Taufa is looking for a higher paying job in order to have the latest mobile phone that everyone seems to be carrying in Tonga.

Tonga: Blame Game in Tonga

Travel Writer David Stanley at Southpacific.org blog does not agree with Tonga Tourist Association's general secretary who blamed the recent troubles in Tonga on pro-democracy movement.

Samoa: No Peace in Pacific

Fagogo in Samoa lists the latest happenings across the Pacific islands and remarks that the Pacific ocean is anything but pacified.

Tongan Capital Burns

Riots broke out this afternoon in Tongan capital city Nuku'alofa. Image from Tonga Now Portal Samiuela LV Taufa on Nomoa.com, a community site in Tonga posted this email Today we...

Tonga: Riots in Tongan Capital

Ms. Vakaivosavosa in Fiji has a post on rioting that took place in Nukualofa, the Tongan capital city earlier today. The rioteers were angry at the lack of democratic reforms...

Fiji: Building a Traditional Underground Oven

Peceli blogs about the tradition of building a “lovo” – the traditional underground oven used to cook communal meals in the South Pacific. “In Australia we can’t make a lovo...

Tonga: Tonga and Nationalism

Tongan native Samiuela LV Taufa compares the Australians with the Tongans on their respective ideas of nationalism and belonging. “As I understand Tongans, we're only truely nationalistic when it is...

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