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Sika honours Tongan heritage as police warn ahead of World League semifinal

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Mate Ma'a, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Rugby League, Rugby League World Cup, Sports, Tagata Pasifika, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Sika honours Tongan heritage as police warn ahead of World League semifinal

Fifth Harmony singer Dinah Jane will sing the Tongan national anthem before kick-off in the World Rugby League semifinal with England today. Image: Kaniva News By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The president of the Mate Ma’a Tonga Rugby League Association has turned to Tongan tradition in announcing the attendance of King Tupou VI […]

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Pōhiva rejects ‘secret agenda’ claims that he wanted to seize royal power

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, King Tupou VI, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Privy Council, Reports, Tonga, Tongan democracy movement, Tongan elections  /  Comments Off on Pōhiva rejects ‘secret agenda’ claims that he wanted to seize royal power

‘Akilisi Pōhiva speaking to hundreds of his constituents at a meeting in Kolomotu’a on Tuesday. Image: Kalino Lātū/Kaniva News By Kalino Lātū, editor of Kaniva News Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva told his supporters that if he had really wanted to take away people’s land and the royal powers he would have made himself Minister […]

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Tongan Democrat landslide delivers numbers for Pohiva government

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tonga, Tongan democracy movement, Tongan elections  /  Comments Off on Tongan Democrat landslide delivers numbers for Pohiva government

Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva … boosted by stronger Democratic vote than in 2014. Image: Kaniva News By Philip Cass of Kaniva News Tonga’s Democrats have won 14 seats today in the snap election in the only Pacific kingdom, giving them enough seats in Parliament to form the next government without needing the support of independents. […]

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Lord Vaha’i wins in coin toss as Democrats lead early poll results

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tonga, Tongan democracy movement, Tongan elections  /  Comments Off on Lord Vaha’i wins in coin toss as Democrats lead early poll results

Caretaker Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva … early lead for him and the Democrats. Image: Kalino Lātū/Kaniva News By Kalino Lātū, editor of Kaniva News A coin toss was used to decide whether Lord Vaea or Lord Vaha’i today won the third seat of members of the nobility to Parliament in the kingdom of Tonga’s snap […]

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Elections crucial, says Commonwealth observer chief ahead of Tongan poll

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Caretaker, Commonwealth Observer Group, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Kaniva News, Kaniva Tonga, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Tonga, Tongan elections  /  Comments Off on Elections crucial, says Commonwealth observer chief ahead of Tongan poll

Tonga’s Elections Supervisor … final roll listing some 59,000 voters has been printed. Image: Kaniva Tonga By Philip Cass The general election tomorrow is crucial for the people of Tonga, says Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. Baroness Scotland said the elections would strengthen the democratic process in Tonga. A Commonwealth Observer Group is in Tonga to […]

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Pacific ‘cyberbullying’, PNG student protests, ‘free’ media featured in PJR

By   /  January 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Journalism Review, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Publishing, Reports, Research, Research journal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Text, Tonga, Vanuatu, Video, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Pacific ‘cyberbullying’, PNG student protests, ‘free’ media featured in PJR

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz A mini-documentary about 20 years of publication of the research journal Pacific Journalism Review, produced by AUT University screen production and television student Sasya Wreksono to mark the publishing milestone. Video: PMC on YouTube Student protests at the University of Papua New Guinea that led to police opening […]

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Tonga’s Democracy Coalition faces uncertain future, says academic

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Education, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Newspapers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Tonga’s Democracy Coalition faces uncertain future, says academic

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz ‘Atenisi Institute’s Dr Michael Horowitz with two Tongan newspapers — Koe Kele’a and Talaki — at last night’s seminar at Auckland University of Technology. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Kendall Hutt The future of Tonga’s Democracy Coalition remains uncertain as next year’s election looms, a Nuku’alofa-based educator has concluded […]

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Fifita new education minister in Tongan cabinet shake-up

By   /  January 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Education policy, Evening Report, Examinations, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Fifita new education minister in Tongan cabinet shake-up

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz New Education Minister Penisimani Fifita … facing the Raw Mark examination issue. Image: LoopTonga The Tongan government has announced reassignment of ministerial posts to two of its ministries. Penisimani Fifita has been moved from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to Ministry of Education. Kaniva News reports the Prime […]

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Regional meeting eyes Pacific climate migration and displacement

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil rights, Climate, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Development, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, Tonga, Tuvalu, UNESCAP, Vanuatu  /  Comments Off on Regional meeting eyes Pacific climate migration and displacement

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga delivers the keynote address at the opening of the regional meeting on climate change and displacement at the Pacific Islands Forum in Suva tonight. Image: UNESCAP By Debbie Singh in Suva A regional meeting to consider key Pacific priorities and responsibilities for […]

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