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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:41:32 GMT
Steven Adams signs $100 Million contract  -  Matangi Tonga
NBA star Steven Adams (23) has signed a $100 Million (USD) contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The lucrative four-year contract makes Steven the wealthiest person of Tongan heritage in the world. The Oklahoma City Thunder announced the deal on ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:32:58 GMT
Valerie Adams catches up with Sonny Bill Williams in Apia...sort of  -  Independent Community Newspaper
The 32-year-old is conducting coaching clinics in Samoa and Tonga for promising athletes. She is promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging participation in physical activity. "This is the perfect time to do something like this," she said last week ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:24:47 GMT
New US Peace Corps volunteers support literacy project  -  Matangi Tonga
The Peace Corps Group 81 joins 16 other volunteers who are currently serving in Tonga. U.S. Ambassador to Tonga Judith Cefkin, administered the Oath of Service and said that next year, they will mark the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps in Tonga.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:14:25 GMT

'The dream is to rule the world'  -  Radio New Zealand
Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita are research fellows and PhD graduates and the first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland's Business School. Ilaisaane was raised in Tonga and has spent 10 years at the University of Auckland, studying ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:48:33 GMT

Tonga passport forgery sentencing next week  -  Radio New Zealand
Four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants, will be sentenced on Friday next week after pleading guilty to charges in a passport forgery trial in September. Matangi Tonga reports the accused had initially pleaded not guilty but changed ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:27:53 GMT

Mitchell calls ex-Stormers back into USA squad  -  Sport24
Back-row Todd Clever, current US caps leader at Test level, and utility back Blaine Scully will continue to serve as co-captains of the Eagles, with the Scully joining the squad for matches against Romania in Bucharest on Saturday, November 12, and ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:32:16 GMT

Tough stance on corruption praised  -  ZNBC
The Third Liberation Movement has hailed President Edgar Lungu for taking a strong stance against corruption. Party Leader Enock Tonga has since urged President Lungu to ensure that all those found wanting are brought to book. Mr. Tonga says the step ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 05:04:49 GMT

NZ wins over ten medals at championships in Penang  -  Māori Television
David Liti says, “I went to Tonga and my grandpa was telling me that his mate's grandson that won gold, and he told that he hoped he had a grandson that could win gold. So I came back from Tonga and my first comp since that trip and I won gold and sent ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 05:00:51 GMT
Tongan passport forgery sentencing on Nov 11  -  Matangi Tonga
Four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants, will be sentenced on Friday, November 11 after pleading guilty to charges in a Tongan passport forgery trial on September 13. Ola Fieauna Tameifuna (55), Sosefo Sione 'Ahohako (37), 'Isileli ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 04:30:56 GMT
Kotoni Ale joins 'Ikale Tahi on European Tour  -  Matangi Tonga
Media reported he received the late call up from Tonga's national rugby team last week. He flew out of Australia in the weekend for Madrid, Spain, where the 'Ikale Tahi are in training camp. In October, 'Ikale Tahi coach Toutai Kefu announced his squad ...