Australia tour

Taylor Swift announces Aus tour, Kiwi fans miffed as NZ misses out

Swift tweeted overnight saying: "EXCUSE ME HI I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY”.

"I can't wait to see so many of you on The Eras Tour next year at these new international dates!"

Swift last visited New Zealand in 2018, where she performed at Auckland's Mount Smart for her Reputation Stadium Tour.

The popstar's Australian shows are in Melbourne on February 16 and 17, and Sydney on February 23, 24, and 25.


Australia wants Kanye West fully vaccinated before any concert tour

The warning comes just two weeks after tennis superstar Novak Djokovic’s hopes for a Grand Slam title were dashed when a court upheld the government’s decision to cancel his visa over COVID-19 rules and his unvaccinated status.

“The rules are you have to be fully vaccinated,” Morrison told a news conference.

“They apply to everybody, as people have seen most recently. It doesn’t matter who you are, they are the rules. Follow the rules – you can come. You don’t follow the rules, you can’t.”

Digicel supports NRL with Under 15 & 17

The tour will showcase the players talents with the hope that they will be recognised for Junior NRL Clubs or school scholarships.

Teams were chosen based on the junior rugby League Club tournament, which helped the association choose each team members.

This is the first time for a Junior Club Rugby League Tournament in Tonga and it was proudly sponsored by EM Jones.

This is part of the Junior Rugby League development and pathways program to grow participation in Rugby League as a sport in Tonga.

Australian Schools Barbarians beat tenacious Tongans

After a week in a training camp at home the Tongan team arrived in Sydney and beat NSW Catholic Combined Colleges at TG Millner 45-8, and a Combined High Schools team at Newcastle 32-12.

The Aussie team had a three day camp last week and gave a good account of themselves given the short time they had together.


It was fitting that Tonga played this game at Newington College, because the school was founded by the Reverend James Egan Moulton in 1863 just before he took up a ministry in Tonga, where he founded Tupou College three years later.

Tonga U18s stay unbeaten on Australia rugby tour

RNZ reports it followed a 45-8 thumping of New South Wales Catholic Combined Colleges in Newcastle last week.

Spokesperson Kavamone Fisiihoi said yesterday's match was another step up and their players showed good improvement.

"The New South Wales team was much stronger than the Catholic Schools. To be winning the Combined High Schools was a really good step for us to see our last match with the Barbarians," he said.

Tonga Schools make winning start to Australia tour

RNZ reports the hosts scored the first points of the match through the boot of captain Patrick Pelligrini but Tonga quickly took control of the match and led 27-3 at the interval, scoring most of their points in the final ten minutes of the half. reports that the Tongans continued to play open running rugby in the second half, with the Catholic Combined Colleges continually scrambling to shut down the attack.

Minister signals Chris Brown won't be allowed into Australia

Michaelia Cash, who was assistant minister for Immigration and Border Protection before a Cabinet reshuffle this week, said she would recommend that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton refuse the 25-year-old American a visa on character grounds.

"People need to understand if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you: 'You cannot come in because you are not of the character we expect in Australia,'" Cash, who is now minister for women, told reporters.