Vava'u Tonga

New classrooms for government primary school in Tonga

The Australian High Commissioner, Adrian Morrison commissioned the new building which accommodates three classrooms.

“Some countries have large deposits of minerals or they have access to rich fishing grounds or they have vast tracks of fertile land,” Mr Morrison said.

Tonga police investigate death of engineer in Vava’u

Forty-eight year old, Niutoni Langilangi of Kolonga, was on the catamaran with his staff.

A report said other staff had noticed Langilangi missing and alleged that he might have fallen from the catamaran on Sunday morning, 3 June.

The other crew went out looking for him, assuming he went on land, but when there was no sight, a sea search was then carried out.

Langilangi’s body was found on Tuesday.

Police said his body will be returned to Nuku’alofa on Saturday, 9 June.


Vava’u fatal crash victims names released

The victims are 24 year- old Ulaea To’i Moana Folau of Leimatu’a, 20 year-old ‘Anitelu Katoa of Leimatu’a and 17 year-old Kasete Latu of Hunga/Makave.

The 26 year old driver and eight other passengers from Leimatu’a aged between 19 to 26 years-old sustained injuries to their bodies.

Police said the group was travelling in a double-cap van on their way back to Neiafu from Ī ‘o Mata’aho, a historical side where they were drinking alcohol when the driver lost control of the vehicle at an area where the road is very steep.

Teen injured in accidental shooting in Tonga

He was flown to Vaiola hospital in Tongatapu and is currently in a stable condition, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said yesterday afternoon.

Kaniva News reports the incident happened in a tax allotment.

The cause of the shooting is under Police investigation, but health authority believe it was accidental.

The spokesperson said he could not release further details of the victim and any of the information they get in relation to the incident as the Police investigation is continuing.


Talihau Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EbA) project a success

The biodiversity project focuses on both the beach and ocean environments and habitats.

Work on the beach rehabilitation program started in October, 2014 and was funded the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), in partnership with the Vava’u Environmental Protection Association (VEPA) and the Department of Environment (MEIDECC).

A statement said the joint-partnership focused on monitoring and assisting the activity in Talihau, with the primary aim of returning the beach to its original state.