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Kaniva News is an Auckland-based Tongan news and entertainment service that provides a unique bilingual news, cultural and musical services in Tongan and English using digital print, video, performance and audio. We are the only Tonga/English bilingual news service in New Zealand.

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The government of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has planned an audience with the King of Tonga after a...

By Philip Cass of Kaniva News The King of Tonga has no right to judge the merits of legislation passed by Parliament, according to a...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tonga's Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva disagrees with a decision by his Minister of Education to ban girls from...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News A cabinet submission by the Police Minister to dismiss Police Commissioner Steve Caldwell has revealed concerns over an...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The king’s noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanō has been charged with passport offences, money laundering and...

By Philip Cass of Kaniva News Tonga’s churches are failing to provide leadership over climate change and it is up to young people to join...

By Kalino Latu. editor of Kaniva News The Tongan government’s efforts to assess the extent of destruction by Tropical Cyclone Gita have been hindered by...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The Tongan government has welcomed New Zealand’s offer to donate $750,000 and personnel assistance in the aftermath of...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News An overnight curfew was in place in Tonga tonight as the kingdom awaited the full force of Cyclone...

By Kalino Lātū, editor of Kaniva News A businessman, Dr Tu’i Uata, who was not elected by voters to Tonga's Parliament has been named by...

By Kalino Latu in Auckland King Tupou VI’s second son is the lawful successor to the hereditary noble title and estate of Ata, it has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

By Philip Cass in Auckland Mangere Labour MP Aupito William Sio has hit out at claims by Tongan Māori Party candidate Manase Lua that Labour...

By Philip Cass in Auckland Tonga's Consul has denied claims by Tongan Māori Party candidate Manase Lua that he was endorsed by King Tupou VI. Lua...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tongan interim Prime Minister ʻAkilisi Pōhiva says he suspected his rejection of a proposal by the Deputy Prime...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has fired Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni and Finance Minister Tēvita Lavemaau, says a...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The government of dismissed democracy Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has been urged to take legal actions against King...

By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News The Speaker of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly has broken his silence and delivered a statement on air detailing what...

ANALYSIS: By Philip Cass in Auckland For Australian observers of the unfolding crisis in Tonga, there are inescapable parallels between the events of August 25,...