3 Jul 2018

RIMPAC gets underway without China

From , 3:02 pm on 3 July 2018

Tonga is the sole Pacific Island state taking part in one of the biggest maritime exercises in the world, led by the United States Navy.

However the biggest nation in the world won't be there after intially being invited.

Sara Vui-Talitu reports.

HMNZS Te Kaha arrives at Pearl Harbour for RIMPAC 2016

HMNZS Te Kaha arrives at Pearl Harbour for RIMPAC 2016 Photo: SUPPLIED / US NAVY

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