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  • Wednesday 24 August 2016 6:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Matson launched a new shipping service connecting the United States West Coast and Hawaii to Tonga on Tuesday, 23 August, following the arrival of a maiden voyage of the MV Islander in Nuku’alofa the previous day. Photos by Caroline Manu Moli
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  • Wednesday 24 August 2016 5:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There has been no sighting of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20), who was reported to have been swept out to sea at the Blow Holes at Houma on Sunday morning, 21 August.
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  • Tuesday 23 August 2016 6:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Six Tongan crewmen are reported to be well and have been taken to land after the vessel they were on, MV Sitka, was stuck on a reef in Kadavu Island, Fiji during the weekend, due to mechanical problems.
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  • Tuesday 23 August 2016 6:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A group of 13 young students and three leaders from Fukuoka, Japan, visited Tonga as Junior Ambassadors in a program that builds friendship with Tongan children through exchange visits.
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  • Monday 22 August 2016 6:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 330 arrests mainly for drunk and disorderly conduct in central Nuku’alofa over the last three weeks is a community problem, which “should concern all of you,” says Tonga’s Commissioner of Police. He stated today that 50 people were arrested over the weekend and warned that the Police would continue to take a tough enforcement stance on drunkenness, criminal behaviour and drinking and driving.
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  • Monday 22 August 2016 6:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A search and recovery operation by Tonga Police to locate a 20-year-old man who was reported to have been swept out to sea after swimming at the Blow Holes, at Houma, on Sunday morning, 21 August, continues today.
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  • Monday 22 August 2016 5:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 20-year-old driver whose BMW collided with an open truck full of passengers, resulting in the death of a one-year old baby boy, has been charged after he was released from Vaiola Hospital and detained in police custody.
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  • Monday 22 August 2016 4:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Surprise! Pita Taufatofua was not carrying Tonga’s flag at the Closing Ceremony of Rio 2016 this afternoon, instead he made a brief appearance on stage, oiled up and ready to party, much to the delight of his fans. The media were looking out for him. Here’s what some had to say:
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irish53 says:

Stephen, Thank you for comment and interest in the Paralympics. Tonga will be sending a couple of athletes to Rio shortly for the Paralympics.

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Young Tongan swimmers shine in Samoa open water series  - 2 comments
Vanessa Heleta says:

I'm very proud of you guys particularly our young girl empower Noelani!

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  • Thursday 18 August 2016 6:44pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Teenage swimmer Tupou Neiufi (15) from Auckland has been summoned to join the New Zealand Paralympic team in next month’s Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a reserve Tupou Neiufi was a late call up to take the place of Kiwi swimmer Bryall McPherson, who withdrew last week due to injury.
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  • Sunday 14 August 2016 5:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongan 100m sprinter Siueni Filimone (21) did not start after reaching the heats of the elite men’s 100m sprint at the Rio 2016 Olympics this morning, Sunday 14 August.
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  • Friday 12 August 2016 6:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Government has today reaffirmed its confidence in the investment agreement made recently with the Ngati Tahu Ngati Whaoa Trust from New Zealand. The government stated that a recent judgment made by the New Zealand High Court against the current Chairman of the Trust “was a private matter which does not…affect the Agreement that exists between the Trust and the Tongan Government.”
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