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  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 10:39pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : 32 Tongan students received their certificates in specialized technical and vocational training from the Australia-Pacific Technical College during its graduation which also marked its 10th anniversary, in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, September 20.
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 10:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Women dressed in their finest white clothes, matched with some beautifully creative hats, gathered in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, September 20 for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call at the Free Church of Tonga.
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 10:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A blaze engulfed a house at Sia-ko-Veiongo this morning on Wednesday, September 20.
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 4:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga woke up to a sunny public holiday on Monday 18 September, for the 32nd birthday of HRH Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala. The Crown Prince celebrated his birthday in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 4:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New petroleum prices approved by the Tonga competent Authority, have seen significant increases across Kerosene, Diesel and Petrol. The increases have been approved for mid-September to mid-October, effective from 16 September.
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017 4:18pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : The New Zealand High Court has sentenced a 26-year-old man, Luigi Havea (of Tongan descent) to 10 years and 3 months imprisonment for kidnapping and manslaughter in relation to death of a 50-year-old woman in Auckland last year.
  • Tuesday 19 September 2017 9:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The first Anglican Bishop of the newly-constituted episcopal unit of Tonga, Rev Dr ‘Afa Vaka made history on Sunday 17 September, when he was ordained at St Paul’s Church in Nuku’alofa. Photos by Peter Poulsen.
  • Tuesday 19 September 2017 9:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three people have been arrested and charged in relation to the cultivation of 106 cannabis plants seized at two different plantations in 'Eua on Monday, September 18.
  • Saturday 16 September 2017 5:20pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Lord Nuku and the Yan Jiang Group Ltd were ordered by the Court of Appeal on 6 September to pay Lord Luani TOP$3,380,335, being the net value of rock that they illegally extracted from a lot of land in Lord Luani’s estate at Malapo.
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  • Friday 15 September 2017 9:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The ‘Ikale Tahi will play the Barbarians on November 10 in Limerick, Ireland. The historic matchup will be the first encounter between the two teams. Squads for both teams are yet to be confirmed but the Barbarians lineup is expected to be full of All Black, Wallaby and Springbok legends.
  • Friday 15 September 2017 9:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Emeline Tuita and Edgar Cocker have been appointed new Chief Executive Officers for two Government Ministries.
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  • Friday 15 September 2017 9:24pm


    Canberra, Australia
    : Tongan born Australian politician, Elizabeth Falemaka Kikkert of the Australian Liberal Party (Liberal), spoke in Tongan during an address to the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Wednesday.
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  • Friday 15 September 2017 9:23pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 26-year-old man was arrested for possession of 17 cannabis seeds and a few homebrew beer bottles at a home in Kolonga, on September 13.
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  • Friday 15 September 2017 9:21pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 33-year-old man was arrested on September 14, the latest in four arrests made in relation to the theft of tools that belonged to an Australian team of heart surgeons on August 30.
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  • Thursday 14 September 2017 8:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tokaikolo Church (Siasi Tokaikolo ‘ia Kalaisi) has failed to claim ownership over church buildings used by a dissenting congregation in Kolomotu’a. The Tokaikolo Church was seeking control over the property because the Kolomotu’a congregation and their minister had joined a breakaway church called the Mo’ui Fo’ou Fellowship (Mo’ui Fo’ou ‘ia Kalaisi). The property includes the land where the church buildings stand.
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  • Thursday 14 September 2017 6:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A male suspect was arrested by police for allegedly beating up and robbing a 32-year-old man of Asian origin on September 5, at Pea. Police are seeking a second man who was involved.
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  • Thursday 14 September 2017 6:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Police are looking for seven cows that were stolen from a plantation at Nualei in Tongatapu on 25 August.
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  • Thursday 14 September 2017 6:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A brand new aviation security x-ray and radio communications equipment was handed over to Tonga Airports Limited staff today, 14 September, at Fua’amotu Airport, by New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Sarah Walsh.
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  • Thursday 14 September 2017 7:53am


    New York, USA
    : “Leadership,” in this case, doesn’t necessarily mean an individual positioned at the top of a government or business hierarchy. Rather, it is defined by actions aimed at improving a community’s wellbeing, and it can come from anyone. We have seen firsthand how the presence of a diverse set of engaged leaders at all levels – educators, parents, students, policymakers, advocates, and others – can make or break efforts by a community or country to maximize opportunities to improve its education system. By Wendy Kopp and Dzingai Mutumbuka
  • Thursday 14 September 2017 7:42am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 52-year-old man is remanded in police custody for grievous bodily harm after he allegedly hit his wife on the foot with an iron bar on Saturday, September 9.
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