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  • Tuesday 25 July 2017 10:54pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Nanise Fifita, the former General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission, has been unsuccessful in an attempt to challenge a decision of the Minister of Public Enterprises in the courts, after her contract renewal was voided by government.
  • Tuesday 25 July 2017 5:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Ikale Tahi prop Siosiua Halanukonuka has signed with Scottish Rugby Club, the Glasgow Warriors. In the last two years, Halanukonuka has made 14 appearances for the Otago Highlanders, and has six caps representing Tonga.
  • Tuesday 25 July 2017 2:26pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's Queen Nanasipau'u will travel to Hawaii on 1 August with a group of Kanokupolu dancers who will perform at the Asia Pacific Dance Festival in Honolulu.
  • Monday 24 July 2017 7:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : King Tupou VI opened the 'Eua Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show 2017 on Saturday, July 22.
  • Monday 24 July 2017 7:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A male police officer was suspended from duty on Friday, July 21, after reports that he assaulted another man in Nuku'alofa on Sunday night, July 16.
  • Monday 24 July 2017 1:52pm


    Los Angeles, California, USA
    : Tributes are flowing in for 21-year-old Siosifa Maama of Los Angeles who tragically passed away five days ago. Sifa worked as a security guard and was shot during an attempted armed robbery of a store that he was guarding on the evening of June 19.
  • Saturday 22 July 2017 3:01pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Four young athletes are representing Tonga at the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) that opened on 18 July in the Bahamas. From two sports, boxing and swimming, they are Noelani Day, Finau ‘Ohuafi and Iki Tu’itavake Jr, with a boxer Tu’ihalangingie Vea.
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  • Saturday 22 July 2017 2:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Inoke Afeaki (44) former 'Ikale Tahi captain has been recruited as Director of Operations for Team Tonga by the Tonga Sports Association and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC).
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  • Saturday 22 July 2017 2:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A single extreme weather event can wipe out progress for Pacific Islands, while much of the financial cost of loss and recovery is borne by the Private Sector. Dame Meg Taylor told the Green Climate Fund Structured Dialogue in Nuku'alofa this week, that "involving the private sector to help shape climate and disaster resilient development is crucial."
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  • Auckland, New Zealand
    : The Tonga Under-19 Women’s Soccer team is attracting attention for having the youngest player, Napa Talasinga (15), at the OFC U19 Women’s Championship 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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  • Friday 21 July 2017 1:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An exhibition of traditional Japanese crafts and artwork was launched on 20 July by the Acting Minister for Tourism, Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nuku'alofa.
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  • Friday 21 July 2017 1:37pm


    Melbourne, Australia
    : The Melbourne Rebels have honoured Amanaki Mafi with an award for best player for the season. The award was voted on by all members of the Melbourne Rebels team. The former Tonga College boy only started playing for the Melbourne Rebels this year.
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  • Thursday 20 July 2017 5:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A private gift of around 5000 pairs of shoes from Japan are being distributed by the Tonga Red Cross this week to young students at various schools in Tongatapu.
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  • Wednesday 19 July 2017 7:28pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Vava’u has been struck with a serious shortage of benzene this week forcing tourism operators and businesses to look for other sources of fuel - or to cut back heavily on their operations. The shortage will not be eased until the domestic ferry arrives tomorrow, followed by a delayed fuel tanker that will not unload until next week.
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  • Wednesday 19 July 2017 5:57pm


    Auckland, New Zealand
    : A towering 12-year-old boy of Tongan descent, Petelo Lemeki, was the centre of attention last week at an under-13’s rugby tournament in New Zealand. Petelo reportedly stands 6’2" tall (188 cms) and weighs 121 Kilos, and wears size-14 rugby boots..
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  • Tuesday 18 July 2017 8:47pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Green Climate Fund (GCF) Pacific Structured Dialogue attended by 140 regional delegates is being held in Nuku’alofa from July 18-21, to help Pacific countries access climate financing.
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  • Tuesday 18 July 2017 8:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show at Lea’aetohi grounds in Pangai, Ha’apai on Tuesday, July 18 where abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts were displayed.
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  • Tuesday 18 July 2017 5:55pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 28-year-old man is in critical conditional at Vaiola Hospital after the car he was driving crashed on Hihifo Road in Hofoa early Sunday morning, July 16.
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  • Monday 17 July 2017 11:10pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Kodiak 100 seaplane owned by Setouchi Holdings Inc., demonstrated flights capable of both land and sea landings in Vava’u and the two Niuas last week, on the invitation of the Governor of Vava'u, Lord Fulivai.
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  • Monday 17 July 2017 11:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The ‘Ikale Tahi have successfully qualified for the 2019 World Rugby Cup in Japan after coming second place in the Pacific Nations Cup which ended on Saturday after Fiji defeated Samoa 38 -16 in Apia.
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