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  • Tuesday 10 January 2017 8:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There is more sweltering warm weather ahead, says Tonga’s Meteorology department, with temperatures forecast to remain between 25C – 31C during the week with humidity between 80 - 90%. If you are heading to the beach to cool off, be aware of extreme high tides during the evenings this week.
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  • Tuesday 10 January 2017 8:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Police have named Saia Tapueluelu from Fungamisi as the 28-year-old man charged with the death of 17-year-old Kelekolio Fahiua in Neiafu on New Year's Eve.
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  • Monday 9 January 2017 10:16pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prizes were awarded by the Tonga Leities Association for the inaugural 2016 Tapa Pride Float Parade on December 10, concluding two weeks of activism against gender violence, with Tonga Police Rescue Boat winning $500 for best float.
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  • Friday 6 January 2017 5:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new academy in the United Kingdom that takes an interest in heraldry and the study of noble genealogies, has made Tonga's Lord Fulivai, an Honorary Vice-President and Fellow on January 5.
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  • Friday 6 January 2017 2:02pm


    Sydney, Australia
    : Yesterday hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral of Tuipulotu Gallaher (14) in Sydney West, Australia. The Aussie-Tongan teen tragically drowned at Sydney Beach last Tuesday, December 27, only two days after Christmas.
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  • Thursday 5 January 2017 4:19pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Improvements to Nuku'alofa's roads and drainage, under a successful multi-million project started in 2008, are "less than likely to be sustainable" if they are not properly maintained, warns a report released by the Asian Development Bank. "There is a lack of evidence that the government has recognised the importance of maintenance of the improved assets," the report concluded.
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  • Wednesday 4 January 2017 5:34pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : New Zealand has honoured Valerie Adams (32) with the title of Dame in their annual New Year Honours list. Valerie Adams is the youngest woman to become a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM).
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  • Wednesday 4 January 2017 2:47pm


    Nuku'alofa
    : A blaze engulfed an old timber house on Railway Road, Kolofo’ou, this morning, destroying the property within minutes. Hotspots that spread across the road to the Hilliard Memorial School property were extinguished. Tonga’s Fire Department urges caution, warning that fires can spread rapidly in Tongatapu's current hot, dry, windy weather.
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  • Wednesday 4 January 2017 11:21am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The tsunami threat from a Fiji earthquake today has now passed, the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Ceter in Hawaii, has advised. Fiji coastal areas were warned following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, at 11:53pm local Fiji time today. Tonga Met advised there was no threat for Tonga.
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  • Wednesday 4 January 2017 10:48am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's new government office block, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i, is emerging from its scaffolding wraps in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District, as constuction nears completion.
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