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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The search for Tevita Kolo (32) who went missing when the boat he was in capsized at the entering channel in Mo'unga'one, Ha'apai, on Wednesday, October 4 has been suspended.
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Friday 6 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Kolo (32) remains missing at sea after the boat he was in capsized at the entering channel in Mo’unga’one on Wednesday, October 4.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aho Ta’e’iloa Ma’ulu’ulu (36) remains missing at sea in Ha’apai after he rang police last night, October 3 to report that his boat engine died between Mo’unga’one and Nukupule Island, in Ha’apai.
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Thursday 27 July 2017

Ha'apai, Tonga
In Ha'apai, 191 primary school students have competed in a district Soroban competition that aims to strengthen their mathematical skills. The students from Classes 3 – 5 at six Government Primary Schools took part in the competition at the Ha’apai High School Hall on Thusday, July 20.
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Wednesday 3 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vili Vaea Makineti is the 22-year-old man who drowned at sea in Tungua, Ha’apai on Saturday, April 29.
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Monday 1 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old man drowned at sea in Tungua, Ha’apai on Saturday, 29 April, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga.
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Monday 3 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government is embarking on a reform program "to change people’s mind-sets", the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference that he called on March 29 at the Fa‘onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa. He also said that government is preparing a bill that will allow district and town officers to appropriate "deserted" properties and clear them for community use.
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Monday 6 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A heavy rain and flash flooding warning has been issued by Tonga’s Meteorology Department for Tongatapu, ‘Eua, Vava’u and Ha’apai at 1:00pm today. Residents in low-lying areas are warned to be alert for possible flash flooding over Monday night and Tuesday.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new ferry, MV Vaomapa, is now servicing the towns of Nomuka, Tungua, Ha’afeva, Pangai in the Ha’apai Islands group and also connecting Nuku'alofa to the island of ‘Eua. It can carry 140 tonnes of cargo and up to 250 passengers.
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Tuesday 27 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sea and coastal search are continuing in Ha'apai for a German man, Frank Doblitz (46), who remains missing since he went swimming on Christmas Day at a beach in Hihifo, Ha’apai.
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Monday 26 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search is underway for a 46-year-old German man who went missing on Christmas Day after he left to go swimming at a beach in Hihifo, Ha’apai in the evening.
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Friday 9 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have called off the search for Saimone Vaea (3) who is presumed to have drowned after falling overboard from a small boat in Ha’afeva early Saturday morning, December 3.
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Monday 5 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police in Ha'apai are searching for the body of a three year old boy, one of two children who fell overboard from a small boat in Ha'afeva, on Saturday December 3.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The skipper of a whale watching boat, the 'Ha’apai Explorer" was injured when its engine exploded at sea on Saturday, November 26. The boat with two foreign passengers on board, was on its way back to Pangai from Limu Island in the Ha’apai Group when the accident happened.
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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank of South Pacific Tonga Ltd. last week opened new sub branches at Ha'apai and ‘Eua with fully Automated Teller Machine (ATMs) installed. BSP Country Head, Daniel Henson said renovations at the Vava'u branch were also opened by the Governor of Vava'u, Lord Fulivai, attended by the Chairman of Bank South Pacific, Sir Kostas Constantinou OBE.
Wednesday 3 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened Ha'apai's colourful Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show today Wednesday, 3 August in Pangai.
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Tuesday 26 July 2016

Pangai, Ha'apai
“Thumbs up, and mission accomplished,” declared Lt. Col. Josh Wineera at a gathering at Lea-‘a e-Tohi Ground, Pangai, Ha’apai on Saturday, 23 July, to commemorate the completion of Tropic Twilight 16 humanitarian program. While the program addressed a need for better water storage and sanitation in Lifuka and Foa, it was obvious that Ha’apai is still struggling to recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Ian in January 2014. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 18 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A multinational task group of soldiers from Tonga, New Zealand, China, Australia and the United States are working on projects to improve water storage and sanitation in Tonga as part of Exercise Tropic Twilight 2016, a humanitarian activity focused on disaster relief operations.
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Tuesday 12 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rear Admiral John Martin, New Zealand Chief of Navy is in Tonga this week on a bilateral visit that includes meeting King Tupou Vi and touring Masefield Navy Base and Taliai Army Camp.
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Wednesday 29 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people, including five children, were happy to reach Tongatapu safely yesterday evening after their small boat had failed to reach its destination Fonoifua Island in the Ha'apai Group on Monday, triggering a search and rescue operation. “When it got dark we had not spotted any island, it started raining and our navigation was off route so we decided to anchor the boat, and slept overnight intending to continue our journey the next day,” said the Captain Tevita Mateaki Fonua, but the boat went adrift. Photos by Linny Folau
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