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Thursday 15 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emerging Tongan fashion designer, Mele Tamanilo (32) has transformed the traditional kiekie, normally made of plant fibres, into a sparkling warrior-princess-inspired accessory that Tongans worldwide are embracing with pride.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2.75 million loan and a $2.25 million grant to help Tonga strengthen it’s long-term economic growth prospects, while supporting and developing its capacity to respond to external economic shocks.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$55 million pa'anga in aid funds from China, as well as $2 million from Australia and $1.9 million from New Zealand to improve and build new sporting facilities in Tonga will be honoured, even though the government has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, and Papua New Guinea has pulled its support.
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Sunday 14 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A shooting early Sunday morning at the Vava’u Lahi Night Club in Manukau, New Zealand, has left one man seriously injured with a shot in the leg. One of the walls at the nightclub was shattered.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine, criminal deportees and outlaw motorcycle gangs are the three main threats in policing the Pacific Region according to a 2016 Transnational Organised Crime Assessment. While some 35 criminal deportees are returned to Tonga every year, Tonga Police revealed today that it is the gravity of their reoffending that concerns law enforcement because some criminal deportees have killed again.
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Friday 10 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Students of Tongan heritage from dozens of high schools in Auckland are preparing to perform their Tongan dances at the 2017 ASB Polyfest in Auckland.
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Monday 27 February 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A 2016 report published by New Zealand Statistics, has revealed that Tongans have the lowest home ownership in New Zealand compared to other Pacific Islander groups, Europeans and Maori. Home ownership rates among Asians and other groups were not compared in the report.
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Wednesday 15 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-member business delegation from New Zealand arrived in Tonga today on a four-day visit to explore opportunities for business investment and strengthen business links with Tonga.
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Wednesday 15 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
The funeral service for Tongan born rugby player Sione Tu’itupu Lauaki will be held on Saturday, February 18 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Friday 3 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight young Tongan swimmers from the Hakula Swim Club competed at the 2017 Anthony Mosse Classic competition when they visited Auckland last month, during an exposure trip that allowed them to also train with other swimming clubs.
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Friday 27 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A medical team from Interplast Australia and New Zealand will be working at Vaiola Hospital on February 16-23 to carry out plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as training.
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Friday 20 January 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongans who want immigration advice to work, study or live in New Zealand are being encouraged to use a licensed or exempt immigration adviser by the New Zealand authorities. Ms Catherine Albiston, Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority will visit Tonga, Fiji and Samoa next week as part of a campaign to help communities understand the risks associated with using unlicensed immigration advisers.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have released the names of the four Tongan men who died when the fishing vessel 'Francie' capsized in Auckland’s Kaipara Harbour on Saturday November 26.
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Monday 31 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Valerie Kasanita Adams, a two–time Olympic gold medalist arrived in Tonga on Monday, October 31 on her first assignment in her role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle and sports participation in the Pacific.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shot Put champion Valerie Adams will visit Nuku’alofa next week promoting healthy lifestyles and sports participation as part of her newly appointed role as New Zealand’s Pacific Sports Ambassador.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan couple residing in New Zealand have legally adopted a baby girl who was abandoned in a bush area in Nuku'alofa, where she was found wrapped in plastic on July 22.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Sydney, Australia
Tongan Winter Olympian, Bruno Banani will make an appearance at the Pasifika Film Fest opening in Sydney on November 2, after the film titled "Being Bruno Banani", makes its Australian premiere at Event Cinema Parramatta.
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Wednesday 12 October 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand
Josh Tonga, a 10-year-old New Zealand rookie boxer, won his first official fight in the Australian National Golden Gloves in Brisbane, Queensland last month. Josh won on points as he took out his Australian opponent to win the under 40kg novice class.
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Friday 7 October 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan born New Zealander, Nailini Helu’s win of two Women’s heavyweight titles on 24 September against New Zealander kickboxer, Ange Davis, was short lived after a massive backlash on social media in the New Zealand Boxing Community. An appeal that was lodged after the fight declared the bout a draw.
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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 225kWh Tonga Police Solar System constructed with NZD$1.2 million jointly funded by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand under a Tonga Police Development Program was commissioned today, Wednesday 28 September, at Longolongo.
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