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Saturday 7 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Actor and story-teller Sam Neill, completed several days filming in Tongatapu on October 2, for a landmark documentary that will be broadcast in 2018. This 6-part documentary series explores the three voyages of Captain James Cook using a contemporary journey across the Pacific Ocean.
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Thursday 7 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's former Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni emotionally bowed out yesterday, saying; “On no occasion did I try to undermine the support and cohesion within Cabinet.”
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Monday 24 July 2017

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.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Utah, USA
Tributes are flowing in for 22-year-old Siaosi Brown of Utah, USA, who drowned last week during a hiking accident in Utah. Siaosi had worked as an LDS missionary in Kansas.
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Tuesday 13 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
The body of Tevita Kava (29) was recovered yesterday morning in Auckland, Waitemata Harbour. The Tongan-born man went missing 10 days ago after he accidently fell-off of a boat during a friend's birthday party.
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Friday 26 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The main problem with Tonga's parliament today is that 17 People’s Representatives can’t work together, making it very difficult for parliament and government to function properly, says Dr Sitiveni Halapua, who played a pivotal role in Tonga’s democratisation reforms. "What is happening now, we inherited the problems of progress, but we do not have progress.” Interview by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 23 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan youth suicide prevention must be inclusive of the family, according to new research that shows that Tongan youth in New Zealand have to navigate their way between two or more ethnic identities. This tension contributes to feelings of alienation and disconnect.
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Thursday 6 April 2017

Dunedin, New Zealand
Leaders of Tongan student bodies throughout New Zealand gathered in the city of Dunedin over the weekend as part of “Leadership Week”, an annual meeting of students organised by the New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students Association (NZSTA).
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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Repeating form four three times unable to read properly until form six in Tonga, Palatasa Havea has developed into an academic achieving a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a PhD in food science.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Native American woman Juliana Brown Eyes received a call from her father confirming that her grandfather was Tongan, she immediately began looking for her Tongan relatives on Facebook. By Finau Fonua.
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Thursday 26 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Should Casinos be allowed in Tonga? Matangi Tonga asked five members of the public for their opinions in a random survey.
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Tuesday 3 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tributes are flowing in from around the world for Tonga's National Rugby Sevens captain, Atelea Okati (28) who died on December 29 in a head-on collision at Veitongo that claimed two lives.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Over $70,000 (USD) has been raised for the Mataele family in East Palo Alto, California after their 14-year-old son Aisea Mataele underwent emergency surgery for a mystery illness and tragically passed away on Tuesday December 20, five days before Christmas.
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Thursday 8 December 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Uaine Fa Jnr. (aka Junior Fa) remembers defeating New Zealand’s champion fighter Joseph Parker back in 2012, in a qualifying amateur boxing competition for the London Olympics. Four years since that encounter, Fa is confident he can beat Parker again as a professional. In the meantime, this Saturday, Fa has an undercard bout at the Parker-Ruiz WBO heavyweight title event at the Vector Arena, Auckland. Interview by Finau Fonua.
Wednesday 19 October 2016

Long Beach, California
American pro golfer Tony Finau has opened up about his Pacific heritage and is commited to helping and motivating others in the United States who also come from humble backgrounds.
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Thursday 6 October 2016

Canberra, Australia
A new DNA study by scientists at the Australian National University has indicated that the first people to live in Tonga and Vanuatu originated directly from Taiwan and the Northern Philippines. The study Named “Genomic insights into the peopling of the Southwest Pacific” bases its findings from DNA tests conducted on ancient skeletal remains uncovered in Tonga and Vanuatu.
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Tuesday 19 July 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand
Family, friends, fans and teammates of a promising young Tongan rugby player Uto Enosi Tu'ipulotu are in mourning after the 19 year-old passed away from cancer last week July 14 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Uto was selected for the New Zealand Area schools rugby team, and was awarded Under 18 player of the year by his rugby club, Ellesmere.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King's Mātapule, Motu'apuaka of Te'ekiu, passed away at the weekend at the age of 68, in Las Vegas, USA, his family has confirmed.
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Monday 18 April 2016

England, United Kingdom
Rugby League Fuifui Moimoi is currently recovering in a British hospital after he suffered a near-fatal infection that left him severely swollen and bedridden in intensive care for two weeks. Fuifui recounted the painful experience.
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Monday 11 April 2016

Hong Kong, china
Rugby Sevens legend and former Fijian International, Waisale Serevi gave a moving tribute in honour of Jonah Lomu at a memorial event held in Hong Kong on Saturday April 9.
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