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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from New Zealand to improve and build new sporting facilities in Tonga will be honoured, even though the government has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, and Papua New Guinea has pulled its support.
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Auckland, New Zealand
The Pacific Games Council CEO Laurent Cassier, told Matangi Tonga this evening that “as far as we are concerned the projects are still ongoing”. The Pacific Games Council has not received any confirmation from the Tongan Government regarding the cancellation of their hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games as stated by Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva during a radio interview in New Zealand two days ago.
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Thursday 11 May 2017

Florida, USA
Steve Tu’ikolovatu, defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has revealed that he and his wife once lived out of a SUV, a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, near a beach in California for two months.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cambelltown, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga front-rower, Leilani Latu, has opened-up about the tears he shed while waiting in the entrance tunnel of Cambelltown Stadium and during the Tongan national anthem at last weekend’s Pacific Test thriller in Australia.
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Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cardiff, Wales
Wales has announced its 32-man squad to play Tonga and Samoa next month. Harlequins centre Jamie Roberts (30) will captain the Welsh side under the direction of head coach Robin McBryde. Wales is scheduled to play Tonga on Friday 16th June at Eden Park in Auckland.
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Monday 8 May 2017

San Francisco, USA.
Tongan-raised Pita Taumoepenu of Pea, has been drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. He is among three football players of Tongan descent who were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft on April 27 – 29. The two others are Stevie Tuikolovatu from Utah and Sam Tevi from Texas.
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Sunday 7 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby League's Mate Ma’a Tonga have pulled off a stunning victory against Fiji Bati with a match-winning try scored by Leilani Latu only three minutes before full-time in a Pacific Test in Campbelltown, NSW, on Saturday. Tonga defeated Fiji 26 – 24.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-year-old Sione Vea of the Toloa Old Boys Rugby Club is the only domestic player in the Mate Ma’a Tonga team to face Fiji tomorrow. His selection is part of a development resolve to ensure domestic representation in the Mate Ma’a Tonga team. If Tonga were to dominate Fiji Bati, Sione Vea could get some playing time and a chance to shine.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Auckland. New Zealand
Tomorrow evening, Manu Vatuvei will put on the red jersey of Tonga for the first time and represent the country of his heritage. Vatuvei’s decision to play for the Mate Ma’a Tonga is a long time coming for many Tongan fans, who eagerly await to see him perform the Sipi Tau against the Fiji Bati.
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Friday 5 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
American Football is attracting Tongan Women in Australia. This coming June, four women of Tongan descent will represent Australia at the 2017 American Football World Cup (IFAF World Championship) in Canada.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Manu Vatuvei has been named in the Mate Ma’a Tonga squad to play Fiji Bati this Saturday, May 6. He has never represented Tonga before and is set to make his debut alongside Will Hopoate.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Suva, Fiji
Fiji Bati has announced its 19-man line-up for this Saturday’s rugby league Pacific Test match against Tonga.
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Monday 1 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Dame Valerie Adams-Price is looking forward to becoming a mum in October. Valerie (32) revealed her pregnancy on twitter, stating “we have a shot ready for when you arrive in October little one. Love from your Mum and Dad to be”.
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Monday 1 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga has announced it’s squad for this Saturday’s highly anticipated Pacific Test against Fiji Bati in Campbelltown, NSW. Fiji Bati has not yet announced it’s lineup.
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Friday 28 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga won a gold and two silver medals, in the heavy-weight categories at the 2017 Oceania Judo Championships this afternoon. Ineti Felemi won gold and Fungataau Mafi won silver in the women’s over 78kg; while Finetuui Moala won silver in the men's over 100kg, at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium, April 28.
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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of cheering students from secondary and middle schools from throughout Tonga gathered at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium today, April 25 for the start of the four-days 93rd Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition 2017, on a hot bright sunny day.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The government of China has agreed to fund a $55 million sports complex at Tonga High School for the 2019 Pacific Games after signing an implementation agreement with the Tonga government last week. Preparatory works are scheduled for August 2017 with construction expected to start in October 2017 and be completed by May 2019.
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Wednesday 29 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 12-member team to represent Tonga at the Hong Kong Sevens tournament on April 7-9 received local support today before leaving for the tournament on Saturday, April 1.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Rooster’s winger, Daniel Tupou, is eager to represent Tonga at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC17) this October. “If I got the chance I would definitely put my hand up to play for Tonga,” Tupou stated.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga will not compete in the Championship competition of the upcoming Oceania Rugby U20 Championship in Gold Coast, Australia. The highly-anticipated championship will feature Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.
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