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Monday 29 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s two-day Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 was finally opened on Friday 26 August by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala, after being delayed twice due to bad weather. Photos by Linny Folau and Caroline Manu-Moli.
Saturday 27 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Offering free health checks, specialist medical examinations, and spiritual counseling, a group of 19 Christian health care professionals from Australia, New Zealand and Vanautu concluded their Tonga mission at the very busy Kolovai Health Clinic, Tongatapu, on Friday, volunteering under the Healthcare Christian Fellowship (Oceania).
Friday 26 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Drop in Centre for the Talitha Project was opened on Thursday, 25 August at Uata Building. The centre provides a safe and supportive meeting place for girls and young women to discuss issues they are facing and participate in development activities, with access to information that will help them realise their own leadership potential.
Friday 26 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan men aged 23 and 21 have been arrested and charged in relation to the brutal attack of a 56-year-old American woman, now confirmed by Police as the United States Peace Corps Director in Nuku’alofa. The attack occurred while she was jogging on the Sopu waterfront on Saturday morning, 16 July.
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Thursday 25 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Another one-day meeting called by the Prime Minister this time to explain to parliamentarians and others the major changes in Tonga’s education system and in particular the reasons why Standardization Marks will be replaced by Raw Marks in Tongan schools was held this afternoon, Thursday 25 August at Kalofiama ‘o Epworth Hall. “We feel there are still doubts and concerns, and that is why this meeting was called,” the PM said.
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Thursday 25 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has ratified the Paris Agreement, the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, told the Tongan parliament on Monday, 22 August. Also discussed were a report that highlighted Tonga’s ongoing failure to appoint an anti-corruption commissioner; and another report that stated 183 child marriages took place in Tonga between 2013-15. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 25 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cheque for $7,000 pa’anga to help the Tonga National Women’s Rugby Sevens Team take part in the Oceania Sevens Tournament in Fiji later this year, was donated by the Chinese Ambassador HE Mr Huang Huaguang today, 25 August.
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Wednesday 24 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matson launched a new shipping service connecting the United States West Coast and Hawaii to Tonga on Tuesday, 23 August, following the arrival of a maiden voyage of the MV Islander in Nuku’alofa the previous day. Photos by Caroline Manu Moli
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Wednesday 24 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There has been no sighting of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20), who was reported to have been swept out to sea at the Blow Holes at Houma on Sunday morning, 21 August.
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Tuesday 23 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan crewmen are reported to be well and have been taken to land after the vessel they were on, MV Sitka, was stuck on a reef in Kadavu Island, Fiji during the weekend, due to mechanical problems.
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Tuesday 23 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 13 young students and three leaders from Fukuoka, Japan, visited Tonga as Junior Ambassadors in a program that builds friendship with Tongan children through exchange visits.
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Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 330 arrests mainly for drunk and disorderly conduct in central Nuku’alofa over the last three weeks is a community problem, which “should concern all of you,” says Tonga’s Commissioner of Police. He stated today that 50 people were arrested over the weekend and warned that the Police would continue to take a tough enforcement stance on drunkenness, criminal behaviour and drinking and driving.
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Monday 22 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and recovery operation by Tonga Police to locate a 20-year-old man who was reported to have been swept out to sea after swimming at the Blow Holes, at Houma, on Sunday morning, 21 August, continues today.
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Monday 22 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old driver whose BMW collided with an open truck full of passengers, resulting in the death of a one-year old baby boy, has been charged after he was released from Vaiola Hospital and detained in police custody.
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Friday 19 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI in Privy Council has upheld a Land Court’s judgment made last year declaring Tupou Tongaliuaki Filo’aulo Aleamotu’a (25) as the lawful successor of the hereditary title Fielakepa, after dismissing an appeal made by his uncle Rt Hon Lord Fielakepa to the Privy Council of Tonga on January 15 this year.
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Friday 19 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 has again been postponed to be held on August 26-27 due to wet weather.
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Thursday 18 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of children from 12 primary schools in Tongatapu have been wearing special cameras around their necks, taking photos every 10 seconds for three days, as part of research project examining their lives. The research program, Kids’ Cam Tonga, is being conducted by the University of Otago of New Zealand on selected Class Six students, to learn more about the children’s environment and how they interact with it. The findings are expected to help improve children’s wellbeing.
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Thursday 18 August 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Teenage swimmer Tupou Neiufi (15) from Auckland has been summoned to join the New Zealand Paralympic team in next month’s Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a reserve Tupou Neiufi was a late call up to take the place of Kiwi swimmer Bryall McPherson, who withdrew last week due to injury.
Wednesday 17 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-Australian Dr Lisimoni Kami joined weightlifting officials at the Rio Olympics 2016 as a doctor with the International Weightlifting Federation.
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Wednesday 17 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-three police officers received their Diplomas in General Policing, the first of this qualification to be awarded by the Tonga Police College on Tuesday, 16 August in Nuku’alofa. “The foundation of good policing is having a good relationship with the people we serve based on trust and respect,” Commissioner of Police Stephen Caldwell said at the ceremony.
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