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Friday 22 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The public has a right to know about MP ‘Akosita Lavulavu’s state of mind while her husband was misusing his authority. Was she just a silent partner who went along for the ride? – Sione Mokofisi.
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Friday 22 July 2016
California, USA
A 46-year-old Tongan man living in California was among 112 people (100 men, 12 women) arrested in an operation by United States law enforcement last week. According to the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E), the four-day operation was targeting “convicted criminal aliens” and that “the arrested were immigrants who were involved in gang activity or had three or more misdemeanor convictions or a conviction for a ‘significant’ misdemeanor’.”
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Friday 22 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-man technical team known as CERT (or the Tonga National Computer Emergency Response Team) was launched by government on 15 July as a step toward enforcing the new Communications Act 2015 and the Communications Commission Act 2015 that were passed by Parliament last year, to guard Tonga from the dark side of the internet.
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Thursday 21 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven athletes will represent Tonga at the Rio Olympic Games, starting on 5 August, competing in the fields of Archery, Track, Swimming and Taekwondo.
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Thursday 21 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht in Neiafu, Vava’u earlier this month has been brought over to Vaiola Hospital in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 21 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are appealing to the public for help in finding a young man, aged in late teens or early 20’s, of Tongan or Polynesian appearance who might be connected with the attack of a United States Peace Corps staffer on Saturday morning, 16 July at Sopu. A person of interest was seen in the area wearing dark green patterned shorts and a t-shirt and holding a green towel over his head and face.r
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Coming home to her roots, American-Tongan singing star Dinah Jane Hansen (19) took up paddling an outrigger canoe today, July 20, with the Tu’i Tonga Mafua and Tu’avivi Teams of the Nuku’alofa Outrigger Canoe Club at Faua Wharf in the Tongan capital Nuku’alofa. Dinah is visiting Tonga for the first time with her mother Milika.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The draw for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup was announced yesterday, July 19, by its organising committee. Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have been confirmed as the hosts of the World Cup, from October 27 to December 2 next year. Tonga will play in pool B of the World Cup matched up against New Zealand, Samoa and Scotland.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The building of a 1.3MW wind power generation system is possible for Tonga following a preparatory survey by Japan International Cooperation Agency conducted from June 29 to July 15.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A Tongan dance artist, Tuiahai Tu’i’afitu, is the first international recipient of the Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, who will get the chance to work with local schools, teach dance and deliver public workshops over a four week period from mid August to mid September.
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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 19 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A United States Peace Corps staffer (56) has left Tonga today with her husband after she sustained injuries and bruises to her face in a brutal attack, while jogging on the Sopu waterfront on Saturday morning, 16 July at about 9:30a.m. Tonga Police are searching for a man who attacked the woman from behind, in a secluded area. It is likely that the attacker had blood on his clothing when he left the scene.
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Monday 18 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked and repeatedly punched a 56-year-old woman of U.S. citizenship, while she was jogging at the waterfront in Sopu on Saturday morning, 16 July.
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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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Monday 18 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old woman is in hospital after she was allegedly stabbed several times by her husband (33) during an argument at a home in Talau, Vava’u, on Saturday morning, 16 July.
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Monday 18 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A driver and two passengers, including a 14-year-old boy, died when the rental car they were in crashed into a coconut tree at Kolonga early this morning, Monday 18 July. A fourth passenger survived and is in critical condition.
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Sunday 17 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Senituli Penitani contrives to cover-up the evils of non-separation of Church and State. He further sugar-coded Tongan Christian history as corruption-free, unlike European Christian churches. There’s enough historical evidence to show that the joint Church religious influence and Government political authority corrupts. – Sione Mokofisi.
Sunday 17 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four skiers will now have the chance to represent Tonga at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after the Kingdom was admitted as a member of the International Ski Federation (FIS) in June.
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Friday 15 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A goal of year round agricultural harvesting of top quality organic vegetables is within reach for Tonga, except that farmers need to understand just how valuable pig shit really is in order to achieve this. A remarkable method of “biogas farming” using pigs and their waste to produce high yield top quality produce could transform subsistence farming incomes. It’s been demonstrated that a properly run biogas farm in Tonga can earn $200,000 or more a year - yet the opportunity is not being fully realized. By Eleanor Gee
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Friday 15 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Increase in prices for diesel and kerosene will continue from July to August, while petrol remains steady in Tonga starting on Monday, 18 July.
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