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Tuesday 10 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have named Saia Tapueluelu from Fungamisi as the 28-year-old man charged with the death of 17-year-old Kelekolio Fahiua in Neiafu on New Year's Eve.
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Monday 9 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prizes were awarded by the Tonga Leities Association for the inaugural 2016 Tapa Pride Float Parade on December 10, concluding two weeks of activism against gender violence, with Tonga Police Rescue Boat winning $500 for best float.
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Thursday 5 January 2017

Apia, Samoa
The village of Siumu in Samoa has bestowed a chiefly title to Sione Niumotu Pome'e, the founding member of 'Three Houses Down', a popular reggae band in New Zealand. The title of Tupuola was originally held by Sione's father-in-law, Fa'alogo Masei
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Thursday 5 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Improvements to Nuku'alofa's roads and drainage, under a successful multi-million project started in 2008, are "less than likely to be sustainable" if they are not properly maintained, warns a report released by the Asian Development Bank. "There is a lack of evidence that the government has recognised the importance of maintenance of the improved assets," the report concluded.
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Wednesday 4 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand has honoured Valerie Adams (32) with the title of Dame in their annual New Year Honours list. Valerie Adams is the youngest woman to become a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM).
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Wednesday 4 January 2017

Nuku'alofa
A blaze engulfed an old timber house on Railway Road, Kolofo’ou, this morning, destroying the property within minutes. Hotspots that spread across the road to the Hilliard Memorial School property were extinguished. Tonga’s Fire Department urges caution, warning that fires can spread rapidly in Tongatapu's current hot, dry, windy weather.
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Wednesday 4 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The tsunami threat from a Fiji earthquake today has now passed, the NWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Ceter in Hawaii, has advised. Fiji coastal areas were warned following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, at 11:53pm local Fiji time today. Tonga Met advised there was no threat for Tonga.
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Wednesday 4 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new government office block, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i, is emerging from its scaffolding wraps in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District, as constuction nears completion.
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Tuesday 3 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man from Fungamisi, Vava'u, has been charged with manslaughter for the death of Kelekolio Fahiua (17), on New Year's Eve. The victim, from 'Utulangivaka, was the head prefect of St. Peter Chanel College.
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Tuesday 3 January 2017

Madrid, Spain
2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, declared by the United Nations General Assembly on 29 December as it pushes for a more inclusive industry. As more tourists look to enjoy a unique experience in a healthy and pristine natural environment, sustainable tourism will need to be developed to deliver and operate responsibly to survive.
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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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Monday 2 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The head tutor of the Mailefihi Siu’ilikutapu College, Leotisia Malakai Manu (55) died at the Waikato Hospital yesterday, 1 January 2017, from injuries suffered in a bus crash in New Zealand, on December 24.
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Saturday 31 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nakolo family is having a Happy New Year after winning the grand prize of $3000 in the Molisi City Central Supermarket New Year raffle this afternoon. The name on the winning ticket was Senior Constable Temaleti Vea.
Friday 30 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fire fighting operation at Tapuhia Landfill enters its 10th day today as firefighters attempt to put out remaining hotspots over the landfill's number 1 cell, after a fire that started on 21 December turned into a massive blaze on Christmas Day. Malakai Sika, CEO Waste Authority Ltd., stated this morning that the fire is under control but "the time to fully eliminate the fire is unknown at this stage". Rubbish collection operations are continuing, using another part of the landfill.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of Fisiatina Puafisi (45) who went missing from a Nuku'alofa hotel on Friday, was recovered by Police Search and Rescue operation yesterday afternoon.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A head-on collision at Veitongo early this morning has claimed the lives of two men, a 30-year-old man from Halaleva and a 28-year-old man from Ha'akame. The fatlities raise Tonga's road toll to 18 lives lost for 2016, and Police say they are attending too many serious crashes that are avoidable.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“If someone's behaving suspiciously, being disorderly and drinking alcohol when they are clearly underage, we want to hear about it,” said Acting Police Commissioner Viliami Unga Fa'aoa today. During "Operation Vi", an annual operation to ensure public safety, Police have registered 550 crimes and arrested 159 people.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Father of six, Joseph Finau, is becoming a role model for obese Pacific Islanders after losing an incredible 100 kilos in two years. Finau who lives in South Auckland, New Zealand, weighed 220kg in 2014.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a man has been recovered from a reef off Sopu at about 4:00pm (UTC+14) today by a search and rescue team who were looking for a missing kayaker, Fisiatina Puafisi, last seen on December 23.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man missing with a kayak in Tonga, since December 23, is now believed to be a Tongan deportee from Australia – released quietly into an unsuspecting community. Little is known about him in Tonga where authorities are now trying to catch up on who he is.
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