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Wednesday 17 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A foul-mouthed rant on social media by Tongan Olympic Team member Amini Fonua over the last week has spun out of control with the athlete at Rio baring his buttocks for a shared photograph.
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Tuesday 16 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Waving national flags in support of Tonga’s Team at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Tongan supporters and sponsors organised a colourful float parade through central Nuku’alofa today, Tuesday 16 August - complete with dark, muscular men with oiled bodies. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Tuesday 16 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene deceased in Tonga for August to September starting from today Tuesday, 16 August. The reduction comes after five consecutive monthly rises.
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Tuesday 16 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’iha’ateiho appeared at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 15 August and had his case committed to the Supreme Court for arraignment on Friday, 23 September.
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Tuesday 16 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New water tanks were distributed to 115 homes on the remote island of Niuafo’ou on Thursday, 28 July under a ‘Supporting Community Water Resilience’ Project launched by King Tupou VI.
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Monday 15 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three young Tongan swimmers have placed in the top ten in a series of open water swimming events, held this month in Samoa.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-year old baby boy who fell from the back of an open van during a collision, died from his injuries on Sunday morning 14 August at Vaiola Hospital. The baby’s parents and the driver of the other vehicle, a BMW, remain in a critical condition in hospital.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man was in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital after the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed into a tree on Taufa’ahau Road at Tofoa early Sunday morning, 14 August.
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Monday 15 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siokivaha Timani was sentenced to four-years and nine-months imprisonment for causing grievous bodily harm when he stabbed Tesimoni Funaki with a knife, causing injuries to his back and right lung in February last year, at Navutoka.
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Monday 15 August 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A pulled hamstring stopped Tonga’s 100m sprinter Siueni Filimone (21) from starting in the Round 1 Heats of the Men’s 100m Heats in Rio 2016 Olympics on Sunday, after he achieved his season’s best time of 10.76 seconds in the prelims.
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Sunday 14 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are two referees from Tonga at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Lata Kaumatule (31) and Tevita Makasini (39) are both assistant referees in Olympic Soccer competition (Association Football), Lata officiating the Women’s Olympic Soccer tournament and Tevita officiating the Men’s Olympic Soccer tournament. Lata and Tevita are the only Pacific Islanders out of 32 referees and 56 assistant referees.
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Sunday 14 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan 100m sprinter Siueni Filimone (21) did not start after reaching the heats of the elite men’s 100m sprint at the Rio 2016 Olympics this morning, Sunday 14 August.
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Sunday 14 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A popular New York based news media company ‘The Daily Beast’ has apologized for publishing an article accused of promoting an anti-gay sentiment. The article which was published on The Daily Beast website last week has been removed after receiving a public backlash. In the article, the straight writer Nico Hines used a gay dating site (Grindr) to hook up with three men staying in the Olympic village. The men were not named but according to Hines one of the men came from a “notoriously homophobic country”.
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Saturday 13 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan athlete Taina Halasima finished 6th in the Athletics, Women’s 100m Preliminary Round Heat 2 at the Olympic Stadium, Rio 2016, today August 13, with a time of 12:80 seconds and her sprint was captured on the Rio 2106 photo gallery.
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Friday 12 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Good on Fiji! It’s something they’ve worked on - they have planned for and deliberately and methodically worked their way up to being our Olympic Gold medalists, so it’s not totally surprising to me,” said the Pacific Islands first Olympic medalist, Paea Wolfgramm today. “Fiji have done it the right way they’ve concentrated on building the sport up in their country,” he told Matangi Tonga.
Friday 12 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The bodies of four Tongan seasonal workers who were killed in a horrific car crash near Tauranga in New Zealand earlier this month arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport this morning, Friday August 12.
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Friday 12 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Semisi Lolohea (27) and Monalisa Manumu’a (25) were sentenced to nine-years imprisonment for the manslaughter death of ‘Eneasi Tu’ineau (48), a father of six children, who was beaten to death with heavy sticks in 2013, at Afa in Tongatapu.
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Friday 12 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has today reaffirmed its confidence in the investment agreement made recently with the Ngati Tahu Ngati Whaoa Trust from New Zealand. The government stated that a recent judgment made by the New Zealand High Court against the current Chairman of the Trust “was a private matter which does not…affect the Agreement that exists between the Trust and the Tongan Government.”
Thursday 11 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’iha’ateiho is expected to appear at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 15 August on numerous charges including common assault, unlawful imprisonment and possession of unlicensed ammunition in relation to a public disturbance earlier this year.
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Thursday 11 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu’s Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Show 2016 which was to be held this weekend has been postponed to August 19-20, due to rain and bad weather that affected the island since the weekend.
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