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Sunday 24 April 2016

Auckland
One of Tonga’s greatest musicians, Bill Sevesi (born Wilfred Jeffs), passed away yesterday April 23. He was aged 92. Bill Sevesi was an early pioneer of modern Pacific Island Music and is credited with popularising and introducing the Hawaiian guitar key to Tonga and other Pacific Islands. Bill also introduced Tongan music to the airwaves for the first time. He was inducted in the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
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Friday 22 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Michaela Mapakaitolo (18) of Tonga High School is Tonga’s nominee for a two-week study tour to Japan this year, after winning the 7th Japanese Speech Contest open-category on Friday, 22 April in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 22 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
NRL legend, Andrew Johns has heavily criticised the eligibility rules in international rugby league. He said that Tongan rugby league players not selected for the Kiwis or Kangaroos should not have to wait 2 years to play for Tonga.
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Friday 22 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Amos is still intensifying and on its current track is expected to reach Category 3 strength by 1:00pm Saturday April 23 and lie about 300km north of Niuafo’ou or about 385km North Northwest of Niuatoputapu. Strong winds may affect Niuafo’ou land area from early Saturday morning and Niuatoputapu land area from late Saturday to Sunday. Gale force winds are expected over open waters to the north of the two Niuas from tomorrow morning and Sunday, advises Tonga Met.
Friday 22 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Strong wind warnings are currently in place for all land and sea areas of Vava’u and the Niuas as Tropical Cyclone Amos slowly intensifies and tracks towards the Niuas and Samoa today, warns the Tonga Meteorology Department. The cyclone Category 2 is moving southeast and has the potential to develop into a Category 3 storm over the next few days.
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Thursday 21 April 2016

Wales, UK
Former Mate Ma’a Tonga winger Mateaki Mafi (43) was a prize winner at the 2016 Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England, according to local news media. One of his dogs a Neapolitan Mastiff won the best of breed award in the “working dogs” category. His dog is named “Freddo Dei Mastini Della Rupe”.
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Thursday 21 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major $66 million upgrade of the domestic wharf in Nuku’alofa to be completed by 2018, was launched today with a groundbreaking by HM King Tupou VI, who was accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u. The project funded as a part of Japan’s grant aid will include the extension of the domestic wharf and the building of a terminal for passengers and cargo.
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Thursday 21 April 2016
Dunedin, New Zealand
A combined student body of Tongan Teritiary Students’ Associations in New Zealand is holding its first leadership programme this weekend with the sponsorship of the University of Otago, Dunedin. “I think this is a great opportunity to empower the future leaders of our Tongan community,” said student president Mary Jane Kivalu.
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Wednesday 20 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two classrooms were razed by a fire early this morning, Wednesday 20 April at Tonga Side School main campus in Nuku’alofa. An investigation by police and fire services is underway to determine the cause.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In January this year, there were 2,381 Tongan overstayers living in New Zealand according to recently published estimates from the New Zealand Government’s Immigration Department.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Suva, Fiji
A personal development programme for Pacific Island rugby players was initiated today 19 April with an announcement that $650,000 would be invested into a Fijian programme. A parallel programme will be implemented in Tonga and Samoa later this year.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank this month offered new soft loan terms for borrowers from the government’s multi millions Business Investment Incentive Fund that has been administered by TDB since 2014.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has secured two spots in archery for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August this year, after qualifying at the Continental Qualifying Tournament in Pangai Lahi last week.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Havea Folau will have his name registered in a town allotment at Vaini village in Tongatapu, ordered the Lord Chief Justice who found that the Minister of Lands had no power in this circumstance to cancel the grant or make a grant of this same piece of land and register it in the name of another person, in a ruling on 18 April in the Land Court of Tonga in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Now imprisoned Tongan businessman, Mosese Uele, was yesterday identified in a New Zealand Court as being the alleged “inside man” for a major illegal drug trafficking operation between China and New Zealand. He was named in the trial of Chinese born Yixin Gan (35) who once lived in Tonga and is accused of smuggling 250kg of drugs into New Zealand.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Escaped prisoner Heamani Lopeti (41) was captured last night Monday, 18 April inside an empty house in Popua.
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Monday 18 April 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan boxing champion, Uaine Fa, won his third professional fight on Saturday April 16 at the Royal Rampage boxing event in Auckland, New Zealand. Fellow Tongan boxer, Nailini Helu, also at the event, defeated her opponent to win the Royal Rampage Super Middleweight title.
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Monday 18 April 2016

England, United Kingdom
Rugby League Fuifui Moimoi is currently recovering in a British hospital after he suffered a near-fatal infection that left him severely swollen and bedridden in intensive care for two weeks. Fuifui recounted the painful experience.
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Monday 18 April 2016
Tongan resident, Christopher Pedras, also known as Antone Thomas Pedras, may face deportation from Tonga after an extradition hearing took place in Nuku’alofa on March 29. The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division wants Pedras removed from Tonga to face fraud charges including an alleged $8 million Ponzi scheme.
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Monday 18 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prices for petrol, diesel and kerosene in Tonga for April to May this year will increase starting today, Monday 18 April.
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