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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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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old chef is in hospital after he was accidentally stabbed by a fellow chef while they were baking cakes at Fafa Island Resort on Saturday, 13 August.
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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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