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Tuesday 26 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rugby players of Tongan heritage are filling up the team rosters in America’s inaugural PRO Rugby tournament, which kicked off on Saturday, April 23. There are at least 20 players of Tongan heritage playing in the tournament, most of whom are US-born.
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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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Thursday 14 April 2016

Sydney, Australia
The Canterbury Bulldog’s Coach and Captain have supported William Hopoate’s decision not play on Sunday after the 23-year old revealed his religious commitments and devotion to observing the Sabbath.
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Friday 8 April 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A bizarre Facebook feud between former New Zealand X factor star Ashley Tonga and a Tongan woman living in New Zealand is currently drawing attention from New Zealand media.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Metui Finau, a vocalist for the band Spacifix, passed away last week in Auckland after reportedly collapsing during a run with his wife. Tributes are pouring in for the 29-year old whose funeral is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2.
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Friday 25 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dramatic Good Friday procession gathered a crowd in Nuku’alofa today as members of the Catholic Church marched along Hala Vuna from Hala Alamea to the St Mary’s Cathedral, Ma’ufanga. The event was dramatized: a white robed carrier of the cross wearing a crown of thorns was whipped, kicked and punched by companions dressed as Roman soldiers.
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Friday 25 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shaken by the proximity of Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels, a Tongan family who live in the city say they are trying to go on with their normal activities and are thankful to be all okay. “We use the Maelbeek metro station where the explosions happened…all the time,” said Haati and Josephine Sanft.
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Monday 1 February 2016

Oahu, Hawaii
Vai Sikahema and Ronnie Stanley received accolades for their talent and skills in American football at the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend held in Oahu, Hawai’i on 29-30 January 2016. Photos by Dan K. Aiono Sataraka.
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Tuesday 26 January 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A financial incentive may be offered to Tongans and others on Auckland’s State Housing waiting list to relocate to regional areas of New Zealand, the Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has said this month. The proposal has been criticised by Jenny Salesa, MP for Manukau East, who says that Ms Bennett was targeting Pacific people in South Auckland.
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Monday 18 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Encouraging overseas born Tongan youth to spend some time in Tonga and to attend schools in Tonga, through a properly structured program, could help to foster stronger connections with second and third generation offspring of migrants, a new report recommends. But the report also reveals that for students having little or no preparation for a change of lifestyle, settling in to high school is very challenging and can even be dangerous.
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Sunday 17 January 2016

Utah, USA
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, has recruited Tongan born Kelaokalani (Kalani) Sitake as head coach for their college gridiron football team, the BYU Cougars, who play in the highest level of college football in the United States.
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Saturday 25 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga remembered its 91 soldiers sent to the battle fields of Gallipoli, Turkey and also to France and Palestine during the First World War, and the soldiers sent to other conflicts and peace keeping missions since then, at the ANZAC Centenary Dawn Service held at the Cenotaph, Pangai Si’i this morning 25 April 2015.
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Monday 20 April 2015

Canberra, Australia
Tongans from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra came together for an inaugural regional church service of the Siasi Konisitutone Tau‘ataina ‘o Tonga in Canberra on Sunday April 12. Photos by Lui Tonga
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Wednesday 8 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific Islanders who are working to safeguard their heritage have shared their knowledge and wisdom in a new book and CD published by UNESCO that includes articles written by five Tongans.
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Sunday 29 March 2015
Hong Kong, China
Tonga’s 7’s team has finished second last in its pool at the World Sevens Qualifiers in Hong Kong, failing to make it to the knockout stages of the competition. The result means Tonga will not get core status for the next HSBC World Sevens Series.
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Friday 27 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An insightful video documentary called “Women’s Leadership in Crisis” was launched by the Talitha Project yesterday evening in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 25 March 2015

Hong Kong
The Tongan 7s team took to the streets of Hong Kong yesterday to connect with the local community and to promote their team ahead of the three day HSBC World Series Qualifiers Tournament set to kick off this Friday March 27 in Hong Kong, along with the annual Hong Kong Sevens tournament.
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Wednesday 25 March 2015

Miami-Florida, United States
Tongan mats and ngatu were on display in Miami last week at a major conference for cruise shipping industry.
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Wednesday 25 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi will gather in Tonga this July to begin their preparations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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Friday 20 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga A has hatched its first victory of the Pacific Challenge Cup by beating Japan A 60-24 in Suva, Fiji on Wednesday, March 18.
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