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Friday 7 April 2017

Memphis, Tennessee
Details of a homicide investigation concerning the death of Uti Makasini (23) reportedly Tongan, from Redwood, California, have been released by Police from the US city of Memphis in Tennessee.
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Friday 31 March 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice, has released the details of five deportation appeal hearings concerning Tongan citizens that were conducted in September last year. Appellants varied from a 16-month-old girl to a 78-year-old woman. Their appeals were heard before New Zealand’s Immigration and Protection Tribunal. Humanitarian grounds were considered with some reprieves allowedHuman.
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Wednesday 29 March 2017

Bristol, United Kingdom
‘Ikale Tahi center Siale Piutau will play for Bristol Rugby on a permanent basis after re-signing with the club last week. The UK based club announced the new deal on Monday, March 27.
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Wednesday 29 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Two young Pacific Islander high school students in New Zealand have received hugs of comfort after holding signs in public stating “I am a Pacific Islander – People say I will grow up to be nothing – Hug me if you disagree” and "I go to Manurewa High School. Media says I am a violent thug. Hug me if you disagree".
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Rooster’s winger, Daniel Tupou, is eager to represent Tonga at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC17) this October. “If I got the chance I would definitely put my hand up to play for Tonga,” Tupou stated.
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Wednesday 22 March 2017

Canberra, Australia
Australia celebrated it’s annual “Harmony Day” yesterday with more than 3,500 events being held across the country to celebrate the ethnic diversity of Australians. Australians of Tongan descent joined in the celebrations, displaying their Tongan culture in schools, workplaces and community centres throughout the country.
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Friday 17 March 2017

Bristol, United Kingdom
Bristol Rugby have signed 'Ikale Tahi prop forward, Sione Faletau (28), the UK club announced yesterday.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guineans are mourning the passing of popular radio presenter and media personality, Roger Hau'ofa. The 73-year-old, originally from Tonga, passed away over the weekend due to kidney failure. Roger is the brother of a Tongan writer, the late 'Epeli Hau'ofa.
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Monday 6 March 2017
California, USA
A 39-year-old woman in the US, Zoranna Mapapalangi (reportedly of Tongan ethnicity), has been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment by a Californian court for the robbery and elder abuse of a 75-year-old woman. Zoranna was sentenced last Tuesday, March 28.
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Wednesday 1 March 2017
Nelson, New Zealand
Tongans living in the New Zealand town of Nelson have established a community trust to serve Tongans living in the area.
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Saturday 25 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Aussie-Tongan actor Talia'uli Latukefu (33) casts in the highly anticipated space horror film, Alien: Covenant, which releases on 19 May. The movie is a sequel to the movie Prometheus, and a prequel to the original Alien series.
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Friday 24 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Heavy weight boxer Junior Fa is in Alabama, preparing for his undercard to Deontay Wilder's highly anticipated WBC title defence against Gerald Washington this Saturday, 25 February. The undefeated Junior Fa (9 wins - 0 losses) will fight a southpaw from Virginia, Keith Barr (17 wins - 10 losses).
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Euless-Texas, USA
A Tongan-American business woman, Tupou Helu Uhatafe, is running for mayor in the city of Euless, Texas. She is the only candidate running against the current Mayor of Euless, Linda Martin, who was elected in 2014.
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Monday 13 February 2017

Sydney, Australia
Australian-Tongan teenager Alo-Bridget Namoa may spend the rest of her life in prison. Last Wednesday she was charged with plotting a terrorist attack by a Sydney Court, a charge which carries a penalty of life imprisonment. If convicted, the 19-year-old girl will be the first known convicted terrorist of Tongan descent.
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Monday 13 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tributes are flowing in for Tongan-born Sione Lauaki who tragically passed away on Saturday from kidney failure. His former club, The Waikato Chiefs, stated on Twitter "Rest in peace Sione, always a Chief...our thoughts and prayers are with Sione’s family and friends and with the entire Chiefs whanau as today we have lost a brother."
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Wednesday 8 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Junior Fa's journey to become the first Tongan world champion has reached a crucial point after signing a 3-year-contract with one of boxing's biggest promoters Lou DiBella - who announced the signing three days ago, stating ""The physically imposing Junior Fa has the size and skills to make an impact in an era of heavyweight giants".
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Wednesday 8 February 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah-USA
A 21-year-old man of Tongan descent, James Afuakimoana Tamoua, has been arrested follwing an armed robbery and police chase in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday. The accused along with a 15-year-old boy are accused of robbing a shop and holding up the store clerk at gunpoint.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Native American woman Juliana Brown Eyes received a call from her father confirming that her grandfather was Tongan, she immediately began looking for her Tongan relatives on Facebook. By Finau Fonua.
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Tuesday 24 January 2017

Buffalo City, USA
Eleven year-old Siana Akauola (of Tongan heritage) has gained media attention for her participation in an anti-Trump protest rally in Washington DC last Saturday January 21.
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Tuesday 24 January 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
Team Ronnie Stanley have won the Inaugral Polynesian Bowl after defeating Team Marcus Mariota 9 - 7 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii on Saturday January 21. Team Stanley grabbed the win in the dying seconds of the game with a field goal.
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