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Friday 6 January 2017

Sydney, Australia
Yesterday hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral of Tuipulotu Gallaher (14) in Sydney West, Australia. The Aussie-Tongan teen tragically drowned at Sydney Beach last Tuesday, December 27, only two days after Christmas.
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Saturday 31 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nakolo family is having a Happy New Year after winning the grand prize of $3000 in the Molisi City Central Supermarket New Year raffle this afternoon. The name on the winning ticket was Senior Constable Temaleti Vea.
Thursday 29 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of Fisiatina Puafisi (45) who went missing from a Nuku'alofa hotel on Friday, was recovered by Police Search and Rescue operation yesterday afternoon.
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Thursday 29 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“If someone's behaving suspiciously, being disorderly and drinking alcohol when they are clearly underage, we want to hear about it,” said Acting Police Commissioner Viliami Unga Fa'aoa today. During "Operation Vi", an annual operation to ensure public safety, Police have registered 550 crimes and arrested 159 people.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A marine search is currently underway for a missing man Fisatina Puafisi (45), who was last seen on Friday 23 December walking to the Kolomotu'a seafront from Little Italy with a kayak.
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Sunday 25 December 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
The body of a second person has been found overnight following the crash of a bus carrying Tongan students near Gisborne last night, New Zealand Police stated today.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016

Auckland. New Zealand
Mary-Kate Fonua (18) was last week awarded the 2016 YWCA Auckland Future Leader of the Year. Mary-Kate immigrated with her family from Tonga to New Zealand in 2008.
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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite from Tonga is one of 60 young people selected across the Commonwealth to receive the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in London next year.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have released the names of the four Tongan men who died when the fishing vessel 'Francie' capsized in Auckland’s Kaipara Harbour on Saturday November 26.
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Sunday 27 November 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Four Tongans are among seven fisherman whose bodies have been recovered after their vessel capsized in New Zealand's Kaipara Harbour yesterday. Two have been identified as Tongan cousins Alipate 'Pate' Manumu'a and Sunia 'Junior' Onga'unga, in their 30s, both were fathers.
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Friday 25 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked White Ribbon Day to stop violence against women with the Ministry of Police holding a free breakfast and entertainment for children and their families this morning, followed by a march by activists through Nuku’alofa this afternoon, at the start of a 16 day campaign to reach out to men.
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Friday 5 August 2016

Wellington, New Zealand
Four players of Tongan heritage in the Wellington Hurricanes are set to face the Johannesburg Lions in the 2016 Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tomorrow night Saturday August 6. Loni ‘Uhila, Vaea Fifita, Willis Halaholo and Ngani Laumape are all fantastic, says their manager.
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Friday 29 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fact that Tonga is known to be involved in illegal sales of the Tongan national identity is mind-boggling. Yesterday New Zealand’s Prime Minister urged Tonga’s Prime Minister to do something about it. So what is going on?
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Tuesday 19 July 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand
Family, friends, fans and teammates of a promising young Tongan rugby player Uto Enosi Tu'ipulotu are in mourning after the 19 year-old passed away from cancer last week July 14 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Uto was selected for the New Zealand Area schools rugby team, and was awarded Under 18 player of the year by his rugby club, Ellesmere.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sky's the limit for Tongans, especially these three Virgin flight crew who found themselves working together on a Virgin Australia flight bound for Tonga from Auckland recently.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Perth, Australia
Mixed Martial Arts fighter and actor Soa Palelei (38) has revealed his life long bout with depression ahead of the release of his book 'Face Your Fears'. Known as the “the Hulk” for his imposing 6'4" immaculate frame, Soa is also known for his charity. Last year, he captured news headlines after he raised $120,000 for children at a Western Australian hospital but was barred from meeting the children because of the hospital’s opposition to cage fighting.
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Monday 6 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The All Blacks have enlisted three rugby players of Tongan heritage for their test match against Wales next week on June 11. The players are Malakai Fekitoa (Otago Highlanders), 'Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Auckland Blues) and George Moala (Auckland Blues).
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Saturday 28 May 2016

Timaru, New Zealand
The Tongan community in the city of Timaru in New Zealand celebrated the official inauguration of the Tongan Society South Canterbury (TSSC) on May 27. The organisation will offer support to Tongans living in South Canterbury, a rural region home to over 55,000 residents.
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Friday 20 May 2016

Sacramento-California, USA
Sacramento county resident Kali Kanongata’a (36) has captured international media attention after he video-recorded his partner giving birth to their son and live streamed it on Facebook. The video has since gone viral and has attracted over 273,000 views on Facebook. The video is not graphic as Kali films the upper body of his wife throughout the delivery.
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Tuesday 10 May 2016

Noumea, New Caledonia
Dr ‘Ofa Keitu‘u of Tonga, has been appointed as Director of the Statistics for Development Division at the Pacific Community (SPC) based in Noumea, New Caledonia, taking effect on 1 July 2016.
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