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Sunday 14 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A shooting early Sunday morning at the Vava’u Lahi Night Club in Manukau, New Zealand, has left one man seriously injured with a shot in the leg. One of the walls at the nightclub was shattered.
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Thursday 4 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan women are using their cultural values and upbringing as a framework to build strong leadership in their workplaces, according to a new study from Massey University. Seluvaia Malua-Paea says leadership is about igniting the light in others and strength isn’t necessarily about being dominant.
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Papiloa Bloomfield Foliaki received an Honorary Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights degree from 'Atenisi University in Nuku'alofa yesterday.
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Friday 14 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Empowering the ta'ahine Tonga to go forward to be good leaders, good mothers "at home and in the whole world", is a mission of the Girl Guides in Tonga, says Chief Commissioner Halaevalu Palu, who has volunteered most of her time over the last decade to lead the movement here.
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Friday 7 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Nine Pacific Islander students in New Zealand were among 13 recipients of the Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship to study at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). All of the recipients are the first in their immediate families to attend university and this year five are Tongans.
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Thursday 6 April 2017

Dunedin, New Zealand
Leaders of Tongan student bodies throughout New Zealand gathered in the city of Dunedin over the weekend as part of “Leadership Week”, an annual meeting of students organised by the New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students Association (NZSTA).
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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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Sunday 19 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Junior Fa has won his first belt, the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association title, after defeating Daniel Tai by majority decision. Veteran boxer Daniel Tai proved to be a tough opponent, going the distance with Fa in an exhausting 10 rounds bout. The win extends Junior's undefeated record to 11 wins.
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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Seattle, USA
A moving Memorial Service for Tonga's Queen Mother was attended by the Tongans living in Seattle, Washington state, USA, on Sunday February 26.
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Monday 27 February 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A 2016 report published by New Zealand Statistics, has revealed that Tongans have the lowest home ownership in New Zealand compared to other Pacific Islander groups, Europeans and Maori. Home ownership rates among Asians and other groups were not compared in the report.
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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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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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