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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI will celebrate his 58th birthday in Vava’u in July this year, with various festivities.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year-old boy is in Vaiola Hospital after he was shot on his upper right breast at a bush allotment in Taoa, Vava’u allegedly by an anonymous shooter, who has not been located.
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Tuesday 11 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It’s rare to find female sailors in Tonga, but 'Aunofo Havea Funaki is not your average Tongan woman - she has been working in a male dominated marine industry in the kingdom for the last 26 years. A passionate advocate of sustainable tourism, 'Aunofo is concerned about the amount of whale watching operators in Vava’u and how they operate. By Eleanor Gee
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Monday 3 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government is embarking on a reform program "to change people’s mind-sets", the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference that he called on March 29 at the Fa‘onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa. He also said that government is preparing a bill that will allow district and town officers to appropriate "deserted" properties and clear them for community use.
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Monday 6 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A heavy rain and flash flooding warning has been issued by Tonga’s Meteorology Department for Tongatapu, ‘Eua, Vava’u and Ha’apai at 1:00pm today. Residents in low-lying areas are warned to be alert for possible flash flooding over Monday night and Tuesday.
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Monday 23 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fiji Airways continues its twice weekly direct flights from Nadi to Vava’u this year.
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Monday 2 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The head tutor of the Mailefihi Siu’ilikutapu College, Leotisia Malakai Manu (55) died at the Waikato Hospital yesterday, 1 January 2017, from injuries suffered in a bus crash in New Zealand, on December 24.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Stephen Bohne (74) had died from a heart attack when he was found on the deck of his yacht 'Eagle Wings' in Neiafu on Wednesday, December 14, Tonga Police confirmed today.
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Thursday 15 December 2016
A nine-year-old boy drowned while swimming at a causeway from Tu'anekivale to Holeva at around 8:00pm on Wednesday, December 14.
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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 18 month long project to support the development of the vanilla industry in Vava'u this year has also helped Tonga's MAFF and Australian development partners to better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by vanilla growers and the vanilla industry. Over 100 vanilla growers were directly assisted and 328 plantations monitored under the project, which has identified a need for new plantings, particularly on small family plantations.
Friday 25 November 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54), who is wanted for murder in Tonga, was handed over to three U.S Marshalls in American Samoa earlier this week and escorted to Honolulu to appear at a Federal Court.
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Wednesday 23 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-year-old boy died at Prince Ngu Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, November 22 after being hit by a vehicle on Maiva Road in Hihifo, Vava’u. It is alleged that the boy had been left unattended in a parked vehicle before the accident.
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Friday 4 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Tongan Police Officers in Neiafu, Vava’u are under investigation in relation to the escape of murder-accused American, Dean Jay Fletcher, from a police station on Thursday, September 29.
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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank of South Pacific Tonga Ltd. last week opened new sub branches at Ha'apai and ‘Eua with fully Automated Teller Machine (ATMs) installed. BSP Country Head, Daniel Henson said renovations at the Vava'u branch were also opened by the Governor of Vava'u, Lord Fulivai, attended by the Chairman of Bank South Pacific, Sir Kostas Constantinou OBE.
Thursday 20 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 39-year-old fisherman from Ma'ufanga was reported missing at sea from a local fishing vessel the Kelly, on Tuesday, October 18, when it was located about 56 nautical miles NW of Vava’u in rough seas.
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Monday 3 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
American Dean Jay Fletcher, a murder suspect, has disappeared into the blue yonder of the South Pacific after escaping custody from a police station in Neiafu, Vava'u and evading a police pursuit at sea on Thursday, September 29.
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Friday 30 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Police are remaining tight-lipped today, over how an accused murder suspect Dean Jay Fletcher managed to escape their custody yesterday and flee on his yacht 'Sea Oak'. He has not been recaptured and was last seen heading out of Tongan waters. It is alleged he beat his wife to death while visiting Vava'u.
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Thursday 29 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American, facing charges of murder in Tonga, escaped from the Vava’u Police this morning and fled on his yacht. Tonga Police are currently engaged in a dangerous confrontation with the man at sea, Northwest of Vava’u, and are attempting to re-apprehend him.
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Friday 23 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Amid a continuing fuel crisis in Tonga's northern islands of Vava'u, where petrol shortages have continued for weeks, the government issued a statement today telling consumers that the supply disruption for petrol in Vava'u "is directly due to delays experienced by Pacific Energy in its replacement of the normal Local Costal Tanker with a bigger vessel."
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Thursday 22 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American citizen, who remains detained in custody on charges relating to the death of his Canadian wife on a yacht in Neiafu, Vava'u, this year has been charged with murder. He is set to appear in October for arraignment.
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