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Tuesday 24 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More kava plants were reported to have been stolen from a plantation in Neiafu over the weekend, after kava was stolen at Vaimalo the previous week.
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Friday 20 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
195 kava plants worth $19,500 pa’anga were stolen from a plantation at Vaimalo in Vava'u on October 9.
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Thursday 19 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people have died following a fatal accident in the early hours of last Saturday morning, 14 October, in Neiafu, Vava’u. They were passengers in the open back of a double-cab van heading towards Neiafu, when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a steep area.
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Thursday 28 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
20 kava plants worth more than $4,000 pa’anga were stolen from a plantation at Longmapu in Vava’u between September 13-15.
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Sunday 30 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who was shot on the leg in Holonga, Vava'u, early Friday morning, July 21 was hospitalized at Vaiola Hospital after being flown to Tongatapu for treatment.
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Wednesday 19 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava’u has been struck with a serious shortage of benzene this week forcing tourism operators and businesses to look for other sources of fuel - or to cut back heavily on their operations. The shortage will not be eased until the domestic ferry arrives tomorrow, followed by a delayed fuel tanker that will not unload until next week.
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Monday 17 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Kodiak 100 seaplane owned by Setouchi Holdings Inc., demonstrated flights capable of both land and sea landings in Vava’u and the two Niuas last week, on the invitation of the Governor of Vava'u, Lord Fulivai.
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Thursday 6 July 2017

Neiafu, Vava'u
The four-days celebration of HM King Tupou VI’s 58th birthday began on 4 July in Neiafu, Vava’u with a military parade and luncheon on July 4 and a Royal Cruise to Ovaka Island on July 5. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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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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