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Friday 6 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s preparations to host the 2019 Pacific Games is in uproar after the Prime Minister’s Office has called for the dismissal of Lord Sevele, the CEO and Chairman of Tonga’s Pacific Games Organizing Committee, and the demand may now lead to Tonga losing the Games. The Pacific Games Council has not approved the proposal and has issued a warning to Tonga.
Thursday 5 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College will celebrate its 150th Anniversary on June 17-24 with events that are expected to bring together thousands of old boys from throughout Tonga and abroad.
Thursday 5 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’iha’ateiho has been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition (a bullet) following his arrest last night Wednesday, 4 May at his home in Ha’ateiho, and is being held in police custody during an investigation.
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
The University of the South Pacific (USP) plans to roll out five-year employment contracts instead of three years, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandler told staff at their first staff forum for the year on 25 April, 2016. The change is one of many the university plans to implement.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who threatened and robbed a taxi driver of around $300 cash in Fangaloto, Tongatapu on Friday night 29 April is being sought by Tonga Police.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2016 Session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will have a state opening on Thursday, June 2 at Parliament House.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College has won the 92nd Tonga Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition held on April 26-29 at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium in Nuku’alofa, official results released on 4 May by the Sports Committee, have confirmed.
Wednesday 4 May 2016

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Former ‘Ikale Tahi and Doncaster Knights flanker Latu Makaafi (33) is the second highest try scorer in the 2015-2016 season of the RFU Championship, England’s second division tournament. According to the end of season statistics, Latu scored 17 tries in 22 appearances for the Doncaster Knights and was only two tries away from top try scorer Paul Grant of Nottingham.
Wednesday 4 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Gregory Paul Reynolds (47), the Tonga Police confirmed yesterday, after receiving a pathologist’s report. The New Zealander who died while visiting Tonga has been buried at Telekava Cemetery in Nuku’alofa.
Tuesday 3 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sour consumers are complaining that small bags of sugar are selling in Tonga for up to $50 per kilo - far exceeding the regulated price of $4 per kilo, during an ongoing sugar shortage that has continued for around two weeks now. By Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 3 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Press Freedom Day celebration, today 3 May, is impeded by a demand by the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, for a broadcast journalist in the Tonga government owned media, Tonga Broadcasting Commission, to be suspended. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 2 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Rugby League has announced its 18 man squad for this Saturday’s May 7 Pacific Test Match against Samoa at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta. Samoa narrowly won last year’s Pacific test match by 18 to 16. Fiji will play Papua New Guinea at the same venue.
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Monday 2 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Turn your scars into stars,” Vanessa Heleta tells abused women in Tonga. “Orange Day can be a day where we stand up and say enough is enough.”
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Monday 2 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 31-year-old man, facing a murder charge in the death of his older brother, is to appear at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court on 25 May.
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Sunday 1 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tonga languishes in debt as a nation owing several hundred million dollars with a dead economy and extremely high unemployment especially with our youth, we volunteer to spend $100,000,000 TOP to host the South Pacific Games….Our leaders have turned us into a beggar nation, so deeply in debt that our grandchildren and great grandchildren’s future has been sold. Faka’ofa – Sione Masa.
Saturday 30 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College was in first place with more than 50 gold medals in the unofficial results for Tonga’s 92nd Annual Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition yesterday. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 29 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Filming of new German feature film - a drama based on a true story, has started in Vava’u in April under the direction of a German film maker Florian Schewe, with a crew of about 20 people, mainly German, who have fallen in love with Vava’u.
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Friday 29 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the first two-days of competition at Tonga’s 92nd Annual Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition, all boys boarding school Tupou College led the medal count on Wednesday, 27 April.
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Thursday 28 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand born actor Joe Naufahu made his acting debut for the popular HBO TV series, Game of Thrones. Naufahu featured in the first episode of season 6 of the series which was played last week. He acts as “Khal Moro” a ruthless warlord of a warrior tribe known as the “Dothraki”.
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Thursday 28 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Food Security for Tonga is at the heart of the new ‘Tonga 2015 National Agricultural Census’ report that was released this morning, 28 April in Nuku’alofa. It is Tonga’s first Agricultural Census since 2001, and there has been a lack of reliable statistics for government planners and policy makers in the industry, which has seen a declining contribution to GDP over the last decade.
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