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Friday 22 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans are heading to the polls soon on November 16, and there are now 57,391 voters registered, according to a final electoral roll published on September 15.
Friday 22 September 2017
Suva, Fiji
A declaration outlining actions to tackle Climate Change is circling the Pacific Island countries for support before being delivered to world leaders at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany.
Friday 22 September 2017

Seattle, USA
A Tongan born teacher in the United States, Lynette Suliana Sikahema Finau of Arizona, will be distinguished with the “Excellence in Education Award” at the annual Community Voice Awards in Seattle.
Friday 22 September 2017

Nadi, Fiji
Addressing a way forward for early childhood education was the focus of the first Pacific Early Childhood Development Conference held on September 19-21 on Denarau Island, Nadi.
Friday 22 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some 35 girls from various secondary schools in Tongatapu are holding a Girls Empowerment Camp from September 19-23 as part of activities marking the International Day of Peace.
Friday 22 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan passports and jewelry were stolen during a home break-in at Fua’amotu on September 14, while the residents were sleeping.
Friday 22 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No arrests have been made so far during a Police investigation into the homicide death of Kevini Maka (22), whose body was recovered from a waterway next to Popua Park earlier this month.
Thursday 21 September 2017

Cambridge-MA, USA
Last week, in a brazen rebuff to tough new United Nations sanctions, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s regime fired a ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido – its second launch over Japan in less than three weeks. But, far from indicating that sanctions don’t work, Kim’s move shows that they still aren’t tough enough. ... it is the time to do whatever is needed to defuse nuclear tensions and protect the lives of those in the Kim regime’s crosshairs.
Thursday 21 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man is detained in custody in relation to the civil defence sirens that were stolen from a pole in Kolovai in early August.
Thursday 21 September 2017

Leicester, United Kingdom
‘Ikale Tahi star fullback Atieli Pakalani has been signed by top English rugby club, Leicester Tigers. He joins three other Tongan internationals signed by the club; Telusa Veainu, Sione Kalamafoni and Valentino Mapapalangi.
Thursday 21 September 2017
Momi Bay, Fiji
A push for the development of political parties in democratic societies in the Pacific by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was the focus of a dialogue held this week in Momi Bay, Fiji where over 40 representatives from the Pacific region attended, including Tonga. UNDP's Bakhodir Burkhanov said political parties need to be “more than just a temporary vehicle for the promotion of the interests of one political leader or a small group”.
Thursday 21 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man was arrested in relation to robberies of retail shops in Longoteme. Police are looking for two other male suspects.
Wednesday 20 September 2017

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
A top English Rugby League club, the Huddersfield Giants, have honoured one of their prop forwards Sebastine Ikahihifo with three Player of the Year awards.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
32 Tongan students received their certificates in specialized technical and vocational training from the Australia-Pacific Technical College during its graduation which also marked its 10th anniversary, in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, September 20.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women dressed in their finest white clothes, matched with some beautifully creative hats, gathered in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, September 20 for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call at the Free Church of Tonga.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A blaze engulfed a house at Sia-ko-Veiongo this morning on Wednesday, September 20.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga woke up to a sunny public holiday on Monday 18 September, for the 32nd birthday of HRH Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala. The Crown Prince celebrated his birthday in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New petroleum prices approved by the Tonga competent Authority, have seen significant increases across Kerosene, Diesel and Petrol. The increases have been approved for mid-September to mid-October, effective from 16 September.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand High Court has sentenced a 26-year-old man, Luigi Havea (of Tongan descent) to 10 years and 3 months imprisonment for kidnapping and manslaughter in relation to death of a 50-year-old woman in Auckland last year.
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Tuesday 19 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Anglican Bishop of the newly-constituted episcopal unit of Tonga, Rev Dr ‘Afa Vaka made history on Sunday 17 September, when he was ordained at St Paul’s Church in Nuku’alofa. Photos by Peter Poulsen.
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