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Thursday 12 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new ice machine system for fresh catch and water tanks were handed over to the people on ‘Uiha Island in Ha’apai from the Government of Japan, on October 5.
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Thursday 12 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No arrest has been made in relation to the theft of Tongan mats and other items worth $3,950 pa’anga from a home in Ha’ateiho between September 25-31.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over-joyed fans welcomed rugby league players arriving to join Mate Ma’a Tonga team, at Fua’amotu International Airport on October 11, ahead of their 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign, later this month. More players will arrive tonight from Australia. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

New York, USA
A US-Tongan filmmaker and director, Tony Vainuku, won an Emmy award for “Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary” at the 38th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards held in New York City on Thursday, 5 October.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Least Developed Countries are calling on the global community to do more at the upcoming Climate Change negotiations (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, next month. Representing 47 of the world’s poorest countries, they are committing to fully support Fiji presiding over COP23.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Mate Ma’a Tonga is scheduled to play Italy next Friday 20 October in Queensland, Australia. The Italians have confirmed their lineup with a number of notable NRL players such as Mark Minichiello, Terry Campese, James Tedesco, Paul Vaughan and Josh Mantellato. Tonga last played Italy at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, winning 16 – 0.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A Tongan national, Pesi Tuivai (44) has been confirmed to be one of four victims who passed away after a devastating collision between two cars on a New Zealand highway yesterday afternoon 10 October.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A New Zealand court last Tuesday 2 October sentenced former professional rugby player and Tongan prospect, Dylan Halaholo, to nine months’ home detention after he was convicted of committing indecent acts in public on three separate occasions this year. The 23-year-old was last year convicted of the same indecent acts and was put under intensive supervision.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Do not look at our disabilities but focus on our abilities, said Rhema Misser a person living with physical disability for 54-years during the opening of the first "Langi Ma’a: Tonga National Mental Health and Disabilities Symposium" on October 9-13.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
The traditional Tongan lali, or wooden drum, has had a makeover by Massey University graduate, Rachael Hall, who is half Tongan, and is winning design awards around the world.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Catholic Women's League of Tonga celebrated its Silver Jubilee with various activities over the weekend, including a luncheon attended by HM Queen Nanasipau'u on Saturday, October 7.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49-year-old man has been charged with possession of illicit drugs during a search warrant executed at a home in Fatai on October 6, and where $900 cash was also seized.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving which injured his passenger, when he allegedly was speeding, causing the car he was driving to overturn at Nualei on October 2.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man has been charged with reckless driving causing bodily harm when he allegedly collided with a man on Wellington Road and did not stop to help, on October 2.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The search for Tevita Kolo (32) who went missing when the boat he was in capsized at the entering channel in Mo'unga'one, Ha'apai, on Wednesday, October 4 has been suspended.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
A platoon of Royal Tonga Marines from His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) has joined the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to evacuate around 11,000 residents from the active volcanic Ambae Island in Vanuatu on 30 September.
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Saturday 7 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Actor and story-teller Sam Neill, completed several days filming in Tongatapu on October 2, for a landmark documentary that will be broadcast in 2018. This 6-part documentary series explores the three voyages of Captain James Cook using a contemporary journey across the Pacific Ocean.
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Friday 6 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Kingdom Sevens Rugby Tournament is underway with 16 men and seven women’s teams taking part in the competition over two days, 6 and 7 October.
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Friday 6 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Teachers from throughout Tongatapu marked World Teachers' Day on Friday, October 6 with a theme, Teaching in freedom, empowering teachers.
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Friday 6 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No suspect has been arrested in relation to an alleged arson at a home in Sopu on Sunday afternoon, October 1.
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