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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "Tax Week" was held for the first time in Tongatapu on October 16-22, under the theme, Revenue From The Community, For The Community.
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Tuesday 24 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are seeking two men who committed armed robbery of a man of Asian origin at his home in Fasi on Sunday, October 15.
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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan heavyweight boxing prospect Junior Fa (Uaine Fa Jnr.) is scheduled to fight in the United States on 10 November in the City of Cleveland. He will face an undefeated U.S boxer, Fred Latham of Pittsburgh, who boasts a record of 9 wins and 2 draws.
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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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Tuesday 24 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
62 kava plants worth $6,200 pa’anga were stolen from a plantation in Masilamea on October 19.
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Tuesday 24 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
27-year-old man has been charged with raping a 26-year-old woman alleged to have occurred at a bush allotment in Tokomololo, on October 19.
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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Manila, Philippines
The Earth today is more than 1°C hotter than it was in pre-industrial times, and the terrible symptoms of its fever are already showing. This year alone, back-to-back hurricanes have devastated Caribbean islands, monsoon flooding has displaced tens of millions in South Asia, and fires have raged on nearly every continent. Pulling the planet back from the brink could not be more urgent. Those of us who live on the front lines of climate change – on archipelagos, small islands, coastal lowlands, and rapidly desertifying plains – can’t afford to wait and see what another degree of warming will bring. By Loren Legarda
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Monday 23 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vikilani from the Legislative Assembly confirmed this afternoon that they had nothing to do with the pollster statistics circulated from an email address called "falealea2017 @yahoo.com". He believed this anonymous group was just using the word Fale Alea (Parliament) as their name.
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Monday 23 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's public service will close down for their holidays, starting on December 20, 2017 until January 2, 2018.
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Monday 23 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga A rugby team collected two wins out of three games at the World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge 2017 held in Montevideo, Uruguay from October 7 – 15. Tonga A defeated Canada A (31 – 15) and Samoa A (31 – 28). Their only loss was to hosts Uruguay A (34 – 25).
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Monday 23 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new classroom building for GPS Havelu/Tofoa was officially opened by the Japanese Ambassador, HE Mr Yukio Numata, at handover ceremony on Tuesday 17 October 2017. Mr Numata this month completes two and a half years as Ambassador of Japan in Tonga.
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Saturday 21 October 2017
Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
Mate Ma’a Tonga defeated a gutsy Italian team in an error-ridden game last night 20 October, at Innisfield, Queensland, Australia. Italy trailed 10 – 6 at half time, and their only try was scored from an interception. Konrad Hurrell scored the first try of the game for Tonga within four minutes after kick-off.
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Friday 20 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Statisticians gathered to celebrate World Statistics Day with the theme ‘Better data, Better lives’ today with the launch of the 2016 Population Census Report, and the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2015/16 Report (HIES), at the Basillica of St Anthony of Padua in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 20 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 37-year-old Palangi woman from New Zealand residing in Neiafu, Vava’u, allegedly obtained $9,720 from nine tourists as payment for whale watching activity, which was not booked when they arrived in September. Police confirmed today, 23 October, that the woman was not a Tongan as initially stated. Legitimate tourism operators in Vava'u complained today that there are many illegitimate foreign operators selling holiday packages online during the three month whale season and undermining the tourism industry.
Friday 20 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested after they were allegedly found with cannabis and methamphetamine at a home in Tu'atakilangi on October 12.
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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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Friday 20 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man from Hala-‘o-vave has been charged with reckless driving causing bodily harm when he crashed into another vehicle injuring its driver at Malapo.
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Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u commissioned a new 2-megawatt solar farm Matatoa, the largest in Tonga on October 19.
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Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Super Rugby Champion flyhalf Richie Mo'unga (of Tongan descent) is officially now an All Black after being named in the All Blacks squad to play the Wallabies this Saturday 21 October in Brisbane.
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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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