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Thursday 16 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Court of Appeal today dismissed an appeal by the Mo'ui Fo'ou ‘ia Kalaisi Fellowship and two others made against a Land Court ruling last year ordering them to vacate a property belonging to the Tokaikolo 'ia Kalaisi Church at Ha’ateiho.
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Thursday 16 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
LPG gas prices have jumped significantly starting today rising by 48 seniti per kilogram for Tongatapu and 42 seniti per kilogram for Vava’u compared to last month’s increase of 7 seniti per kilogram. Diesel has also slightly increased while petrol and kerosene prices went down marginally.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Lautoka, Fiji
Opening the newly-renovated Churchill Park sports stadium at Lautoka, this week, Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced that construction of a modern Olympics size swimming complex in Lautoka would begin at the end of April. He hoped the new facilities would also attract more regional competitions to be held in Lautoka.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Methamphetamine, criminal deportees and outlaw motorcycle gangs are the three main threats in policing the Pacific Region according to a 2016 Transnational Organised Crime Assessment. While some 35 criminal deportees are returned to Tonga every year, Tonga Police revealed today that it is the gravity of their reoffending that concerns law enforcement because some criminal deportees have killed again.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four people have been arrested and charged after being found in possession of packets of cannabis in separate areas in Tongatapu from March 8-11.
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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Suva, Fiji
A determined Tonga A put on a great performance to beat Samoa A yesterday, 30-22 in their second match of the 2017 World Rugby Pacific Challenge at ANZ Stadium in Suva, Fiji.
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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deportee reintegration is a major concern for Tonga this week as US officials arrived to take part in a three days dialogue with the Tongan government and law enforcement officials in Nuku'alofa at the National Deportation Reintegration Conference.
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Tuesday 14 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The progress report of a 10-year Private Sector Development Initiative of the Asian Development Bank in its 14 Pacific development members vountries shows that Tonga has completed only five out of 55 initiatives in seven focus areas of the PSDI.
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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Repeating form four three times unable to read properly until form six in Tonga, Palatasa Havea has developed into an academic achieving a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a PhD in food science.
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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Observation of 10 nights of mourning following the burial of the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho on March 1 at the Royal Tombs have ended, and people have started to take down the black and purple bunting draped around Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 13 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On Commonwealth Day today, March 13, Queen Elizabeth II spoke of a peace-building Commonwealth and the importance of respect and "defending the dignity of every individual and community."
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have and been arrested and charged in relation to forgery over Tongan passport applications.
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Monday 13 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest has confirmed that a fisherman from Patangata, Sioeli Tu'akalau (72) died from drowning on March 7.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sivoki Fonua and Sandy Tu’ipulotu are the lucky recipients of Japan’s MEXT Scholarship for 2017 and were congratulated at a dinner with Ambassador of Japan to Tonga, HE Mr Yukio Numata, who offered them advice on living and studying in Japan.
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Saturday 11 March 2017

Suva, Fiji
The Fiji Warriors defeated Tonga A yesterday 38 - 30 in Suva, surviving a thrilling comeback by Tonga A who were down 31 to 9 in the 56th minute of the game.
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Friday 10 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva and the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands (DPFI) in power, Tonga has to restructure its political system. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 10 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Students of Tongan heritage from dozens of high schools in Auckland are preparing to perform their Tongan dances at the 2017 ASB Polyfest in Auckland.
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Friday 10 March 2017
Bonn, Germany
To combat climate change effectively, governments need to ensure that they have access to the best available science in order to make the best policy decisions and to be able to allocate the right resources, policy makers from over 100 countries learned in Bonn, Germany this week.
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Friday 10 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga A team to play the Fiji Warriors on Friday, March 10 during the World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2017 at the ANZ stadium in Suva, was announced by Tonga Rugby Union.
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Friday 10 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rizvi Jurangpathy, CEO of the Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC) through his counsel withdrew his appeal during the 2017 Tonga Court of Appeal first day of sitting on Thursday, March 9 in Nuku’alofa.
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