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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Dame Valerie Adams-Price gave birth to her first child last week, a baby girl Kimoana Josephine Adams-Price. She announced Kimoana’s arrival on Facebook last Tuesday.
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Monday 16 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With Tonga only weeks away from a snap General Election, the Tonga government is taking full control of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, in a move that has annihilated its right to function as an honest Public Broadcaster. Its two most senior journalists have been ordered out of the newsroom and into a corner. By Pesi Fonua
Monday 16 October 2017
Cyclone Ian

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may expect up to two cyclones in the coming cyclone season, according to the latest meteorological prediction. Tonga Met states there is a 40-50% chance that at least one of them could be a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3 or above).
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Monday 16 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan registered voters who are residing abroad must in Tonga to vote in the November 16 General Election.
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Monday 16 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga players paraded through Nuku’alofa on Saturday, waving to cheering crowds and taking selfies with excited fans.
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Friday 13 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's Chief Ombudsman, Mr Peter Boshier, is visiting Tonga for three days, from 11-13 October to establish a close working relationship between his office and his Tongan counterpart.
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Friday 13 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mate Ma’a Tonga players were in a jovial mood at their first training session together at Pangai Lahi today, 13 October, in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
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Friday 13 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Playing for their families, people and the little island of Tonga is the pride and passion that motivates the Mate Ma’a Tonga players to give their all in their 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign, later this month.
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Friday 13 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty nine people were arrested and charged for alleged drunk driving, disorderly behaviour and drinking in public places, mainly in Central Nuku’alofa, over the weekend from October 6-8, in Operation Safe Streets to prevent alcohol-fueled crimes in Tongatapu.
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Friday 13 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 29-year-old man who has been convicted of raping a victim who was asleep at her home in Tongatapu last year, is in custody to be sentenced on October 24.
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Friday 13 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank is convinced that its Pacific Possible PP initiatives will boost economic growth in the Pacific Island Countries PIC over the next 25 years.
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Thursday 12 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank is convinced that its Pacific Possible PP initiative will boost economic growth in the Pacific Island Countries PIC over the next 25 years.
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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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