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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Waikato, New Zealand
Roger Pikia, the head of a New Zealand Maori tribe that owns the operation of over 700 hectares of forestry on Tonga's ‘Eua Island, is under fraud investigation.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Bill English will visit Tonga for the first time on June 15-17, during his 2017 Pacific Mission tour.
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Sunday 14 May 2017

Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga faces many challenges and New Zealand may be able to help Tonga overcome some of them, said New Zealand's new Foreign Minister Brownlee after a two-day visit May 9-11. He believed Tonga has many opportunities to grow its economy.
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Friday 7 April 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Nine Pacific Islander students in New Zealand were among 13 recipients of the Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship to study at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). All of the recipients are the first in their immediate families to attend university and this year five are Tongans.
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Friday 31 March 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice, has released the details of five deportation appeal hearings concerning Tongan citizens that were conducted in September last year. Appellants varied from a 16-month-old girl to a 78-year-old woman. Their appeals were heard before New Zealand’s Immigration and Protection Tribunal. Humanitarian grounds were considered with some reprieves allowedHuman.
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Wednesday 29 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Two young Pacific Islander high school students in New Zealand have received hugs of comfort after holding signs in public stating “I am a Pacific Islander – People say I will grow up to be nothing – Hug me if you disagree” and "I go to Manurewa High School. Media says I am a violent thug. Hug me if you disagree".
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Wednesday 1 March 2017
Nelson, New Zealand
Tongans living in the New Zealand town of Nelson have established a community trust to serve Tongans living in the area.
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Friday 27 January 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An increase in unlicensed immigration advisers scamming money from families who want to work, study or live in New Zealand has led NZ authorities to run an awareness campaign on the importance of using licensed advisers in the Pacific Islands.
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Friday 20 January 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongans who want immigration advice to work, study or live in New Zealand are being encouraged to use a licensed or exempt immigration adviser by the New Zealand authorities. Ms Catherine Albiston, Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority will visit Tonga, Fiji and Samoa next week as part of a campaign to help communities understand the risks associated with using unlicensed immigration advisers.
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Monday 26 December 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Police have confirmed the names of the two people killed following a bus crash between Wairoa and Gisborne on the night of Christmas Eve. Those killed were 11-year-old boy Sione Taumololo and 33-year-old woman Talita Fifita both of Tonga. Ten people remain in hospital.
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Sunday 25 December 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Very bad news for Tongans on Christmas Day as New Zealand new media reports that a bus carrying a college group from Vava'u in Tonga who were on their way to Gisborne to perform at a church today, has crashed yesterday killing at least one person and injuring the 45 others on board.
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Monday 5 December 2016

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key surprised his country today by announcing his resignation after eight years as PM. He said he would back his deputy Bill English as the new leader of the National Party which is to meet on December 12 to decide on a new party leader and prime minister.
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Wednesday 3 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Tongan workers including a father and son have been killed in a horrific car crash near Tauranga in New Zealand last night. New Zealand Police said that at about 8:10pm on August 2 a northbound vehicle pulled out of a side road onto State Highway 2 near Katikai and was struck by a southbound logging truck and trailer. The victims have been named as Halani Fine, Koli Vaipulu, Sitiveni Vaipulu, Sione Teulaka, and Samuela Taukatelata.
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Wednesday 27 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva will meet New Zealand's Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key on Thursday 28 July, during his first bilateral visit to New Zealand from July 27-30.
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Saturday 11 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Up to 250 Tongans who applied to the New Zealand government’s Pacific Access Category Quota for a chance to obtain residence visas, had applications drawn out on Friday.
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Friday 6 May 2016
Countries across the Pacific have now begun to receive a wide range of new television programmes from New Zealand, showcasing its culture.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anna Jane Vea will represent Tonga at commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in France in September, as the winner of a World War I essay competition run by the New Zealand High Commission, in Tonga.
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Tuesday 19 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In January this year, there were 2,381 Tongan overstayers living in New Zealand according to recently published estimates from the New Zealand Government’s Immigration Department.
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Friday 15 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
ANZAC Day will be observed at a dawn service in Tonga on Monday 25 April at the Cenotaph at Pangai, to commemorate the brave servicemen and women from Tonga, Australia and New Zealand who fought and died for world peace.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
A new Pacific research institute, aimed at supporting sustainable development in the Pacific region, was launched by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, on 22 March 2016 at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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