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Friday 20 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan girls between the ages of 10-16 years joined self defence classes in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, January 18 as part of a new program 'My Body My Rights' run by Talitha Project.
Tuesday 17 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The son of a Tongan noble hopes to marry the King of Tonga's only daughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho (33). Hon. Faka’osifono Valevale, who first proposed to the Princess three years ago, in January 2014, visited the Royal Palace again last week.
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Monday 16 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Police Force has received a donation of $10,000 and two trophies presented by former Tonga Police living in the United States who appreciate their work
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Wednesday 11 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian Wallaby lock Adam Coleman has opened up about his Tongan heritage in a recent interview with Rugby Australia. The 25-year-old 6'8 foot lock only debuted for the Wallabies this year. He plays his rugby for the Western Force in the Super Rugby competition.
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Monday 9 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prizes were awarded by the Tonga Leities Association for the inaugural 2016 Tapa Pride Float Parade on December 10, concluding two weeks of activism against gender violence, with Tonga Police Rescue Boat winning $500 for best float.
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Friday 6 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new academy in the United Kingdom that takes an interest in heraldry and the study of noble genealogies, has made Tonga's Lord Fulivai, an Honorary Vice-President and Fellow on January 5.
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Friday 6 January 2017

Sydney, Australia
Yesterday hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral of Tuipulotu Gallaher (14) in Sydney West, Australia. The Aussie-Tongan teen tragically drowned at Sydney Beach last Tuesday, December 27, only two days after Christmas.
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Wednesday 4 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand has honoured Valerie Adams (32) with the title of Dame in their annual New Year Honours list. Valerie Adams is the youngest woman to become a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DNZM).
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Monday 26 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Built on a historic site, a new residence for the Free Wesleyan Church in Kolovai called Kokanavela II (Cokevernal II) was commissioned by HM King Tupou VI on Christmas Eve, at Hihifo, Tongatapu.
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Sunday 25 December 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
The body of a second person has been found overnight following the crash of a bus carrying Tongan students near Gisborne last night, New Zealand Police stated today.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were Christmas smiles for 17 people who won cash prizes totalling $3000 in the 2016 Fexco Western Union Christmas raffle today, December 23 in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas cheer is being spread around Nuku’alofa this week with bands performing at various venues in Nuku’alofa, despite the hot weather.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Over $70,000 (USD) has been raised for the Mataele family in East Palo Alto, California after their 14-year-old son Aisea Mataele underwent emergency surgery for a mystery illness and tragically passed away on Tuesday December 20, five days before Christmas.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand's former Prime Minister John Key presented awards to nine Pacific Islander students in Auckland yesterday, December 19. Among the recipients were students of Tongan heritage Roneima Teumohenga and Emma Takataka.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016

Auckland. New Zealand
Mary-Kate Fonua (18) was last week awarded the 2016 YWCA Auckland Future Leader of the Year. Mary-Kate immigrated with her family from Tonga to New Zealand in 2008.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A talent competition for the International Human Rights Day 2016 theme, "Stand Up for Someone's Rights Today", was held last week in Nuku'alofa as part of a 16-days of activism campaign to end gender-based violence. 'Onakoula Lasike (16) from Nukunuku won $500 for her poem entitled 'What’s my Crime?'.
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Monday 19 December 2016

Perth, Australia
A Perth family have publicly expressed their gratitude to retired UFC fighter Soa Palelei for attempting to save their nine-year-old boy, Tyreez Mundroina, who collapsed during a basketball game.
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Sunday 18 December 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Israel Folau and Manu Vatuvei are helping to tackle suicide in New Zealand, by hosting talks about depression as part of a "Road to Redemption" tour around the country this week.
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Sunday 18 December 2016

Nasinu, Fiji
A former coach of Tonga's national rugby 7s team, Etuate Waqa (54) who died on December 7, was buried on Friday December 16 in Nasinu, Fiji.
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Thursday 15 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
December is the wedding season in Tonga and today Thursday, December 15 recorded one of the busiest days for nuptials for the year, when 31 marriages were registered in Nuku’alofa.
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