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Sunday 10 September 2017

American cultural and educational documentaries for public screening will be showcased in Tonga between 8-11 September in Nuku’alofa, organized by a group from the American Embassy in Suva, Fiji.
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Friday 1 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the new multi-million Chinese funded "St George Government Building" on a rainy Friday morning, September 1, with Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva on hand, welcoming him to the event. Photos by Linny Folau, Pesi Fonua and Peter Poulsen.
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Thursday 24 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence, intimidation, control and isolation are being used against women in Tonga by some husbands who are seeking to gain "coercive control". Examples of some of the coercive control situations and real cases in Tonga included a man beating up his wife causing injuries to prevent her from going to an event, locking her up in a room when he leaves the house, calling her "ugly and stupid" or threatening her via text messaging.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Any form of violence against women and girls is wrong and must not be tolerated,” said Rev Dr Tu’ipulotu Katoanga, at the opening of the second stage of the Male Advocacy Training on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls yesterday in Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A statistical report released by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E) has revealed that 22 Tongan immigrants/visitors were deported from the United States in 2016. The number is a significant increase from 2015 when ICE recorded 16 deportations to Tonga.
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Monday 21 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four young Tongans have travelled to Noumea, New Caledonia, to learn how to produce a short film, as part of the Wake Up campaign to engage youth in combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The group were one of five selected in the Pacific region.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Cooranbong, NSW, Australia
A Tongan-born and influential Australian Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Pastor, Athal Tolhurst (82), was laid to rest yesterday in Cooranbong, Australia. Tolhurst passed away on August 7 after being airlifted from Tonga where he had suffered a stroke.
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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Sydney, Australia
An Australian jury has found a Tongan man, Sateki Siale (26), guilty of murdering his neighbour in south-western Sydney during a drunken altercation. He will be sentenced at a later date.
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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 25 people learned to make sushi rolls with Japanese Chef Mr Endo at the Tanoa International Hotel yesterday, 7 August 2017, as part of an initiative of the Embassy of Japan to introduce Japanese food culture to Tonga.
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Friday 4 August 2017

Sydney, Australia
A towering 7-year-old Tongan boy in Australia, Vaka Tuitupou, is gaining media attention for his strength and physical prowess. A recent video captured the youngster playing in an Under-8s Rugby league game where he was seen running through his opposition players like a champion.
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Wednesday 2 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three-masted yacht EOS, currently moored at Vuna Wharf, presents a stunning view for Nuku'alofa's Central Business District. EOS is one of the world's largest private sailing yachts.
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Wednesday 2 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Aussie Rules Football (AFL) star, David Rodan (of Tongan descent), has begun his career as an umpire for Australia’s premium AFL tournament.
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Wednesday 2 August 2017

Canberra, Australia
Australian Police this week are appealing to the public to help locate a missing person, Amelia Toa Hausia, of Tongan descent, who was last seen at a Canberra shopping mall on December 22, 1992. Australian Police, who require positive identification to confirm if she is still alive, are making the appeal drive as part of their annual “Missing Persons Week”.
Tuesday 1 August 2017

Tasmania, Australia
A Tongan man who was disallowed from living with his Australian wife and son in Australia for over six years because of visa regulations, has finally been allowed to enter the country to live with his wife and son.
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Monday 31 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI urged Tongatapu farmers to be more aware of the environmental impacts from the use of pesticides and chemicals, polluting the underground water supply, when the king opened the Tongatapu Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show on Saturday, July 29 at the Funga-Mana-Mo’ui Grounds in ‘Atele. Photos by Linny Folau and Eleanor Gee
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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventeen young Tongans were awarded Work Readiness Training Program certificates last Friday, 21 July after completing the two-week course with The Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (TYEE).
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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Queen Nanasipau'u will travel to Hawaii on 1 August with a group of Kanokupolu dancers who will perform at the Asia Pacific Dance Festival in Honolulu.
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Monday 24 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, USA
Tributes are flowing in for 21-year-old Siosifa Maama of Los Angeles who tragically passed away five days ago. Sifa worked as a security guard and was shot during an attempted armed robbery of a store that he was guarding on the evening of June 19.
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Thursday 20 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A private gift of around 5000 pairs of shoes from Japan are being distributed by the Tonga Red Cross this week to young students at various schools in Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 19 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A towering 12-year-old boy of Tongan descent, Petelo Lemeki, was the centre of attention last week at an under-13’s rugby tournament in New Zealand. Petelo reportedly stands 6’2" tall (188 cms) and weighs 121 Kilos, and wears size-14 rugby boots..
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