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Tuesday 4 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cardinal Soane Patita Mafi is recovering in Auckland after he was reportedly rushed to the Middlemore Hospital in the weekend.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Women’s Rugby today received a donation of 50 t-shirts with slogans to end violence against women and girls from Talitha Project, through funding from the United Nations Women.
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Tuesday 28 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Latter-Day-Saints and friends celebrated the 175th anniversary of their Relief Society, on March 17.
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Wednesday 22 March 2017

Canberra, Australia
Australia celebrated it’s annual “Harmony Day” yesterday with more than 3,500 events being held across the country to celebrate the ethnic diversity of Australians. Australians of Tongan descent joined in the celebrations, displaying their Tongan culture in schools, workplaces and community centres throughout the country.
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Thursday 16 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A plaque recognizing efforts to end domestic violence by the Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) in Tonga was presented to staff on behalf of the United States Pacific Command and the Nevada National Guard on Thursday, March 16.
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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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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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Wednesday 8 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police held its second Open Day to mark International Women’s Day 2017, connecting young students and young police recruits under an international theme, 'Be Bold For Change' where everyone has a responsibility to make changes for a better world.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017

Washington D.C, USA
Siale 'Emeline 'Ilolahia, head of the Civil Society Forum of Tonga received an inaugural Jose Edgardo Campos Collaborative Leadership Award in Washington D.C on 7 March.
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Tuesday 7 March 2017

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guineans are mourning the passing of popular radio presenter and media personality, Roger Hau'ofa. The 73-year-old, originally from Tonga, passed away over the weekend due to kidney failure. Roger is the brother of a Tongan writer, the late 'Epeli Hau'ofa.
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Wednesday 1 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Catafalque was carried by bearers rotated from about 1000 men - the 'Kau Fata', drawn from the Free Wesleyan Church and relatives of the Queen Mother, under the charge of the traditional Royal Undertakers - the Nima Tapu. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen
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Wednesday 1 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Queen Mother, the late Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, consort of Tupou IV, was laid to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala'ekula in what is a very quiet capital, Nuku'alofa this afternoon. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Luckily, the rain held off as the Royal cortege arrived in Nuku'alofa and made its way to the Royal Palace, where HM the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho lies tonight. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was surreal quietness and sadness at the Fua'amotu International Airport and in Nuku'alofa, after the RNAF Hercules touched down at about 1:05 pm this afternoon, carrying the casket of the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho (90) from Auckland. By Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Seattle, USA
A moving Memorial Service for Tonga's Queen Mother was attended by the Tongans living in Seattle, Washington state, USA, on Sunday February 26.
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Monday 27 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional presentations were made to the Royal Family today, from people honouring the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho, ahead of the expected arrival of the funeral cortege tomorrow, Tuesday. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Monday 27 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flags throughout Tonga will be flown at half mast from tomorrow and throughout the 10 days of mourning observed by the Royal Family, while Wednesday is declared a special public holiday for the funeral of the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho.
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Monday 27 February 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A 2016 report published by New Zealand Statistics, has revealed that Tongans have the lowest home ownership in New Zealand compared to other Pacific Islander groups, Europeans and Maori. Home ownership rates among Asians and other groups were not compared in the report.
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Saturday 25 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Aussie-Tongan actor Talia'uli Latukefu (33) casts in the highly anticipated space horror film, Alien: Covenant, which releases on 19 May. The movie is a sequel to the movie Prometheus, and a prequel to the original Alien series.
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