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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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Monday 17 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Natasha Finau, Miss Manaui Group was crowned the winner of the 2017-18 Miss Galaxy last Friday night, 14 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. The 1st runner up went to Miss Tonga Hawaii, Sarabi Avan Jogia.
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Thursday 13 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten Miss Galaxy contestants showcased their spectacular "own creations" in the pageant’s first judging event last night, 12 July, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. Through their creative outfits, the contestants urged people to recycle material and ensure rubbish is thrown in bins or taken to the dumpsite to keep the country clean.
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Monday 10 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An evening of choral praise featuring 14 choirs and hundreds of singers filled the Queen Sālote Memorial Hall with an overflowing audience on Sunday evening for the annual One Tonga - Glorifying God in Song event.
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Thursday 6 July 2017

Neiafu, Vava'u
The four-days celebration of HM King Tupou VI’s 58th birthday began on 4 July in Neiafu, Vava’u with a military parade and luncheon on July 4 and a Royal Cruise to Ovaka Island on July 5. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 3 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 175th Anniversary of the Catholic Church in Tonga on Sunday, July 2 was celebrated with a mass led by HE Cardinal Mafi at Pangaimotu Island, the site of a white cross that marks the first mass held on July 2, 1842.
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Friday 30 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI on 22 June 2017 appointed three new "Law Lords". Mrs Linda Simiki Folaumoetu’i (Tonga's first woman Law Lord), Mr Michael Dishington Scott K.C. and Mr Tu’inukutavake Barron Afeaki become members of two standing committees of the Privy Council.
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Thursday 29 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev Dr 'Ahio was re-elected as the President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga during the 94th Free Wesleyan Church Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 28 in Neiafu, Vava’u.
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Tuesday 27 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen contestants for the Miss Heilala Pageant 2017 attended an orientation program this morning, June 27, at the Scenic Hotel in Fua’amotu. Another four contestants are expected to arrive in Tonga this week. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 22 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first ever Winter Olympian, Bruno Banani married Silia Leger at the Catholic Basilica Church in Nuku’alofa, Tonga yesterday, 21 June 2017.
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Thursday 22 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine Miss Heilala contestants have registered to take part in the pageant to be held July 1-7 in Nuku’alofa. The contestants who are 19 to 23 years old come from Tonga, United States and New Zealand.
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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Oamaru, New Zealand
The Tongan community in the region of Waitaki in New Zealand, are applauding the recent appointment of Kaliopeta Talanoa Palu as a Justice of Peace in their town. She is one of only 25 people of Tongan descent in New Zealand to be appointed as a Justice of Peace. She was sworn in as a Justice of Peace last Thursday.
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Sunday 18 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva praised the New Zealand government for its support in the drive for more democracy in Tonga, and said that he and the New Zealand Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Bill English had "an excellent meeting" in Nuku’alofa last week.
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Thursday 15 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emerging Tongan fashion designer, Mele Tamanilo (32) has transformed the traditional kiekie, normally made of plant fibres, into a sparkling warrior-princess-inspired accessory that Tongans worldwide are embracing with pride.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Utah, USA
Tributes are flowing in for 22-year-old Siaosi Brown of Utah, USA, who drowned last week during a hiking accident in Utah. Siaosi had worked as an LDS missionary in Kansas.
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Tuesday 13 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
The body of Tevita Kava (29) was recovered yesterday morning in Auckland, Waitemata Harbour. The Tongan-born man went missing 10 days ago after he accidently fell-off of a boat during a friend's birthday party.
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