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Friday 26 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan men aged 23 and 21 have been arrested and charged in relation to the brutal attack of a 56-year-old American woman, now confirmed by Police as the United States Peace Corps Director in Nuku’alofa. The attack occurred while she was jogging on the Sopu waterfront on Saturday morning, 16 July.
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There has been no sighting of missing swimmer Meleki Finau (20), who was reported to have been swept out to sea at the Blow Holes at Houma on Sunday morning, 21 August.
Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 330 arrests mainly for drunk and disorderly conduct in central Nuku’alofa over the last three weeks is a community problem, which “should concern all of you,” says Tonga’s Commissioner of Police. He stated today that 50 people were arrested over the weekend and warned that the Police would continue to take a tough enforcement stance on drunkenness, criminal behaviour and drinking and driving.
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Monday 22 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and recovery operation by Tonga Police to locate a 20-year-old man who was reported to have been swept out to sea after swimming at the Blow Holes, at Houma, on Sunday morning, 21 August, continues today.
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Monday 22 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old driver whose BMW collided with an open truck full of passengers, resulting in the death of a one-year old baby boy, has been charged after he was released from Vaiola Hospital and detained in police custody.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old chef is in hospital after he was accidentally stabbed by a fellow chef while they were baking cakes at Fafa Island Resort on Saturday, 13 August.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one-year old baby boy who fell from the back of an open van during a collision, died from his injuries on Sunday morning 14 August at Vaiola Hospital. The baby’s parents and the driver of the other vehicle, a BMW, remain in a critical condition in hospital.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old man was in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital after the vehicle he was a passenger in crashed into a tree on Taufa’ahau Road at Tofoa early Sunday morning, 14 August.
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Tuesday 9 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are looking for a burglar who was reported to have broken into one of the homes situated inside the New Zealand High Commissioner’s compound in broad daylight on Monday, 8 August at Popua. It is one of a spate of burglaries reported in the area.
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Monday 8 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
113 people were arrested and charged with drinking in public places, drunk driving and disorderly conduct in the second weekend of ‘Operation Safe Streets’ from August 5-7, run by Tonga Police in Tongatapu.
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Friday 5 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht in Vava’u last month was buried at ‘Ahomatafolau Cemetery in Neiafu on Friday, 29 July after a post mortem examination was completed in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 3 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten men and boys accused of manslaughter in the death of ‘Alani Fuapau (19) who was allegedly beaten and stomped to death in Taufa’ahau Road on the night of July 9, are to be tried at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 1 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Peni Tupa (25) who crashed his car into a brick house at Malapo last week, injuring his twin brother who remains hospitalized, has been charged with reckless driving causing bodily harm.
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Monday 1 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
137 people were arrested and charged with drinking in public places and drunk driving in a new ‘Operation Safe Streets’ by Tonga Police held over the weekend in Tongatapu, in response to the increasing number of road fatalities and violent attacks in recent weeks.
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Thursday 28 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man is in Vaiola Hospital with serious injuries after a car in which he was a front passenger crashed into a brick house on Taufa’ahau Road at Malapo last night, Wednesday 27 July.
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Tuesday 26 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men are in Vaiola Hospital with serious injuries after an alleged drunken brawl involving a machete and a piece of wood, at a bush allotment in Niutoua on Sunday night 24 July.
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Monday 25 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A teenager has died after remaining in a coma for over a week after suffering a violent attack in the Nuku’alofa Central Business District on the night of July 9. Ten male accused, some of them teenagers, were arrested over the weekend and charged with manslaughter in the death of ‘Alani Fuapau (19) whom they allegedly beat and stomped on in Taufa’ahau Road.
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Friday 22 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A newborn baby girl was found alive, after being abandoned in a bush area wrapped in a plastic bag, near By-Pass Road at Halaleva in Nuku’alofa this morning, Friday 22 July. Temperatures dropped to about 18-19C in the early morning.
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Friday 22 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have released names of three men who died in a crash on Talasiu Road when their rental car hit a coconut tree early Monday morning, 18 July.
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Thursday 21 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht in Neiafu, Vava’u earlier this month has been brought over to Vaiola Hospital in Nuku’alofa.
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