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Thursday 15 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man aged in his 30s drowned on Wednesday, December 14 when he tried to save a 13-year-old boy who was being sucked into a hole on a fringing reef, while swimming at Fotua Beach in Kala’au, Tongatapu, during a camping trip by LDS youth of Te'ekiu.
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Thursday 15 December 2016
A nine-year-old boy drowned while swimming at a causeway from Tu'anekivale to Holeva at around 8:00pm on Wednesday, December 14.
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Wednesday 14 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Kupu (21), who was arrested and charged with the brutal assault of a 58-year old grandmother at Pahu, on Thursday, November 17 is detained until 2017.
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Tuesday 13 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A father and son from 'Eua, missing at sea in a small boat since Saturday, were rescued this afternoon by the HMAF VOEA Pangai, after being located in an aerial search conduced by a RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) P3K2 Orion today.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A father (40) and teenage son (14) from ‘Ohonua went missing on Saturday, December 10 on a fishing trip, after their small boat reportedly suffered engine failure on their way to Fa’iana, a shoal situated north of the outer island.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 22-year-old Tongan man is expected to appear at the Mu’a Magistrate’s Court this week on charges including drunkenness and disorderly behavior allegedly committed, on a Virgin Blue flight from New Zealand on Thursday night, December 8.
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Monday 12 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twelve people were arrested and charged with alleged drunk driving, disorderly behaviour and drinking in public places, mainly in Central Nuku’alofa, over the weekend from December 9-11, in Operation Safe Streets aimed at preventing alcohol-fueled crimes in Tongatapu.
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Friday 9 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have called off the search for Saimone Vaea (3) who is presumed to have drowned after falling overboard from a small boat in Ha’afeva early Saturday morning, December 3.
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Wednesday 7 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-year old boy who fell overboard from a small boat in Ha’afeva early Saturday morning, December 3 remains missing at sea, and presumed drowned.
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Monday 5 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police in Ha'apai are searching for the body of a three year old boy, one of two children who fell overboard from a small boat in Ha'afeva, on Saturday December 3.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The skipper of a whale watching boat, the 'Ha’apai Explorer" was injured when its engine exploded at sea on Saturday, November 26. The boat with two foreign passengers on board, was on its way back to Pangai from Limu Island in the Ha’apai Group when the accident happened.
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Tuesday 29 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have released the names of the four Tongan men who died when the fishing vessel 'Francie' capsized in Auckland’s Kaipara Harbour on Saturday November 26.
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Monday 28 November 2016

Hawaii, USA
One man and two women, all of Tongan heritage, are facing jail sentences for beating a security guard unconscious at a bar in Maui, Hawaii last month. They have been accused of kicking the guard in the head several times as he was lying on the ground. The guard was transported to hospital where he recovered. Doctors said the injuries could have been life threatening.
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Friday 25 November 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54), who is wanted for murder in Tonga, was handed over to three U.S Marshalls in American Samoa earlier this week and escorted to Honolulu to appear at a Federal Court.
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Thursday 24 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Senior Police Officer has been suspended from duty today after reports that he crashed a police car into the entrance gate at the Queen Salote Wharf, early Saturday morning November 19.
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Wednesday 23 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-year-old boy died at Prince Ngu Hospital on Tuesday afternoon, November 22 after being hit by a vehicle on Maiva Road in Hihifo, Vava’u. It is alleged that the boy had been left unattended in a parked vehicle before the accident.
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Tuesday 22 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan officials burning a large haul of cannabis seized by Tonga Police last week in 'Eua, used tyres as a base for the bonfire at Tapuhia Solid Waste in Vaini, Tongatapu today, Tuesday November 22.
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Monday 21 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-man from Kanokupolu who tried to run from Police after allegedly breaking into a Chinese Shop on Taufa’ahau Road at Pahu on Sunday night, November 20 was apprehended in a chase.
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Monday 21 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty four cannabis plants were uprooted and seized during a Tonga Police Operation in 'Ohonua, ‘Eua, of Friday, in addition to 458 cannabis plants that were initially seized last week.
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Monday 21 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fire gutted a Chinese shop on Vaha’akolo Road at Tofoa on Saturday night, 19 November. The Fire Service said the fire started from a back room where a stove and gas bottle was located and engulfed the building. There were no suspicious circumstances found.
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