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Wednesday 28 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man missing with a kayak in Tonga, since December 23, is now believed to be a Tongan deportee from Australia – released quietly into an unsuspecting community. Little is known about him in Tonga where authorities are now trying to catch up on who he is.
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Wednesday 28 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A marine search is currently underway for a missing man Fisatina Puafisi (45), who was last seen on Friday 23 December walking to the Kolomotu'a seafront from Little Italy with a kayak.
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Tuesday 27 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sea and coastal search are continuing in Ha'apai for a German man, Frank Doblitz (46), who remains missing since he went swimming on Christmas Day at a beach in Hihifo, Ha’apai.
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Monday 26 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search is underway for a 46-year-old German man who went missing on Christmas Day after he left to go swimming at a beach in Hihifo, Ha’apai in the evening.
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Monday 26 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man was arrested at Lapaha in eastern Tongatapufor selling liquor without a license at a shop in Lapaha on eastern Tongatapu after Police executed a search warrant on Friday, December 23.
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Friday 23 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten men have been arrested for unlawfully making homebrew beer to sell, as well as growing cannabis plants and possession of an unlicensed firearm, found during a search warrant executed by Tonga Police at a plantation in Niutoua yesterday, December 22.
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Tuesday 20 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Stephen Bohne (74) had died from a heart attack when he was found on the deck of his yacht 'Eagle Wings' in Neiafu on Wednesday, December 14, Tonga Police confirmed today.
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Monday 19 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 74-year-old-man, an American citizen, was found dead on the deck of his yacht 'Eagle Wings' in Neiafu on Wednesday, December 14.
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Friday 16 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A construction worker who reportedly fell off a ladder while painting St George's Palace in the Central Business District sustained head injuries and was flown to New Zealand for medical treatment this week.
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Friday 16 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sioseti Koluse (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.
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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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