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Monday 4 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and recovery operation continued on July 3 for a Vava'u man, Mailangi Vea, who was swept away by waves when the dinghy he was in capsized at about 2:30 pm, Saturday July 2, 2016 at Late Island in Vava'u.
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Saturday 2 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An off-duty police officer and two passengers died when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree at 'Ahau early this morning. Another passenger, the wife of the police officer, suffered serious injuries, Tonga Police reported.
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Thursday 30 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 39-year-old-year wife and mother of 10 children has been charged in relation to hitting her husband (45) on the head with a piece of wood on Monday, 27 June. He remains hospitalized.
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Wednesday 29 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people, including five children, were happy to reach Tongatapu safely yesterday evening after their small boat had failed to reach its destination Fonoifua Island in the Ha'apai Group on Monday, triggering a search and rescue operation. “When it got dark we had not spotted any island, it started raining and our navigation was off route so we decided to anchor the boat, and slept overnight intending to continue our journey the next day,” said the Captain Tevita Mateaki Fonua, but the boat went adrift. Photos by Linny Folau
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Tuesday 28 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A sea search has begun in Tonga for 11 people, including five children (four boys and a girl aged between 2 -12 years old), who were reported missing at sea this morning after their small boat failed to reach Fonoifua Island in Ha’apai as expected, last night.
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Thursday 23 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 10-year-old boy was killed on Monday, 20 June on Taufa'ahau Road at Pea, when he was hit by a car, whose driver is alleged to have fallen asleep.
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Monday 20 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 26-year-old woman died after allegedly falling from a moving vehicle driven by her husband (27) on Friday night, 17 June, near Telekava cemetery in Kolomotu’a.
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Monday 20 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 21-year-old man was found dead from a gunshot wound at a plantation in Ha'akame, Tongatapu on Saturday morning, 18 June, in a suspected suicide.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A New Zealand court has indicted nine men and one woman for the kidnapping and death of a Thai woman, Jindarat Prutsiriporn in March this year. Among the accused are five Pacific Islander men: Tevita Matangi Fangupo (23), Luigi Havea (26), Panepasa Havea (25), Masi Vaifale (34) and Rogers Paleaaesina (25). A trial date has been set for next year.
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Friday 3 June 2016
Perth, Western Australia
A 27 year-old Tongan national Pita Manukeu has been sentenced by an Australian court to four and half years’ imprisonment for brutally assaulting and robbing a 24 year-old man in Perth last year. The victim Ajok Chol was beaten as he lay unconscious on a road, and was later rushed to hospital to undergo emergency brain surgery. Pita Manukeu has a wife and 5 year-old son in Tonga.
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Wednesday 1 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested and charged with a laptop robbery that injured a shopkeeper on By-Pass Road in Pahu on Saturday evening, 28 May.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man from Sopu has been charged in relation to an alleged attack on a 21-year-old New Zealand woman on Saturday afternoon, 21 May at the ‘Atenisi Institute compound in Kolomotu’a.
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Thursday 19 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Governor of Ha'apai Mo'ale Finau has been charged with reckless driving causing bodily harm when he allegedly collided with an elderly pedestrian on Hihifo Road in Tongatapu on Tuesday, 17 May.
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Tuesday 17 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested and charged this morning in relation to two separate robberies at a beach resort and a home in Tongatapu, over the weekend.
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Monday 9 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The court case against Lord Tu’iha’ateiho has been adjourned to Tuesday 17 May, Tonga Police confirmed today.
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Monday 9 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the death of a 46-year-old man whom he allegedly ran over with his vehicle on By-Pass Road early on Sunday morning, 8 May. The deceased is alleged to have been sitting on the road.
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Friday 6 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An assault charge has been made against Lord Tu’iha’ateiho who was released on bail after being arrested Wednesday night for unlawful possession of ammunition (a bullet). Further charges have been laid.
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Thursday 5 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu’iha’ateiho has been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition (a bullet) following his arrest last night Wednesday, 4 May at his home in Ha’ateiho, and is being held in police custody during an investigation.
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who threatened and robbed a taxi driver of around $300 cash in Fangaloto, Tongatapu on Friday night 29 April is being sought by Tonga Police.
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of Gregory Paul Reynolds (47), the Tonga Police confirmed yesterday, after receiving a pathologist's report. The New Zealander who died while visiting Tonga has been buried at Telekava Cemetery in Nuku'alofa.
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