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Monday 18 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A driver and two passengers, including a 14-year-old boy, died when the rental car they were in crashed into a coconut tree at Kolonga early this morning, Monday 18 July. A fourth passenger survived and is in critical condition.
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Thursday 14 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Human remains found in a bush area of Tongatapu yesterday have been identified as 'Alekisio Taufatahi Kautai (55), a man who lived by himself at Lapaha, Tonga Police today confirmed today.
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Wednesday 13 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are appealing for information that might help to identify the remains of a man, believed to be aged in his 40's, discovered this afternoon, Wednesday 13 July 2016, at Lapaha in Eastern Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 13 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have released the name of ‘Unaloto ‘Eli (22) who died after he was hit by a vehicle on Taufa’ahau Road in Pea, early Saturday morning, 9 July.
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Tuesday 12 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 54-year-old man has been charged with indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Kolonga, Tongatapu. He is expected to appear at the Magistrate’s Court in Mu’a on Wednesday, 13 July.
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Monday 11 July 2016
Neiafu, Vava'u
A US Citizen was arrested and charged with the Manslaughter of his Canadian wife in Neiafu, Vava’u, the Tongan Police stated this afternoon, 11 July 2016.
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Monday 11 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year-old man from Fasi is charged in relation to the death of a 22-year-old man whom he allegedly hit with his vehicle on Taufa’ahau Road in Pea, early Saturday morning, 9 July.
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Friday 8 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 56-year-old woman from Canada was found dead by her husband who went to wake her up in their yacht ‘Sea Oak’ on Thursday morning 7 July in Neiafu, Vava'u.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have released the names of three people who died after a fatal crash on Hihifo Road at 'Ahau early Saturday morning 2 July. They are Kalolaine Quick of the Heilala Holiday Lodge at Kanokupolu, Lower Leaving Ma'u from Haveluloto and an off duty policeman Scott 'Ungo'unga. His wife Vai 'Ungo'unga remains in a critical condition in Vaiola Hospital.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of Mailangi Vea (45) of Fungamisi was recovered on 3 July on the shores north west of Late Island in Vava’u after being swept to sea when his dingy capsized on Saturday
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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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