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Friday 26 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man had drowned yesterday, Thursday October 25 after his leg apparently got tangled in a nylon line that he used while diving for sea cucumber, on the northern coast of ‘Atata Island.
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Thursday 25 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police need to win back the trust and confidence of the public after the homicide death of Kali Fungavaka in Nuku’alofa had tarnished the Police’s reputation both locally and internationally, the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano told the 43rd Commissioned Officers two-day Annual Conference.
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Tuesday 23 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 36-year-old woman who was charged with manslaughter by negligence after she allegedly ran over her husband with her vehicle at Kameli, Neiafu, Vava’u, was released on bail last Friday, October 19.
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Tuesday 16 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heamani Lopeti who escaped from the Nuku’alofa Police Station was recaptured by police on Saturday, October 13 in connection with the armed robbery at a shop in Haveluloto. Two other suspects remain at large.
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Monday 15 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-year-old boy has died and two other people left injured when a mini-bus swerved off the road, after colliding with another car at an intersection in Kolomotu’a, and hit three people who were enjoying a home barbecue, last Friday evening, October 12.
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Thursday 11 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are hunting for an escaped prisoner Heamani Lopeti, otherwise known as Heamani Nehoa, who escaped from the Nuku’alofa Police station on Monday, October 8. The escapee has a red bird tattooed on his right arm, with a second tattoo of Tongan kupesi design with the words ‘Apifo’ou College, Lupeni Tangimana and Kele Tokai, on his left arm.
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Thursday 11 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 36-year-old year old woman was charged yesterday with manslaughter by negligence after she allegedly ran over her husband with her vehicle at Kameli in Vava’u, yesterday.
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Wednesday 10 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga police are hunting armed robbers who held-up a security guard with a rifle at a shop in Haveluloto last Friday October 5, including one suspect who was arrested but has escaped from police custody.
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Wednesday 10 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Nuku’alofa businessman Joseph Ramanlal and two captains of his shipping company’s vessels were last week charged with the smuggling and unloading of customs controlled goods in Tonga.
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Tuesday 2 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police Commissioner did not expect any more people would be charged in relation to the death of New Zealand Police Officer Kali Fungavaka in Tonga, but he did not rule out the possibility as the homicide investigation continues. He said the investigation had been done with integrity but that the police still had a long way to go in restoring public confidence.
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Thursday 27 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Police Inspector and two constables will be charged with manslaughter along with two other police constables in relation to the death of the New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka, Tonga’s Police Commissioner said today.
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Tuesday 11 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police Commissioner said it is a very painstaking job collating all the information and cross referencing it to ensure they give the Solicitor General the best possible information for him to decide on what charges are finally laid in relation to the death of New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka.
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Monday 3 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongan policemen were released on bail this morning, after a decision was made by Tonga’s Crown Law department not to lay manslaughter charges against them at this stage of a murder investigation, although the police commissioner had expected that the charges would be upgraded to manslaughter today.
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Friday 31 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee said today that New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka was beaten to death in Tonga. Two policemen who were charged with assault in connection with his death in police custody, will now face new upgraded charges of manslaughter in court on Monday, September 3, while a murder charge against a civilian will be reduced from murder to manslaughter.
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Wednesday 29 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Commissioner of Police said that the two officers arrested in connection with the death of New Zealand Police Officer Kali Fungavaka were today suspended from the police. Meanwhile, police are seeking witnesses who were in the vicinity of the “Time Out” bar on Hala Taufa’ahau on the night of August 17.
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Monday 27 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee said that the cause of death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka in Tonga would be determined by an autopsy to be completed in New Zealand, and the report expected at the end of the week would assist a Tonga police enquiry.
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Saturday 25 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Soakai Motu’apuaka said this morning that the body of Kali Fungavaka had been released to his family and taken to the Fua’amotu International Airport for return to New Zealand today.
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Friday 24 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two policemen who are in custody in relation to the death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka have been charged with common assault, Tonga’s Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Soakai Motu’apuaka said today.
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Thursday 23 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga police have confirmed the death of a New Zealand policeman Kali Fungavaka at Vaiola Hospital this evening.
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Thursday 23 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kali Fungavaka, the New Zealand Police officer whose family at Fua’amotu was informed he had died at Vaiola Hospital this morning, is now confirmed to be held in a serious critical condition on life support. It is understood that hIs children have arrived in Tonga and other family were travelling from New Zealand to be with him tonight.
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