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Friday 23 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's rugby coach Toutai Kefu says the 'Ikale Tahi is on track and ready to meet Manu Samoa and the Flying Fijians at Teufaiva Stadium, Nuku’alofa for the 2017 Pacific Nations Cup Championship matches on July 1 and July 8.
Wednesday 21 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan rugby exports to Romania, helped secured a big win for Romania in a test match against Canada over the weekend. Tongan born winger Tangimana Fonovai scored two tries for his adopted country, resulting in a 25 – 9 victory over the Canadians.
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Friday 16 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Wales have defeated the ‘Ikale Tahi with a convincing score line 24 -6 at Eden Park in Auckland tonight, June 16.
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Friday 16 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans will be crowding around their televisions and radios this evening for live broadcasts as the national rugby team 'Ikale Tahi faces Wales at 6:30pm Tongan time, in a match at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Nuku'alofa work places today were full of red-dressed supporters.
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Thursday 15 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition to King Tupou VI signed by 11,366 signatories was presented by TASANOC on Thursday, June 15 in Nuku’alofa seeking the reversal of the Government of Tonga’s decision to cancel the country’s hosting of the Pacific Games 2019.
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Thursday 15 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cabinet has approved the funding of the live broadcast of the Tonga vs Wales rugby match tomorrow, June 16.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
The organisers have released the names of the 'Ikale Tahi team captained by Siale Piutau for the Tonga v Wales test match in the Pasifika Challenge to be held at Eden Park in Auckland, on Friday 16 June 2017.
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Sunday 11 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 50.8kg sailfish caught by Rehan Razak on the Hustle and Flow was the heaviest fish caught during a two-days fishing tournament, June 3-5 run by the Nuku’alofa Fishing Club.
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Saturday 10 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Cabinet has decided to annul the Host Contract that Tonga signed with the Pacific Games Council in 2013 and will amend the Pacific Games Organizing Act 2013 to put to parliament for repeal, the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference at noon yesterday, 9 June at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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Thursday 8 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Ikale Tahi team for its up-coming test matches against Wales, the Flying Fijians, and Manu Samoa was released by the Tonga Rugby Union this afternoon, 8 June. The team gathers in Auckland next week. (List with names of teams.)
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Thursday 8 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first contest in the Tonga Pacific Games 2019 could be a legal clash between the Tongan Government and the Pacific Games Council. The President of the Pacific Games Council PGC, Vidhya Lakhan said that "if we go to Samoa, you (Tonga) will still pay for the games - the ball is in Tonga’s court now, until the end of the month.”
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Sunday 4 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Representatives of Oceania Rugby looked at how to assist unions to do things better, when they gathered in Nuku’alofa last week, 30-31 May for the 2017 Annual General Meeting.
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Friday 2 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government has the ultimate power to withdraw Tonga from hosting the 2019 Pacific Game, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Tonga’s PM told a Press Conference on Tuesday, 30 May at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre. “The Act is still there, but we don’t recognize that Act,” he said.
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Wednesday 31 May 2017

Nadi, Fiji
Tongan brothers, Semisi (19) and Matavao Fanguna (20) have won the Open Mens Tennis Doubles against Tahiti in the Fiji Tattslotto Open Tennis Championships 2017 held in Denarau, 24 – 28 May.
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Friday 26 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Junior Fa (Uaine Fa Jnr.) has won his 12th pro-fight after defeating veteran Australian boxer Hunter Sam by unanimous decision at the ABA stadium in Auckland last night. Junior Fa now holds an undefeated record of 12 wins with 7 coming way by knockout.
Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$55 million pa'anga in aid funds from China, as well as $2 million from Australia and $1.9 million from New Zealand to improve and build new sporting facilities in Tonga will be honoured, even though the government has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, and Papua New Guinea has pulled its support.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Cabinet has ordered the cancellation of Tonga’s hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games today as the contract was between government and the Pacific Games Council. They stated that the reason for cancelling the hosting of the Games in Tonga is based on an old IMF Report in 2013 where it is reported that Tonga’s deficit will widen considerably.
Wednesday 17 May 2017

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea has pulled its support for the hosting of the 2019 Pacific Games in Tonga after Prime Minister, Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva announced the Kingdom’s withdrawal. PNG Sports and APEC Minister, Justin Tkatchenko told PNG Post Courier media that he was not surprised to hear that Tonga is pulling out of hosting the games.
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Tuesday 16 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government does not have the right to cancel hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, said Lord Sevele, chairman and CEO of the 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee. “It is a prerogative of the Tonga Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee TASANOC and the Pacific Games Council, not Government (Tongan Government),” he told Matangi Tonga today.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva has, in an abrupt turnaround, said in a radio interview today that Tonga will not host the Pacific Games 2019. His statement comes just days after confirming last week that the games were on.
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