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Wednesday 19 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava’u has been struck with a serious shortage of benzene this week forcing tourism operators and businesses to look for other sources of fuel - or to cut back heavily on their operations. The shortage will not be eased until the domestic ferry arrives tomorrow, followed by a delayed fuel tanker that will not unload until next week.
Tuesday 18 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show at Lea’aetohi grounds in Pangai, Ha’apai on Tuesday, July 18 where abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts were displayed.
Tuesday 18 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old man is in critical conditional at Vaiola Hospital after the car he was driving crashed on Hihifo Road in Hofoa early Sunday morning, July 16.
Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s budget is Tonga’s biggest ever of $595.8 million, more than its 2016-2017 national budget of $545.2 million.
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Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A judgment on a judicial review filed by the former General Manager of Tonga Broadcasting Commission Nanise Fifita against government, on the termination of her contract is expected to be released on Friday, July 21.
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Friday 14 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty-seven people were arrested and charged with drinking alcohol and being disorderly in public places, last weekend July 7-9, with the most arrested after the rugby match between Tonga’s 'Ikale Tahi and Flying Fijians.
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Thursday 13 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show in Niuatoputapu on Wednesday, July 12 where the small population showcased abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts at Matangimale grounds. Photos by Milika Tolungamaka.
Thursday 13 July 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
In the New Zealand High Court yesterday, two men of Tongan descent, Luigi Havea (26) and Panepasa Havea, were found guilty of the kidnapping and manslaughter of a 50-year-old Thai woman, Jindarat Prutsiriporn.
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man who was arrested in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man, whom he allegedly assaulted on a road at Ma’ufanga early Saturday morning, July 8, has been charged with murder.
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Hafoka (27) was sentenced to five-years and nine-months imprisonment after pleading guilty to manslaughter, when he stabbed a 23-year-old man with a small knife during a confrontation in Nuku’alofa on July 11, 2015.
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Monday 10 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man, whom he is alleged to have assaulted on a road in Ma’ufanga early Saturday morning, July 8.
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Thursday 6 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifty-six people were arrested and charged with drinking alcohol and being disorderly in public places, mainly in central Nuku'alofa, during the Heilala Festival weekend from Friday, June 30 to Saturday, July 1.
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Wednesday 5 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's $382.4 million pa'anga budget appropriation was assented by King Tupou VI today, July 5.
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Friday 30 June 2017

Beijing, China
Nine Tongan students on study scholarships in China successfully completed their degrees this month. The students graduated from universities in Beijing, Shandong, Jianxi, Wuhan and Jilin with Masters degrees and Bachelor degrees.
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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ambassador of the Philippines to New Zealand, H.E. Jesus Domingo, visited the Kingdom last week. His visit was unannounced by the Tonga Government but was reported by the LDS church who greeted and welcomed Mr Domingo to their stake.
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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five waste management vehicles from the Government of Japan which arrives later this year, would be used by Waste Authority Ltd to extend its services in the outer islands of Vava'u and Ha'apai.
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Tuesday 27 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested on Friday night, June 23 for theft, assaulting a couple and damaging vehicles at the waterfront area in Sopu.
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Monday 26 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A select group of 20 young Tongan adolescents are attending a new "character-building program" this week in Nuku’alofa to help them see how they can build a stronger future for Tonga by working together. The pilot program will involve mentoring and building relationships between former rival boys schools.
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Friday 23 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a new Tonga government office building, St George Palace at Pangai Si’i in the Central Business District was completed on 17 May, but no date has been confirmed for the opening.
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Friday 23 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been arrested for the housebreaking and theft of around $25,520 pa’anga worth of electronics at a shop in Fasi.
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