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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who was missing at sea since Saturday was located by the RNZAF Orion aircraft at around 3:00pm today, Tupouniua Veamatahau from Holonga was spotted waving from a life raft, floating 13km South East of 'Eua island.
Tuesday 25 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man in his 30s has been reported missing since Saturday, April 22 when he left on his small boat from Manuka on the eastern side of Tongatapu to ‘Eua.
Thursday 20 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new classroom building for the Upper Room Primary School at Ha’ateiho was handed over by Japan’s Ambassador HE Mr Yukio Numata on Thursday, April 20 in Ha'ateiho.
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Thursday 20 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's state owned enterprises are featured on an updated website of the Ministry of Public Enterprises, that was launched by Hon. Poasi Tei, the Minister of Public Enterprises and Tatafu Moeaki, the Asian Development Bank Representative this morning, 19 April at the Tonga Post Building.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men were arrested by Tonga Police in different locations in Nuku’alofa for possession of cannabis over the Easter weekend.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 45-year-old man has been arrested and charged in relation to 249 cannabis plants uprooted and seized during a search warrant executed by police at a bush allotment in Lokupo on 'Eua island on April 10.
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-seven people were arrested for drunk driving and drinking alcohol in public places mainly in central Nuku'alofa, during the Easter weekend from April 14-17.
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Friday 14 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If Pacific Islands Countries could improve the efficiency of their electric lighting, by replacing incandescent bulbs with new types of lights, it would reduce not only their Green House Gas emissions but also reduce the cost of electricity, and boost their economies, according to a report that was published this month by the Pacific Community (SPC).
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of ANZ Bank that all debts owed by the Kingdom of Tonga to Lord Lasike to be paid directly to the bank.
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Wednesday 12 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's population has declined since 2011 and for the first time in 30 years there are more females than males in Tonga, especially on Tongatapu, according to the 2016 Population Census preliminary data released by the Statistics Department recently. Single women looking for a husband may need to eye the outer island groups of Vava’u, Ha’apai, the Niuas and ‘Eua where the census records 216 more males than females across these islands.
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Tuesday 11 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It’s rare to find female sailors in Tonga, but 'Aunofo Havea Funaki is not your average Tongan woman - she has been working in a male dominated marine industry in the kingdom for the last 26 years. A passionate advocate of sustainable tourism, 'Aunofo is concerned about the amount of whale watching operators in Vava’u and how they operate. By Eleanor Gee
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Litterbugs have yet to fined for littering by the Environment Department in Nuku’alofa since the enforcement of an Environment Management (Litter and Waste Control) Regulations 2016, that came into force on 1 April, in Tonga - but they have been warned.
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Tuesday 11 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are investigating a male police officer whose vehicle allegedly crashed into a fence and power pole early Monday morning, 10 April on Hihifo Road.
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Monday 10 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Poasi Ngaluafe (49) a senior officer working with the Ministry of Fisheries who is charged with causing the death of a man while driving under the influence of alcohol in May last year, had his case adjourned to 26 April.
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Monday 10 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A suspended Chief Superintendent of Police appeared at the Magistrate’s Court on Monday, April 3 for charges relating to a car crash in November last year.
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Friday 7 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drainage work at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium is expected to officially start next week after the arrival of a shipment of materials by the contractor Field Drainage Specialists Ltd from New Zealand.
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Friday 7 April 2017

Memphis, Tennessee
Details of a homicide investigation concerning the death of Uti Makasini (23) reportedly Tongan, from Redwood, California, have been released by Police from the US city of Memphis in Tennessee.
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Friday 7 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Whale watchers around the world can help scientists track the journey of individual whales by taking photos of the underside of their tails, said Ted Cheeseman, co-founder and CEO of Happywhale, a website platform used to help identify whales using pictures. “The underside of a whale’s tail has markings unique to each whale, just like finger prints are to humans."
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Thursday 6 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Whale Declaration was endorsed and signed today by 11 Pacific countries at the Whales in a Changing Ocean conference, ending on a high note in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The declaration focuses on stronger whale conservation in the Pacific region with Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Tonga signing on today.
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Thursday 6 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men who were charged in relation to forgery over Tongan passport applications are now expected to appear at the Magistrate’s Court in Nuku’alofa on 15 May.
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