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Thursday 6 April 2017

Dunedin, New Zealand
Leaders of Tongan student bodies throughout New Zealand gathered in the city of Dunedin over the weekend as part of “Leadership Week”, an annual meeting of students organised by the New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students Association (NZSTA).
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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Repeating form four three times unable to read properly until form six in Tonga, Palatasa Havea has developed into an academic achieving a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a PhD in food science.
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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Seattle, USA
A moving Memorial Service for Tonga's Queen Mother was attended by the Tongans living in Seattle, Washington state, USA, on Sunday February 26.
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Monday 27 February 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A 2016 report published by New Zealand Statistics, has revealed that Tongans have the lowest home ownership in New Zealand compared to other Pacific Islander groups, Europeans and Maori. Home ownership rates among Asians and other groups were not compared in the report.
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Thursday 2 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Native American woman Juliana Brown Eyes received a call from her father confirming that her grandfather was Tongan, she immediately began looking for her Tongan relatives on Facebook. By Finau Fonua.
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Monday 23 January 2017

Two Australian-Tongan teenagers, Tevita Mahina (17) and Issac Tupou (17), are being commended by the Australian public for their attempts to stop a crazed man Dimitrious Gargasoulas who killed five pedestrians in a driving rampage in Melbourne, last Friday January 20.
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Friday 6 January 2017

Sydney, Australia
Yesterday hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral of Tuipulotu Gallaher (14) in Sydney West, Australia. The Aussie-Tongan teen tragically drowned at Sydney Beach last Tuesday, December 27, only two days after Christmas.
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Sunday 25 December 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
The body of a second person has been found overnight following the crash of a bus carrying Tongan students near Gisborne last night, New Zealand Police stated today.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Over $70,000 (USD) has been raised for the Mataele family in East Palo Alto, California after their 14-year-old son Aisea Mataele underwent emergency surgery for a mystery illness and tragically passed away on Tuesday December 20, five days before Christmas.
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Thursday 1 December 2016

BYU (Brigham Young University) football fans are offering their sympathies to the family of Reno Mahe whose 3 year-old daughter Elsie Mahe passed away on Tuesday morning at a Utah hospital after accidentally choking.
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Sunday 27 November 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Four Tongans are among seven fisherman whose bodies have been recovered after their vessel capsized in New Zealand's Kaipara Harbour yesterday. Two have been identified as Tongan cousins Alipate 'Pate' Manumu'a and Sunia 'Junior' Onga'unga, in their 30s, both were fathers.
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Tuesday 15 November 2016

Canberra, Australia
Overwhelming demands for travel documents for Tongans in Australia, have been supported by consular visits to Tongans in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney recently, where consular and passport services were provided by Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho and staff, who also held community dialogue sessions in each city.
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Wednesday 19 October 2016

Long Beach, California
American pro golfer Tony Finau has opened up about his Pacific heritage and is commited to helping and motivating others in the United States who also come from humble backgrounds.
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Monday 17 October 2016

Perth, Australia
Soa “The Hulk” Palelei completed a 24-hour fitness challenge on an exercise machine, helping to raise over $15,000 (AUD) for the annual Perth Telethon in Western Australia over the weekend.
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Monday 19 September 2016

Wellington, New Zealand
A successful Tongan Language Week concluded in New Zealand on 10 September with many events held throughout the country. The opening in Wellington on 4 September was a Po Lotu involving 15 churches singing Tongan songs of praise.
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Thursday 18 August 2016
Sydney, Australia
Tongan-Australian teenager and Muslim convert Alo-Bridget Namoa (19) was denied bail by a Sydney court over terrorism charges on Monday August 5. Australian news media reported bizarre behaviour exhibited by Alo-Bridget in court, reporting that she was laughing and pulling faces during proceedings. She is formally charged with possessing an item connected to a terrorist act and recklessly collecting documents connected to a terrorist act.
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Sunday 14 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A popular New York based news media company 'The Daily Beast' has apologized for publishing an article accused of promoting an anti-gay sentiment. The article which was published on The Daily Beast website last week has been removed after receiving a public backlash. In the article, the straight writer Nico Hines used a gay dating site (Grindr) to hook up with three men staying in the Olympic village. The men were not named but according to Hines one of the men came from a “notoriously homophobic country”.
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Tuesday 2 August 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
A 46-year-old Tongan pastor in New Zealand was ordered by a Christchurch court to pay a total of $1018 in reparations to a Christchurch man for a road rage incident that occurred in January this year.
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Tuesday 2 August 2016

Kumamoto, Japan
A special event held in Japan on July 13 was co-hosted by the Tongan community of Kyushu and Tonga’s Ambassador to Japan HE Tania Tupou along with a Japanese women's group, helping around 200 people whose homes were damaged in the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
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Friday 29 July 2016

Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
A pregnant 30 year-old US-Tongan woman and mother of six, ‘Ofa Kinikini, died after the vehicle she was traveling in was hit by a train in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday July 25. ‘Ofa's baby was saved in an emergency C-section, a daughter who is now in critical condition, according to local reports.
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