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Friday 22 September 2017

Seattle, USA
A Tongan born teacher in the United States, Lynette Suliana Sikahema Finau of Arizona, will be distinguished with the “Excellence in Education Award” at the annual Community Voice Awards in Seattle.
Friday 15 September 2017

Canberra, Australia
Tongan born Australian politician, Elizabeth Falemaka Kikkert of the Australian Liberal Party (Liberal), spoke in Tongan during an address to the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Wednesday.
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Tuesday 12 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-American band called "13 Crowns" has released its debut single “Grateful” yesterday. The band is made up of seven siblings, the eldest of 13 children of Haini Wolfgramm, bassist of iconic band "The Jets".
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Monday 11 September 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
An audio recording of the 2014 courtroom shooting of Siale Angilau (of Tongan descent) has been published in Utah. In the dramatic 3-minute long audio recording, at least four gunshots can be heard as Angilau was shot by a U.S. marshal, after he charged towards a witness during a federal racketeering trial aimed at the Tongan Crip Gang.
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Sunday 10 September 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan-New Zealanders last week celebrated “Tongan Language Week” (Uike Katoanga'i 'o e Lea Faka-Tonga) an annual event to celebrate Tongan culture and language in New Zealand. The theme of this year’s Tongan Language Week was “Fakakoloa Aotearoa ‘Aki’ A e Nofo ‘A Kainga” (Enriching Aotearoa with our Family values).
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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A statistical report released by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E) has revealed that 22 Tongan immigrants/visitors were deported from the United States in 2016. The number is a significant increase from 2015 when ICE recorded 16 deportations to Tonga.
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Tuesday 8 August 2017

Sydney, Australia
An Australian jury has found a Tongan man, Sateki Siale (26), guilty of murdering his neighbour in south-western Sydney during a drunken altercation. He will be sentenced at a later date.
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Friday 4 August 2017

Sydney, Australia
A towering 7-year-old Tongan boy in Australia, Vaka Tuitupou, is gaining media attention for his strength and physical prowess. A recent video captured the youngster playing in an Under-8s Rugby league game where he was seen running through his opposition players like a champion.
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Wednesday 2 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Aussie Rules Football (AFL) star, David Rodan (of Tongan descent), has begun his career as an umpire for Australia’s premium AFL tournament.
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Wednesday 2 August 2017

Canberra, Australia
Australian Police this week are appealing to the public to help locate a missing person, Amelia Toa Hausia, of Tongan descent, who was last seen at a Canberra shopping mall on December 22, 1992. Australian Police, who require positive identification to confirm if she is still alive, are making the appeal drive as part of their annual “Missing Persons Week”.
Tuesday 1 August 2017

Tasmania, Australia
A Tongan man who was disallowed from living with his Australian wife and son in Australia for over six years because of visa regulations, has finally been allowed to enter the country to live with his wife and son.
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Monday 24 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, USA
Tributes are flowing in for 21-year-old Siosifa Maama of Los Angeles who tragically passed away five days ago. Sifa worked as a security guard and was shot during an attempted armed robbery of a store that he was guarding on the evening of June 19.
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Wednesday 19 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A towering 12-year-old boy of Tongan descent, Petelo Lemeki, was the centre of attention last week at an under-13’s rugby tournament in New Zealand. Petelo reportedly stands 6’2" tall (188 cms) and weighs 121 Kilos, and wears size-14 rugby boots..
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Tuesday 13 June 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
The body of Tevita Kava (29) was recovered yesterday morning in Auckland, Waitemata Harbour. The Tongan-born man went missing 10 days ago after he accidently fell-off of a boat during a friend's birthday party.
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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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