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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 8:29pm


    Salt Lake City, Utah
    : Pro golfer Tony Finau showed off his dancing skills with an impressive Kailao at a charity luau yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 28-year-old former professional fire dancer was entertaining guests at the event, organized for his own ‘Tony Finau Foundation’, a charity that helps underprivileged children. Finau tweeted that the dance was also celebration of his recent selection to Team USA in the prestigious Ryder Cup.
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 6:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An NZD$30.7 million upgrade to the power distribution network in 55 Tongatapu villages has connected hundreds of households to electricity for the first time and upgraded thousands of rural connections.
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 6:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Te'ekiu youth, Solini Lauhingoa (17) has remained missing, since his family reported him missing to Tonga Police on July 18 this year. The family are still looking for any information that might help to locate him.
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 4:07pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Tongan-born man, who lost his Fanga property when he became a US citizen, has failed to win an appeal to overturn a Land Court decision.
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  • Wednesday 12 September 2018 3:41pm


    Canberra, Australia
    : A prison survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that in December 2017 there were 57 Tongan-born prisoners serving time in Australian prisons. The official Government survey does not record ethnicity, except for that of Australian Aborigines.
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  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 9:25pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Dinah Jane’s first song as a solo artist following the hiatus of Fifth Harmony earlier this year, is expected to be released on 21 September.
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  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 9:23pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : With drier weather forecasts for the next few months, Tonga Meteorological Service is urging people throughout Tonga to conserve water as conditions favour the emergence of El Nino.
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  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 9:17pm


    Suva, Fiji
    : Students in most Pacific Island Countries and Territories face violence in and around the classroom at a much higher rate than the global average, said UNICEF after releasing a new report ‘An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools’, as part of a global campaign on 6 September.
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  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 9:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 25-year-old woman is in Vaiola Hospital after sustaining serious injuries when she was hit by a vehicle while walking in Havelu on Sunday morning, September 9.
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  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 8:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Piukala Laumanu (52) was named as the pedestrian who died early Saturday morning, September 8 after being hit by a vehicle, whose driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, at Nualei.
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  • Tuesday 11 September 2018 5:57pm


    London, United Kingdom
    : This year, extreme weather conditions have ravaged our planet, subjecting vulnerable communities around the world to the ever-increasing impacts of climate change. With each passing day, we learn more about – and experience directly – the dangerous consequences of extracting and burning fossil fuels. Floods, droughts, and wildfires are becoming deadlier, and weather patterns more severe. By Christiana Figueres and May Boeve.
  • Monday 10 September 2018 10:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new Foreign Exchange Control Act 2018 that gives the National Reserve Bank of Tonga sweeping powers to selectively stop Tongan residents from investing offshore and from holding overseas bank accounts, property and other offshore assets, is not currently being enforced. The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, Dr Ngongo Kioa, said today that the new Act awaits regulations and directives from Crown Law.
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  • Monday 10 September 2018 6:24pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two men and a teenage girl accused in the armed robbery shootings at two petrol stations in Fanga and Veitongo, were further remanded in police custody to appear on Monday, September 24 at Fasi Magistrate's Court in Nuku'alofa. Another female accused was released.
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  • Monday 10 September 2018 6:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A new classroom building constructed by the Government of Japan for the students at Hofoa Government Primary School, was commissioned on Friday, September 7.
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  • Monday 10 September 2018 6:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A male pedestrian died on Saturday morning, September 8 after being hit by a vehicle, whose driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, at Nualei.
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  • Friday 7 September 2018 8:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's National Retirement Benefit Fund Board has taken up a 15% shareholding of the government-owned Tonga Development Bank, under a current restructuring of its capital base. The Minister of Finance said that the legislative amendments will not only remove the TDB from being under the Public Enterprises Act, but also change the ministerial responsibility.
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  • Friday 7 September 2018 5:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 46-year-old man from Lapaha has been charged with drunk driving after crashing his vehicle into a high voltage power pole last night, September 6 causing a temporary power outage for all the Central Business District.
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  • Friday 7 September 2018 5:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Selemana Fonua who was sentenced to two-years imprisonment, after being convicted of theft and falsification of accounts, was taken straight to Hu'atolitoli Prison today, after loosing her appeal.
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  • Friday 7 September 2018 5:17pm


    Nauru
    : Partnerships and cooperation are vital for building a strong and secure Blue Pacific continent, said President of Nauru and Forum Chair President Baron Divavesi Waqa, at the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru on 4 September.
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  • Friday 7 September 2018 4:49pm


    Yaren, Nauru
    : All 18 member states of the Pacific Islands Forum, including Tonga, have endorsed the “Boe Declaration” which reaffirms that climate change is the “single greatest threat” to the Pacific Region, in Nauru on Wednesday 5 September, the final day of the 49th PIF Leaders Meeting.
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