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  • Wednesday 11 April 2018 4:06pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tropical Cyclone Keni (category 2) has moved away from Tonga locating 415km south of Nuku’alofa at noon today, after bringing heavy rain, lightning and strong wind. In cental Nuku'alofa, government offices, schools and majority of businesses were closed today.
  • Wednesday 11 April 2018 4:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three men were arrested last night, April 10 for alleged theft and drunk driving during a Police Operation for Tropical Cyclone Keni in Nuku'alofa.
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  • Wednesday 11 April 2018 4:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : All eight patients at Niu’eiki Hospital in Angaha were evacuated at 8:00am this morning, after 50 percent of the hospital's roof was blown off by Tropical Cyclone Keni.
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  • Tuesday 10 April 2018 5:35pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tropical Cyclone Keni, on its current track, is expected to be a Category 1 system, when located about 300km southwest of Nuku’alofa tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 11. Air New Zealand has cancelled tonight's flights between Auckland and Tonga and return.
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  • Tuesday 10 April 2018 3:12pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni which has intensified into a Category 3 in Fiji waters, is expected to be about 265km southwest of Nuku’alofa tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 11.
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  • Tuesday 10 April 2018 2:56pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tevita 'Ekuasi (21) from Kala'au remains missing at the Houma Blow Holes after jumping into the sea on Sunday, April 8.
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  • Monday 9 April 2018 5:56pm


    Apia, Samoa
    : Fourteen-year-old Noelani Day has made history becoming the youngest person to complete the 22.3km Apolima Strait Solo Swim, placing third overall in Samoa, on Friday 6 April. She completed the swim in 8 hours, 11 minutes, and 12 seconds. Battling severe conditions, Noelani dedicated her swim to Tongan girls and youth in sports - to encourage them to always pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles are before them.
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  • Monday 9 April 2018 5:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There were mixed results for Team Tonga at the Commonwealth Games over the weekend and today. Finau ‘Ohuafi won the first heat of the Men’s 50m Freestyle with a time of 26.07, but he didn't make the top 16 athletes in the Men’s 50m Freestyle semi-finals to be held later tonight. Other athletes also competed today in lawn bowls, weightlifting, athletics and boxing.
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  • Monday 9 April 2018 5:49pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Rotting boxes of meat were destroyed in Pangai, Ha’apai on Friday, April 6 after arriving in putrid unrefrigerated containers on the MV ‘Otuanga'ofa ferry from Tongatapu. Metuisela Falesiva, Head of the Food Division, said they were dismayed by the incident and warned that retailers need to ensure proper storage
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  • Monday 9 April 2018 3:50pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Tropical Cyclone Alert was issued for Tonga today by the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in response to Tropical Cyclone Keni, Category 1, that could affect Tongatapu and 'Eua land areas and coastal waters in the next 48-hours.
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  • Monday 9 April 2018 2:37pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A man remains missing at the Houma Blow Holes (Pupu’a Puhi) after he allegedly jumped into the sea on Sunday, April 8.
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  • Sunday 8 April 2018 12:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, made conflicting statements about Tonga’s political reform and the administration of law and order in the country this week, during his latest bid to take over executive powers that were given by parliament to the Privy Council under Constitutional changes in 2010. - By Pesi Fonua.
  • Friday 6 April 2018 6:42pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Prizes were awarded to winners of an Easter Quick Rip Rugby Lightning Tournament, by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga HE Tiffany Babington. The event included mixed teams. "I encourage the girls to get out there because they are just as good as the boys," she said.
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  • Friday 6 April 2018 6:08pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A dormitory building for the Montfort Technical Institute is being constructed with USD$87,831 Japanese grant ($186,000 pa’anga) at Fangaloto.
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  • Friday 6 April 2018 6:05pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Police are looking for a cow that was stolen from a plantation at Sia’atoutai in Tongatapu on March 26.
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  • Friday 6 April 2018 6:04pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : More than $1,000 pa’anga was stolen during a break-in at a business operated by the ‘Uiha and Sons Ltd on Salote Road on March 29.
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  • Friday 6 April 2018 6:03pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Moli Vakalahi (51) has been named by Police as the pedestrian who died on Tuesday night, April 3 after he was hit by a vehicle, while walking on the side of Taufa’ahau Road at Veitongo.
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  • Thursday 5 April 2018 6:18pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Swimmer, Finau ‘Ohuafi was just inched out of third place in the 50m Butterfly heat 1 this afternoon. In Lawn Bowls, Malia Kioa lost to Australia and current world champion, but won against Zambia, and in Boxing, John Moleni narrowly went down to Scotland.
  • Thursday 5 April 2018 6:15pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Four students at the Christ’s University in Pacific in Nuku’alofa were awarded scholarships to study Marine Biology in China, by Princess Pilolevu Tuita, on April 5.
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  • Thursday 5 April 2018 5:42pm


    Canberra, Australia
    : ACT Brumbies back-rower Lachlan McCaffrey will visit Tonga on April 30 to assist with coaching clinics in various communities and give away rugby kits.
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