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  • Wednesday 13 February 2019 4:11pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : 'Atenisi Institute was unsuccessful in its application to the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court for an interim injunction to restrain the Tonga National Qualifications and Accreditation Board from imposing certain conditions on the independent education provider.
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  • Tuesday 12 February 2019 7:09pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Five men charged with murder in the death of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) who was beaten at and outside Tali’eva Bar, are due to appear in Court on Monday, February 18.
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  • Tuesday 12 February 2019 7:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Siosateki Uikelotu Tu‘itufu (19) was sentenced to life imprisonment after a jury found him guilty of murdering 18-year-old ‘Ailine Finau, whom he repeatedly assaulted with a machete in February last year.
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  • Tuesday 12 February 2019 4:51pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Final submissions by legal counsel in the trial of Siosateki Uikelotu Tu’itufu (19) charged with the murder of ‘Ailine Finau (18), whom he is alleged to have repeatedly assaulted with a machete was completed on February 11.
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  • Monday 11 February 2019 5:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Ma’ati Voni Lino was acquitted of reckless driving causing grievous bodily harm, after the Prosecution had no evidence to prove the charge during a trial at the Supreme Court.
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  • Sunday 10 February 2019 1:43pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 179th Anniversary of New Zealand’s National Day, Waitangi Day was celebrated on February 6, at the High Commissioner’s residence, Va’epopua, attended by Tonga's PM Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, who expressed dismay that some NZ politicians claimed that Tonga is a “failed state”.
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  • Sunday 10 February 2019 11:02am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A tropical cyclone warning for Tonga was cancelled this morning as the low pressure system TD07F (that was Tropical Cyclone Neil) moves away from Tongatapu and 'Eua to the Southeast. The capital, Nuku'alofa, enjoyed patches of sunshine this morning, with fresh east to southeast winds.
  • Saturday 9 February 2019 9:08pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tropical Cyclone Neil (Cat.1) is expected to pass directly over Tonga tonight, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 55 knots (101km/hr) in Ha'apai and Tongatapu. The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre at 8:00pm tonight, Saturday February 9, stated that a heavy rain warning and flash flood advisory is now in force for all of Tonga.
  • Friday 8 February 2019 4:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A first group of five Tongan patients who under went serious surgical operations in India are returning to Tonga this month, and this year more Tongan patients are expected to travel half way around the world for cancer treatments.
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  • Friday 8 February 2019 12:59pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two Tongan Navy patrol boats were moved out from Masefield Naval Base at Touliki to anchor in deeper water offshore this morning, as a low pressure system brought strong winds and gales into Tongatapu. Strong winds and heavy rain are expected to continue throughout the day and more rough weather is forecast for the weekend. Tonga Met maintained a storm warning in its 1:00pm advisory.