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Friday 31 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drug users are headed to prison or the cemetery, warns Ned Cook, Team Leader for the Salvation Army Alcohol and Drugs Awareness Centre in Nuku’alofa. Some people in Tonga are trying drugs out of curiosity, especially methamphetamine, he told Matangi Tonga this week. “But if you keep experimenting with it, the addiction will grab hold of you”. Unfortunately, the services they provide at present "don't reach those desperately needing help".
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Thursday 19 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three people have died following a fatal accident in the early hours of last Saturday morning, 14 October, in Neiafu, Vava’u. They were passengers in the open back of a double-cab van heading towards Neiafu, when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a steep area.
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Wednesday 24 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Unhealthy people who become sick from eating the wrong foods are placing a huge economic burden on the government’s health systems, while 99% of adult Tongans currently remain at risk from so-called “lifestyle diseases”. Now a new government strategy will place the emphasis on young people, to give them a healthy start to life - but starting with the young means starting before babies are born.
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament yesterday, July 28, passed a Bill, raising the alcoholic drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. Alcohol is blamed for fuelling violent behaviour by some teenagers. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 5 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 2014 World Health Organisation (WHO) report on binge drinking has stated that 12% of Tongan males over the age of 15 years are “heavy episodic drinkers” (binge drinkers).
Friday 10 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A party of excessive drinking resulted in a man getting so drunk that he killed his cousin, the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court heard.
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