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Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan Cabinet Minister, Hon. Viliami Manuopangai Hingano, passed away yesterday, 10 June 2022, at the Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, the Prime Minister’s Office announced today.
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Tuesday 5 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cause of death of a New Zealand couple in Vava'u, was electrocution and was likely accidental, a formal inquest conducted during the weekend has found.
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Monday 4 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The deaths of a New Zealand couple, whose bodies were found at 'Utungake in Vava'u on Saturday, are being investigated by Tonga Police. The deaths were described as “a tragedy” by ...
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Thursday 3 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people have been confirmed to have drowned last week in Vava’u, a 17 year old youth, and a 30 year old woman in separate incidents.
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Monday 13 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Lord Ma’afu (66) passed away early Sunday morning, December 12 at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. The Prime Minister’s Office said today that details of the funeral program will be announced in due course.
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Thursday 2 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A prisoner, Mikaele Hoponoa Pahulu (41) is charged with manslaughter in the death of Nafetalai Latu (71), who was a patient at the Psychiatric Ward in Vaiola Hospital in 2019.
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Tuesday 27 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man and child died in a house fire early this morning July 27, opposite the Nuku’alofa Central Police Station, on Salote Road. Seven people were in the house during the blaze and five escaped. Three survivors remain in Vaiola Hospital.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
90-year old Peter Warner, died in Australia yesterday. The famous sailor reportedly drowned when his boat rolled at the dangerous Ballina Bar, off the coast of Byron Bay, NSW.
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Saturday 11 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a man, found floating on the shoreline of ‘Eua after it was struck by Cyclone Harold on Thursday Morning, 9 April, was not a cyclone victim, authorities confirmed today. 'Eua suffered the greatest impact of the cyclone in Tonga.
Monday 3 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of a 25-year-old woman whose body was found at a home in Sopu on January 28 has been ruled a suicide. This is the third suicide death this year.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No arrest has been made in relation to the homicide death of a couple in their early 50s who were found dead with stab wounds to their heads and necks on Sunday afternoon, February 25, at a bush allotment in Lakepa, Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death toll is at one from severe Tropical Cyclone Gita on the night of Monday February 12, while three people suffering major injuries were admitted to Vaiola Hospital, in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A Tongan national, Pesi Tuivai (44) has been confirmed to be one of four victims who passed away after a devastating collision between two cars on a New Zealand highway yesterday afternoon 10 October.
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Thursday 17 August 2017

Cooranbong, NSW, Australia
A Tongan-born and influential Australian Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Pastor, Athal Tolhurst (82), was laid to rest yesterday in Cooranbong, Australia. Tolhurst passed away on August 7 after being airlifted from Tonga where he had suffered a stroke.
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Friday 11 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49-year-old man from Kolomotu’a has been charged with manslaughter over the death of Isileli Palu (36), who was electrocuted while erecting tents at a family home in Kolomotu’a last week. Isileli, a New Zealand citizen, was visiting Tonga to attend his father’s funeral and was helping out with preparations.
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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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Monday 18 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A driver and two passengers, including a 14-year-old boy, died when the rental car they were in crashed into a coconut tree at Kolonga early this morning, Monday 18 July. A fourth passenger survived and is in critical condition.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King's Mātapule, Motu'apuaka of Te'ekiu, passed away at the weekend at the age of 68, in Las Vegas, USA, his family has confirmed.
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Thursday 7 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mateni Topui (62) from the village of Navutoka, in eastern Tongatapu died at Vaiola Hospital on Monday morning 4 January after drinking from a bottle of hazardous weed killing chemicals, which is alleged was mistaken for Tongan medicine.
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Thursday 8 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two people have died and two more have serious injuries after being hit by vehicles at Ma'ufanga and Hihifo Road, while one woman was electrocuted after touching a wire at her home in Kolomotu'a, in the first week of the New Year.
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