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Thursday 10 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI bestowed honours of the Royal Military Order of Saint George to members of His Majesty’s Armed Forces and Tonga Police on May 4.
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Wednesday 20 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As government offices closed for the holidays Christmas cheer was spread in Nuku’alofa today by brass bands from Tonga Police and His Majesty's Armed Forces.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Port Vila, Vanuatu
A platoon of Royal Tonga Marines from His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) has joined the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to evacuate around 11,000 residents from the active volcanic Ambae Island in Vanuatu on 30 September.
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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Search and Rescue Coordination Training over four days this week aims to increase understanding and coordination between agencies involved in Maritime Search and Rescue in Tonga, where 86 lives have been saved from 24 marine SAR operations.
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Sunday 6 August 2017

Vava'u, Tonga
Twisted ankles, severe dehydration, and even a bite from a gigantic Golden Orb Weaver spider were just a few of the maladies a medical team from the Nevada Air Guard treated in Vava'u, during Exercise Tafakula, a biennial, multi-national military exercise hosted by the Kingdom of Tonga in late July. The medics were requested by Tonga to also evaluate medical readiness of HMAF.
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Both His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) and Tonga Police confirmed today that they were not involved in a massive cocaine seizure by the French navy from a yacht "off Tongan waters" in recent days. French media reported today that over 1.4 tonnes of cocaine was seized from a sailing boat.
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Tuesday 13 June 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meeting in Nuku'alofa today, military participants from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Australia, United States, and Tonga’s HMAF are taking part in a three-day military legal workshop, relating to defence forces' deployment to another country in times of crisis.
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Tuesday 6 June 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI will celebrate his 58th birthday in Vava’u in July this year, with various festivities.
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Tuesday 30 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A soldier trainer who injured a recruit by burning him with an iron has been court-martialed and kicked out of the Tongan army.
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Friday 26 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The grieving family of Oscar Taione (31,) a fireman recruit who collapsed during a training run at Pelehake and died a week ago on May 19, said today they still don't fully understand what happened to him and they have not set a funeral date, because his body has not been released to them.
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Wednesday 24 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Oscar Taione (31) a fireman recruit died on Friday morning, May 19 after collapsing during a training run at Pelehake. A post mortem is expected to be held sometime this week to determine the cause of death.
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Tuesday 25 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who was missing at sea since Saturday was located by the RNZAF Orion aircraft at around 3:00pm today, Tupouniua Veamatahau from Holonga was spotted waving from a life raft, floating 13km South East of 'Eua island.
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Friday 23 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas cheer is being spread around Nuku’alofa this week with bands performing at various venues in Nuku’alofa, despite the hot weather.
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Monday 25 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training for Tonga Police, Defence and airport staff aiming to better coordinate their responses in major operations - whether natural disasters or man-made emergencies - was held from July 20-21, at Police headquarters in Longolongo.
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Thursday 30 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will mark his 57th birthday on Monday, 4 July a public holiday in Tonga.
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Monday 30 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An allied effort to combat potential drug trafficking in the South Pacific brought together 10 Tongan and American agencies in Nuku'alofa to exchange the latest information on drug identification as part of the Nevada National Guard / Kingdom of Tonga State Partnership Program between May 9-13.
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Friday 11 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan Taskforce Group is assisting disaster relief efforts at Vanua Balavu and the surrounding islands on the northern Lau Group including delivering water supplies, following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston, last month.
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Monday 30 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A judgement over the legitimacy of the succession by Lord Fielakepa to the hereditary title Fielakepa will be delivered on Friday, 4 December after he was challenged in a land case brought by his nephew, Tupou Tongaliuaki Aleamotu’a, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 9 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Remembrance Sunday Service to remember the Tongan soldiers who served and fell on the battlefields of the First and the Second World Wars, was held yesterday, 8 November, at a new location at the front of the National Flag Station, Mala’e Pangai. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 4 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tafakula, a multi-national military exercise is being held in Tongatapu from Thursday August 27 to Saturday 11 September.
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