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Tuesday 11 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government has not found a piece of land to build an 18-holes golf course for the 2019 Pacific Games, the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told parliament this morning, 11 October. After today’s parliamentary session, Tonga’s hosting of the 2019 appears uncertain. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Cardiff, Wales
Substandard facilities and medical cover in Tonga and Samoa have caused the Welsh Rugby Union to reconsider the destinations of their summer tour next year according to Welsh media.
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Friday 7 October 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan born New Zealander, Nailini Helu’s win of two Women’s heavyweight titles on 24 September against New Zealander kickboxer, Ange Davis, was short lived after a massive backlash on social media in the New Zealand Boxing Community. An appeal that was lodged after the fight declared the bout a draw.
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Thursday 6 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) today named Siale Piutau as Captain to lead the 30 man 'Ikale Tahi squad to tour Europe next month playing three test matches in Spain and Italy.
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Friday 23 September 2016

Sydney, Australia
Velocity Trade Tonga Schools Rugby Team completed a successful tour of New South Wales, Australia, competing in three matches against NSW Catholic Combined Colleges, NSW Combined High Schools and BMW Australian Schools Barbarians, coming away with two wins and a loss.
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Monday 22 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Surprise! Pita Taufatofua was not carrying Tonga’s flag at the Closing Ceremony of Rio 2016 this afternoon, instead he made a brief appearance on stage, oiled up and ready to party, much to the delight of his fans. The media were looking out for him. Here’s what some had to say:
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Wednesday 17 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A foul-mouthed rant on social media by Tongan Olympic Team member Amini Fonua over the last week has spun out of control with the athlete at Rio baring his buttocks for a shared photograph.
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Sunday 14 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fiji Sevens victorious gold medal win and defining moment in Olympic history showcases a real display of what can be achieved for all Pacific Islanders, in particular our young Tongan men and women. - Chris Chapman
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Friday 12 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tributes and congratulations were flowing on social media today for the fantastic Fiji Rugby 7s team after their Olympic Gold Medal win at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic this morning (Tonga time) as the Fijians made headlines around the world.
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Friday 12 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In an increasingly globalized world where people are citizens of more than one country, representation by athletes at nationalistic sporting events such as the Olympic Games is really made up of a fusion of international talent regardless of what flag they walk under.
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Saturday 6 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Olympic flag bearer Pita Taufatofua became an instant internet sensation when he walked into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics today [noon-4:00pm Tonga time] dressed like a Tongan dancer glistening with oil. Pita's attracted a lot of attention for Tonga and also for his sport Taekwondo. After this he's sure to win some modelling contracts as the hottest man today in a town that's known for its appreciation of the body beautiful. Here's what Twitter and the news media are talking about:
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Friday 5 August 2016

Wellington, New Zealand
Four players of Tongan heritage in the Wellington Hurricanes are set to face the Johannesburg Lions in the 2016 Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium in Wellington tomorrow night Saturday August 6. Loni ‘Uhila, Vaea Fifita, Willis Halaholo and Ngani Laumape are all fantastic, says their manager.
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Friday 22 July 2016

Christchurch, New Zealand
Australian-Tongan boxer Solomon Haumono was defeated last night by number one IBF contender and New Zealand champion Joseph Parker at the Horncastle fight arena in Christchurch, New Zealand. The fight was ended by a controversial stoppage in the fourth round.
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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The draw for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup was announced yesterday, July 19, by its organising committee. Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have been confirmed as the hosts of the World Cup, from October 27 to December 2 next year. Tonga will play in pool B of the World Cup matched up against New Zealand, Samoa and Scotland.
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Friday 1 July 2016

Brisbane, Australia
Taniela Tupou, widely known as "Tongan Thor", will make his run on Super Rugby debut tonight with the Queensland Reds. The 20-year-old, 135kg prop who went to school in Auckland, New Zealand, hopes to play for the Wallabies in the future.
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Monday 27 June 2016
Apia, Samoa
Tonga’s Ikale Tahi lost its last game in the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) on Saturday to a determined Samoa going down 30-10 in Apia, Samoa. The loss puts Fiji and Samoa in leading contention for the two direct qualifying spots available for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Friday 24 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Wallabies winger, Cooper Vuna, was not able to inspire Tonga’s Sevens team at the Monaco Sevens last weekend, missing out on the last qualifying spot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Tuesday 21 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Heavyweight boxer Nailini Helu, a Tongan born New Zealander, won her second professional fight against Sarah Long by unanimous decision in New Zealand last Saturday and is now the leading contender for the New Zealand title.
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Friday 17 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi team to play against Georgia on Saturday, 18 June in Suva was named by Head Coach Toutai Kefu today.
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Friday 17 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Sevens rugby team has enlisted the help of former Wallabies player, Cooper Vuna, to win their matches at this weekend’s Olympic repechage tournament in Monaco - the last chance available to qualify for the Rio Olympics.
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