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Monday 23 September 2019

New York, USA
Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on September 21 at UN Headquarters in New York.
Monday 23 September 2019

New York, USA
Youth leaders from more than 140 countries and territories, including Tonga’s dual sport Olympian and UNICEF Pacific Ambassador, Pita Taufatofua, and Greta Thunberg, a prominent young climate activist from Sweden, gathered at the first UN Youth Climate Summit to voice their demands for urgent climate action in New York, USA, on 21 September.
Monday 23 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kelikupa Maile (33) from Longolongo was convicted of serious housebreaking and theft of goods valued at around $14,990 pa'anga from his neighbour's home in December last year.
Monday 23 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five-years imprisonment sentence was imposed on a 66-year-old man who was convicted of incest in Tongatapu.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal against a Magistrate decision, which granted a bail variation to the Minister for Justice Hon Vuna Fa’otusia allowing him to travel outside of Tonga, was dismissed by a Supreme Court judge after finding the appeal was misconceived and had no merit.
Thursday 19 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva (78) was laid to rest today, September 19 at the Telekava Cemetery, Kolomotu'a after lying in State for two nights at St George Government Building.
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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A reckless impatient driver caused the death of a child by overtaking and travelling at a speed through Tatakamotonga village in a vehicle that he knew had faulty brakes, The 28-year-old man was sentenced to two years six months imprisonment, which was fully suspended by the judge, who urged drivers to exercise more care and attention, “and most importantly restraint and patience,” with so many vehicles are on Tonga's roads.
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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand’s oldest school, Wesley College, is trying to track down former students from Tonga to join in celebrations of its 175th anniversary in Auckland on 26-27 October.
Tuesday 17 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cortege of Prime Minister Hon Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport on September 17 and was conveyed to the St George Government Building, where the Prime Minister Lies in State for two nights of vigil.
Tuesday 17 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of 35 medical professionals from Open Heart International (OHI) in Australia are currently in Tonga performing open heart surgery on locals with rheumatic heart disease. The lead surgeon stressed that Tongans need to try and prevent acute rheumatic fever, a disease that occurs from having tonsillitis that is not treated with antibiotics early enough.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A female body that was found washed up on a beach in 'Eua on September 12 has not yet been identified. Tonga Police are awaiting a report from a pathologist.
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Monday 16 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The program for the State Funeral of Tonga's Prime Minister, the late Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva, remains uncertain after Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika sent out an urgent press release at 1:13am this morning (Monday) saying a draft programme had been released “by mistake”.
Sunday 15 September 2019

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Arrangements for the state funeral of the late Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva who died in Auckland last week, are expected to be confirmed by the Prime Minister's Office on Monday 16 September. A tentative programme released at the weekend stated that the funeral party will depart at 2:00pm on Tuesday from RNZAF Whenuapai Airport, with repatriation by the Royal New Zealand Airforce, arriving in Tonga at a time to be confirmed, with interment on Thursday.
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Sunday 15 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau‘u gave a cultural presentation at the launching of the book ‘Songs & Poems of Queen Sālote’ (Reprinted, 2019 Vava'u Press) on September 10 in Nuku’alofa. Queen Nanasipau‘u was one of three Presenters who offered different perspectives of the compositions which form an important part of Tonga’s cultural heritage. The launch also celebrated 40 years of publishing in Tonga by Vava‘u Press Ltd.
Sunday 15 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Local Tongan outrigger canoe athlete, Malakai ‘Ahokava (36), is aiming to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in kayak sprints with two-time Olympian Pita Taufatofua, after having a taste of high level competition last month in Szeged, Hungary. “If this sport is brought to Tonga, I’m telling you, it is a natural fit for Tongan people. Because Tongans are strong,” he says. By Eleanor Gee
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Friday 13 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Frank Endacott has been announced as the new Mate Ma’a Tonga coach for the upcoming games against Great Britain and Australia in the Oceania Series to be played in New Zealand later this year. He is joined by new coaching staff who are former professional rugby league players of Tongan heritage, Duane Mann, Manu Vatuvei and Leslie Vainikolo.
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Friday 13 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A body was found washed up on a beach on the north west coastline in ‘Eua on September 12.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new ambulance donated from the Rotary Club of Christchurch Sunrise in New Zealand was handed over to Vaiola Hospital on September 12.
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Friday 13 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Funeral arrangements are being planned for Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva (78) who died on September 12 at Auckland City Hospital. The arrangements are awaiting approval from Cabinet before being released.
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Friday 13 September 2019

Brisbane, Australia
The Brisbane Tongan Community have expressed sadness at the passing of the Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon Samuela 'Akilisi Pōhiva in Auckland, New Zealand.
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