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Results for Tonga

Sunday 25 July 2021

Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga is through to the Rugby World Cup 2023 Asia/Pacific Play-off after defeating the Cook Islands 54-10 in Pukekohe on Saturday.
Saturday 24 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's internet sensation Pita Taufatofua @pitaTofua today congratulated Tonga's flag bearer Malia Paseka. “So proud to walk along side our first ever female taekwondo Olympian!” he tweeted this morning after the opening ceremony of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, amid a tweet storm of appreciation for his much anticipated shirtless appearance in the Olympic athletes parade.
Friday 23 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 240 passengers who were repatriated to Tonga from New Zealand on June 30 have tested negative for COVID-19.
Friday 23 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A repatriation flight that was being discussed to come from Brisbane, Australia has been suspended until further notice, said MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma'u today.
Friday 23 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple who have the same father have been placed on good behaviour for two-years, after they were convicted of incest at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
Thursday 22 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan athletes will take part at the Tokyo Olympics, starting with the opening ceremony, at 8:00pm Japan time, which will be shown on local TV in Tonga on 23 July (midnight Tongan time).
Thursday 22 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Two pregnant women in their early 30s from Lami were among the 21 new COVID-19 deaths in Fiji reported as new infections and deaths surge there. Neither of the pregnant women had been vaccinated. “Maternal deaths due to COVID-19 are a clear indication of the severity of this outbreak,” said Fiji Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong, who urged Fijians to stay at home.
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Thursday 22 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Noelani Day, who has spent most of her life swimming in the Pacific Ocean, is Tonga’s first homegrown swimmer representing the kingdom at her first Olympic Games in Tokyo. By Eleanor Gee.
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Thursday 22 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Limited “public hearings” organised by a Parliamentary Standing Committee will be held today and tomorrow at undisclosed locations for registered attendees to talk about a new “Tonga Sports and Recreation Bill 2021”. The bill proposes an Act that, critics argue, will give government new powers to direct activities of independent national sports associations, and give politicians more control over how funding for sports is used.
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Thursday 22 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to support the development of E-Government, and improved digital services in Tonga was launched last week by the Ministry of Finance. In Tonga, a legal and regulatory framework and cyber security framework needs to be put into place first, to enable further e-government services to be built.
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Thursday 22 July 2021

Canberra, Australia
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala (35) has graduated with a Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University in Canberra. This is his second master's degree.
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Wednesday 21 July 2021

Twickenham, United Kingdom
Tonga’s ‘Ikale Tahi rugby team is set to play England at Twickenham on November 6. England's Rugby Football Union (RFU), will also make a donation to Tonga Rugby, as a good will gesture.
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Wednesday 21 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An $11 million pa’anga Intensive Care Unit with five beds for critically ill patients with infectious diseases, including COVID-19, will be installed at Vaiola Hospital by March 2022. It will also facilitate remote telemedicine consultations with ICU specialist doctors and nurses in Japan, and ICU training.
Wednesday 21 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kalafitoni Toluta’u (43) was found guilty today of possession of 2.80 grams of methamphetamine seized at a tax allotment in 'Utulau on July 28, 2018. He will be sentenced on September 15, at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 21 July 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
A 34-year-old man jointly charged with the murder of Tongan seasonal worker, Hiko Lynch (23) in Blenheim, Marlborough has been denied bail. He is remanded in custody to appear in September.
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Wednesday 21 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Survivors of domestic violence or gender-based violence in Tonga can now access justice with more comprehensive legal support provided online by the Tonga Family Protection Legal Aid Centre.
Tuesday 20 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Team Tonga swimmer, Amini Fonua (31), is looking forward to a memorable third Olympic Games in Tokyo. He has represented Tonga at three consecutive summer games. He is set to compete in the 100m breaststroke event on 24 July. By Eleanor Gee
Tuesday 20 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A delivery of 9,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured in Australia, arrived at Fua’amotu International Airport today, July 20. These doses will be used for vulnerable groups on the outer island of Vava'u.
Tuesday 20 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
Fiji has recorded 784 new cases of COVID-19 for the 24-hour period ending at 8am on July 19. There have also been 15 new COVID-19 deaths from July 12-19, raising the death toll to 113, according to the Fiji Ministry of Health and Social Services latest data update.
Tuesday 20 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To date, over 10,758 people have received their second AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination on Tongatapu.
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