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Wednesday 4 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man from Folaha died on Tuesday night, April 3 after he was hit by a vehicle, while walking on the side of Taufa’ahau Road at Veitongo.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Selemana Fonua was sentenced to two-years imprisonment after being convicted of theft and false accounting of $21,299 pa’anga from Tanoa Hotel (Tonga) in 2015.
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Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A criminal trial that was to start on April 3 in Neiafu, Vava'u, during a Supreme Court circuit has been adjourned after a man accused of indecent assault was reported to have fled Vava'u.
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Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men, who were arrested in relation to the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis at a home in Ngele'ia on Thursday, March 29, have been charged.
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Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been charged after being found in possession of a firearm and ammunitions at a home in Fasi on Thursday, March 29.
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Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Editor would like to clarify a statement in our article entitled "PM’s Cabinet incomplete". The statement was contained in a report of a Press Conference with the Prime Minister on March 23. We audio-recorded the press conference.
Thursday 29 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen seasonal program workers were awarded a business certificate of completion today, 29 March, at an awards event to support their long-term business goals in Tonga. The four week ‘Your Enterprise Scheme’ business program, is the first to be piloted in Tonga.
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Thursday 29 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Elisapeti Makoni Lavakei’aho Langi was sworn in as a Senior Magistrate on March 29, becoming only the second woman in this position in Tonga.
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Wednesday 28 March 2018

London, United Kingdom
A feature documentary ‘Leitis in Waiting’, about Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, a transgender minority group fighting for equality, will premiere at the Festival of Commonwealth Film at the British Museum in London on 14-15 April.
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Wednesday 28 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sunia Mailau who is serving a prison sentence of nine-years nine-months for brutal offences, that included serious indecent assaults of his own daughter, had his appeal dismissed by the Tonga Court of Appeal, who agreed with the trial judge that the victim was subjected to a terrifying and traumatising period of abuse.
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Wednesday 28 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Armed robber, Samuela 'Alatini, who shot a woman in the leg in a 2008 robbery, was successful in his appeal, when his 18-years imprisonment sentence quashed and replaced with 12-years nine-months.
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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Friendly Islands Satellite Communications Company Ltd. (Tongasat) has won an appeal against the Minister of Revenue and Customs and will not have to pay about $17 million pa’anga in consumption tax, in regards to the use of Tonga’s orbital slots.
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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tokaikolo Church (Siasi Tokaikolo 'ia Kalaisi) claimed back the ownership of church buildings on a property in Kolomotu'a that was being used by a break away congregation, after winning an appeal against a 2017 Supreme Court decision, on March 26. The appeal was against Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa, Kava Fa’oliu, Sione Maile, Mo'ui Fo'ou 'ia Kalaisi Fellowship and the Minister of Lands.
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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand born Tongan, Albert Mateni, aims to inspire Pacific youth with his theatre play, ‘Hearts of Men’ with an all Tongan cast set to debut on 5 – 14 April at the Mangere Arts Centre in New Zealand. The multi-talented 26-year-old is self funding the play and also acting in it.
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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Woman boxer Magan Maka will be Tonga’s flag bearer at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia next month. TASANOC announced yesterday that the 24-year-old will lead Tonga’s team of 13 athletes in the parade of nations on 15 April. The announcement comes a week after Government banned women's boxing from public schools.
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Tuesday 27 March 2018

Over 200 Class 4 and 5 students from primary schools throughout Tonga competed against each other in the 8th Tonga National Soroban Competition at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall on March 22.
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Monday 26 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The composition of the Tongan Cabinet has not been completed, “we are still working on it,” the Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva told a Press Conference that he called on Friday, 23 March. By Pesi Fonua.
Monday 26 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Three container loads of building supplies from Fletcher Building South Pacific are set to arrive in Tonga to assist in rebuilding cyclone-damaged homes of people most in need. "We had 20 tonnes of donated roofing iron, which is enough to help repair around 25 homes,” said South Pacific General Manager Brent Leach.
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Monday 26 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan noble and former Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano had his case adjourned to April 23 after appearing at the Fasi Magistrate’s Court today, where the Crown revealed he will face additional counts relating to unlawful possession of a firearm.
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Friday 23 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police have charged two teenage boys aged 16 and 17 with assaulting and robbing a 61-year-old Chinese woman in Lapaha on Sunday night 18 March. The woman, Rui Yun Chen, remains in hospital and is in stable condition.
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