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Sunday 11 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A hurricane warning remains in force for Vava’u, Ha'apai, Tongatapu and 'Eua. A strong wind warning remains in force for the Niuas. Very destructive hurricane force winds are expected from Monday morning. Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita, category 3, was located 750km east-northeast of Nuku'alofa or 645km east south east of Vava'u or 650km east of Lifuka at 10:00am Sunday morning. The cyclone is moving south about 12 knots and expected to gradually turn and move southwest today.
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Saturday 10 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Coconut oil kept Tonga's Pita Taufatofua warm last night as the double Olympian ignored sub-zero temperatures, while he carried the Tongan flag bare-chested, wearing only a Tongan dance costume and flip-flops, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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Friday 9 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Court of Appeal session is expected to begin on March 19, in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 9 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Fifita (25) is named as the man arrested and charged in relation to the housebreaking and theft of more than $10,000 pa’anga at Office Equipment premises on January 6.
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Friday 9 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pita Taufatofua will hold Tonga’s flag aloft again tonight at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The bare-chested and well-oiled Pita who made his name at the 2016 Rio Olympics, intends to wear his shirt this time.
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Thursday 8 February 2018
Suva, Fiji
UNICEF is calling for urgent action to protect children from a host of risks and harms online around the world including the Pacific, as part of its Safer Internet Day message this week. Tonga is playing its part with cyber safety programmes being delivered in the kingdom in partnership with UNICEF, who reports that that one in three internet users worldwide is a child.
Thursday 8 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hateni Kaufusi (32) who is charged with murder in relation to the death of Tolifili Tu'alau (27), appeared at the Nukunuku Magistrate’s Court on February 8, and was moved to Hu'atolitoli Prison until February 15.
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Wednesday 7 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five-year Quick Rip rugby health program was launched on February 6 in Nuku’alofa with ambassadors Former All Black Pita ‘Alatini and Black Fern Charlene Gubb taking the game across Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 7 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A car agent at Longlongo who orders used cars from Japan has been charged with obtaining money, reportedly $20,300 pa’anga by false pretense from a client.
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Wednesday 7 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tolifili Tu'alau is the 27-year-old victim who died after he was found with stab wounds on February 4, near a road at Fatai on Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 6 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventeen teachers working in vocational education in Tonga completed an Australian recognized Certificate IV in Training and Assessment course on Friday, February 2.
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Tuesday 6 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual induction meeting for district and town officers in Tonga, aimed to improve the effectiveness of local government, was held on February 5-6, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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Monday 5 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As dengue cases increase to 52 on Tongatapu as of this afternoon, 5 February, a medical officer from the Ministry of Health admitted they lack the ability to treat hemorrhagic dengue because they are waiting to replace a broken centrifuge. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 5 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 30-year-old man was arrested with 1.2 kg of cannabis at Nafanua wharf in ‘Eua on January 25.
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Monday 5 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old man from Te'ekiu is charged with murder in relation to the death of a 27-year-old man who died last night, February 4, after his body was found injured with stab wounds near a road at Fatai.
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Friday 2 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year old man has been detained in custody to be sentenced on two counts of rape committed in 2013, after being convicted at the Supreme Court.
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Friday 2 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the housebreaking and theft of more than $10,000 pa’anga at the Office Equipment premises on January 6.
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Friday 2 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The uncle of a New Zealand girl Toafei Telefoni (12) who died from dengue in Tonga last week says he and his family are concerned there is a lack of medical facilities to detect the disease and people need to be better informed.
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Thursday 1 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A rare "super blue blood" Moon lit up the sky last night in Tongatapu, followed by a full lunar eclipse in the early hours of this morning when the spectacularly bright moon went dark for over an hour.
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Thursday 1 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A national campaign to control the spread of dengue started today as the number of people who have caught the disease climbed to 33 as of this afternoon, 1 February. Schools are waiting for funding to start spraying.
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