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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two convicted murderers in California, Tevita Kaihea (22) and Charlie Hola (22), were handed large prison sentences by a court in Sacramento yesterday 27 August. Kaihea received a prison sentence of 112 years to life whilst Hola received 48 years to life.
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Tuesday 10 July 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan lawyer, Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, is the new Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency starting in November this year.
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Monday 25 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Uaine Fa Junior defeated Mexican heavyweight Luis Pascual via a 10 round unanimous decision victory on Friday night 22 June, in Auckland, to win the World Boxing Organisation Oriental title.
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Monday 18 June 2018

Uaine Fa Jnr. will go to battle with Mexico’s champion fighter Luis Pascual this Friday 22 June in Auckland, New Zealand. Fa was originally scheduled to fight Ghanaian boxer Richard Lartey.
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Wednesday 16 May 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii
A Hawaiian fireknife performer of Tongan descent, Hale Motuapuaka, was declared the winner of the 2018 World Fireknife Championships on 12 May Saturday at the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 18-year-old received a prize of $7,500 (USD).
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Thursday 10 May 2018

Queensland, Australia
Tyron Senituli of Brisbane, broke the Australian powerlifting records for bench press and squat at the North Queensland Games last Saturday 5 May.
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Tuesday 17 April 2018

Gold Coast, Australia
Commonwealth weightlifting gold medallist David Liti (of Tongan descent) was awarded the David Dixon Award for his sportsmanship in assisting a fellow injured weightlifter Lauititi Lui of Samoa. The David Dixon Award is a four-yearly award given to the outstanding athlete of each Commonwealth Games, based on their performance at the event, fair play, and overall contribution to their team's participation at the Commonwealth Games.
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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Tongan sisters from Hawaii – Alexsia (19), Tiueti (16), Lela (15), Elisiva (14) and Nini (10) – were guests on America’s popular Ellen Degeneres Show yesterday, where the singers each received a cheque of $10,000 USD. The group are all daughters of Walter and Telesia Tonga, who immigrated from Tonga to Hawaii.
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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Minnesota, United States
Halapoulivaati Vaitai of the Philadelphia Eagles and Harvey Langi of the New England Patriots, will vie for a Super Bowl ring when their teams clash in Super Bowl LII on February 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Eagles are expected to name Vaitai as a starting tackle while Langi sits on the Patriot’s injury list since surviving a serious car crash in October last year.
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Friday 24 November 2017

Sydney, Australia
A Tongan man in Sydney, Semi ‘Tongan Sam’ Ngata (59), has survived being shot in the back by a suspected hitman at a Sydney home last Friday night 17 November. Semi Ngata is the long-time body guard of a high-profile businessman John Ibrahim who operates a string of nightclubs throughout Sydney.
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Sunday 12 November 2017

Cleveland, United States
Junior Fa (aka Uaine Fa) has earned his 13th win via a first-round knockout. His American opponent, Fred Latham, was an undefeated US fighter with nine wins on his record. The fight took place in the United States in Cleveland 10 November.
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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Wellington, New Zealand
MP Jenny Latu Salesa of the New Zealand Labour Party, will become the first Tongan-born New Zealand Cabinet Minister tomorrow October 26, when her party leader Jacinda Ardern assumes office as the newly elected Prime Minister of New Zealand, replacing the outgoing Prime Minister Bill English. Ardern announced her 21-member cabinet last Friday, including Jenny Salesa.
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Thursday 7 September 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A 26-year-old man in New Zealand, Gustav Sanft (of Tongan heritage), has been found guilty of manslaughter by a New Zealand jury in relation to the death of his 2-year-old daughter, Amokura Daniels-Sanft, in 2016. He was sentenced to four years and four months’ imprisonment today.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Provo, Utah,USA
Motekiai Taukolo Langi is set to debut for the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars this weekend 27 August against the Portland State Vikings in Provo City, Utah.
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Monday 7 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ngani Laumape (of Tongan descent) has finished the 2017 Super Rugby season as the tournament’s top try scorer, having scored 17 tries for his team, the Wellington Hurricanes.
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Monday 7 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The “Tongan Bear” Loni Uhila will play in France for ASM Clermont Auvergne in France’s premium rugby tournament, the Top 14 (Ligue Nationale de Rugby). The move makes the 28-year-old prop a strong prospect for the ‘Ikale Tahi jersey.
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Monday 31 July 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A 42-year-old Tongan man visiting New Zealand is in critical condition with serious head injuries at an Auckland hospital after he was attacked in Auckland at around 3:40am on Saturday, July 29.
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Thursday 13 July 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
In the New Zealand High Court yesterday, two men of Tongan descent, Luigi Havea (26) and Panepasa Havea, were found guilty of the kidnapping and manslaughter of a 50-year-old Thai woman, Jindarat Prutsiriporn.
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Thursday 15 June 2017

Seattle, USA
A young US Tongan woman in Seattle, Melissa Prisila Langi (23), is being charged with 10 counts of first-degree assault by a US Court for her participation in four separate drive-by shootings. She was arrested by Seattle Police last month May 26, in connection to the shootings.
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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Utah, USA
Tributes are flowing in for 22-year-old Siaosi Brown of Utah, USA, who drowned last week during a hiking accident in Utah. Siaosi had worked as an LDS missionary in Kansas.
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