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Tuesday 18 October 2016

Queensland, Australia
Australian-Tongan boxer Willie “Wildbill” Nasio has successfully defended his Australian Heavyweight Title after beating an experienced fighter Hunter Sam who retired in the fourth round of the championship bout earlier this month October 7, in Broadbeach, Queensland.
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Thursday 6 October 2016

Sydney, Australia
A 17-year old Australian boy of Tongan heritage, Tyrone Taukamo, is the most wanted rugby player in Australia according to local media reports. Tyrone has been approached by 15 of 16 NRL clubs, and has also received two offers from French Rugby clubs Bordeaux and Toulon. He is a graduate of Newington College, an acclaimed rugby school in Sydney.
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Saturday 6 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Olympic flag bearer Pita Taufatofua became an instant internet sensation when he walked into the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics today [noon-4:00pm Tonga time] dressed like a Tongan dancer glistening with oil. Pita's attracted a lot of attention for Tonga and also for his sport Taekwondo. After this he's sure to win some modelling contracts as the hottest man today in a town that's known for its appreciation of the body beautiful. Here's what Twitter and the news media are talking about:
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Thursday 14 July 2016

Kansas, USA
A young US born Tongan, 'Ainise Havili (20) has been nominated by the University of Kansas for the “Big 12 Athlete of the Year Award” selected from 12 universities in five states. Raised in Texas, 'Ainise, the daughter of Tongan immigrants Moses and Mele Havili, is a star volleyball player and a member of the 2016 United States College Volleyball team.
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Tuesday 12 July 2016

Worcester, United Kingdom
Australian-Tongan athlete, Mo'onia Gerrard has been appointed as the new head coach of the Worcester Servern Stars, an English professional netball club participating in the UK based Netball Super League Tournament.
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Tuesday 21 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
Heavyweight boxer Nailini Helu, a Tongan born New Zealander, won her second professional fight against Sarah Long by unanimous decision in New Zealand last Saturday and is now the leading contender for the New Zealand title.
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Friday 10 June 2016

Manchester, United Kingdom
Japan’s number 14, Ataata Moeakiola, is emerging as a new rugby star after his hat trick scoring performance against the Junior Spring Boks at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Manchester on 7 June.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A New Zealand court has indicted nine men and one woman for the kidnapping and death of a Thai woman, Jindarat Prutsiriporn in March this year. Among the accused are five Pacific Islander men: Tevita Matangi Fangupo (23), Luigi Havea (26), Panepasa Havea (25), Masi Vaifale (34) and Rogers Paleaaesina (25). A trial date has been set for next year.
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Monday 6 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The All Blacks have enlisted three rugby players of Tongan heritage for their test match against Wales next week on June 11. The players are Malakai Fekitoa (Otago Highlanders), 'Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Auckland Blues) and George Moala (Auckland Blues).
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Thursday 2 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
President ‘Inoke Fotu Kupu (57) is the first Tongan to become Mission President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Zambia Lusaka Mission in Africa, leaving Tonga with his wife Moana on 1 June for a three year posting.
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Tuesday 31 May 2016

Fort Worth, Texas
Pro-golfer Tony Finau turned up to the front door of a young lady’s house in Texas last week offering flowers, chocolate, a get-well card and his apologies for accidently hitting her on the head with one of his golf balls.
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Sunday 29 May 2016
London, United Kingdom
The "rampaging" Vunipola brothers helped their club, the London Saracens, to win the 2015-16 Aviva Premiership defeating the Exeter Chiefs by 28 points to 20 in the Premiership final yesterday.
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Friday 13 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An accomplished Tongan carver and artist, Sitiveni Fehoko (56) will serve as the new Mission President for the LDS Church Lae Mission, Papua New Guinea, starting in July this year, accompanied by his wife Kilisitina
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Friday 13 May 2016

Newcastle, Australia
Australian Police arrested 66 activists in a climate change protest that shut down a coal port in Newcastle city last Sunday May 8 according to local reports. Over 1,000 protesters includied members of the Pacific Islander activist group “Pacific Climate Warriors”.
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Friday 13 May 2016

London, United Kingdom
England’s No. 8, Billy Vunipola won England Player of the Year after producing three man-of-the-match performances from five games to help England win the 2016 RBS Six Nations Championship. Another Tongan rugby hero, Former Wallaby, George Smith won the Players’ Player of the Year as he continued his outstanding form with Wasps.
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Thursday 5 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College will celebrate its 150th Anniversary on June 17-24 with events that are expected to bring together thousands of old boys from throughout Tonga and abroad.
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Wednesday 4 May 2016

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Former ‘Ikale Tahi and Doncaster Knights flanker Latu Makaafi (33) is the second highest try scorer in the 2015-2016 season of the RFU Championship, England’s second division tournament. According to the end of season statistics, Latu scored 17 tries in 22 appearances for the Doncaster Knights and was only two tries away from top try scorer Paul Grant of Nottingham.
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Sunday 24 April 2016

Auckland
One of Tonga’s greatest musicians, Bill Sevesi (born Wilfred Jeffs), passed away yesterday April 23. He was aged 92. Bill Sevesi was an early pioneer of modern Pacific Island Music and is credited with popularising and introducing the Hawaiian guitar key to Tonga and other Pacific Islands. Bill also introduced Tongan music to the airwaves for the first time. He was inducted in the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
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Saturday 23 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Obituary. A Tongan life peer, Taniela Hoko'ila Tufui (Dan), formerly Lord Tufui of Talaheu, died on April 19 at the age of 83, in Ballarat, Australia. A barrister, he was the first Tongan to head the Law Department, was a long serving Chief Secretary to the Government of Tonga and Secretary to Cabinet, and a Privy Councillor.
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Wednesday 20 April 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah gang member, Nitokalisi Fonua has asked for forgiveness from the families of his two victims during his sentencing by a Salt Lake City court last Saturday April 16. Nitokalisi was sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment for the murder of Viliami Latu (34) in 2007 and Krystal Flores (22) in 2009.
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