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Monday 18 April 2016

England, United Kingdom
Rugby League Fuifui Moimoi is currently recovering in a British hospital after he suffered a near-fatal infection that left him severely swollen and bedridden in intensive care for two weeks. Fuifui recounted the painful experience.
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Friday 15 April 2016

Invercargill, New Zealand
Thirteen Tongan New Zealand artists will showcase their artwork as part of the "Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary" art exhibition, the first to focus exclusively on the work of artists of Tongan heritage living in New Zealand. The exhibition opens tomorrow Saturday April 16, at the City Gallery in Invercargill, and runs until 4 June.
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Thursday 14 April 2016

Sydney, Australia
The Canterbury Bulldog's Coach and Captain have supported William Hopoate's decision not play on Sunday after the 23-year old revealed his religious commitments and devotion to observing the Sabbath.
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Wednesday 13 April 2016

Sydney, Australia
Rev Sione Pinomi (51) of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Australia passed away on Thursday, 7 April. The reverend was a central figure in the Tongan community in Australia, estimated to be around 40,000, said Tonga’s Honorary Consul in Sydney, Louise Waterhouse.
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Saturday 9 April 2016

Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
A Tongan-American man in Utah, Nitokalisi Fonua (33) has pleaded guilty to the killing of a Tongan national Viliami Latu (34) in 2007 and to the killing of a young woman Krystal Flores (21) in 2009, both in Salt Lake City. According to Utah media reports Nitokalisi pleaded guilty to manslaughter although the charges against him are two counts of first-degree murder. He is due to be sentenced on April 18 by a Salt Lake City court.
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Monday 28 March 2016
Sydney, Australia
Two Tongan nationals, brothers John and Motekiai Taufahema, have been deported to Tonga from Australia after serving 11 years in an Australian jail for their involvement in the murder of New South Wales policeman Glenn McEnally on March 27, 2002.
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Monday 28 March 2016

Sydney, Australia
A prominent Tongan-Australian performer and climate change activist, Latai Taumoepeau, is raising awareness of climate change in her latest fringe theatre performance “Disaffected”. Latai along with fellow performers Valerie Berry and Ryuichi Fujimura, reveal the impacts of climate change through body language and abstract display. "The work is a powerful and evocative performance but more than that, it is a call to arms," stated the Sydney Arts Guide.
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Sunday 7 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Star Lotulelei will play in his first Super Bowl as the Carolina Panthers #98 right defensive tackle on 7 February 2016 against the Denver Broncos at Levi Stadium, San Francisco.
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Monday 18 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Encouraging overseas born Tongan youth to spend some time in Tonga and to attend schools in Tonga, through a properly structured program, could help to foster stronger connections with second and third generation offspring of migrants, a new report recommends. But the report also reveals that for students having little or no preparation for a change of lifestyle, settling in to high school is very challenging and can even be dangerous.
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Wednesday 27 May 2015
Salt Lake City, USA
Vilisoni Angilau (21) was sentenced to prison for up to 15-years for the death of another Tongan Sione Fakatoufifita (19) during a fatal shooting two-years ago in Salt Lake City.
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Monday 24 November 2014
Kemoeatu

Hawai'i, Honolulu
The State of Hawai’i has proclaimed November 21 as “Kemoeatu Brothers Day” in recognition of Hawaiian-raised Tongan brothers, Chris and Ma’ake Kemoeatu.
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Wednesday 5 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Alumni of Tonga College celebrated their school’s 132nd anniversary last Saturday November 1. In the United States, over 300 people gathered in Fraser City, California, for an Alumni Anniversary Ball
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Saturday 21 June 2014
Burlingame-California, USA
The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Tonga in has moved from the City of San Francisco to Burlingame in the Bay area, providing consular services to many of the 57,183 Tongans living in the United States.
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Thursday 19 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two containers of food, petrol and cleaning supplies have been donated to Ha’apai by the Canberra Tongan Community Partnership.
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Thursday 20 March 2014
Washington D.C., U.S.A
An internship in the Office of the First Lady at the White House has inspired Milika Hopoi, a Tongan, to seek a future in the USA diplomatic service.
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Monday 17 March 2014
San Francisco, USA
Sammisano Joshua Talai 'Otuhiva, a five-month old baby boy from San Francisco who has Tongan and Samoan parents, is being recognized as the largest baby ever born in the American state of California.
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Wednesday 12 March 2014
Brisbane, Australia
Queensland’s Tongan Community has raised $13,000 (AUD) to aid cyclone relief in Ha‘apai.
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Friday 7 March 2014
HIlo, Hawaii
Donations of food, clothing and building materials continue to flow in for the people of Ha'apai, in Tonga, whose homes were destroyed by Cyclone Ian in January. The Tongan community in Hilo, Hawaii this week shipped a container of goods.
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Monday 24 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans in Melbourne have donated $7,150 pa’anga to Tonga’s Red Cross to assist with the ongoing relief efforts in Ha'apai following Tropical Cyclone Ian.
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Friday 20 September 2013
Brisbane, Australia
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u were welcomed in Brisbane by the Queensland Tonga Council, Nofo-'a-kainga, during an overnight stopover on September 11.
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