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Wednesday 16 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Halalilo and Tukumo’ui Havea have been jailed for common assault when they punched and kicked a defenceless 21-year-old man in Neiafu, Vava’u.
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Tuesday 8 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 46-year-old woman died from a fire at her house in Neiafu, early this morning, 8 November.
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Friday 4 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Halalilo and Tukumo’ui Havea have been found guilty of common assault, when they punched and kicked a 21-year-old victim in Neiafu, Vava’u. “They indulged in sheer hooliganism and behaviour and not keeping with the dignity and high standards of the Tongan Police Force,” said the Supreme Court judge.
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Saturday 22 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Okusitino Penisimani Tatafu (50) was sentenced this week to seven-years and eight-months imprisonment for possession of 249.74 grams of cocaine seized in Vava'u in 2021. A jury earlier found him guilty of carrying a significant amount of cocaine. The police drugs taskforce was waiting for the defendant in a hotel room where an informer said the buyer was staying.
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Monday 17 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Francis Iohasi Tu’amoheloa (22) of Vaini, died from drowning, an inquest has found. His body was found floating at Vaipua Harbour, Vava’u on 11 October.
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Thursday 13 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police are working to identify the body of a man that was found floating in Vaipua Harbour, Vava’u, on 11 October.
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Tuesday 30 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three road fatalities were reported over the weekend, one on Tongatapu, where a child beside the road was hit by a swerving vehicle; and two young men died in a collision in Neiafu, Vava'u. Another person sustained severe injuries.
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Tuesday 23 August 2022

Neiafu, Vava'u
A team of scientists is undertaking coastal marine surveys in Tongan waters to evaluate impacts to coral reefs and fisheries following the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai eruption in January 2022. Special Management Areas (SMAs) and aquaculture areas are of prime concern. With support from the Waitt Institute, the research vessel, “Plan b”, will arrive in Tongatapu today, 23 August, and conducting surveys until 5 September.
Wednesday 17 August 2022
Neiafu Police

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police Commissioner Shane McLennan met with Neiafu Police staff on 11-13 August on his first visit to the outer islands. In a meeting with district and town officers, church leaders and school principals, the Commissioner raised the importance of Police being in tune with the community of Vava‘u by considering matters of importance to the general public.
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Thursday 9 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 41-year-old man who attempted suicide at ‘Utungake in Vava’u is in a stable condition at Vaiola Hospital, after being transported to Tongatapu on an emergency medical flight.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alaki Fonua Tupou (56) was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment for causing seriously bodily harm, when he punched a man on the mouth smashing five of his teeth at a rugby match in Kelana, Vava'u. The sentence was fully suspended on conditions.
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Tuesday 5 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cause of death of a New Zealand couple in Vava'u, was electrocution and was likely accidental, a formal inquest conducted during the weekend has found.
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Wednesday 9 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his twin sister, whom he allegedly stabbed in Falaleu, Vava'u on Saturday, March 5.
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Monday 20 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was busy at the Nuku'alofa waterfront today as hundreds of travellers left on the domestic ferries for the outer islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u for the holidays. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 8 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Okusitino Penisimani Tatafu (49) is the man who was arrested in Neiafu, when Police seized 254.72 grams of cocaine on November 14. He remains in police custody, until January 2022.
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Thursday 25 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 49-year-old man who was arrested in Neiafu, after Police seized 254.72 grams of cocaine has been charged with possession of illicit drugs.
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Friday 5 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Malolo Talivakaola (43) was fined for the importation without a licence of restricted goods, namely 14,928 .22 rounds of ammunition, and possession without a licence of 131 rounds of .22 ammunition, in Vava'u. Other charges relating to unlawful importation of six firearms, shipped from the United States, were dropped by the Crown.
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Thursday 4 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Halatu’u Palei was fined $450 pa’anga or in default face one month imprisonment for unlawful importation of a .22 rifle and 1080 rounds of ammunition seized in Vava'u.
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Tuesday 2 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Napole Ta’ufo’ou (45) was fined for unlawful importation of restricted goods; namely a .22 rifle and 400 rounds of ammunition packed in a drum from New Zealand. Hon. Mr Justice Cooper sentenced him on October 15 at the Supreme Court in Neiafu.
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Tuesday 2 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man who raped and indecently assaulted his young daughter in Vava’u has been sentenced to nine and a half-years imprisonment. "The pre-sentence report makes for troubling reading," said the judge. On the day of his trial, the accused changed his pleas to guilty on both the rape and indecent assault allegations, committed some years ago.
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