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Monday 24 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A husband and wife who were convicted of rape, sodomy and indecent assault of a woman in Neiafu, Vava’u last year, have been sentenced to 17 years and 15 years imprisonment respectively.
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Friday 7 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People first arrived in Vava‘u between 850 and 810 BC, establishing themselves on the south central islands offshore of ‘Uta Vava’u. The earliest sites at Ofu, Pangaimotu and Otea are all but identical in their age, and they are coincidental with the oldest sites in Ha’apai. Bird remains aside, excavations of other types of food remains at these sites have an unexpected story to tell: one of scarcity. Fish remains were shockingly limited! Shellfish counts and species diversity are similarly impoverished, illustrating limited productivity, or at least limited sustainability, for reef foraging efforts. By David V. Burley.
Tuesday 21 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men arrested in the seizure of illicit drugs and illegally importing firearms and ammunition in separate Tonga Police operations in Vava’u, have been released on bail.
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Sunday 19 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a surprising trick of nature, the eye of Severe Tropical Cyclone Tino (Cat. 3) passed over Tonga on Saturday afternoon, 18 January, while barely grazing the capital Nuku'alofa, which was on track for a direct hit. The eye passed between the Ha'apai Group and Tongatapu Group. UPDATED.
Wednesday 18 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple has been convicted of serious sexual crimes of rape, sodomy and serious indecent assault of a woman in Neiafu earlier this year.
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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People living in remote communities on the outer islands of Ha‘apai and Vava'u were made more aware of a range of social support services, after teams after visits from a mobile service, called “Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH or A'u Tonu Ki Ai).
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Wednesday 2 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kevini Fifita (19) is the victim who died on September 28 after it was alleged that he was assaulted during a drunken fight at Tu’anekivale on Saturday night, September 28.
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Tuesday 1 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 19-year-old at Tu’anekivale on Saturday night, September 28.
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Monday 30 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested by Tonga Police in Neiafu in relation to the death of a 19-year-old on Saturday night, September 28.
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Thursday 29 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The three men accused in the seizure of ten illegal firearms and more than 20,000 live bullets allegedly smuggled through shipments from the United States, had their case adjourned to October at the Magistrate's Court in Vava'u.
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Tuesday 27 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tafini Tongia (49) was the driver who died after his vehicle crashed vehicle into a tree on August 23 at Ta’anea.
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Monday 26 August 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 49-year-old man died on Friday, August 23 after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree at Ta'anea.
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Friday 26 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten illegal firearms and more than 20,000 live bullets were seized in Tongatapu and Vava'u, allegedly smuggled through four different shipments from the United States. Tonga Police are concerned with a significant amount of firearms and ammunition being smuggled into Tonga and the risks they pose to community safety.
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Monday 29 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Latu who was convicted in the Supreme Court of fraudulently converting $1,200 pa’anga at the Ministry of Finance in Neiafu was sentenced to 60 hours of community work.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old woman who was convicted of serious fraudulent conversion by a government servant in Vava’u was sentenced to three-years and three-months imprisonment on December 10, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 30 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The installation of the first recycling cage/station for rubbish cans at Makave Village, in the Neiafu District Council was commissioned by the Acting New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Elena Procuta, on November 27.
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Thursday 22 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ofaloto Vaha’i (17) has been named as the youth who died on November 16 in Vava‘u, after he reportedly fell from a one tonne truck that was travelling on a road from Toula to Neiafu.
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Friday 16 November 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 17-year youth died this morning in Vava‘u after he reportedly fell from a one tonne truck that was travelling on a road from Toula to Neiafu. This is the 20th road death recorded in Tonga so far this year.
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Tuesday 2 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are now seven accused charged in relation to the seizure of 2665 cannabis plants from a bush allotment in Mataika, Vava’u on September 24, Tonga’s largest cannabis bust to date.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 2665 cannabis plants were uprooted and seized from a bush allotment in Mataika, Vava’u on Monday, September 24 making it Tonga’s largest cannabis bust to date.
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