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Thursday 20 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 39-year-old fisherman from Ma'ufanga was reported missing at sea from a local fishing vessel the Kelly, on Tuesday, October 18, when it was located about 56 nautical miles NW of Vava’u in rough seas.
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Monday 3 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
American Dean Jay Fletcher, a murder suspect, has disappeared into the blue yonder of the South Pacific after escaping custody from a police station in Neiafu, Vava'u and evading a police pursuit at sea on Thursday, September 29.
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Friday 30 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Police are remaining tight-lipped today, over how an accused murder suspect Dean Jay Fletcher managed to escape their custody yesterday and flee on his yacht 'Sea Oak'. He has not been recaptured and was last seen heading out of Tongan waters. It is alleged he beat his wife to death while visiting Vava'u.
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Thursday 29 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American, facing charges of murder in Tonga, escaped from the Vava’u Police this morning and fled on his yacht. Tonga Police are currently engaged in a dangerous confrontation with the man at sea, Northwest of Vava’u, and are attempting to re-apprehend him.
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Friday 23 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Amid a continuing fuel crisis in Tonga's northern islands of Vava'u, where petrol shortages have continued for weeks, the government issued a statement today telling consumers that the supply disruption for petrol in Vava'u "is directly due to delays experienced by Pacific Energy in its replacement of the normal Local Costal Tanker with a bigger vessel."
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Thursday 22 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American citizen, who remains detained in custody on charges relating to the death of his Canadian wife on a yacht in Neiafu, Vava'u, this year has been charged with murder. He is set to appear in October for arraignment.
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Friday 5 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht in Vava’u last month was buried at 'Ahomatafolau Cemetery in Neiafu on Friday, 29 July after a post mortem examination was completed in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 1 August 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first three of six Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Tonga Made Shows for 2016 were held in Niuatoputapu, Niuafo’ou and Vava’u last week.
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Thursday 21 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht in Neiafu, Vava’u earlier this month has been brought over to Vaiola Hospital in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 8 July 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 56-year-old woman from Canada was found dead by her husband who went to wake her up in their yacht ‘Sea Oak’ on Thursday morning 7 July in Neiafu, Vava'u.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New rainwater catchment systems and rehabilitated cement tanks were unveiled at Tefisi, Vava'u, on Wednesday 25 May, in a project funded by USAID.
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Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“It’s a wrap!”, said German filmmaker Florian Schewe, today after winding up six weeks of filming in Neiafu and Kenutu Island, Vava‘u. "The Tongan crew and cast members did a fantastic job, without them we could have not accomplished the filming,” he told Matangi Tonga Online.
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Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project to remove invasive rats from two Tongan islands, Malinoa and Motutapu, is proving to be successful with signs that native plants are recovering along with bird life and marine animals. Other islands of Fangasito and Luahiapo in the Vava'u Island Group are now being included in the programme.
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Friday 29 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Filming of new German feature film - a drama based on a true story, has started in Vava’u in April under the direction of a German film maker Florian Schewe, with a crew of about 20 people, mainly German, who have fallen in love with Vava'u.
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Friday 11 March 2016

Neiafu, Vava'u
The Pacific Aria cruise ship was welcomed in Neiafu, Vava’u on 9 March by a school brass band and dancing students on its second port of call in Tonga.
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Tuesday 23 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Apart from loss of agricultural food crops, some damage to schools, Ngu Hospital and HMAF Camp Fangatongo, Vava‘u has emerged from Cyclone Winston’s two close passes without significant damage to major infrastructure, an official assessment survey has concluded. Australia delivered 400 mosquito nets in partnership with the Tonga Red Cross Society to help control the spread of Zika virus after the cyclone.
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Monday 22 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"Malo and thank you!", was the feeling of most people in Vava‘u at the weekend, after escaping the worst of Tropical Cyclone Winston - one of the strongest cyclones to ever visit the region - when it passed Vava’u twice in one week, firstly on Monday February 15 and returning on Friday February 19, but without making as much damage as they feared it might.
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Thursday 18 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The very large Tropical Cyclone Winston (Cat. 4) currently has hurricane force winds across its 150kms diameter and the intensifying storm might become a high Cat. 4 – or even Cat. 5, sometime before midday Friday, north of Vava’u, warns Tonga Met. NEMO was meeting this afternoon and may possibly declare a state of emergency for Tonga later today, based on emerging models of the intensifying and dangerous storm.
Wednesday 17 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s island groups of Tongatapu, Vava’u, Ha’apai and ‘Eua escaped major damage from Tropical Cyclone Winston as it passed through Tonga yesterday and today, Tuesday, 16 February with winds gusts of 120km. Forecasters warn that the cyclone, now Cat. 3, is intensifying to the north east of Vava'u and may return for another pass through Tonga over the next few days.
Monday 15 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Tongans welcome drought-breaking rains today, bringing relief from a February heatwave, Tonga Met warns that Tonga can expect gales tonight as Tropical Cyclone Winston cat. 2 approaches Tonga from the southwest. The first Tropical Cyclone Warning for TC Winston was issued at 4:30pm this afternoon and a second at 7:30pm for the cyclone that is forecast to hang around in Tongan waters for most of the week.
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