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Monday 15 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava’u is the new set for a South Korean film crew of 44 and 10 celebrities who are filming 10 episodes of "Law of the Jungle", a reality TV show. The show will be aired in South Korea on 16 March for 10 weeks attracting about 10 million television viewers as well as internet viewers.
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Thursday 11 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava‘u will now be easier to reach for international visitors with new weekly flights to the northern Tongan archipelago direct from Nadi, Fiji starting on 2 April 2016.
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Wednesday 27 January 2016

Neiafu, Vava'u
A 24-year-old man who allegedly shot two women seriously injuring one at Vaipua Bridge in Vava’u had allegedly used a .22 rifle during a confrontation with another group of people early Saturday morning, 23 January.
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Tuesday 5 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government last night cancelled a State of Emergency that was declared for Vava’u and Ha’apai on 31 December as Tropical Cyclone Ula entered Tongan waters. A government team after assessing the situation in Vava'u and Ha'apai yesterday, had found little damage to public infrastructure.
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Monday 4 January 2016

Neiafu, Vava'u
Neiafu was hit with three major fires and Severe Tropical Cyclone Ula in one week, but incredibly no lives were lost, Lisa Molloy reported from Vava’u.
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Saturday 2 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Initial reports have confirmed no casualties in Vava'u which has escaped major damage to infrastructure, apart from fallen trees due to Tropical Cyclone Ula. A state of emergency issued only for Vava’u and Ha’apai remains in force to be reviewed. While Tonga's climate experts say that a lack of moisture to drive the system prevented it from intensifying into a devastating Category 4 or 5 storm.
Saturday 2 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga continues to brace itself for destructive winds expected from Tropical Cyclone Ula, for the next 12 hours . The eye of Ula passed 55km to the north of Vava’u at 6:00am this morning with the strongest wind gusts of 80 knots (about 160kph) recorded at 7:00am. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 31 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A tropical cyclone alert is now in force for Niuatoputapu and Vava'u, as Tropical Cyclone Ula (Category 1) is currently moving south-southwest across the north of Tonga and expected to bring strong and gusty winds to the groups over the next two days. The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre issued the first alert for Tonga at 3:00pm today, Thursday 31 December 2015 and will continue to update their advisories this evening.
Thursday 10 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged illegal campaigning and corruption will continue on Monday, 14 December, to hear the remaining witnesses for the defendant at the Supreme Court in Neiafu.
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Saturday 5 December 2015
Neiafu, Vava'u
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for corruption during his 2014 election campaign continued this week with witnesses called by the Petitioner Viliami Uasike Latu, at the Supreme Court in Neiafu.
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Tuesday 1 September 2015

Neiafu, Vava'u
A VHF radio installed at the Neiafu Police Station yesterday August 31, will assist with emergency responses over land and sea in Vava'u. The VHF system covers the archipelago of Vava'u and 40 nautical miles.
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Thursday 20 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 20-year-old man from Leimatu’a has been charged with reckless driving causing death in a road crash in Neiafu on Thursday, 19 August.
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Monday 10 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Netball gear was donated to districts in Vava’u on Friday 7 August to encourage physical exercise and activity for healthier living.
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Monday 1 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Heilala Vanilla this month celebrates its 10th year in business since its first vanilla harvest in Vava‘u in 2005.
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Friday 15 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 'Kaivai 'a Vava'u Lahi' project to teach the traditional art of rowing outrigger canoes to children at Tu'anekivale Government Primary School was launched at 'Ene'io Beach, on 12 May by James Deane, the Second Secretary and Vice Consul at the Australian HIgh Commission, Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 14 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s sole domestic air carrier Real Tonga is concerned over the impact on the domestic service when Fiji Airways begins direct international flights to Vava'u from Nadi and Apia in November because it may impact Real Tonga's ability to subsidise services to the smaller Tongan islands.
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Thursday 26 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government and people lose hundreds of thousands of dollars each whale watch season. – Selia Simmons.
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Thursday 19 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The upgrade to Lupepau'u Airport for proposed international direct flights to Vava'u has begun with the installation of a security x-ray machine while discussion is underway on who will provide that service.
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Tuesday 17 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men were arrested on Monday, February 16 for an armed robbery at a Chinese Shop on Tu’i Road in Neiafu, after they fled with more than $5,000 cash.
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Thursday 12 February 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
Now is the time with a new government in place, to go cap in hand and approach Air New Zealand with a famous Tongan phrase: “Fakamolemole, can you help us”. – Dieter Dyck.

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