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Tuesday 25 June 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u
Tonga’s Kau Mai netball campaign has attracted 55 teams who have registered in Vava’u since its launch there last Saturday 22 June, in a programme that tackles obesity in Tonga, where over 90 percent of the adult population are over-weight.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of his 17-year-old male first cousin whom he allegedly struck on the neck with an axe at a home in Neiafu, Vava'u early this morning June 18.
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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Nuku'alofa. Tonga
The Tonga Police have ended a three days search and rescue operation for three Vava'u fishermen who have been missing for six-days. The men failed to return to their boat after diving off Hakaufasi Reef in Vava'u on Wednesday, May 29, in rough seas.
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Friday 31 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three of six fishermen who went diving off Hakaufasi Reef in Vava'u have been missing since Wednesday, May 29 after they failed to return to their boat after their dive.
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Friday 25 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister announced at the end of a Government Retreat held in Vava'u from January 21-24 that an agreement in principle was reached with the Commonwealth Secretariat to provide training to improve the effectiveness of government officials and Members of Parliament.
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Neiafu, Vava'u
The Tonga Cabinet led by Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano is currently holding a retreat at Puataukanave Hotel in Neiafu, from January 21-24.
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Wednesday 16 January 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male customs officer in Vava'u has been charged with attempted fraudulent conversion in relation to using a credit card belonging to Milan Rindzak (35), whose remains were found on the wreckage of the drugs yacht 'JeReVe' on Luatafito Atoll in November last year.
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Thursday 20 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of Vava'u's first solar power plant to be built with a US$5 million grant from the Government of Abu Dhabi is on target for completion by October 2013. When the plant comes into operation it will provide 13 percent of the annual energy demands of Vava'u, while saving up to 180,000 litres of diesel fuel annually to reduce the cost of electricity.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala opened a new Vaipua Bridge in Vava'u on Friday 14 December. The bridge was reconstructed with a T$10 million grant from China.
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Thursday 13 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vaipua Bridge which provides a vital short cut to Neiafu for the people living in the western district of Vava'u will be opened on Friday 14 December by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala.
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Tuesday 27 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The unidentified European man whose remains were found on a yacht 'JeReVe' together with over 200kgs of cocaine has been identified as Milan Rindzak (35) of Slovakian nationality.
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Wednesday 14 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An unidentified body of a European man was found on November 7 by divers who were investigating a yacht that went aground on a reef, in the southern part of the Vava'u Island Group. Tonga Police said they are investigating the unexplained death of the man who appeared to have been dead for quite some time.
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Monday 29 October 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
More than 150 women in Vava'u underwent free testing for breast cancer and one woman who was detected with a lump was referred to hospital, during the first Breast Cancer Awareness program launched on October 26-27, in Tonga's outer islands.
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Monday 18 June 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
Heavy swells and uncertainties over fuel has kept search vessels in port today, but a search for two missing sailors in Vava'u is expected to resume tomorrow, Tuesday. Photos by Bonny Stansel.
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Monday 18 June 2012
Australia.
I am the partner of one of the missing sailors. I want anyone concerned with the search to know that the cost of fuel for the search must not be an impediment to the search continuing. I will raise the money to pay, I pledge that sincerely. I want my beloved to come home. I am beside myself with grief and fear of losing him. - Sue Love
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Monday 18 June 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah
Late Island's coastline is rugged for landing by large boats, but a dinghy could find a suitable landing place on the northern shorelines. I was stranded on Late Island for a week with two Vava'u strangers as guides when I was 18 years old. - Sione Ake-mei-hakau Mokofisi.
Monday 18 June 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
While a search for two missing yachtsmen has stalled in Vava'u, Tonga, today, Sunday, searchers still held out a glimmer of hope that the men may have reached the rugged coastline of the uninhabited Late Island where their yacht "Navillus" was reportedly "shredded" after becoming grounded on Thursday night.
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Tuesday 13 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A large group of women from Australia have arrived in Tonga to celebrate five Fakafetongi Koloa events with women's groups in Vava'u, that will likely result in over $234,000 worth of exchanges.
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Saturday 12 November 2011
Neiafu, Vava'u
Marching in defiance, and singing hymns, over 200 protestors petitioned the office of the Vava'u Governor, Lord Fulivai, yesterday morning, opposing a move by government to create a monopoly shipping service between New Zealand and Vava'u.
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Wednesday 6 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Fulivai has been appointed by King George Tupou V as the new Governor of Vava'u, effective from July 1.
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