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Saturday 11 January 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A state of emergency for Vava‘u and Ha‘apai was declared at 8:00am today as Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian strengthened to Category 5, battering the groups with damaging gales and heavy rains overnight and today, with powerful intermittent gusts that were forecast to increase to 110 knots (203km per hour) with momentary gusts to 155 knots (287km). However the 9:30am advisory from Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone warning Centre has downgraded Ian to Category 4 with gusts up to 135 knots.
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Friday 10 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian heading towards Vava‘u and Ha‘apai, has islanders hunkering down and expecting a battering from the Category 4 storm that is forecast to bring destructive winds over central Tonga overnight, with gusts of 80 to 115 knots at times.
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Thursday 9 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Upgraded to Category 3, Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian is intensifying and currently threatens Tonga's northern Niuafo‘ou Island where damaging gale force winds are expected this afternoon and evening. The Fua‘amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre (TCWC) at 1:15pm also issued a gale warning for Vavau, and a strong wind warning for Niuatoputapu.
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Sunday 3 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A M6.4 earthquake rattled Vava'u, in northern Tonga at 7:53am this morning, November 3, but no damage has been reported.
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Tuesday 8 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Vava‘u for running over her husband with her vehicle in Kameli in October last year. She is on bail for sentencing next month.
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Friday 23 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian NRL Superstar, Fuifui Moimoi, plans to visit his home village in Vava’u this October to support the development of Rugby League among local primary schools.
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Thursday 1 August 2013
Neiafu, Vava‘u
A 19-year-old man from Tu‘anekivale died after shooting himself with a .22 rifle at his home on Tuesday July 30, the Vava’u Police reported.
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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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