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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.
Wednesday 11 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Volcanic activity with white steam coming out of an area about 20km southwest of Late Island in Vava'u was spotted by a Real Tonga Airline pilot on Monday, February 9.
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Monday 1 December 2014

Tu’anekivale, Vava'u
The traditional art of rowing outrigger canoes is being taught to children at Tu‘anekivale Primary School in Vava’u.
Wednesday 12 November 2014
Talihau, Vava'u.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A project is currently underway in Vava‘u to restore Talihau Beach and protect it from erosion. The beach is about 100-metres long, located on the small Vava’u Island of ‘Utungake at the entrance of Neiafu’s harbour.
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Friday 7 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eliki ‘Ofa (38) is the new Branch Manager for the Tonga Development Bank in Vava‘u, from November 4.
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Monday 6 October 2014
Neiafu, Vava'u
Na’asoni Lolohea (71) has been charged with reckless driving in relation to the death of a 20-year-man, who died after allegedly being run over over by a vehicle in Neiafu.
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Friday 26 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New water systems were handed over by the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro to three villages in Vava’u this week.
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Friday 19 September 2014
Blue Marlin

Neiafu, Vava'u
A monster Blue Marlin weighing 268.5 kg caught in Vava‘u today, landed Denise Knutson a new Tongan record. Denise and her husband Ross were fishing on their boat Escapade NZ.
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Monday 15 September 2014

Neiafu, Vava'u
Two women, Denise Knutson and Lesley Longdon, were the top anglers in the annual Tongan International Billfish Tournament held in Vava’u, Tonga, last week, 5-9 September 2014. The heaviest Blue Marlin at 171.5kg was caught by Greg Haliday.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
To reduce rural poverty in Tonga there is still a lot more work to do, particularly in the outer islands, IFAD's Asia Pacific regional director Ms Hoonae Kim said after her first visit to the country this week.
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