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Thursday 25 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Lest we forget” ANZAC Day commemorations today, remember the day when ANZAC forces consisting of Australian and New Zealand forces (including Tongan soldiers) landed at Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War One in 1915.
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Thursday 25 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Litani Taufa, missing at sea since Tuesday morning, has not been located, Tonga Police reported at 1:00pm today. A Search and Rescue operation is continuing along the eastern Tongatapu coastline, where the body of Captain Sam Tatafu and their overturned boat was located early yesterday.
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Wednesday 24 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have seized a large amount of a substance believed to be methamphetamine imported at Queen Salote Wharf in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 24 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a well-known sea captain Samuela Tatafu, who was reported missing at sea yesterday with Litani Taufa, was recovered today on the rugged southeast coast of Tongatapu 24 April.
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Wednesday 24 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The second Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation to be held in Beijing, China, from 25-27 April 2019, offers a promising path for China-Tonga Joint Development. The meeting will welcome 37 heads of state or government, with over 5,000 participants from more than 150 countries. Tonga's delegation includes HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Semisi Sika and Minister for MEIDECC Hon. Poasi Tei. Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver the keynote speech at the opening and chair the leaders' round-table summit, with "Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future" as its theme.
Tuesday 23 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s 2019 Inter-College Athlete Competition opened with a vibrant start this morning at the Teufaiva Stadium, where hundreds of young athletes were eager to get out onto the track, after a long Easter weekend holiday.
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Tuesday 23 April 2019

Sydney, Australia
Israel Folau will face a panel of three distinguished barristers in a code of conduct hearing on 4 May at the Rugby Australia Building in Sydney, Rugby Australia announced yesterday 22 April.
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Tuesday 23 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A major drugs operation in Tongatapu resulted in the arrest of 16 men and 1 woman over the Easter holiday weekend.
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Tuesday 23 April 2019

Suva, Fiji
Merging rugby skills and life skills is part of a new rugby coaching style to ensure the welfare of rugby players (girls and boys) aged 10-14 years of age, that is being introduced in the western and central division of Fiji.
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Tuesday 23 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Are you affected by the Foreign Exchange Control Act of 2018? This is a question we should all ask.... Even if this Act was intended to stifle foreign investment in Tonga, why put the severe restrictions on what the residents of Tonga can or cannot do with their money? - Dean Bishoprick
Saturday 20 April 2019

Manukau City, New Zealand
Tonga's Onion Squad have qualified in Pacific Islands hip-hop competition to to compete in the world hip-hop dance competition in August in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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Friday 19 April 2019

A Good Friday parade on Hala Vuna by members of the Catholic Church, attracted crowds at Ma’ufanga this morning, 19 April.
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Friday 19 April 2019

Papaeete, Tahiti
Tonga’s national beach soccer team will compete at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Beach Soccer Nations Cup this June in Papaeete, Tahiti.
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Friday 19 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police revealed yesterday that Tonga’s Drug Enforcement Taskforce charged a 34-year-old man from Tofoa after Quarantine officers intercepted over 242 grams of cannabis seeds being brought into the Kingdom at Fua’amotu International Airport on March 30. They did not reveal the flight or country of origin.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa received its fourth highest rainfall on record in March of 451.1mm, more than double the average according to the latest climate update from Tonga Meteorological Services on April 16.
Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 28-year-old-man was arrested with three kilograms of methamphetamine at his home in Fahefa, Tongatapu on April 17.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Hawthorne, Nevada, USA
Four Tongan Marines competed in the Nevada National Guard international military contest with Pvt. Sione Lonitenisi finishing in second place, last month in Hawthorne, Nevada, USA. The Tongan Marines competed alongside eight Nevada Army National Guard Soldiers for the title of "Best Warrior".
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Auckland, New Zealand
One of New Zealand’s largest bus companies – Ritchies Transport Holdings –pleaded guilty before an Auckland court on Monday to failing to comply with New Zealand healthy and safety regulations in relation to a bus crash in 2016 near the city of Gisborne in which three Tongan passengers died.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Hull, England, United Kingdom
The coach and players of English Super League club, Hull Football Club, have commended the service contributed by their winger Fetuli Talanoa (31) who announced his retirement from the club last Tuesday 9 April.
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Thursday 18 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A long legal action brought by Busby Kautoke against the termination of his employment as Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet, has again been referred back to a Public Service Tribunal for re-determination.
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