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Friday 6 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prizes were awarded to winners of an Easter Quick Rip Rugby Lightning Tournament, by the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga HE Tiffany Babington. The event included mixed teams. "I encourage the girls to get out there because they are just as good as the boys," she said.
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Friday 6 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dormitory building for the Montfort Technical Institute is being constructed with USD$87,831 Japanese grant ($186,000 pa’anga) at Fangaloto.
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Friday 6 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police are looking for a cow that was stolen from a plantation at Sia’atoutai in Tongatapu on March 26.
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Friday 6 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than $1,000 pa’anga was stolen during a break-in at a business operated by the ‘Uiha and Sons Ltd on Salote Road on March 29.
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Friday 6 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Moli Vakalahi (51) has been named by Police as the pedestrian who died on Tuesday night, April 3 after he was hit by a vehicle, while walking on the side of Taufa’ahau Road at Veitongo.
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Thursday 5 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Swimmer, Finau ‘Ohuafi was just inched out of third place in the 50m Butterfly heat 1 this afternoon. In Lawn Bowls, Malia Kioa lost to Australia and current world champion, but won against Zambia, and in Boxing, John Moleni narrowly went down to Scotland.
Thursday 5 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four students at the Christ’s University in Pacific in Nuku’alofa were awarded scholarships to study Marine Biology in China, by Princess Pilolevu Tuita, on April 5.
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Thursday 5 April 2018

Canberra, Australia
ACT Brumbies back-rower Lachlan McCaffrey will visit Tonga on April 30 to assist with coaching clinics in various communities and give away rugby kits.
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Thursday 5 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two civil servants working for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning have pleaded not guilty to fraud charges, at their arraignments at the Supreme Court in Neiafu on Wednesday, April 4.
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Thursday 5 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Historical film footage of the visit by Queen Elizabeth II to Tonga in 1953, and her friendship with Queen Salote, is shown in a new 58 minutes long documentary film, broadcast for the first time on BBC One in the United Kingdom last week. It will broadcast again on April 12 in the UK. Presenter George Alagiah's journey starts in Tonga, one of the furthest-flung stops on the Queen's first Commonwealth tour in 1953.
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Thursday 5 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flag bearer and boxer, Magan Maka, dressed in traditional tau'olunga costume, led Tonga’s contingent of athletes to a loud cheering crowd at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia, last night. King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho are at the Games to support the team.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rain is slowly easing today on Tongatapu after a bout of heavy rain, which has fallen almost continuously since the end of last week, causing widespread flooding especially in low lying areas. Roads around Nuku’alofa were still flooded today, although the water should start subsiding as rain eases over the next few days.
Wednesday 4 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 51-year-old man from Folaha died on Tuesday night, April 3 after he was hit by a vehicle, while walking on the side of Taufa’ahau Road at Veitongo.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Selemana Fonua was sentenced to two-years imprisonment after being convicted of theft and false accounting of $21,299 pa’anga from Tanoa Hotel (Tonga) in 2015.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In early March, a “Floating Budget Analysis Unit” that includes seven researchers from the Parliaments of Fiji, Tonga, Australia, New Zealand and New South Wales travelled to the Solomon Islands to increase the capacity of the National Parliament’s secretariat during the parliamentary review of the 2018 budget.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018

London, UK
It’s not just in America that a youth-led revolution is coming alive. Around the world, young people are becoming a power in their own right. These new movements reflect our current digital age, in which young people can increasingly connect with one another in their own countries and across borders. In doing so, they are exposing the gap between the promise of opportunity and the grim reality of unequal chances – especially for girls. The torch is not being passed to a new generation; this new generation has had to seize it. They deserve our support. By Gordon Brown
Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A criminal trial that was to start on April 3 in Neiafu, Vava'u, during a Supreme Court circuit has been adjourned after a man accused of indecent assault was reported to have fled Vava'u.
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Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men, who were arrested in relation to the seizure of methamphetamine and cannabis at a home in Ngele'ia on Thursday, March 29, have been charged.
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Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been charged after being found in possession of a firearm and ammunitions at a home in Fasi on Thursday, March 29.
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Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Editor would like to clarify a statement in our article entitled "PM’s Cabinet incomplete". The statement was contained in a report of a Press Conference with the Prime Minister on March 23. We audio-recorded the press conference.

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