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Monday 8 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An upgraded water system was handed over to Talafo’ou on April 8 by the Government of Japan.
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Monday 8 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Around 300 students from various schools on Tongatapu took part in the new Bounce it Back table tennis schools program, launched as part of World Table Tennis Day (WTTTD) celebrations at Queen Salote Memorial Hall on April 5.
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Saturday 6 April 2019

'Ahau, Tonga
“When we cut down a tree it is important to plant a new one,” Crown Prince Haakon of Norway said after planting a mangrove seedling in the swampy coastline of ‘Ahau village in Western Tongatapu today.
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Friday 5 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway said Tonga and Norway could tackle common global issues such as climate change through multilateral cooperation. “These are some of the major issues of our time and it's obvious we need to tackle them in a better way than we have,” he told Matangi Tonga. By Linny Folau
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Friday 5 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway arrived on a chartered flight this afternoon, April 5 at Fua’amotu International Airport, and was greeted by Prince Ata, before going to the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa for an audience with HM King Tupou VI.
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Thursday 4 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is currently recovering at Vaiola Hospital after being admitted last week due to pneumonia like symptoms.
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Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School student, Mele Kaufusi Fungavai ran with the Peace Torch of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run today, 3 April. The global Peace Torch run aims to inspire and involve people from all walks of life to express their hopes and dreams for a more peaceful and harmonious world.
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Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Samuela Fonua who pleaded guilty to possession in the seizure of 1.9 kilograms of methamphatamine at Fua’amotu International Airport last year will be sentenced on May 3.
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Wednesday 3 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vuna Fa’otusia, the Minister of Justice has been charged with wrongful interference with the course of justice and using threatening language to police officers in a dispute over a stolen cow in January.
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Yesterday, April 1st, the Prime Minister's Office asserted that the Tongan government “was delighted” to receive eight brand new fishing boats from Dongguan in January, even though Chinese Embassy officials concluded later that the hulls were damaged and the boats were not safe to use.
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ngana ‘Alovili was acquitted of reckless driving that caused the death of a pedestrian at Ha’ateiho in 2017, after the Acting Chief Justice was left unconvinced with the evidence presented by the Crown during trial.
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked World Autism Awareness Day today, 2 April with a morning tea event organized by Tapuaki Mei Langi Autism Foundation, held at Vuna Restaurant at Kolomotu’a. It is estimated that between 500 to 1,000 people in Tonga have some sort of autistic spectrum disorder. By Eleanor Gee
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The “Tonga Police (Amendment) Bill 2019” – one of six urgent bills introduced by Cabinet last month – looks to amend Tonga’s constitution regarding the appointment process of a Police Commissioner. The bill attempts to remove the authority of the King to appoint a Police Commissioner, handing over that right to Cabinet.
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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five were arrested in possession of methamphetamine, including two teenage boys during a drug bust by the Police Drug Enforcement Taskforce at Kahoua and Ma'ufanga on April 2.
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Monday 1 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Viliami Mangisi pleaded not guilty today to charges relating to the seizure of 1.9 kilos of methamphetamine in the departure lounge at Fua’amotu International Airport last year. His co-accused, meanwhile, has pleaded guilty.
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Monday 1 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ground breaking for a new headquarter building for Tonga Broadcasting Commission was held on March 29. Funded by Japan, the building is part of a multi-million pa'anga grant aid project on Nationwide Early Warning System and Strengthening Disaster Communications (NEWS).
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Monday 1 April 2019

Brisbane, Australia
The Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) section at Vaiola Hospital will benefit from a Zeiss Microscope that was donated by Brisbane members of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) under their Pacific Islands Project program.
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Monday 1 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men were arrested with suspected methamphetamine and cannabis at a home in Pili on Friday, March 29.
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Friday 29 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wandering brown bull, who didn't come when he was called for identification by a magistrate, is at the centre of a legal dispute between two bull-keepers in Vava'u. An appellant claims the bull is Hercules.
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Friday 29 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A commemoration service to honour the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack and to acknowledge New Zealand’s National Service Day was held this morning, 29 March, at the Tonga Police Headquarters in Longolongo.
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