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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Welsh rugby star Taulupe Faletau has launched a fundraiser on gofundme, to raise money for his critically-ill cousin Amanaki Taimi (21) – who is diagnosed with kidney failure.
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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
A Tongan man in the United States, Alama 'Ulu'ave, has been awarded the prestigious Dorothy Richardson Award for his contributions to his local community in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Everett, Washington
College softball player Lesieli Aholelei was recognised as ‘Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year’ by the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame in Everett, Washington on 19 September.
Wednesday 19 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen, was elected by Pacific governments earlier this year to be the Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA). She is one of the few Tongans and women entrusted to take charge of regional bodies in the Pacific.
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Tuesday 4 September 2018

New Zealand
New Zealanders of Tongan descent will celebrate their heritage this week in the annual “Tongan Language Week” (Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga). Over 60,000 New Zealanders identified themselves as Tongans in New Zealand’s most recent census.
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Tuesday 4 September 2018

Los Angeles, United States
Dinah Jane last week collected Youtube’s prestigious Diamond Play Button Award in Los Angeles, California. She received the award on behalf of her band Fifth Harmony.
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Monday 11 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
A headstone was unveiled on Jonah Lomu’s grave in Auckland today at the Manukau Memorial Gardens. Lomu passed away on 18 November 2015, less than month after he witnessed New Zealand win the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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Friday 25 May 2018

Wellington, New Zealand
A Tongan chemist and researcher, Taitusi Taufa has been honoured by Victoria University in New Zealand for the exceptional quality of his doctoral research that explored properties of marine life in Tonga. He isolated several new natural products with unique and interesting anti-cancer properties
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-American scholar Angelina Finau (22) of Los Angeles, has been selected by the United States Government’s prestigious Fulbright Student Program.
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Monday 7 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are signs of improvement in the protection of Pacific seasonal workers from exploitation and neglect in Australia, said the President of the Pacific Australia Seasonal Workers Association (PASWA) in Sydney, Falepaini Maile. Six Tongans were among 14 Pacific Islander seasonal workers who have died from ill health since the working programme started in 2012. By Finau Fonua
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Tuesday 13 March 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah
A video recording of the 2014 Utah police shooting of an alleged gang leader Siale Angilau (25) was publicly released today following a decision by a United States District Judge John E. Dowdell on 9 March. A wrongful death lawsuit by Angilau’s family was dismissed on the same day.
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Monday 29 January 2018
Gold Coast, Australia
A 3-year-old Tongan boy is reported to have died from drowning after he was pulled from a creek in the Gold Coast, Australia on Saturday 27 January.
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Friday 5 January 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
A New Zealand transport company is being held criminally liable over the bus crash that killed three Tongan passengers last year near the town of Gisborne in New Zealand.
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Wednesday 3 January 2018

St George, Utah-USA
The Tongan community in Utah are mourning the loss of 46-year-old Kolei Soseti Maile of St George, Utah, USA who passed away on Christmas day after an illness. He leaves behind a wife, four children and a football team – the Pine View High School football team – for whom he worked for as an offensive line coach.
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Tuesday 2 January 2018

Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Palatasa Havea and Valeti Finau have been named on New Zealand’s annual Honours List. Both honourees are Tongan-born New Zealanders. The Honours List was released on New Year’s Eve 31 December by New Zealand’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
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Thursday 28 December 2017
Gisborne, New Zealand
A memorial service was held outside the New Zealand town of Gisborne on Chistmas Eve to pay tribute to the victims of a bus crash that killed three Tongan visitors last year. The memorial marks a year since the tragic accident occurred.
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifth Harmony singer Dinah Jane will sing the Tongan National Anthem this Saturday 25 November before the kick-off of the Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between Mate Ma’a Tonga and England at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Wellington, New Zealand
MP Jenny Latu Salesa of the New Zealand Labour Party, will become the first Tongan-born New Zealand Cabinet Minister tomorrow October 26, when her party leader Jacinda Ardern assumes office as the newly elected Prime Minister of New Zealand, replacing the outgoing Prime Minister Bill English. Ardern announced her 21-member cabinet last Friday, including Jenny Salesa.
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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
New England Patriots line-backer Harvey Langi and his wife survived a near-fatal car crash in Massachusetts on Friday night 17 October, which resulted in the injured couple rushed to hospital. Harvey’s wife Cassidy Langi stated on twitter on Monday “Thanks to everyone for the love and support! We are both focused on recovering from this.”
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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Dame Valerie Adams-Price gave birth to her first child last week, a baby girl Kimoana Josephine Adams-Price. She announced Kimoana’s arrival on Facebook last Tuesday.
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