Tonga Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Operation Safe Streets continues in 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    ... This is a decrease from 42 persons that were arrested and charged in the first weekend of the New Year, January 6-8. Tonga Police will continue to patrol the roads during weekends to continue preventing alcohol fuelled crimes," said a police ...

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  2. Tongan girls take self defence classesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    Tongan girls between the ages of 10-16 years joined self defence classes in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, January 18 as part of a new program 'My Body My Rights' run by Talitha Project. Vanessa Heleta, founder of Talitha Project believes it is important that girls are empowered to take control of their lives and feel safer in their comunities in order to enjoy healthy lives free from violence.

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  3. Picturing history: Mount Talau, Vava'u, TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Deseret News

    During his years of service as assistant church historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Andrew Jenson toured many of the missions of the world. In 1895, while traveling from Fiji to Samoa, he came to Tonga just four years after the first Latter-day Saint missionaries arrived from Samoa and started preaching.

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  4. Talented Soni aims for the Tokyo ParalympicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    Ilisoni Niukapu , a Para Badminton player is Tonga's latest rising sports talent, who hopes to be able to represent Tonga at the Tokyo Paralympic in 2020. Soni made an impression when he competed at the National Australia Para Badminton tournament in Melbourne last November.

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  5. Chinese members of Congress visiting TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    Right, Huang Huaguang, the Chinese Ambassador to Tonga with the leader of members of the People's Congress, Fa'onelua Center, 18 January 2017 A 15-members delegation from the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China is currently on a three-days visit to Tonga. The Chief of Policy Division of the Chinese Embassy in Nuku'alofa, Wang Xuejun said that the purpose of the visit is to "further promote the exchanges and cooperation between our two countries."

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  6. Man drowns at Laulea BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    Soane 'Ata'ata drowned at Laulea Beach at Fatumu, in Eastern Tongatapu on Saturday afternoon, 14 January, the first drowning recorded this year in Tonga. Police today released the name of the deceased who was found floating in the sea after he was seen going down to the beach to have a swim.

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  7. Processing of wasted breadfruit can improve Tonga's food securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    It's a program that will target communities to re-evaluate the usefulness of breadfruit development with new cultivation techniques, expansion of new processing technology of breadfruit in the community and development of new value chain of private sector and the community. The 'Improvement of Livelihood and Health Conditions of Tongan People by the Effective Utilization and Processing Products of Breadfruit' is a partnership finalised with the signing of minutes of a meeting between Dr Tamae Sugihara from the Tokyo University of Agriculture, Mr Yoshiura Shinji for Finance, Soane Patolo for Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation Tonga Trust and Minoru Nishi of Nishi Trading, in Tonga on Tuesday, 17 January.

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  8. Tongans dying on NZ roads leave grieving families struggling to copeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... under the seasonal workers scheme while their salaries contributed to the upkeep of their little communities in Tonga. Ana Vaipulu,44, from 'Ahau lost both her husband, Sitiveni Vaipulu, and her eldest son, Koli, in the accident while 'Epenisa ...

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  9. More hot days ahead for TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    ... ry was around 30C, with the hottest day recorded at 32.9C in Nuku'alofa. Prior to Cyclone Winston appearing last year, Tonga had a heatwave in February, with temperatures reaching it's hottest in recorded history at 35.5C at Niuafo'ou.

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  10. St George Palace emerges from scaffoldingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's new government office block, St George Palace at Pangai Si'i, is emerging from its scaffolding wraps in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District, as constuction nears completion.

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  11. Nuku'alofa's new roads and drainage not sustainable, warns reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    ... was cancelled and funds were reallocated from high-priority core projects to non-core subprojects in the $13.4 million Tonga Integrated Urban Development Sector Project, started in 2008 and completed between 2013 and February 2015. These were among ...

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  12. Bus crash survivor lost his leg buts thanks God he can still play musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... bank near Gisborne on Christmas Eve. Tevita, who is head boy at his college on the small remote island of Vava'u, Tonga, was a keen rugby player as well as a talented B-bass player. Bus crash survivors Tevita Lokotui, 18 (in wheelchair) and Scott ...

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  13. St George Palace emerges from scaffoldingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's new government office block, St George Palace at Pangai Si'i, is emerging from its scaffolding wraps in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District, as constuction nears completion. The building is scheduled to be completed within 20 months from when construction started at the end of August 2015.

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  14. Nakolo family wins $3000 MCC New Year prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    ... ut to have a heart attack," said Temaleti, who rapidly recovered her calm and rushed over to The couple both work with Tonga Police, Temaleti in crime statistics and Sydney as a fire investigator. They have a young daughter.

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  15. Man charged with wife's death in Tonga wants his cash backRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2016 | The Madison Press

    A U.S. citizen detained in Honolulu and facing extradition to Tonga where he's accused of beating his wife to death has asked the U.S. government to return cash he had amassed from other countries including Canada and New Zealand. The various denominations of currency from Tonga, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United States are the "only means that Mr. Fletcher has to hire an attorney and mount any meaningful defense to the charges in Tonga," Assistant Federal Defender Melinda Yamaga said in the motion.

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  16. Body identified as missing man Fisiatina PuafisiRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    ... along the Sopu Coastline at approximately 1.3km north from the Hifofua wreck at 3:45pm. It was revealed to Matangi Tonga yesterday, that Fisiatina Puafisi was a recent deportee from Australia who was booked into Little Italy Hotel in Kolomotu'a for ...

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  17. Police appeal for sightings of man missing with kayakRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Italy Hotel in Kolomotu'a, Nuku'alofa, and had checked in on 22 December. He had rented the kayak from the hotel. Tonga Police are appealing to the public for any information that could help them in finding Fisatina. Police can be contacted at 922 ...

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  18. Forget Bali, these spots are cheaper and betterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2016 | NEWS.com.au

    ... goodbye - and within four hours and 30 minutes (from Sydney) say a warm 'Malo e lelei' (hello!) to the Kingdom of Tonga . With endless blue bays, sparkling beaches and ancient stone temples, it's a great one for kayaking, whale watching and surfing. ...

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  19. Tapuhia landfill ignites into Christmas infernoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2016 | Matangi Tonga

    ... into flames, burning furiously and sending a column of smoke towering over Nuku'alofa yesterday, Christmas Day. Tonga's firefighters today remain challenged by the biggest fire they have ever encountered, already trucking over half a million litres ...

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  20. 'Her smile always made me happy': Husband of Gisborne bus...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... incident she won't see her ... again." His sister-in-law was from the island of Vava'u, but lived with her husband on Tonga's main island of Tongatapu, 300 kilometres to the south-west. The couple's home was a beacon for family, who would stay on ...

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