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‘Atonio Moeaki gets life imprisonment for brutal murder of dentist


‘Atonio Moeaki was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a young dentist, Sione Feo Lau’i, outside a night club in Nuku’alofa in 2015.

Source: ‘Atonio Moeaki gets life imprisonment for brutal murder of dentist | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Tonga’s active role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Tonga is currently playing an active role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Lopeti Senituli, a personal adviser to the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva, told Matangi Tonga.

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England prop Mako Vunipola reveals he copies Tonga star Jason Taumalolo


England prop Mako Vunipola says fellow Tongan Jason Taumalolo is one of his inspirations outside rugby.

Source: England prop Mako Vunipola reveals he copies Tonga star Jason Taumalolo

Internet blackout “emotionally distressing;” TCC ends free wi-fi link to satellite service


The internet blackout in Tonga is “emotionally distressing” for local people, a Kaniva Tonga correspondent has reported.The loss of internet, which was caused when the undersea cable was cut, has affected everyone in the kingdom.

Source: Internet blackout “emotionally distressing;” TCC ends free wi-fi link to satellite service | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Eyewitness says nightclub bouncer struck victim with baseball bat


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A tearful eyewitness recalled how a nightclub bouncer struck a victim repeatedly with a baseball bat on the head, in evidence presented at a murder trial being heard this week in the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.

Source: Eyewitness says nightclub bouncer struck victim with baseball bat

Men with thousands of dollars strapped to their bodies arrested at Tonga airport


Tongan Police have arrested two Asian men, 48 and 27 years old, attempting to smuggle thousands of dollars in cash out of the country.The 48 year old was reported to have had at least US$40,000 while the 27 year old had NZ$10,000 which were both strapped to their bodies with tape.

Source: Men with thousands of dollars strapped to their bodies arrested at Tonga airport | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga


The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.

Source: Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga

Tonga Left Without Internet Access for Weeks


On Sunday, something cut the one and only undersea cable supplying over 100,000 people in Tonga with internet access. The repair will take weeks to carry out and it’s already proving very problematic, especially for local businesses.

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Fekitoa opens up about decision to leave both Tonga and New Zealand


Former All Black Malakai Fekitoa has revealed the motive behind his lucrative move to Europe.The 26-year-old has close to 30 nieces and nephews around the world, all of whom he can now support through rugby.

Source: Fekitoa opens up about decision to leave both Tonga and New Zealand | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Tonga hit by near-total internet blackout


The island nation’s only undersea cable link is damaged, bringing internet life to a near standstill.

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