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Man arrested with cannabis and ammunition


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A 26-year-old man was arrested with cannabis seeds and ammunition at a bush allotment in Havelu on February 12.

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Driver hospitalized after crash


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: A 50-year-old man is in critical condition at Vaiola Hospital after his vehicle collided with a power pole on Monday, February 11.

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Lion Club donates items for Kolomotu’a 


The council of Kolomotu’a was yesterday fortunate to receive assistance from the Lion Club of Brisbane Australia.The assistance were 2 containers packed with different items such as classroom and office equipment, items for elderlies, gymnastics facilities and others.

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Sione Feimoefiafi: murder accused to appear in court


The men accused of murdering the US based Tongan Sione Feimoefiafi are scheduled to make their first appearance in the Fasi Magistrate Court at Nukua’alofa on Monday next week.Feimoefiafi, 49, arrived in Tonga in early January to attend his father’s funeral. He was beaten during a brawl inside Tali’eva bar on Monday 4.  He died in hospital later that evening.

Source: Sione Feimoefiafi: murder accused to appear in court | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

Deep incisions on teenage girl who suffered 32 strikes


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: Deep incisions on parts of the head and neck were among multiple injuries examined on the victim ‘Ailine Finau, according to a pathologist report presented at the trial of Siosateki Uikelotu Tu’itufu (19) who is charged with her murder. A doctor gave evidence of 32 strikes found on her body.

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AG warning to public comments on Feimoefiafi accused: Comment interferes with course of justice is against law


The Acting Attorney General ‘Aminiasi Kefu has issued a warning against comments by the public regarding the circumstances of the death of Mr Sione Feimoefiafi.Feimoefiafi, 49, of ‘Uiha, who  became a resident of Oregon, died at Vaiola hospital on Monday night following an afternoon brawl at the Tali’eva bar in Nuku’alofa.

Source: AG warning to public comments on Feimoefiafi accused: Comment interferes with course of justice is against law | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service

The Fate of Tonga’s Criminal Returnees


We talked to criminal deportees who have little support to prevent them from reverting to a life of crime.

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Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, the Volcano Island That Rose From the Sea, Explored by NASA Scientists for the First Time


Hunga Tonga volcanic island

In 2015, a new land emerged in the South Pacific. The eruption of an underwater volcano had sent ash and lava spewing into the sea for over a month. As the ash mixed with the warm water, it solidified into a rock and, over the course of a month, this rock built up enough to create a new island.

Source: Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai, the Volcano Island That Rose From the Sea, Explored by NASA Scientists for the First Time

Social support services to reach remote communities


Nuku’alofa, Tonga: People living in remote communities in Tonga are expected to have better access to a range of social support services when teams are mobilized there under a pilot mobile service launched on February 5.

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Five men arrested in connection with Feimoefiafi’s murder


Five men have been arrested in connection with the death of 49-year-old Sione Feimoefiafi in Nuku’alofa.The deceased, from Puke, was rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon Monday 4. He was pronounced dead at around 9:08 pm, Police said.

Source: Five men arrested in connection with Feimoefiafi’s murder | Kaniva Tonga | Largest New Zealand-based Tongan news service