News - Tonga

06

Feb '17

6 Feb 2017

Tonga

Six Tongan fishermen rescued and due to arrive in Auckland after drifting at sea for three days

A total of six Tongan fishermen are on their way to Auckland after a dramatic rescue at sea yesterday by the crew of the German cruise ship Albatros. Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand were...

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26

Jan '17

26 Jan 2017

Tonga

Challenges Of Home Mail Delivery In Pacific Islands Subject Of Forum In Tonga

Houses with no street names, numbers are left out of global networks NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (Matangi Tonga, Jan. 24, 2017) – Pacific islands people who live on unnamed roads without street...

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24

Jan '17

24 Jan 2017

Tonga

Tongan boys praised for bravery in Melbourne tragedy

Two Australian-Tongan teenagers, Tevita Mahina (17) and Issac Tupou (17), are being commended by the Australian public for their attempts to stop a crazed man Dimitrious Gargasoulas who killed...

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19

Jan '17

19 Jan 2017

Tonga

Tongans dying on NZ roads leave grieving families struggling to cope

Horrific road crashes that claimed the lives of Tongans visiting New Zealand have many relatives close to financial ruin. Many are calling 2016 a "widow-maker" year, in the wake of accidents in...

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10

Jan '17

10 Jan 2017

Tonga

Tonga promotes fish in health drive

The Tongan government is providing access to discounted fish to the public in an effort to promote healthier lifestyles. The Ministry of Fisheries is selling fresh fish in Nuku'alofa for as low...

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03

Jan '17

3 Jan 2017

Tonga

New Year's Honours: Dame Valerie Adams blown away but still has more to achieve

'Our Val' is now Dame Val. Valerie Adams, double Olympic shot put champion and one of the country's most adored sporting heroes, has joined another select club with her appointment as a Dame...

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03

Jan '17

3 Jan 2017

Tonga

Tonga sevens captain killed in accident

Tonga rugby sevens captain Atelea Okati was reported to have died following a car crash in the Pacific island kingdom. "Am saddened to report the passing of Tongan Men's 7's Captain 'Atelea...

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03

Jan '17

3 Jan 2017

Tonga

Gisborne bus crash: 'I held her hand until her last breath' - Leotisia Malakai's family speak

Leotisia Malakai lay in her hospital bed injured and bloodied, connected to tubes and drips - but she sang, she spoke and her family thought she was going to be OK. Hours later she slipped into...

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28

Dec '16

28 Dec 2016

Tonga

New Zealanders dig deep for Tongan community

New Zealanders are digging deep to help members of the Tongan community involved in the deadly bus crash in Gisborne on Christmas Eve. More than $30,000 has been donated to help the Mailefihi...

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22

Dec '16

22 Dec 2016

Tonga

Exceptional NZ-Tongan students win awards

New Zealand's former Prime Minister John Key presented awards to nine Pacific Islander students in Auckland yesterday, December 19. Among the recipients were students of Tongan heritage Emma...

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15

Dec '16

15 Dec 2016

Tonga

Five days missing at sea

The New Zealand Defence Force has found a father and son missing at sea off Tonga since Saturday, bringing to a successful conclusion its third search and rescue operation in nine days. A father...

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06

Dec '16

6 Dec 2016

Tonga

Taufatofua joins growing list of Tongans bidding for Winter Olympics

Vinnie Wylie - vinnie.wylie@radionz.co.nz Tongan athlete Pita Taufatofua has announced he is taking up cross-country skiing in a bid to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The...

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