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More Tongan children will be orphaned in New Zealand by rising...

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There is an upward trend of Tongan children being orphaned in New Zealand due to their parents dying young because of diabetes-related...

COMMENTARY: Ardern’s reshuffle shows Tonga needs second reform to bring in...

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COMMENTARY: Jacinda Ardern’s re-shuffling of her Cabinet on Monday shows just how much Tonga needs a party system.

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Salman Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack

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By 1news.co.nz Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk on Sunday,...

Covid-19 update: Lowest number of daily community cases since February

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By RNZ.co.nz The number of new daily community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand has dropped below the...

Police appeal for help to find driver involved in hit-and-run

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By RNZ.co.nz Police want public help to find the driver of a van involved in a hit and...

All Blacks silence critics with 35-23 victory over Springboks

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Centre David Havili and lock Scott Barrett scored late tries as the All Blacks eased the pressure on coach Ian Foster with...

Gang president among four arrested thanks to tip-off

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By 1news.co.nz The president of the Aotearoa Natives gang was arrested, along with three others, thanks to a lead...

New All Black’s family preparing for his emotional debut

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By 1news.co.nz Just 24 hours ago, new All Black Fletcher Newell called his father Arnold to say he was...

Man walking around Auckland’s Sky City with knife arrested

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A man has been arrested on Friday afternoon after walking around Auckland's Sky City with a knife.

New project aims to stop human trafficking in four Pacific countries

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By RNZ.co.nz The United States government has launched a $US10 million five-year project to stop human trafficking in...

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Residents welcome announcement of new US embassy in Tonga

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Residents of Tonga take to social media to welcome a plan by the US to open a new embassy in Nuku’alofa.

Tonga government rejects US nationals’ ‘held ransom’ claim as ‘false and misleading’

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The Tonga government has vehemently denied claims made by three US citizens in Vava’u they had been threatened to pay $11,000 for...

Our own home ‘will become our own grave’ if not taken care of, warns...

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The new leader of an international health care body has warned Pacific Island peoples that their way of life and the environment...

Police probe after 69-year-old man found dead in apparent suicide

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The Police are investigating after a man died on Monday in what they had described as alleged 'suicide' while at Mu’a police...

Notorious Tongatapu machete attacker jailed after man loses hand

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A man who hacked his victim's arm with a machete has been jailed for seven years.

China will not pressure Tonga over repaying debt, says Tongans have benefitted from loans

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Chinese Ambassador to Tonga Cao Xiaolin. China will not pressure Tonga if it is unable to repay its...

Vanuatu government says proposal to deliver air services for Tonga would be a ‘win-win’...

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The Government of Vanuatu wants Air Vanuatu to be granted the right to deliver regional and international air services on behalf of...

Unclaimed body in Tonga buried

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A body, which was in a Nuku’alofa morgue for almost a year, was buried at a public cemetery after no one came...

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Boxer Joseph Parker splits with Kevin Barry, what next?

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This RNZ.co.nz story is republished with permission New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has split with trainer Kevin Barry. The pair have parted ways by mutual...

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