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Malakai Fekitoa to captain Tonga 7s

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Malia Unalotokipea Li denies leaving disabled husband to die, sitting in...

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A Tongan woman has denied in the Auckland High court claims she failed to take reasonable steps to prevent her husband before he died...

‘Well done is better than well said.’ PM should have led...

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COMMENTARY: Parliamentarians' written response to the King’s angry complaints about what he claims is their inaction will only add to His Majesty’s fury. The report,...

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Government to formally apologise for dawn raids targeting Pasifika later this month

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One News / TVNZ A formal Government apology for the dawn raids will be delivered later this month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. Immigration officials...

Former All Black to play for Tonga

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By RNZ.co.nz Former All Blacks midfielder Malakai Fekitoa is switching his international rugby allegiance to Tonga. The 29 year is one of four former New Zealand...

Police seeking three people over Auckland man’s death from moving vehicle

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By TVNZ / One News Police are looking for three people who were in the van an Auckland man fell from while it was moving,...

Nearly all cars imported by 2035 must be electric, Climate Change Commission report says

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By RNZ and is republished with permission The Climate Change Commission has released its final report laying out the roadmap for the country to slash...

Actress Rose Byrne to play Jacinda Ardern in film based on Christchurch mosque attacks...

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By RNZ and is republished with permission Australian actress Rose Byrne is set to play Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a film about the week...

Aotearoa New Zealand provides NZ$8 million COVID-19 financial support package to Tonga

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New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Tonga, Tiffany Babington, has signed a Grant Contribution letter to the Government of Tonga for a NZ$8 million COVID-19...

OPINION: PM uses biblical advice, constitution to defend his refusal to take immediate action...

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OPINION: The Prime Minister’s media release this evening, Saturday 5 in response to his Minister of Infrastructure’s guilty verdict appears to show he deeply...

Young Crusader Leicester Fainga’anuku not fussed over All Blacks bolter status

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By One News / TVNZ and is republished with permission A month from today, the All Blacks will play their first Test of the year...

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Jargon to blame for confusion over govt’s traveller quarantine fees proposal; ‘don’t twist and...

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Lord Tu’iha’angana has warned the government in parliament to come clean and tell the public it was working on a proposal for travellers to...

Tonga, New Zealand and Australia ‘travel bubble’ plans revealed

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A new plan to extend the Trans-Tasman travel bubble to include Tonga and Fiji in the Pacific islands has been part of a meeting between...

Education icon and democratic activist Fīnau Tūtone dies aged 82

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He and his family were regarded as role model when in comes to education particularly teachings, parenting and discipline. Finau Tūtone, 82, has died in...

Gov’t conflicting answers over proposal for passengers to pay up to $4,000 quarantine fees...

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The Minister of Finance denying a government proposal for returning passengers to pay up to $4,000 quarantine fees has sparked heated debates online. His denial...

Family, friends say goodbyes to Ōtāhuhu shooting victim ‘Aleki Moala as accused appear in...

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A Tongan man who lived in Papatoetoe, New Zealand and who was gunned down at Beatty Street, Ōtāhuhu Sunday 23 was laid to rest...

Fighter’s family reportedly divided after his death; reports say two services held for Vake

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The family of mixed martial arts fighter Liufau Tu'iha'angana Vake has reportedly been split over allegations about the four men involved in the assault...

‘Quarantine facilities full’ – Gov’t defends its last minute cancellation decision which upset stranded...

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Tonga government said its last minute decision to cancel an agreement with Air Vanuatu to bring back a group of Tongan citizens stranded in...

Gov’t repatriation ‘proposal’ includes passengers to pay $4,000 quarantine fees in Tonga, CEO says

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The government is working on a proposal for the repatriated passengers to pay their stay at managed isolation facilities, the CEO of the Ministry...

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Prayer, picking berries and family support led to law degree and...

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Prayer, determination and five years of picking berries led young Tongan barrister Eleanor Manu to graduate from the University of Waikato earlier this month...

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Tongan scholar exposes youth suicide rate, says more research needed to...

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Young Tongans have the highest rates of youth suicide in New Zealand, according to a newly completed doctoral thesis by a Tongan...