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From royal excrement to the Delta variant, Tongan translation is harder...

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This story by Kalino Lātū was first published by Te Waha Nui  From royal excrement to Covid-19, turning Tongan expressions into English and vice versa...

Treatment for Mum’s deadly anaemia leads to birthday party for Tongan...

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This story by Kalino Lātū was first published by Te Waha Nui A Tongan family in Auckland is celebrating the second birthday of its youngest...

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Mt Albert death: No plea from man charged with murder and sexual violation of...

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission. The man charged with murdering and sexually violating Lena Zhang Harrap in Mount Albert this week has entered no plea...

Timaru tragedy: Vigil held for sisters

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By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. About 300 people turned out in Timaru this evening for a candlelight vigil in honour of the three...

Former Minister Taito Phillip Field has died aged 68

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By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission The former Associate Pacific Islands Affairs Minister, Taito Phillip Field, has died at the age of 68. Samoan-born Field was a...

Homicide investigation launched into Auckland woman’s death

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Auckland City Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a woman in Mt Albert yesterday. The body of a female was located...

Jury awards $25M to Tongan family in trial against blinds maker over daughter’s death...

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By Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune.  Reno Mahe sued the manufacturer in 2018 after his 3-year-old daughter died in 2016. The family of a 3-year-old...

Traffic banks up 100 metres long outside Mangere KFC, McDonalds this evening as  take...

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A family who had lined up for a long awaited KFC takeaway this morning was devastated when their meal didn’t make it into the...

Tongan woman missing in Australia for three weeks

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A 35-year-old woman hadn't been seen for three weeks in Keysborough, Victoria, Australia. Police have identified her as Lavinia. She was last seen on Theodore...

Homicide investigation launched after 72yo man’s body found in South Auckland

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Police have launched a homicide investigation following the tragic death of a 72-year-old man at an address in Favona, Auckland yesterday evening. A post mortem...

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Kefu recovering after surgery

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This story appeared on RNZ.co.nz Rugby World Cup winner and Tonga coach Toutai Kefu has had surgery and is recovering well after suffering serious injuries...

MMA fighter Fau Vake attack: Man sentenced to home detention

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by RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission A man who admitted punching a young MMA fighter in the head three times who later died in hospital has...

Police investigating suspected wooden raft found on beach where cocaine washed up in Vava‘u

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Police are investigating whether or not there was a connection between a wooded raft they have seized and the packages of cocaine worth of...

Three foreign nationals arrested in Vava‘u wash-up cocaine busts

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Three foreign nationals have been arrested in a Vava’u drug busts carried out this week. A 70-year-old British male and his 58-year-old American wife were...

Analysis: Lavulavu couple’s temporary release leads to criticism of Prison act

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The temporary release of the jailed fraudster Lavulavu couple last week has opened the Prison Commissioner’s power to make such decisions to criticism. Critics were...

Jailed Lavulavu couple’s three-hour temporary release to go home sparks outrage

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The temporary release of the jailed Lavulavu couple to go home on Tuesday has been heavily criticised. A member of the public spotted a marked...

Missing Ha‘apai fishermen: Families clinging to hope men still alive, brother says

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The families of Ha’apai fishermen, missing for a month at seas in Ha’apai, are still clinging to hope that they may be found alive. A...

Vava‘u cocaine surprise: More than $2 million worth of mysterious cocaine washed ashore 

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Around TOP$2.3 million worth of cocaine has washed up on Vava’u beaches. Police have been out at Hōleva and Ha’alaufuli this week, sweeping the area for...

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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...

Talo Fifita: Mineva Reef hero dies

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...