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Napoleone Falakiko Afu obituary

Napoleone Falakiko Afu of Maʻufanga, who has died aged 81, was a man of music, teaching, culture and church. He began teaching at Apifoʻou College...

Obituary: Feofaʻaki-Ki-Nasinu Pāongo dies

Feʻofaʻaki Ki-Nasinu Pāongo, age 47, passed away suddenly, Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born November 1, 1966 in Koulo, Haʻapai,...

Prince Tu'ipelehake dies

Prince Tu’ipelehake known as Viliami Tupoulahi Mailefihi Tuku’aho, 57, died in Vaiola Hospital at 7.30pm Saturday 14. The prince was admitted to hospital in a...

Mataitini Fotu: a community leader dies

New Zealand’s Pacific communities are mourning the death of Joel Tuita Mataitini Fotu, 68,  a Tongan lawyer and legal counsel. Fotu died at Middlemore hospital...

Communities mourn passing of Sione Liava’a

The Auckland Pacific communities are mourning the death of Sione Tupukauvalu Liava’a, a prominent Tongan community leader. Liava’a from Ha’avakatolo in Tonga immigrated to New...

Kali Fungavaka's father dies in Tonga

Kali Fungavaka’s father, Tavake Fungavaka has passed away Saturday May 3 at Vaiola hospital in Tonga it was confirmed to Kaniva News today by...

Former speaker and parliamentarian, Lord Fusitu’a passes away

The Legislative Assembly's Noble Representative for Niua and renowned parliamentarian, Lord Fusitu’a (87), passed away on Thursday evening, April 24. The Honourable Fusitu’a has a...

Dr Malakai 'Ake laid to rest

Nuku’alofa - Health and medical professional, Dr Malakai ‘Ake, 63, was laid to rest Tuesday 8 in Kolomotu’a.   He served the government of Tonga’s...