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Police donate to Newly established Fatumu community wardens

Police donate to Newly established Fatumu community wardens

Tongan police handed over more than TP$500 worth of donated equipment to assist Fatumu’s community wardens on July 24. The equipment included three bicycles, four torches and six vests. Police will also conduct training programs to assist the wardens who are joining the community service as volunteers. . There are already 35 community warden services in Tongatapu [...]

Afa murder victim named

Afa murder victim named

Tongan Police have named the Afa man who was murdered following a fight in the village last week. He was 49-year-old ‘Aisea Tu’ineau Latu. Three men, aged between 18 – 25, were arrested in relation to Latu's death.   Police Commissioner, Grant O’Fee said the deceased was on his way home from a Kava Club [...]

Liava’a’s body arrives home

Liava’a’s body arrives home

Family members and friends turned up tonight at Auckland International Airport to mourn the death of a Tongan community leader as his body arrived back in New Zealand. Josh Liava‘a, 66, was killed in a shooting in Hawaii Sunday 14. He was a former Auckland police detective sergeant. His wife, Victoria, described her deceased husband [...]

5.3 quake felt in Tongatapu

5.3 quake felt in Tongatapu

Nuku’alofa – Residents in Tongatapu reported feeling tremors that hit the mainland at 22:58:27 UTC but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicentre of the 5.3 magnitude earthquake was latitude 22.05°S and longitude 175.01°W. Its depth was measured at 23.78 km. The tremors from the quake centre at the village of [...]

Five arrested in relation to Sopu robbery and rape

Five arrested in relation to Sopu robbery and rape

Tongan police on July 8 arrested five suspects who had been wanted since the gang robbery and an alleged rape in a house in Sopu on June 11. Police charged the male accused who are in their mid-twenties with conspiracy to commit robbery. No one has been charged in connection to the rape as Police [...]

Police officers jailed for killing Kali Fungavaka

Police officers jailed for killing Kali Fungavaka

Two Tongan cops have been respectively jailed for 10 and eight years this morning at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court for killing New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka in 2012.   Inspector Kelepi Hala’ufia was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment while Constable Salesi Maile was sentenced for eight years. Last month civilian Semisi Kalisitiane Manu was [...]

Miss Heilala 2014 two contestants lead the field

Miss Heilala 2014 two contestants lead the field

Two contestants lead the field after last night’s first event of the 2014 Miss Heilala pageant. Miss FISA/MV ‘Otuanga’ofa Sakae Tamo’ua and Miss Bou’s Fashion from New Zealand Cassandra Ngaluafe, both won places in the sarong exhibition and talent and interview sections. Hundreds of people were at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall to watch the seven [...]

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