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15 hrs ago | Matangi Tonga

Excavation uncovers ancient Lapita

A team of Canadian archaeologists have excavated remains of an ancient settlement outside the small village of Nukuleka, located at the entrance of Tongatapu's central lagoon.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology, Oceania, World News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

LiveScience

Tonga May Have Been a Vast Seafaring Empire

The seafaring empire of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean once spanned more than a thousand miles, serving as the hub through which distant settlements exchanged artifacts and ideas, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Matangi Tonga

LDS Church assists to rebuild homes in Ha'apai

The Church of Latter Day Saints will partner with the Tongan Government to build 116 homes and repair 61 damaged homes.

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Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Oceania, World News

Matangi Tonga

Rotary elects youngest President

Siosaia 'Uta'atu , the new President of the Rotary Club of Nuku'alofa, is the youngest person elected to the post in the club's 36 year history.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Three men charged with murder in Afa

Three men have been charged with the murder of a 49-year old man early this morning Tuesday, 22 July in Afa in the eastern district of Tongatapu.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Car crash cut power to Eastern Tongatapu

A 29-year-old man has been charged with reckless driving after allegedly crashing his vehicle into a high voltage power pole in Tatakamotonga on Sunday, 20 July.

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Matangi Tonga

Art appeals to litterbugs

Artist Tevita Latu showcases some of the newly painted rubbish bins at his studio in Havelu, Tongatapu.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Digicel Tonga launches 3G+ mobile internet

He said their newly renovated state-of-the-art store comes with a new range of handsets, smart phones and devices that are live where customers can browse through before choosing their purchase.

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Matangi Tonga

Tonga Secondary Schools Brass Band Festival ends with peace march

A brass band marching contest was held in Nuku'alofa on Friday 18 July, ending a three-days Tonga Secondary Schools Brass Band Festival.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Ex-Kiwi cop killed in Hawaii shooting

A former Auckland policeman and Kiwi league representative who romanced two Pacific princesses has died in Hawaii, after an apparent family shooting.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Wedding

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Australian Study reveals pre-historic Tongan State

A new study by Australian researchers has stated that Tonga was the only prehistoric state in Oceania to encompass an entire archipelago and extend its influence to other island groups.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, French Polynesia

Matangi Tonga

Float Parade concludes 2014 Heilala Festival

As the colourful float parade slowly made its way from the Teufaiva Stadium to Vuna Wharf, hundreds of people crowded along Hala Taufa'ahau to watch the parade which featured the 2014-15 Miss Heilala, Cassandra Ngaluafe and the other 2014 Miss Heilala contestants.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Tonga Waste Management faces challenges

In addition, medical waste disposal remains a concern and waste management needs further awareness raising and promotion on Tongatapu.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Matangi Tonga

Tonga policemen jailed for manslaughter

Hon Justice Cato sentenced Police Inspector Kelepi Hala'ufia to 11 years and Police Constable Salesi Maile to nine years in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this morning, 9 July.

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The Otago Daily Times

Family confront dad's killers in court

Widow Cally Ruahe and family travelled to Tonga to see two local police officers sentenced for manslaughter.

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The White House

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Judith Beth Cefkin - Ambassador to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu, Department of State Ambassador Michele Jeanne Sison Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Deputy Representative of the United States in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Nauru, Oceania, Kiribati, World News, Fiji, Stanford University, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Matangi Tonga

First night of Miss Heilala 2014 pageant

A colourful sarong wear and talent performances by seven Miss Heilala contestants wowed a large crowd during the pageant's first night of competition last night, 7 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Fiji Times

In exchange for Lau

THE proposal that is expected to be made by Tonga to give Fiji the Minerva Reef in exchange for the Lau Group is a dream that will never come true, says a lawyer.

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Matangi Tonga

Seven contestants for Miss Heilala 2014-15

Seven contestants for the Miss Heilala crown 2014-15 met today for the Pageant orientation at Joe's Kahana Lagoon in Nuku'alofa.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

KUAT-TV Tucson

Globe Trekker

Zay's island-hopping escapades take him now to the independent Kingdom of Tonga and then on to multi-cultural Fiji, once home to cannibals and Indian plantation workers that were brought to the islands to harvest sugar cane.

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Related Topix: Oceania, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

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