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Serial rapist dies before sentencing

Serial rapist dies before sentencing

Vakai ki lalo ki he fakamatala faka-Tonga Uili Falamoe, Tonga’s notorious serial rapist has died early this month at the Hu'atolitoli prison, a family member has confirmed this to Kaniva News. Falamoe was due to appear in court on Monday 18, for sentencing, after he was found guilty in June for multiple counts of carnal […]

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 […]

Prince Tu'ipelehake dies

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 serious condition. A source has told Kaniva News the prince was diabetic and his condition had deteriorated rapidly. Prince Tu’ipelehake is first cousin to King Tupou VI. Late King Tupou […]

Victim of suspected homicide named

Victim of suspected homicide named

Police have named a 31year-old Chinese man who died in a suspected homicide in Halaleva last weekend after they contacted his next of kin. Dao Jin He was found unconscious by a friend in his shop at the By-pass road in Halaleva at 11:30pm Thursday 20. He was rushed to hospital but died the next […]

Fofo’anga club farewell a mate

Fofo’anga club farewell a mate

The funeral of Samuela ‘Amanaki, a much loved and valued member of the Fofo’anga Club in Sydney, was held this morning at Fetu’upongipongi Hall in Granville. He died on February 12. Club members, kainga, friends and family gathered last night at the Fofo’anga Hall at Bankstown in memory of ‘Amanaki. His musical talents, gentlemanly manner, […]

Afā manslaughter accused named

Afā manslaughter accused named

A  man appeared in a magistrate court  in Nuku'alofa today, charged with reckless driving after his vehicle allegedly hit a man in Hoi last week, was released on bail. ‘Ata’ata Finau, 61, is acccused of matters  in relation to the death of Kosi Tae, a 62-year-old man from Kolonga. Finau was ordered to reappear in […]

Afā man charged with manslaughter

Afā man charged with manslaughter

Police arrested and charged a 61 year-old man from Afā in Tonga on Thursday evening  February 6 with manslaughter by negligence in relation to the death of a 62 year-old man from Kolonga. The deceased was on a bicycle travelling through Hoi on Tangikina Road on his way back to Kolonga when he was allegedly […]

Man, aged 58 dies in Ha’apai

Man, aged 58 dies in Ha’apai

A man died in Niu’ui Hospital yesterday afternoon and it has been confirmed today he was Pauliasi Kulitapa of Holopeka. Tevita Vakasiuola, Health Officer -In-Charge of Ha’apai Hospital said the man died from natural cause and it has nothing linked to the Cyclone Ian that severely struck the islands last weekend. The funeral service was […]