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Tongan man jailed for brutal murder of partner in Hamilton apartment

Pita Vi, 59, was jailed after he was found guilty of beating Georgina Ngataki with both arms while she was saying “don’t”.

Kaniva News reports the 55-year-old mother and grandmother suffered massive head injuries.

Vi’s actions were labelled “cold blooded” and “callous” from the afternoon of September 22, 2021, in which he left his partner, Georgina Ngataki, to die on the floor of her Wellington St flat, surrounded in blood after a brutal attack, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Halafihi sent to jail after downloading child porn while at work in Canada

Maka-I-Moana Eugene Mumui Halafihi, 30, was sentenced in North Vancouver Provincial Court after pleading guilty to two charges of possessing child pornography reports Kaniva News.

In handing down his sentence, Judge Joseph Galati outlined how on 20 April 2020, Halafihi arranged to meet another man he’d met online for the purpose of using crystal methamphetamine and watching pornography together while taking part in sexual activities.

During their encounter, Halafihi accessed 20 to 30 digital file folders on his computer, each containing a number of short videos.

Tongan family mourns son’s death after a single-vehicle crash in New Zealand’s Northland

Police said Len Courtenay, 22 and a friend died at the scene at around 5.40pm on Wednesday.

Kaniva News reports Len’s mother Makalita Angianga is expected to arrive in Houhora, Pukenui near Cape Reigna at the northwestern-most tip of the North Island for his funeral.

She said Courtenay had just celebrated his 22th birthday on July 20.

A prayer service is expected to take place at a residence in Māngere, south Auckland to remember Courtenay.

Police previously said emergency services were notified of the crash.

Tongan man dies in custody

Police said the man was arrested in a drunken state and that the initial indication was that he took his own life.

The Commissioner Shane McLennan says it's the second death in police custody in a month, and he has now ordered a new approach.

This includes the closure until further notice of the Mua Police Cell, the promise of an investigation as a priority, an inspection of the state of all cells, a review of the police custody policy and in-service training on custody management and human rights.


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Man jailed after stabbing partner and another woman faces deportation to Tonga

Manu Hausia has been jailed for six-year six-month term. His sentence was reduced due to factors including Hausia’s guilty pleas, his difficulties in serving a jail term in New Zealand, and his previous good character, reported New Zealand media.

The judge “also noted that Hausia would likely be deported at the end of the jail sentence”.

Hausia, 28, pleaded guilty at the High Court in Christchurch in December to four charges: attempted murder, injuring and wounding with intent, and assaulting a child.

Body of father killed in California car accident to be returned to Tonga

The family said on Facebook this was the deceased’s wish that his body be buried at his parents’ burial place according to a report by Kaniva News.

The 45-year-old Latu Moli of Carmel Valley, Monterey County was killed after a crash on Southview Lane on his way to work on December 6.

According to reports, Moli’s vehicle veered off the road, past the guardrail, and down a steep hill for unknown reasons.

CHP responded and tragically pronounced Moli dead at the scene. Moli was an employee at Public Works Monterey Road District for 14 years.

Over TOP$22,300 raised for Tongan man attacked after ‘begging’ for money in Australia

His mother has also received donations in cash and food in Tonga after the incident.

Siaki Tome was subjected to what appears to be an unprovoked attack on Monday night reports Kaniva News.

Sinipiu Taumālolo claimed Tome approached him asking for work. It has been claimed the incident occurred after Tome had asked Taumālolo for money to be paid in advance from his pay.

Taumālolo was overheard in a livestream video clip talking to Tome about the money.

Tongan living in US accused of sexual misconduct with girl on plane

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Alaska, Kepueli Talaiasi was on a flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Anchorage on Monday.

While on the flight, he is accused of “intentionally” engaging in sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl who was next to him on the flight.

Man admits killing Epalahame Tu'uheava

Viliami Taani appeared this morning in the High Court at Auckland and pleaded guilty to Tu'uheava's murder and the attempted murder of Tu'uheava's wife on May 1, 2018.

NZ Herald reports Justice Anne Hinton convicted him on both charges and gave him a first strike warning.

Shocked by Tu'uheava's death, friends and family told the Herald he was raised in a family that attended church every Sunday and was well connected to the local Otahuhu and Mangere communities.

Tu'uheava was also known as Hame or Abraham.

Tongan man gunned down in New Zealand

Police say about 4.40am Saturday, they were called to a report of a shooting in Seaside Park.

Ambulance and Police located the victim, Samiuela Anania Tupou, who was critically injured and died at the scene.

Samiuela, 21, recently returned with his family to live in New Zealand from the United States.

Family and friends describe him as a fun-loving, hard-working young man who regularly attended church and enjoyed social occasions with his friends and family.