Tongan man killed in US shooting incident

Police identified the man killed as Soane Mausia.

The East Bay Times reports the victim’s brother’s name was not released.

The shooting happened about 2:55 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of 78th Avenue, a residential area not far from Arroyo Viejo Park.

Sgt. Omar Daza-Quiroz said the two were standing with other relatives outside their home socializing when at least two men ran up to the group and began shooting at them.

Mausia and his brother were the only ones hit by the gunfire.

29 arrests in South Auckland after Samoa - Tonga game

A police spokesperson said the arrests were for disorderly behaviour.

Police said the problems happened in the Otahuhu township between 10pm and 2am.

They said there were some major traffic issues with Tongan supporters celebrating in the streets in cars and on foot.

It was the third night in a row where there were several arrests as supporters of the two teams gathered in South Auckland.

The police were confiscating flags and flag poles and blocked off some streets.

No-one was injured.

Promoting Tonga’s fledgling Mabé pearl industry

Ms Allan was the winner of the Beginner Artisan Award in last year’s inaugural Tonga Made Pearl competition. 

Her winning piece, called “Tofe ‘Ofa Atu” is a necklace with a large Mabé pearl was modelled and then gifted to the Tongan flag bearer, Rio Olympian Pita Taufatofua.  Mr Taufatofua became famous in 2016 when images of him carrying the flag went viral online after the Olympic opening ceremony.

Ms Allan is an Australian by birth but Tongan at heart. 

She has lived in Tonga for several years after an initial visit as an independent volunteer. 

Manslaughter charge after Auckland man electrocuted in Tonga

'Isileli Palu, of Otara, was killed on August 3 while helping to put up tents at the family home in the village of Kolomotu'a.

The 36-year-old had been helping outside when he touched an electrical cord.

Tongan media are reporting a 49-year-old has since been charged with his manslaughter.

The Matangi Tonga newspaper said local police said the man charged is a power contractor.

The Herald is seeking comment from Tongan Police.

Australian police seek help locating Tongan girl missing for 25 years

The Police, who require positive identification to confirm if she is still alive, are making the appeal drive as part of their annual “Missing Persons Week”.

Hausia was 17-years-old when she went missing and was last seen by her family at her home on 17 December 1992.

She was said to be upset after a fight with her boyfriend.

Hausia was last seen at the Woden Plaza Shopping Centre in Canberra on 22 December 1992.

She would be 42-years-old now.

Police said that in 1993, Hausia contacted her natural mother in Tonga and told her she was okay.

Father of toddler killed in US shooting

Maama has left behind a 20-month old daughter, sister and his parents, according to a relative who has started a Memorial Fund for him.

Police in South LA said Maama was shot near in a marijuana dispensary in the early hours of Wednesday, July 19.

ABC 7 reports there was gunfire during a possible attempted robbery of the pot shop.

One person was killed and several people were wounded.

No arrests have been made and a description of the shooter is not available

Young Tongan to receive award from Queen Elizabeth

The award celebrates inspiring young people from all over the Commonwealth who are dedicated to driving change in their communities and beyond.

“Being selected as a Queen’s Young Leader will further assist me in my efforts to provide equal opportunities for all Tongan citizens,” said Kite.

She teaches a braille class to visually impaired students as a volunteer at the Mango Centre for the disabled. The centre provides rehabilitative therapy, education and vocational training to disabled Tongans.

Tongan man dies in industrial accident in Auckland suburb

According to Kaniva News, the deceased has been identified as Hamani Topui.

Family, kāinga and friends took to Facebook to pay tribute to Topui’s wife, ‎Tupou Loata Meilini Topui and their children.

Emergency services were called to the Neilson St site in Penrose shortly before 12.30pm yesterday.

A Fire Service spokesman confirmed it was a fatal accident.

Sergeant Rob Kennedy of Auckland City Police said police are currently at the scene. He said the accident involved a fork-hoist and that a man had died.

'I did not want him to die that day,' says Heneli Kaufusi who killed wife's ex-husband

He was only trying to protect his family.

"Never meant for him to die that day," he told a Utah court on Wednesday. "I did not want him to die that day."

But while Morris conceded that the original fight may have been a case of self-defense, there came a point when it went well beyond that. And because of that, there are consequences that Kaufusi will have to face for his actions.

"I agree with everyone who said this was a tragedy, and I agree that whatever I do, there are no winners. There are only losers today," the judge said before handing down his sentence.

First Tongan to qualify for Mr Olympia in September

Mateo Vaihu of Veitongo said he had to keep to a strict diet to ensure he gained the right weight for the competition.

Vaihu told Kaniva News he had to maintain his weight between 93-95kg about 12 weeks before competition.

He said he had to lose some muscle to get the weight.

Vaihu will compete in the Mr Olympia physique competition in September after defeating Teina O’Malley in the New Zealand International Federation Bodybuilding Classic Men’s Physique early this month.

He is the only competitor from the Pacific to compete in the event in September.