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New Giant Ocean Sunfish Species Discovered.

20 July, 2017 - A new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered and formally described by an international team of researchers from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the University of Otago, Hiroshima University and the University of Tokyo, and led ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Rebels name Mafi as team's top player.

Tonga-born Japan international Amanaki Mafi has won the Melbourne Rebels player of the year award at the Super Rugby club.Mafi, who has played 16 test ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Woman 'ragdolled' by jet blast warns of dangers.

A Christchurch woman says she was lucky she wasn't killed after being "thrown like a ragdoll" by a plane's jet blast in Rarotonga.

- Stuff - NZ

Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS.

SYDNEY - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck off the South Pacific island nation of Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

- Reuters - US

Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes off Tonga: USGS.

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Tonga secures final spot in Pool C for 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Tonga grabbed the final spot in Pool C of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Saturday as the runner-up in Oceania qualifying.Fiji, which secured its ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Time for Tonga to End Child Marriage.

Expand The Royal Palace of Tonga.  © Wikipedia Last month, Tonga's Ministry of Justice partnered with a local women and girls' rights group, the Talitha Project, to launch a campaign to end child marriage in the Polynesian nation of 106,000 people. The Let Girls be Girls!' campaign calls for repealing sections of the law ...

- Human Rights Watch - US