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Floating volcanic rock twice the size of Manhattan sails 1,900 miles across the Pacific to Australia Pieces of a giant pumice 'island' once twice the size of Manhattan have started washing ashore in Australia. They originated in an underwater volcano that erupted near Tonga, nearly 2,000 miles away.
Mail Online | Aug 20, 2020 10:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pumice arrives delivering "vitamin boost" to the reef The giant pumice raft created by an underwater volcanic eruption last August in Tonga has begun arriving on the Australian eastern seaboard, delivering millions of reef-building organisms that researchers say could be a "vitamin boost" for the Great Barri
EurekAlert! | Aug 19, 2020 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Giant, fruit-gulping pigeon eaten into extinction on Pacific islands A large fruit-eating bird from Tonga joins the dodo in the lineup of giant island pigeons hunted to extinction.
EurekAlert! | Jul 22, 2020 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Leicester Tigers: Telusa Veainu joins Stade Francais as four sign new deals Tonga back Telusa Veainu leaves Leicester to join Stade Francais, while four Tigers forwards sign new contracts.
BBC News | Jul 7, 2020 3:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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MAFS' Cathy Evans says being compared to Jonah from Tonga was the 'greatest compliment' Despite the ongoingcontroversy surrounding hisblackface portrayals,Chris Lilley still has loyal fans - includingMarried At First Sight's Cathy Evans.
Mail Online | Jul 2, 2020 9:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chris Lilley's Jonah is not from Tonga, I am. It's time to dismantle racist brownface stereotypes | Seini F Taumoepeau Netflix was right to pull Lilleys shows. We have no need for him to whitesplain Tongan people for entertainmentWhen I first watched Summer Heights High, seeing the character of Jonah a lazy, dumb, breakdancing, Tongan teenager I was mortified and struck d
The Guardian | Jun 12, 2020 12:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Jonah from Tonga star Chris Lilley's on-screen little brother is now a male model It's been six years since Tama Tauali'i rose to famein the Australian comedy series Jonah from Tonga.
Mail Online | May 26, 2020 03:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Bring our boys back home': rugby team from Tonga trapped in New Zealand due to Covid-19 The 29-strong squad have been sleeping on the floor of an Auckland church and surviving off donated food after Tonga closed its bordersSign up to the coronavirus in the Pacific weekly briefing to your inboxFor the past six weeks, the days have followed a
The Guardian | May 20, 2020 11:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Billy Vunipola: 'It wouldn't be right for me to play for Tonga' EXCLUSIVE: Billy Vunipola has played a supporting role in rugby's version of House of Cards. The No 8 turned political pawn as his name was touted in promises for World Rugby elections
Mail Online | May 9, 2020 11:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Two piglets for a kayak: Fiji returns to barter system as Covid-19 hits economy Resurgence of bartering across the Pacific with similar Facebook pages in Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu, as people lose jobsCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo piglets for a pre-loved kayak, a taxi fare in exchange for fresh produce,
The Guardian | May 7, 2020 11:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend