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Tongan immigration | Australia First Party
A little after sunrise we went through the pass in the coral reef around Nuiatoputapu; the seas flattened out, but the winds and the lousy weather continued. Six other boats were already anchored there. The Tongan immigration, customs, and health officials all wanted to be dinghied out to our boat to complete the necessary paper work. When there, they asked for beer and soda. This was a "first" for us, but we had been forewarned over the radio to give them one can. Adolf, on Rose'l, said he didn't have beer or soda, and offered a drink of liquor. When the custom's man left, he asked to take the bottle, to which Adolf agreed very reluctantly.
Tonga US Immigration Discussion - VisaJourney
Viliami “Pila” Hau, 56, of Waimanalo, a Tongan immigration case manager, died in Kailua. He was born in Tonga. He is survived by son Viliami II and Sami; daughters Leimomi Perry and Ashley, Tasha and Lavinia Hau; brothers Sione, Tevita, Mohetau and Osai; sisters Finau, Asena, Meita, Emma, Lavi and Vika; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, Kailua Tongan Ward. Services: 2 p.m.
The traditions of Tongan immigration are too numerous tobe set down here. From 1790, if not earlier, an expedition toFiji was an annual occurrence. The most important was thearrival of the Tui Tonga's canoe in Taveuni, from whichsprang the chief family of the Tui Thakau, and the strandingof the two little old men who instituted the Cult,which recalls the rites of the Polynesian . The chiefsof the Nandronga and Viwa (Yasawa) also trace theirdescent from Tongan castaways, and are very proud of theconnection.Auckland University of Technology Master's Degree student Edmond Fehoko undertook the research and says kava clubs have existed in New Zealand since early days of Tongan immigration; his research focused particularly on the role the clubs play in the lives of New Zealand-born Tongan males.