Hundreds of secondary and tertiary school students with lively brass bands from throughout Tongatapu marched through central Nuku’alofa on Thursday, June 13 to mark the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga 2013 Session.
An increasing number of Tonga’s youth are found to have diabetes, a disease that is incurable, and many of them have contracted diabetes because they eat the wrong foods. A Tonga Youth Diabetes Study Report 2013, released last week recommends a national screening of youths for the disease along with a national awareness campaign.
In a first photo, a new heir to the the Tongan throne, the new baby Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo Tuku’aho is being held by his mother Princess Sinaitakala (at left)
Dr Vili Fuavao will take up a new appointment as the Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and Pacific at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, on13 March 2013.
Tonga’s Deputy Commissioner of Police Taniela Faletau (56) has taken up voluntary retirement effective March 1, after over 30-years of service. Trained in New Zealand the top cop was farewelled with a parade at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo, on Wednesday February 20.
The Tongan noble, Baron Fielakepa (51) was laid to rest at Paini-tu’u-ua Cemetery in Haveluloto on February 15. The funeral was attended by HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.
‘Anaseini Palu Vava’u Tupou Cousins (89) passed away early Saturday morning February 9 at Fangasiale-Mahina Fekite residence in Fasi. She was Queen Nanasipau’u’s aunt and a younger sister of late Baron Vaea of Houma.
The Tongan noble, Baron Fielakepa (51) passed away early yesterday morning Sunday February 10, at an Auckland hospital.
A 15-year-old Tongan youngster from New Zealand has been recruited by a major AFL Club to play “Aussie Rules” football.
Two Tongan gridiron players Haloti Ngata and Ma’ake Kemoeatu are Superbowl champions after their team The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 , in a thrilling encounter at Superbowl XLVII in New Orleans on February 4.