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Thursday 11 January 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva did not attend the opening of the Tongan Parliament 2018 session, this morning, 11 January and no mention of his absence was made, in what was called a "Huufi Fakalotofale 'o e Fale Alea 'o Tonga" or "in-house" session. The MPs will take their oath of office on a later day to be announced.
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Monday 11 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The outgoing Miss Heilala 2015 Brittne Fuimaono, perched on the open roof of a vehicle, led a colourful Miss Heilala Parade on Saturday July 9.The parade ended at Ma'ufanga, where the two Miss Heilala joined each other to ride in a convertible for final waves and photos, bringing the week-long event to its conclusion. Photos by Peter Poulsen.
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Thursday 18 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School started its two-day Inter-House Athletics competition today, Thursday, 18 February, to select the best athletes for the upcoming Inter-College Athletics competition. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 11 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The closure of the 2014 session of the Tongan Parliament today was a historical occasion as it was Prince Ata’s first parliamentary closing duty and the closure of the fourth and final year in office of the current government, before the upcoming General Election on November 27. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 8 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The University of the South Pacific Tonga campus held its ‘Open Day’ program, beginning with a float parade this morning in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women dressed in their finest white gathered in Nuku'alofa on September 25 for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call at the Churches of Tonga and Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 8 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI opened the first Royal Agricultural Show 2013 at the Matangimalie Grounds at Hihifo, Niuatoputapu on Wednesday, August 7, followed by the Niuafo’ou Agricultural Show today, and will continue to tour all of Tonga’s outer islands. Photos courtesy Niuatoputapu High School
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Friday 26 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A revival of traditional skills and a commitment to excellence is helping Tongan artisans sustain their families with increased incomes from the tourism market.
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Friday 5 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI inspected a military parade at Pangai Lahi in honour of the King's Birthday on July 4. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 17 May 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's upcoming high speed broadband capacity welcomed in Nuku'alofa this morning when the Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano opened the Tonga National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day at the Queen Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa. Matangi Tonga Online is working at a booth in the Hall and as you are reading this article your location is shown as a dot on a world map.
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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Vuna Wharf welcomed its first cruise ship, the Ocean Princess this morning with over 700 passengers mainly from Australia. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 29 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 79th birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan was celebrated in Tonga with a reception hosted by the new Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro on 28 November, at his residence in 'Anana, and attended by Tonga's King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u, when guest speakers noted the strengthening of diplomatic ties between Tonga and Japan. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 22 November 2012
Fua'amotu, Tongatapu
In a special ceremony at Taliai Camp at Fua'amotu today, the United Kingdom Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan was awarded to Tonga's fourth contingent of 55 soldiers who served in Afghanistan this year, as well as some soldiers from the first three Tongan contingents. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 19 October 2012
Tonga's King Tupou VI

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has abundant food but it does not balance with our efforts to be active, and much fertile land was neglected, HM King Tupou VI said in opening Tongatapu's two-day Royal Agricultural Show 2012 at the Manamo'ui grounds in 'Atele, this afternoon Friday October 19. He urged Tongans to increase the acreage of land farmed from around 12 percent to make 50 percent of the land productive.
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Saturday 28 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Liahona Alumni, Ebony Nuku (24) was crowned Miss Heilala 2012-13 late last night, 27 July, at Pangai Lahi. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 12 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Newly-weds Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala and Princess Sinaitakala left the Centenary Church in Nuku'alofa this afternoon July 12 riding in the back of an open-topped vehicle, to the cheers of hundreds of well-wishers and the girls of Queen Salote College where the bride was a teacher. Photos by Matangi Tonga photographers.
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Monday 5 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport turned red this morning as hundreds of people gathered at the airport to bid farewell to Tonga's national rugby team, 'Ikale Tahi.
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Friday 29 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A talent show with contemporary island creations and colourful sarong swimwear, modeled by the five Miss Heilala contestants, was held on Thursday evening, their last appearance before tonight's Miss Heilala 2011-12 crowning.
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Wednesday 27 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The five Miss Heilala contestants put on their best Tau'olunga dance performance last night, July 26, at the Heilala tent in central Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 27 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $1 million pa'anga was collected by ex-students of Tupou College at their 145th Anniversary Celebration at Toloa on Saturday, June 25.
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