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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's important star-shaped Sia Complex at Popua, the area of Tonga's creation myth, is being destroyed by an ad hoc development, driven by the same government that pledged to protect the heritage site close to Nuku'alofa on Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The largest of four cruise ships visiting the capital this week, the Radiance of the Seas today brought 2250 passengers to visit Nuku’alofa, with some choosing to visit and experience Tongan culture at Ancient Tonga Cultural Tours in Fangaloto, while others brought Christmas buzz to the Central Business District.
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Monday 31 October 2016

Dongguan, China
Live Tongan dance performances at Tonga’s exhibition were a hit with visitors to the 2016 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo in Dongguan, China.
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Friday 28 October 2016

Guangdong, China
A Tongan cultural group was among performers from three countries opening the show at the Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo on 27 October, a four-day event that has attracted over 40 countries with more than 2000 booths and over 100,000 people at Dongguan City, People's Republic of China.
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Thursday 19 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan delegation including cultural dancers and artists will showcase Tonga at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts to be held in Guam from May 22 to June 4.
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Tuesday 16 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A California based environmentalist group, Ethical Traveler, included Tonga in its annual list of ‘The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations’. It wasn’t all praise, however.
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Thursday 13 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new organisation, called the Tonga Heritage Society, is being formed by a group of interested people with the aim of helping to identify, preserve and promote the cultural and natural heritage sites and artifacts of Tonga.
Friday 7 August 2015
Suva, Fiji
The first modern King of Tonga, George Tupou I, foresaw that there would come a day when his people would be “destroyed for lack of knowledge”. We ask the Honorable Members of Parliament, do not let this prophetic statement come true. Safeguard and preserve the Popua Sia for future generations and find another site for housing developments. - Lea Kauvaka Hauula, Fiji. Petitioning Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva and Members of Parliament, Kingdom of Tonga.
Monday 17 November 2014

Canberra, Australia
The youth of the Toe Talatalanoa Uniting Church of Canberra, Australia, have taken part in two days of cultural discussions with Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku‘aho. Photos by Lui Tonga.
Saturday 6 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau'u opened the annual Queen Salote College Bazaar at the college hall this morning, and inspected traditional woven handicrafts made by the students at the popular event. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 22 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An impressive and beautiful display of Tonga's finest mats and tapa cloths lined the main highway through Ha'ateiho village this afternoon as they welcomed the king and public traveling to the Tongatapu Agricultural Show 2014 at Atele. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Monday 11 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students at the Hilliard Memorial School of the Seventh Day Adventist today put on colourful cultural dances in Pahu. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 5 March 2013
Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga's display at the 2013 Pasifika Festival in Auckland, New Zealand, will feature a 40 man brass band and cultural groups from Tonga.
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Tuesday 18 September 2012
Auckland, New Zealand
A week-long celebration of Tongan arts and culture will be launched on Monday 24 September at the Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, in New Zealand. The Matala festival will feature dance, theatre, poetry, music with traditional and contemporary faikava, and bring together Tongan artists and members of the Tongan community.
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Friday 16 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Queen Salote Memorial Hall Cultural Projects Committee, formed to create more awareness of Tonga's culture and heritage, had its first get-together at the hall on July 10.
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Tuesday 20 October 2009

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliament discovered an elusive unity of purpose last month, when after months of frustrating debate over the direction of reform the House led by the Prime Minister, decided almost to a man, that some set beliefs and traditions should be upheld and the Constitution should not be changed to allow Tongan women equality under the law. From the House, by Pesi Fonua. FROM OUR ARCHIVES, 20 October 2009
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Tuesday 2 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is aiming to ratify the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage before the next Session of the UNESCO General Conference in October 2009, Tonga's Minister of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture Hon. Rev. Dr Tevita Palefau said today.
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Monday 7 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A massive presentation of food for more than 1,200 guests on Sunday May 6 at Nukunuku marked the end of a week-long wedding celebration for Hon. Fanetupouvava'u and Second Lieutenant Siaosi Kiu Tau-ki-Vailahi Kaho. Photos by Adrienne L. Kaeppler and Pesi Fonua
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Saturday 5 May 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Traditional Tongan wedding, and exchange of koloa for Hon. Fanetupouvava'u and 2nd Lt. Kiu Tau-ki-Vailahi Kaho was held yesterday at the home of the Hon. Tu'ivakano at Nukunuku. Photos by Linny Folau and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
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Saturday 27 August 2005
London, United Kingdom
His Majesty, the father of our nation, who is abroad while our household is on fire and we the people are in it, speaks volumes than his past history. To abandon your responsibility towards a nation who is currently suffering, indicates lack of conscience or moral emotion towards his subjects. -William Mariner

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