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Friday 8 May 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet will be performed in Nuku’alofa on Tuesday, 23 June by a London based company, Globe to Globe Hamlet tour.
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Saturday 7 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of Tonga’s most successful traditional craftsmen, Sitiveni Fehoko believes that Tonga’s handicrafts are the best in the Pacific and have the potential of being a significant export for Tonga. He is passing on his skills of carving to disadvantaged youth.
Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An aspiring Tongan ballerina Eliana Vaha’i (13) from Utah, is preparing to perform in Tonga this year for the King’s coronation.
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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Shaolin Martial Arts Group from China demonstrated powerful moves during a special performance on Tuesday night March 3, at Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Henan Martial Arts Group from Shaolin, China will tour Tonga next week 2 -5 March.
Monday 9 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local drama group “On the Spot” will put on a show in Ha’apai this week to help cheer-up residents in the outer island community that was devastated by Cyclone Ian last year. By Finau Fonua.
Friday 26 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The large stump of a century-old Ngatae tree (Coral Tree) outside the Tonga Development Bank in central Nuku’alofa has been carved a local artist Sitiveni Fehoko, who was commissioned by the bank.
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Friday 12 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Almost 2,000 people turned up to watch the Laughing Samoans in a sold-out concert that left the crowd in fits of laughter last night, at the Queen Salote College Hall.
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Wednesday 10 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The popular comedic duo the Laughing Samoans are in Tonga for two concerts of hilarious laughter on December 11-12 in support of the Walk on Walk Strong Foundation (WOWS) for child cancer.
Friday 19 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new book called Sandalwood Blood, a historical fiction written by Sam Lala, was launched by Princess Pilolevu at the Tungi Colonnade square in Nuku’alofa last night, 18 September.
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Friday 29 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training for Tongan handicraft producers is boosting their earnings by improving their creative skills and making them more aware of what their customers expect, say the organisers of courses in cultural tourism and handicraft making held this month in Tongatapu.
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Monday 21 July 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Colourful artwork, designed to catch the eye and change the mindset of careless litterbugs, is brightening the Nuku’alofa Central Business District.
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Friday 4 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was party time in central Nuku’alofa last night, 3 June to mark the beginning of the 2014 Heilala Festival.
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Thursday 26 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special endurance performance by artist Kalisolaite (‘Ite) ‘Uhila tonight concluded the ten days of events at the Festival of Democracy in Tonga at ‘Atenisi Institute in Nuku‘alofa.
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Monday 23 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga were treated to a Chinese cultural performance by a touring Chongqing Arts Troupe at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, on Saturday, 21 June. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Sunday 25 May 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Why do we educate our young people with violence?” asks artist Ebonie Fifita, clutching a punch bag she has created out of a multitude of Tongan school uniforms, to add visibility to the issue of community violence.
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Thursday 27 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Creative Tongans are realizing that they can make a livelihood from handicrafts, after receiving training in cultural tourism awareness, says Sione Loseli who ran workshops in Vava‘u last week, under a Handicrafts and Cultural Tourism Support Program.
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Thursday 14 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An art piece ‘Fatu’ by Walter Holakeituai (25) of Fanga, a student at Unitech in New Zealand has won the Speaker’s Art Choice Award of $1,000 cash prize.
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Friday 18 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan artists are on a week-long cultural exchange program to share and demonstrate their knowledge, of Tongan heritage crafts in Auckland and Wellington.
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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A valuable collection of preserved Tongan artefacts, including five war clubs, a priest staff and a kali (headrest) dating back to the 1800’s are to be auctioned in England by Christie’s Auctions at the end of August.
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