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Monday 28 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas holiday celebrations have begun over the weekend and children were treated to the lighting of a big Christmas tree in the Nuku’alofa CBD with prizes to be won on Christmas Eve.
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Wednesday 16 November 2016

Los Angeles, USA
Hon. Frederica Filipe and her two cousins Prince Tungi and Hon. ‘Etani Tuku’aho attended a star studded World Premier of Disney’s highly anticipated Polynesian animated movie ‘Moana’, at the famed El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles, USA, on 14 November.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen films from across the Pacific, including four from Tonga, screened at the second Nuku’alofa Film Fest held over two days on 19 and 20 October.
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Monday 24 October 2016

Sydney, Australia
Tongan Winter Olympian, Bruno Banani will make an appearance at the Pasifika Film Fest opening in Sydney on November 2, after the film titled “Being Bruno Banani”, makes its Australian premiere at Event Cinema Parramatta.
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Wednesday 19 October 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Drawings of peace by local primary school children at the Ocean of Light International School in Hofoa today joined ‘Colours for Peace, a travelling international exhibition which has collected over 9000 drawings from 200 primary and nursery schools in more than 80 countries around the world.
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Friday 30 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A dinner and floorshow will be held tonight, Friday, in celebration of the Tonga National Cultural Centre’s first group of students completing their certificates in traditional Tongan dance. The centre is being used to revive the teaching of Tongan traditional dance, music, arts and plants, as well as promote places and sites of cultural significance.
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Monday 26 September 2016

London, United Kingdom
Londoners were treated to an array of contemporary Pacific fashion on 18 September with the London Pacific Fashion Collective Show featuring both emerging and established fashion designers from the Pacific, including Tongan artist, Uili Lousi.
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Monday 4 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Walt Disney’s recent trailer release of the highly anticipated movie Moana has stirred debate over the movie’s portrayal of the Polynesian demi-god Maui. New Zealand-Tongan MP Jenny Salesa called Disney’s portrayal of Maui “overweight” and a “negative stereotype”.
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Wednesday 29 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The final program for the 2016 Heilala Festival has been released by the Heilala Festival Events Committee. This includes the Miss Heilala Pageant under the theme, “Beautiful Tonga”. Tonight a cultural event at the Queen Sālote Memorial Hall will feature the Miss Junior/Pre-teen Tau’olunga dancing competitions.
Monday 27 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku’alofa will see ongoing festivities with the annual Heilala Festival to start this week showcasing various events, including a Miss Heilala Pageant under a theme, “Beautiful Tonga”.
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Thursday 23 June 2016

New York, USA
Tonga’s Visesio Siasau will have his huge black tapa cloth exhibited at ORA Gallery in New York City from July 6-28.
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Monday 30 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A beautiful traditional Chinese music concert for the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho’s 90th birthday, was performed by China’s National Traditional Orchestra on Saturday night, 28 May at Loumaile Lodge. By Linny Folau.
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Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“It’s a wrap!”, said German filmmaker Florian Schewe, today after winding up six weeks of filming in Neiafu and Kenutu Island, Vava‘u. “The Tongan crew and cast members did a fantastic job, without them we could have not accomplished the filming,” he told Matangi Tonga Online.
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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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Sunday 8 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a colourful celebration of Polynesian, Native American and Latin American song and dance, Brigham Young University students “Living Legends” opened their Tongan goodwill visit with a Royal Performance for Queen Nanasipau’u at ‘Atele Stadium on Saturday night. A public performance will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday May 10. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 29 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Filming of new German feature film - a drama based on a true story, has started in Vava’u in April under the direction of a German film maker Florian Schewe, with a crew of about 20 people, mainly German, who have fallen in love with Vava’u.
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Tuesday 26 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s own ON THE SPOT Arts Initiative (Inc.) celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday receiving a generous donation of $15,000 from the Bank of the South Pacific – Tonga.
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Friday 15 April 2016

Invercargill, New Zealand
Thirteen Tongan New Zealand artists will showcase their artwork as part of the “Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary” art exhibition, the first to focus exclusively on the work of artists of Tongan heritage living in New Zealand. The exhibition opens tomorrow Saturday April 16, at the City Gallery in Invercargill, and runs until 4 June.
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Monday 28 March 2016

Sydney, Australia
A prominent Tongan-Australian performer and climate change activist, Latai Taumoepeau, is raising awareness of climate change in her latest fringe theatre performance “Disaffected”. Latai along with fellow performers Valerie Berry and Ryuichi Fujimura, reveal the impacts of climate change through body language and abstract display. “The work is a powerful and evocative performance but more than that, it is a call to arms,” stated the Sydney Arts Guide.
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Monday 22 February 2016

Canberra, Australia
Tonga was just one of 170 different nationalities on show at the 20th National Multicultural Festival held in Canberra, Australia, on 12-14 February 2016.

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