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Colourful artwork, designed to catch the eye and change the mindset of careless litterbugs, is brightening the Nuku’alofa Central Business District.
Monday 21 July 2014
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It was party time in central Nuku’alofa last night, 3 June to mark the beginning of the 2014 Heilala Festival.
Friday 4 July 2014
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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.
Thursday 26 June 2014
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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.
Monday 23 June 2014
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“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.
Sunday 25 May 2014
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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.
Thursday 27 February 2014
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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.
Thursday 14 November 2013
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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.
Friday 18 October 2013 - 1 comment
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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.
Wednesday 14 August 2013 - 2 comments
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A revival of traditional skills and a commitment to excellence is helping Tongan artisans sustain their families with increased incomes from the tourism market.
Friday 26 July 2013 - 1 comment
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Tongan tapa cloth paintings created by local contemporary artists in an international collaboration with New Zealand artists were displayed at the New Zealand High Commission in Nuku’alofa last week.
Monday 22 July 2013
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Two new books in Tongan and English, that document the devastating Niuatoputapu tsunami of 2009 will help Tongans to be aware of the impact of earthquakes that can result in a tsunami, Tonga’s Director of Education, Emily Moala-Pouvalu, said on June 18.
Wednesday 19 June 2013
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A Tongan performing arts group will make a last performance of their theater production “Kuonga” in Nuku’alofa tonight, after touring New Caledonia for five weeks.
Monday 10 June 2013
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The Tonga National Arts and Handicrafts Association (TNAHA) presented beautiful Tongan carvings to thank its benefactors and supporters on Friday May 13 at the Langafonua ‘a Fafine Tonga Handicrafts Centre in Nuku’alofa.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
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A team of six young Tongan performers are travelling to New Caledonia today to showcase their creation, a full-length theatre production titled “Kuonga”.
Thursday 2 May 2013
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The protection of the creative works of Tongan writers, artists and other creators was the focus of a two-days seminar that was held in Nuku’alofa from January 14-15, when participants unanimously supported a conclusion that individuals in the core copyright industries need to form an organization to “collectively administer” their rights.
Friday 18 January 2013
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A group of young talented dancers “The Jesters” from Kolofo’ou won a first prize of $4,000 in Cool 90 FM’s Hip-Hop Competition 2012, before a full house at the ‘Atele Indoor Stadium on Friday night 30 November.
Tuesday 4 December 2012
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The Fofo’anga Lapaha singing group won over $3,000 and the Kulupu Kau “Angelo from Hu’atolitoli won over $2000 in cash prizes, presented by Prince Ata in the first Musika Mo’onia singing competition held on Saturday 1 December in central Nuku’alofa.
Tuesday 4 December 2012
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The first published copy of a new book “Lakalaka, a Tongan Masterpiece of Performing Arts” was presented to HM Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho this morning at Consular House, by the Tongan publisher Vava’u Press Ltd.
Thursday 25 October 2012
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Two brown sculptures erected at the entrance to the newly restructured Vuna Wharf, are the subject of a new catalogue that was launched by the Minister of Tourism Dr Viliami Latu and Professor ‘Okusitino Mahina on June 22.
Monday 25 June 2012
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