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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.
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.
Monday 15 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vava’u is the new set for a South Korean film crew of 44 and 10 celebrities who are filming 10 episodes of “Law of the Jungle”, a reality TV show. The show will be aired in South Korea on 16 March for 10 weeks attracting about 10 million television viewers as well as internet viewers.
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Tuesday 26 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Quality handicrafts were showcased by local artists to Crown Princess Sinaitakala Tuku’aho on 20 January at the True Tonga Inc. space at Small Industries Centre.
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Wednesday 6 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting New Zealand painter and printmaker Dame Robin White in collaboration with Ruha Fifita and local Tongan tapa makers, has produced an intriguing modern lau nima – a 25 metre long decorated barkcloth – that will be the centrepiece for an important exhibition of tapa at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, in June.
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Wednesday 23 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As government offices closed for the holidays, Christmas cheer was spread around Nuku’alofa today, Wednesday 23 December, by the Tonga Police brass band.
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Friday 18 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Miss Galaxy Queen 2015, Diamond Vea of Fasi (Miss Fafa Island Resort) was crowned during the final night of the pageant on Thursday, 17 December in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 11 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A talented group of young dancers from Suliana’s Polynesian Dance Academy showcased their fantastic dancing during a fundraising event at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, on Thursday night 10 December. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 26 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s biggest Christmas tree was lit by Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo Tuku’aho on Tuesday, 24 November in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 23 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s budding film-makers will have their ingenuity tested this week in a challenge that will see them creating short films in only two days – and produced ready to be screened to the public at the annual Film Night on Thursday November 26.
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Monday 23 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas holiday celebrations have begun in Nuku’alofa, despite the rainy weather, as children were treated to a special Christmas program by Digicel Tonga on Friday, 20 November at Digicel Square.
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Thursday 5 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some of the Pacific’s leading musical talents have come together and collaborated on an upbeat song, ‘We are Family’ in a recording initiated by Digicel to be launched this month throughout the region to celebrate the importance of families this Christmas.
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Tuesday 27 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s creative writers have an opportunity to enter and win prestigious prizes offered in the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2016 awards – but the time is also short before entries close on November 1.
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Wednesday 16 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pacific artists and academics who study Pacific art will gather in Tonga for the Pacific Arts Association (Pacific Branch) 2015 conference, to be held at the Fa’onelua Conference Centre in Nuku’alofa, from 30 September to 3 October, 2015.
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Monday 14 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan artist Visesio Siasau is off to New York with his family for a six-months residency after being named Paramount Award Winner for his huge tapa work in the 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards in New Zealand.
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Friday 14 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A travelling exhibition, ‘Tohoku – through the eyes of Japanese photographers’ opened on Thursday, 13 August and is on display for two-weeks at the Tupou Tertiary Hall in Fasi.
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Thursday 30 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful work of art that was created in a random collaboration with over 200 people from a cross-section of the community will be opened to the public at Art Space, Hala Lavinia, Kolofo’ou on Tuesday, 4 August.
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