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Tuesday 4 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 25 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 25 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If you have been wondering about the two brownish steel sculptures that have been erected on the entrance to the newly restructured Vuna Wharf, Professor 'Okusitino Mahina from the National Public Art Programme has the answer, "they are artistic impressions of the beautiful maiden Hina and her beloved pet eel, and one is called Hinavakamea, Hina-the-iron-boat and the other, a mirror image of Hinavakamea, is called Tunavakamea, Tuna-the-iron-boat."
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Tuesday 22 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An art exhibition featuring the work of some of New Zealand's best known contemporary artists inspired by a voyage to the Kermadecs, opened in Nuku'alofa today and will run until June 1 at the New Zealand High Commission on Hala Taufa'ahau.
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 2011-12 Miss Galaxy Queen title was won by 21 year old Venus Brown of 'Ahau who entered the contest as Miss Appraxus New Zealand.
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Friday 2 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Galaxy Queen Pageant 2011 will be crowned this evening, December 2, at the end of a colourful three day contest that is living up to its reputation of fantasy and fun.
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Friday 18 November 2011
Bankstown, NSW, Australia
The Futa Helu Performing Arts and Culture Inc. was officially launched by the Mayor of Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia, Mr Khal Asfour, on November 12 at the Bankstown Arts Centre Theatre.
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Thursday 25 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The opening match of the Rugby World Cup 2011 between Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi and the New Zealand All Blacks will be broadcasted live on Television Tonga, at 9.30 pm on 9 September with the support of sponsors.
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Thursday 28 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An intriguing exhibition "The Dolls of Japan, Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love" has arrived in Tonga and will be on show for two weeks until August 16, offering a glimpse into Japan's rich culture and history.
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Wednesday 27 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The five Miss Heilala contestants put on their best Tau'olunga dance performance last night, July 26, at the Heilala tent in central Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 25 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi Heilala "Go For Red" block party on Hala Taufa'ahau brought hundreds of people into central Nuku'alofa on Friday, July 22 for a night of fun in support of Tonga's National Rugby Team the 'Ikale Tahi in the build up to the Rugby World Cup 2011 in September.
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Tuesday 19 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new book called "Tonga - Land, Sea, People", was launched on July 13 by the Tonga Research Association at its bi-annual conference held this year in Tonga.
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Friday 15 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dilated Nu a five-member Japanese hip hop dance group based in Sydney, Australia arrive in Tonga on July 19 on a three day tour that includes a performance at the Heilala Festival Block Party next week.
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Wednesday 6 July 2011
London, UK
Roslynn Mahe, a talented singer of Tongan and Samoan heritage, has made it into the semi-finals of an international contest that is seeking extraordinary female singers.
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Monday 27 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The latest fashion for fakaleitis was showcased at the Rising Queenz Fashion Show on June 24, with eight local designers presenting a range of colourful and outrageous outfits, modelled by fakaleitis on a catwalk at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Thursday 26 May 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine prominent artists from New Zealand visited Nuku'alofa after a voyage exploring the Kermadec Islands, documenting the unique natural wildlife there in order to raise public awareness.
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Wednesday 9 February 2011
Sydney, Australia
A Tongan Ngatu painting on display at the 'Edge of Elsewhere' Exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia is becoming a major attraction for national and international visitors to the centre.
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Tuesday 14 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King George Tupou V joined a crowd of 2000 at a Christmas celebration "Carols by the Sea" at Pangai Lahi on Saturday evening, December 11.
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Monday 19 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Heilala Festival block party brought hundreds of people into central Nuku'alofa on Friday night, July 16 for a night of fun, with Three Houses Down, a root reggae band on Taufa'ahau Road as the star attraction.
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