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Monday 12 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King George Tupou V hosted a charity classical concert on Friday, May 9 at the Consular House, Kolomotu'a, raising about $20,000 for the Child Cancer Foundation.
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Friday 9 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was party time on the Nuku'alofa waterfront last night with the Jamaican reggae star Shaggy attracting thousands of Tongans young and old to a concert at the Queen Salote Wharf.
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Thursday 8 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
International reggae star, Shaggy, arrived in the Kingdom yesterday ready for his first Tongan concert this evening.
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Thursday 19 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Highly-acclaimed Tongan artist Filipe Tohi is hoping to contribute his artistic talent to the reconstruction of the Nuku'alofa central business area if asked to do so.
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Wednesday 18 July 2007
Suva, Fiji
The prestigious Commonwealth Vision Awards, jointly organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, encourages the making of short films on Commonwealth and international issues.
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Thursday 5 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Miss Galaxy Queen Beauty Pageant for 2007 lived up to its reputation as an outrageous and fun-packed fashion show, kicking off a three nights event at Nuku'alofa's Queen Salote Memorial Hall last night, July 4. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 15 March 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's only Cinema, the new Star Cinema that burned down during the November 16 riot last year will be rebuilt, vows Div Damodar, a Fijian businessman.
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Monday 13 November 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
A new book in the Tongan language has been published recently by the Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand.
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Thursday 19 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Australian film festival will be launched on Friday January 20, and running a Nuku'alofa's Star Cinemas until January 28, with films for all ages.
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Sunday 10 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fourth, and the last judging event for Tonga's 2005 Miss Heilala Pageant last week - the Talent Quest, Island Creation, Sarong Swimwear and the Stage interview - presented the judges with a very difficult task as this year's contestants put on a great show in their final attempt to claim the Miss Heilala title for 2005.
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Friday 8 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A military combat action display by the Tonga Navy and the Tonga Defence Service Rural Development Unit was again a popular item drawing thousands of spectators to the 2005 Tonga Military Tattoo.
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Thursday 2 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a night to be remembered by the 10,000 Tongan concert-goers who packed into Nuku'alofa's Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium last night to hear the South African reggae star, Lucky Dube. Photos and story by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 31 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Reggae Superstar Lucky Dube (41) arrived in Nuku'alofa today with his 11 member band gearing up for a one-night concert at the Teufaiva Stadium tomorrow evening, June 1.
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Wednesday 2 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Platypus, a contemporary Australian music and dance group have given Tongans a flash of today's multi-cultural Australia with performances that presented anglo-celtic inspired music with aborginal in a unique blend.
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Thursday 14 October 2004
Auckland, New Zealand
Two new Tongan books were launched in the new Fale Pasifika, at Auckland University's Centre for Pacific Studies last week.
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Thursday 23 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The launching of the new book, Songs & Poems of Queen Salote (Vava'u Press), at the Dateline Hotel on September 21 was attended by over 100 guests, including members of the Tongan Royal Family.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A destiny that had yet to be fulfilled is how ‘Ana Fifita described her pursuit of an opera singing career. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Most people have seen a Tongiaki, the ancient Tongan long distance sea voyaging canoes, only in books. But Dr Larry Read of Vaimalo, Vava’u, pictured holding a drawing of a Tongiaki, wants to build a Tongiaki exactly the same as the one in his book. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Cook Islands, Liana Tarita Scott, was crowned as Miss South Pacific 1999-2000 at the Miss South Pacific Pageant in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
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Sunday 20 December 1998

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Andy Webb and Diana Martin, from England, are the producers of “First Light”, a 50-minute film about how various cities and towns around the world are going to celebrate the arrival of the new Millennium. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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