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Tuesday 4 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An important Tongan heritage site at Va’epopua is threatened by a swamp subdivision that government has announced yesterday will be distributed to people today.
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Monday 3 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A noted American geo-scientist Profressor William R. Dickinson (83) was laid to rest at Mala’e Sia cemetery in the village of Nukuleka, Tongatapu on Sunday, 2 August. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Linny Folau
Monday 3 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A leader of the Church of England, the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd. Rt. Hon. Dr John Sentamu (66) visited one of Tonga’s smallest islands this morning where he preached at an Oceanic Eucharist and took action to prevent erosion.
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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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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr. William R. Dickinson (83), a major scholar in plate tectonics and Pacific archaeology, died in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, on July 21, 2015. His burial is expected to be on Sunday in Nukuleka - a village with which he had close connections in his geological research into the origins of the first Tongan settlements.
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Tuesday 28 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College won the 2015 brass bands competition of the Inter-College Brass Band Music Festival that ended on Friday, 24 July at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Monday 27 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ending violence against women is not Tonga’s problem alone nor is it unique to the Pacific. “It is a problem that affects all of our communities and our countries,” the Australian High Commissioner Mr Brett Aldam said in launching a new information resource for women in Nuku’alofa on Saturday July 25.
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Thursday 23 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan-born beauty Teresa Moore right now needs all the “Likes” she can get from her friends to make the next big step in her top-modeling career and into the pages of the 2016 Swimsuit Issue of American Sports Illustrated Magazine.
Wednesday 22 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-day brass band competition for the annual Inter-College Brass Band Music Festival started today 22 July with solo performances at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo.
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Monday 13 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A small float parade held on Saturday morning 11 July was led by the new Miss Heilala Brittne Fuimaono (21) riding on a convertible, and joined by only a few of the contestants in the Miss Heilala Pageant 2015. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Saturday 11 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Leiola, Brittne Fuimaono, was crowned as Tonga’s new Miss Heilala last night (July 10) at the Heilala Pageant final held at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. Photos by Caroline Manu.
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Friday 10 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A show of fantastic creative island costumes, colourful sarong wear and talented performances, delighted a full house at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall last night, during the final judging events of the Miss Heilala 2015 Pageant, before the crowning takes place tonight Friday, 10 July.
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Friday 10 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI opened the 92nd Free Wesleyan Church Annual Conference at the Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa on Thursday, 9 July.
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Wednesday 8 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crowds gathered at Mala’e Pangai Lahi for two nights Tuesday and Wednesday 7-8 July to watch an outstanding Military Tattoo, which concluded the coronation celebrations of HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.
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Wednesday 8 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 1000 ex-students reunited for the Liahona Saineha Alumni Association Tri-Annual celebration held from 1-8 July in Tongatapu, and danced at a luncheon for King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u on Tuesday July 7 at the Liahona High School Campus in Tongatapu. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
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Wednesday 8 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Leiola Brittne Fuimaono (21) won the Miss Heilala tau’olunga dancing competition and best costume out of 14 contestants on Monday night 6 July, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Monday 6 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nansipau’u walked out to greet a happy crowd following a final luncheon hosted by the Government for the Coronation celebrations at Pangai Lahi on Monday 6 July. Many people had an opportunity to meet the King and Queen. Photos by Peter Poulsen.
Monday 6 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new book called “Tonga: Fonua ‘a Kainga” (Tonga: the land of Kings, Chiefs and their Relatives) was launched by Princess Mele Siu‘ilikutapu at the Queen Sālote College Hall on 3 July.
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Monday 6 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Military Parade in honour of the Coronation of HM King Tupou VI was held on an overcast morning, 6 July at Mala’e Pangai Lahi with combined military bands. Photos by Linny Folau, Adrienne L. Kaeppler and Peter Poulsen.
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Sunday 5 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visitors attending the Coronation of King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u yesterday, 4 July, included foreign royals, diplomats, as well as friends and relatives of the Royal Family from all over the world who mingled with Tonga’s royals at the Centenary Church and receptions. Photos by Linny Folau, Pesi Fonua, Mary Lyn Fonua and Peter Poulsen.
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