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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five outstanding Pacific Islanders including a young Tongan woman Adi Talanaivini Mafi (25) have been awarded the 2016 Greg Urwin Awards.
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Wednesday 27 January 2016

Los Angeles, California, USA
Hon. ‘Etani Ha’amea Tuku’aho celebrated his 21st birthday on 15 January 2016, in North Hollywood, California, at a party hosted by HSH Prince Tungi.
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Tuesday 26 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Police Development Program sponsored by the New Zealand and Australian Governments had made major contributions to building community safety, Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said at a farewell function for Supt. Siaosi Fanamanu a New Zealand Police advisor at Longolongo.
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Tuesday 26 January 2016

Auckland, New Zealand
A financial incentive may be offered to Tongans and others on Auckland’s State Housing waiting list to relocate to regional areas of New Zealand, the Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has said this month. The proposal has been criticised by Jenny Salesa, MP for Manukau East, who says that Ms Bennett was targeting Pacific people in South Auckland.
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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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Tuesday 19 January 2016

Hawaii, USA
Tony Finau has made history as the first professional golf player of Tongan and Samoan descent invited to play at the Sony Open, the PGA Tour’s first full-field event for 2016 in Hawaii on 15 January. Photos: Dan K Aiono Sataraka.
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Sunday 17 January 2016

Utah, USA
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, has recruited Tongan born Kelaokalani (Kalani) Sitake as head coach for their college gridiron football team, the BYU Cougars, who play in the highest level of college football in the United States.
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Thursday 14 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Free Church of Tonga has bought the Mauna Ziona church property sold for $51,000 dollars during an auction earlier this week in Hawaii.
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Thursday 14 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Year weddings for 2016 have kept the Registry Office in Nuku’alofa busy with more than 30 marriages registered since last week, when government offices resumed working on 4 January after the holidays. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 6 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A German national, Wolfgang Borner (59) was found dead at sea in ‘Eua on 30 December, after he was reported missing on 28 December.
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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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Tuesday 22 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating the Christmas Season, Sunday school children of the Centennial Church (Saione) in Nuku’alofa marched through the Central Business District this evening, Tuesday, 22 December. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 22 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand national netball player, Temalisi Fakahokotau, a Silver Ferns defender, is visiting Nuku’alofa for christmas and took the opportunity to share her netball skills with young players this morning Tuesday, 22 December.
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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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Thursday 17 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
December is the wedding season in Tonga and today Thursday, 17 December was one of the two busiest days for nuptials for the year, when 23 marriages were registered 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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Wednesday 9 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aiona Prescott (20) will receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth next year in London, one of 60 from across the Commonwealth recognized as exceptional leaders in their communities.
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Wednesday 9 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eizo Ve’ehala became the first Tongan to successfully complete an International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, Aviation Security Professional Management Course, the NZ Aviation Security Service AVSEC announced on 8 December.
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Monday 7 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Groups from Christian churches in Tonga came together for a ‘March for Jesus 2015’ in central Nuku’alofa this morning, 7 December.
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