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Monday 11 December 2017

Nadi, Fiji
Tonga will host the 2018 Miss Pacific Islands pageant, which is usually held around the first week of December.
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Saturday 9 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A massive mural of the Tongan Lupe (pigeon), painted by five artists over the last four days, graces a wall at the back of the Tanoa Hotel, visible from Tupoulahi Road at Fasi.
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Saturday 9 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of $5100 pa’anga was made to the Alonga Adult Disabled Centre, at Pea on December 8. Tongan artist Uili Lousi collaborated with the New Zealand High Commissioner HE Sarah Walsh in this initiative and presented the cheque to Lavinia Satini, the center’s coordinator with residents present. The amount was raised from the sales of artwork by Lousi.
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Friday 8 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five students from five secondary schools in Tongatapu completed Kaliloa, a Tonga Youth Leadership Program on December 8, at the Police Headquarters in Longolongo.
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Monday 27 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
White Ribbon Day's vision is for all women to live safely, free from all forms of men’s violence. We must all signal that enough is enough," Tonga's Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell said during events held in Tongatapu and ‘Eua on Saturday, November 25 to mark White Ribbon Day 2017.
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Thursday 23 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will attend the Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between Mate Ma’a Tonga and England at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, November 25.
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional dances were performed by young students from various Government Primary Schools in the Nuku'alofa district on November 22, to promote and preserve Tonga's traditional dances.
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifth Harmony singer Dinah Jane will sing the Tongan National Anthem this Saturday 25 November before the kick-off of the Rugby League World Cup semi-final match between Mate Ma’a Tonga and England at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland.
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Monday 13 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan urban art is gaining recognition internationally, thanks to the creative expressions of a small group of innovative local artists, whose work is currently on display at a "pop-up" art exhibition in central Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 11 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Handicraft entrepreneur, Hulita Fevaleaki (47) from Ma’ufanga won the SPBD Business Woman of the Year Award on November 10, for improving her family's life through her small business, using the South Pacific Business Development microfinance program,
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Wednesday 8 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga observed Constitution Day with a holiday on Monday 6 November, this year marking the 142nd anniversary of Tonga's constitution, which was was first enacted by HM King Tupou I on November 4, 1875.
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Friday 27 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI and HM Queen Nanasipau’u this week attended the funeral of the late King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last year at the age of 88. The late King was cremated last night, 26 October, after a funeral procession through the Thai capital, Bangkok.
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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Wellington, New Zealand
MP Jenny Latu Salesa of the New Zealand Labour Party, will become the first Tongan-born New Zealand Cabinet Minister tomorrow October 26, when her party leader Jacinda Ardern assumes office as the newly elected Prime Minister of New Zealand, replacing the outgoing Prime Minister Bill English. Ardern announced her 21-member cabinet last Friday, including Jenny Salesa.
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Thursday 19 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Story telling through the modern medium of film allows different islander voices to be heard together, Sisi'uno Helu, told the audience at the opening of the Nuku'alofa Film Festival last night. While Oceania cultures are often seen as being rigidly conservative, the festival offers two more nights of films that show these cultures are not inflexible.
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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
New England Patriots line-backer Harvey Langi and his wife survived a near-fatal car crash in Massachusetts on Friday night 17 October, which resulted in the injured couple rushed to hospital. Harvey’s wife Cassidy Langi stated on twitter on Monday “Thanks to everyone for the love and support! We are both focused on recovering from this.”
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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Dame Valerie Adams-Price gave birth to her first child last week, a baby girl Kimoana Josephine Adams-Price. She announced Kimoana’s arrival on Facebook last Tuesday.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

New York, USA
A US-Tongan filmmaker and director, Tony Vainuku, won an Emmy award for “Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary” at the 38th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards held in New York City on Thursday, 5 October.
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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
A Tongan national, Pesi Tuivai (44) has been confirmed to be one of four victims who passed away after a devastating collision between two cars on a New Zealand highway yesterday afternoon 10 October.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
The traditional Tongan lali, or wooden drum, has had a makeover by Massey University graduate, Rachael Hall, who is half Tongan, and is winning design awards around the world.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Catholic Women's League of Tonga celebrated its Silver Jubilee with various activities over the weekend, including a luncheon attended by HM Queen Nanasipau'u on Saturday, October 7.
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