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Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“It’s a wrap!”, said German filmmaker Florian Schewe, today after winding up six weeks of filming in Neiafu and Kenutu Island, Vava‘u. “The Tongan crew and cast members did a fantastic job, without them we could have not accomplished the filming,” he told Matangi Tonga Online.
Saturday 28 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan delegation including cultural dancers and artists has presented Tongan dance at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts underway in Guam, from May 22 to June 4.
Friday 27 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tau’atevalu (78) was laid to rest yesterday, 26 May, at the Vaolongolongo Cemetery in ‘Utulau, Tongatapu.
Thursday 26 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The start of a six-day celebration to mark the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho’s 90th birthday began yesterday, Wednesday 25 May in Nuku’alofa.
Thursday 26 May 2016
Hamilton, New Zealand
A Tongan citizen living in New Zealand, Tavake Mokofisi (33) has been fined $350 and sentenced to 150 hours community work by a New Zealand court for performing a home surgery on his pet dog in an attempt to neuter it without anaesthetic. The dog is reportedly in good condition and is under the care of an animal protection agency.
Thursday 26 May 2016

Tasmania, Australia
A Tongan woman living in Tasmania, Lopa Naufahu, is fundraising to pay $6,865 for her husband’s Australian visa application. Neil Naufahu, who lives and works in Tonga as an electrician, is restricted from entering Australia while Lopa, a permanent resident, lives in Hobart with their Australian-born five year-old son Josiah.
Wednesday 25 May 2016

Honolulu, Hawai'i
Acclaimed opera singer and former NFL player Ta’u Pupu’a performed a benefit concert for the Kilohana United Methodist Church in Honolulu on Saturday May 21. The Kiliohana United Methodist Church is known for its humanitarian work in Hawaii and has a strong Tongan following among its congregation.
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Tuesday 24 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six-days of celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho will start tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 20 May 2016

Sacramento-California, USA
Sacramento county resident Kali Kanongata’a (36) has captured international media attention after he video-recorded his partner giving birth to their son and live streamed it on Facebook. The video has since gone viral and has attracted over 273,000 views on Facebook. The video is not graphic as Kali films the upper body of his wife throughout the delivery.
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Thursday 19 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan delegation including cultural dancers and artists will showcase Tonga at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts to be held in Guam from May 22 to June 4.
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Wednesday 18 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day National Youth Sustainable Development Forum was opened on Tuesday, May 17 in Nuku’alofa bringing together youth leaders who plan to come up with an action plan for the development of a Tonga National Youth Policy.
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Friday 13 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An accomplished Tongan carver and artist, Sitiveni Fehoko (56) will serve as the new Mission President for the LDS Church Lae Mission, Papua New Guinea, starting in July this year, accompanied by his wife Kilisitina
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Tuesday 10 May 2016

Noumea, New Caledonia
Dr ‘Ofa Keitu‘u of Tonga, has been appointed as Director of the Statistics for Development Division at the Pacific Community (SPC) based in Noumea, New Caledonia, taking effect on 1 July 2016.
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Sunday 8 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a colourful celebration of Polynesian, Native American and Latin American song and dance, Brigham Young University students “Living Legends” opened their Tongan goodwill visit with a Royal Performance for Queen Nanasipau’u at ‘Atele Stadium on Saturday night. A public performance will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday May 10. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 2 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Turn your scars into stars,” Vanessa Heleta tells abused women in Tonga. “Orange Day can be a day where we stand up and say enough is enough.”
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Saturday 30 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou College was in first place with more than 50 gold medals in the unofficial results for Tonga’s 92nd Annual Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition yesterday. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 29 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Filming of new German feature film - a drama based on a true story, has started in Vava’u in April under the direction of a German film maker Florian Schewe, with a crew of about 20 people, mainly German, who have fallen in love with Vava’u.
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Friday 29 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the first two-days of competition at Tonga’s 92nd Annual Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition, all boys boarding school Tupou College led the medal count on Wednesday, 27 April.
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Thursday 28 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand born actor Joe Naufahu made his acting debut for the popular HBO TV series, Game of Thrones. Naufahu featured in the first episode of season 6 of the series which was played last week. He acts as “Khal Moro” a ruthless warlord of a warrior tribe known as the “Dothraki”.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of students from secondary and middle schools from around Tonga gathered at Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium yesterday, 26 April at the start of the four days 92nd Annual Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition 2016.
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