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Thursday 26 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two days of sports competitions started today at Teufaiva Stadium for sports teams from Government and Non-Government Primary Schools throughout Tongatapu.
Monday 16 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Pacific Islander was one of four young people who were honoured at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work, in London on 10 March.
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Tuesday 10 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government’s decision to ratify UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was welcomed by Tongan women’s rights advocate ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki who was in New York for the announcement at the UN last night, where there were lots of accolades for Tonga.
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Monday 9 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga announced this evening in a statement that it has agreed to ratify the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) after lengthy and thorough discussions in Cabinet last week, on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 March 2015. The decision comes as a breakthrough for Tonga’s women’s organisations who have been seeking government’s consent for two decades.
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Monday 9 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Increasing women’s leadership and equitable political representation was the message under a Tongan theme Make it Happen, Women in Parliament which marked the International Women’s Day on March 8 in Nuku’alofa.
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Saturday 7 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One of Tonga’s most successful traditional craftsmen, Sitiveni Fehoko believes that Tonga’s handicrafts are the best in the Pacific and have the potential of being a significant export for Tonga. He is passing on his skills of carving to disadvantaged youth.
Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An aspiring Tongan ballerina Eliana Vaha’i (13) from Utah, is preparing to perform in Tonga this year for the King’s coronation.
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Thursday 5 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Production of five new Tongan coins demoninations to mark the upcoming coronation of HM King Tupou VI in July, began in Canberra on Wednesday, March 4.
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Wednesday 4 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Shaolin Martial Arts Group from China demonstrated powerful moves during a special performance on Tuesday night March 3, at Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Friday 27 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s very low economic growth rate means that employment, particularly for young people, cannot be realised, and new investment is needed in order to create new opportunities, the World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, Axel van Trotsenburg said in Nuku‘alofa yesterday, February 26.
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Friday 27 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Eminence Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi returned to Tonga on February 26 and continues his normal duties as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tonga and Niue, after what he described as a ‘humbling experience’ in Rome.
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Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Henan Martial Arts Group from Shaolin, China will tour Tonga next week 2 -5 March.
Thursday 26 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School students turned out in orange yesterday, 25 February, as part of the “Unite to end violence against women and girls” campaign sponsored by UN Women and Tonga’s Talitha Project.
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Monday 23 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s discriminatory laws against women do not have to be changed before Tonga ratifies CEDAW - the international convention that is recognised globally as the most important human rights treaty for women. This week strong recommendations are being made to a parliamentary standing committee and then to Cabinet to sign the 33 year old convention, in what will be a landmark decision for Tonga’s international reputation and its women. by Mary Lyn Fonua.
Wednesday 18 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Rotary Club of Nuku’alofa raised $8,000 pa’anga to fund its various projects, during a Valentine Charity Ball on February 14, at Kahana Lagoon Resort.
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Tuesday 17 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In two important engagements in Rome, Tonga’s King Tupou VI addressed delegates at the opening of the 38th Session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), on Monday February 16, and later in the day had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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Monday 16 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Eminence Cardinal Mafi (53) has become Tonga’s first cardinal following his appointment by Pope Francis during a consistory, on February 14 at St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
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Monday 16 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints (LDS) will be hosting a feature length film documentary tomorrow February 17 at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre.
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Tuesday 10 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53) will be made Cardinal at a consistory in Rome on Saturday, February 14, making him Tonga’s first as named by Pope Francis.
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Monday 9 February 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local drama group “On the Spot” will put on a show in Ha’apai this week to help cheer-up residents in the outer island community that was devastated by Cyclone Ian last year. By Finau Fonua.

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