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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's important star-shaped Sia Complex at Popua, the area of Tonga's creation myth, is being destroyed by an ad hoc development, driven by the same government that pledged to protect the heritage site close to Nuku'alofa on Tongatapu.
Wednesday 24 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Queen Nanasipau'u will travel to Hawaii in early August with a group of Kanokupolu dancers who have been invited to perform at the Asia Pacific Dance Festival in Honolulu.
Tuesday 23 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan youth suicide prevention must be inclusive of the family, according to new research that shows that Tongan youth in New Zealand have to navigate their way between two or more ethnic identities. This tension contributes to feelings of alienation and disconnect.
Friday 19 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A "Let Girls be Girls!" campaign aimed to stop a growing trend of child marriage in Tonga, was launched on Friday, May 19. The campaign seeks to repeal Tonga's law on marriage and lift the legal age to 18-years and over. Currently the law allows children from the ages of 15-17 to marry with parental consent.
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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siotame Drew Havea of Kolomotu’a has recently received the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award from the United States Peace Corps.
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Oakland, California
A Tongan resident of Oakland City in California and mother of 13 children, Malia Lusia Latu Saulala, has been announced “Mother of the Year” by the local government’s Oakland Parks & Recreation Office.
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Monday 15 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The International Family Day 2017 was marked on Monday, May 15 in Nuku’alofa with a display of colourful hand painted table mats, with the slogan "No Violence = Happy healthy families".
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Thursday 11 May 2017

Florida, USA
Steve Tu’ikolovatu, defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has revealed that he and his wife once lived out of a SUV, a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban, near a beach in California for two months.
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Tuesday 9 May 2017

California, USA
California State University Northridge (CSUN) has awarded a rare scholarly recognition (Wolfson Scholar) to a 21-year-old Tongan student, Angelina Finau from Los Angeles. To be a Wolfson Scholar, a CSUN student must not only have an exceptional academic record, but also must have made a significant contribution to the University and community.
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Monday 8 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual 'Fakame' or Children’s Sunday was held on 7 May with children beautifully dressed in their colourful Sunday best to perform rituals, recite bible verses and hymns in Free Wesleyan Churches throughout Tonga.
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Thursday 4 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan women are using their cultural values and upbringing as a framework to build strong leadership in their workplaces, according to a new study from Massey University. Seluvaia Malua-Paea says leadership is about igniting the light in others and strength isn’t necessarily about being dominant.
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Thursday 4 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's famous Olympic flag bearer Pita Taufatofua has just finished a photo shoot in the Beverley Hills home of an American actress Jessica Alba in an advertising campaign for Cash Warren's underwear brand, where he plays the "perfect man".
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Tuesday 2 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Papiloa Bloomfield Foliaki received an Honorary Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights degree from 'Atenisi University in Nuku'alofa yesterday.
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Monday 1 May 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Dame Valerie Adams-Price is looking forward to becoming a mum in October. Valerie (32) revealed her pregnancy on twitter, stating “we have a shot ready for when you arrive in October little one. Love from your Mum and Dad to be”.
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Thursday 27 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 102nd anniversary of the landing of ANZAC forces on the Gallipoli Peninsular, Turkey during World War One was marked with a Dawn Service at the Cenotaph, Pangai Lahi on Tuesday April 25. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of cheering students from secondary and middle schools from throughout Tonga gathered at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium today, April 25 for the start of the four-days 93rd Inter-Collegiate Athletics Competition 2017, on a hot bright sunny day.
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Friday 21 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A four-day Vaini Day celebration this week started on Thursday, April 20 bringing together Vaini people from throughout Tonga and abroad.
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Friday 14 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Empowering the ta'ahine Tonga to go forward to be good leaders, good mothers "at home and in the whole world", is a mission of the Girl Guides in Tonga, says Chief Commissioner Halaevalu Palu, who has volunteered most of her time over the last decade to lead the movement here.
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Thursday 13 April 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan, Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu has been selected for a UN job, becoming the new United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).
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Thursday 6 April 2017

Dunedin, New Zealand
Leaders of Tongan student bodies throughout New Zealand gathered in the city of Dunedin over the weekend as part of “Leadership Week”, an annual meeting of students organised by the New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students Association (NZSTA).
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