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Wednesday 24 September 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
White 'Faka-Sepitema' today, September 24, in Tonga saw hundreds of women lay preachers of the Church of Tonga dressed in white gathering for their annual roll call. Photos by Linny Folau
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Monday 11 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Selena d'Angelo (35) a professional make-up artist from Las Vegas and former part time Hawaii showgirl outsparkled Nuku'alofa's local leitis to win the 2008-09 Miss Galaxy Queen crown in Friday night's final, August 8.
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Friday 8 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a second night of dazzle and glamour at the 2008 Miss Galaxy Queen International Wear and Talent competition last night, Thursday 7, as contestants wowed the audience with fantastic costumes and performances, in the annual cross-dressing pageant. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 8 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Galaxy Queen Pageant 2008 began in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday August 6 and lived up to its outrageous reputation attracting a full house to the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Tuesday 5 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional dance entertainment for the celebration of the Coronation of HM King George Tupou V were performed on August 2 at the Mala'e Pangai. Photos by Peter Poulsen
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Monday 4 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visitors to Tonga's coronation enjoyed an afternoon of traditional entertainment featuring joyful displays of Tonga's Masterpiece, the Lakalaka, and other dances performed in a bright sunshine at the Mala'e Pangai on August 2. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Peter Poulsen, Linny Folau and Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Friday 1 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During Tonga's coronation celebrations 270 people were named to receive honours, with many attending the investiture ceremony at the Royal Palace on July 31. Topping the medal list was HM King George Tupou V, himself, and his mother HM Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho.
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Miss Heilala 2008-09 is Fiona Makisi (21), a student doing a double major in Arts and Law at the University of Sydney, Australia. Photos by Linny Folau
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Tuesday 29 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King George Tupou V applauded the spectacular dances by massed Tongatapu schools at Teufaiva Stadium this morning. Photos by Peter Poulsen, Mary Lyn Fonua, Linny Folau and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
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Tuesday 29 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
About 10,000 dancers, students from government primary schools, gathered at the Teufaiva Stadium this morning for a mass performance of dances on Education Day in celebration of King George Tupou V's Coronation. The stadium was filled with another 10,000-12,000 parents and spectators, including the King's guests the Maori king and queen. Photos by Peter Poulsen, Mary Lyn Fonua, and Linny Folau.
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Monday 28 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Miss Heilala contestants took part in a colourful float parade on Saturday July 26, a popular highlight of Tonga's annual Heilala Festival. Photos by Mary Lyn Fonua and Linny Folau
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Monday 28 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A multi-cultural Tonga was on show in the lead up celebrations for the coronation of King George Tupou V, with the "One Tonga" parade on Friday evening. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 25 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The winner of last week's Miss Heilala Tau'olunga dance competition at the Heilala Village will be announced on the final night of the Miss Heilala contest on Tuesday 29 July.
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Thursday 24 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful presentation of traditional dance, for the Heilala Cultural Evening featuring the 2008 Miss Heilala Tau'olunga Junior and Mr Heilala Tulafale competitions at the Heilala Village attracted a large crowd of spectators into central Nuku'alofa last night, July 23. Photos by Mary Lyn Fonua
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Thursday 29 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2008 session of Tonga's Legislative Assembly opened today by the Princess Regent Pilolevu Tuita, is expected to be the last parliament to sit under Tonga's current constitution. Photos by Linny Folau and Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 15 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School was the winner of Tonga's 2008 Inter College Sports Competition with a total of 50 medals, including 23 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze medals. Photos by Linny Folau
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Thursday 10 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the first day of the Inter College Sports, the Vava'u team held the top spot of the medal tally with seven medals but 'Apifo'ou College had won two gold medals.
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Wednesday 9 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 85th Inter-Collegiate Sports competition opened with a teams parade at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium this morning, where over 1,000 athletes from throughout Tonga are competing in the three day event. Story and Photos by Linny Folau
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Wednesday 5 March 2008
Waitakere, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark opened Pacific EXPO in Waitakere City, where Tonga has the largest number of exhibitors.
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Friday 15 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miriam Ngaue (21) a student of Ma'ufanga was crowned Miss Valentine 2008 last night, winning a cash prize of $1,000 pa'anga and all expenses paid trip to compete in the Miss Tourism Queen International in China next month.
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