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Monday 18 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's biggest Christmas tree was lit by Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala on 15 November, at an event hosted by Digicel Tonga in the Central Business District.
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Friday 15 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven players fromTonga’s Rugby League Mate Ma’a Tonga received a heroic welcome and were mobbed by hundreds of ecstatic fans this morning, at Tonga's Fua‘amotu International Airport, when they arrived home after exiting the Rugby League World Cup.
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Saturday 12 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Rugby League Mate Ma’a Tonga players were paraded through Nuku’alofa today with large crowds of vocal fans by the roadside to support them.
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Free Wesleyan Church schools in Tongatapu except Queen Salote College held its combined Bazaar Day on September 25 attracting a crowd of shoppers who bought handicrafts and food made by students. Photos by Linny Folau
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Monday 23 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A special program to mark the International Peace Day was held in Nuku'alofa on Saturday, September 21 under a theme ‘Education for Peace’. Church leaders, parliamentarians, students, youth groups and non-government organizations came together, starting the day with a peace march. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 23 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened Tongatapu’s two-day Royal Agricultural Show 2013 at the Manamo’ui Grounds in ‘Atele despite heavy rain this afternoon. Photos by Linny Folau
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Wednesday 21 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s multi-million pa'anga high speed internet which is guaranteed to be cheap went live today after King Tupou VI commissioned the submarine fibre optic cable, at the Tonga Cable Ltd station in Sopu.
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Friday 26 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan graduates, including over 40 students who received their Masters of Business Administration, celebrated their graduation from the University of the South Pacific Tonga Campus, today Friday, July 26, when HM King Tupou VI was installed as the 20th Chancellor of the University.
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Monday 8 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's government celebrated the gift of a new MA60 aircraft from China at a handover ceremony attended by King Tupou VI at the Fua'amotu Domestic Airport on Saturday July 6. Deputy Prime Minister Samiu Vaipulu, who sought the aircraft from China, said in an emotional speech that it was the first of its type in the region, but it was sad that it had not been accepted by the United States and New Zealand.
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Saturday 6 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
University of Waikato student, Rosemarie Fili (22) was crowned Miss Heilala 2013-14 last night July 5, during a ball at the Heilala Village, Vuna Wharf at the Nuku'alofa waterfront. She entered the contest as Miss Appraxus Immigration NZ. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 5 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful floats parade was held in central Nuku’alofa on July 4 to celebrate Tonga High School’s anniversary and the annual Heilala Festival, which attracted hundreds of spectators to the main Taufa’ahau Road. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 5 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A South Pacific evening with colorful sarong wear, contemporary island creation and talent show by the seven Miss Heilala contestants entertained a large audience in the final judging events at the Heilala Village on July 4, before tonight’s Miss Heilala 2013-14 crowning. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 4 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Celebrating the 66th anniversary of Tonga High School, ex-students marched through Nuku'alofa today, joining with the Heilala Festival floats and the King's Birthday brass bands in a colourful parade. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of spectators filled the Heilala Village tent on the Nuku'alofa seafront, on Sunday evening June 30, to hear the joyful songs of 15 choirs at the annual ‘One Tonga – Glorifying God in Song’ choral night.
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Friday 21 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Major renovations to Tongatapu's most needy schools, including Afa, Lapaha, Malapo and 'Atele Government Primary Schools were completed during the 10 days Pacific Partnership 2013 led by the Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy which concluded its mission today, June 21. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 20 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tupou High School is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in a three-day event that has attracted hundreds of ex-students from overseas. The celebration for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga school began today, Thursday 20 June, with an ex-students march led by the Patron Princess Pilolevu Tuita in central Nuku'alofa. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 13 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of secondary and tertiary school students with lively brass bands from throughout Tongatapu marched through central Nuku'alofa on Thursday, June 13 to mark the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga 2013 Session.
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Wednesday 27 February 2013
Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a State Welcome for the King of Tonga, HM King Tupou VI, and HM Queen Nanasipau’u at Government House in Wellington on 25 February 2013.
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Monday 28 January 2013
Kolovai, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau'u, Prince Ata and the people of the western district of Tongatapu on Saturday, January 26 celebrated the completion of renovation to the Fatufatufala 'i Fale Lalava District Hall and restoration of a sports field in Kolovai, funded by the Government of the People's Republic of China.
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Sunday 23 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa Central Business District was entertained with carols on Friday as the Tonga Police and Tonga Defence Services bands brought Christmas cheer to busy shoppers, despite the cloudy and rainy weather. Photos by Linny Folau.
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