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Monday 17 December 2012
Neiafu, Vava'u
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala opened a new Vaipua Bridge in Vava'u on Friday 14 December. The bridge was reconstructed with a T$10 million grant from China.
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Monday 17 December 2012
Tokyo, Japan
HE Ms Tania Tupou Tonga's first resident Ambassador to Japan presented her credentials to Japan's Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on 11 December, after starting in her new post at the Government of Tonga's new embassy located at Minato-ku in Tokyo, on 1 October. .
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Monday 10 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI unveiled a plaque and cut a ribbon to open a new Vuna Wharf, reconstructed with a $32 million pa'anga loan from China, in time to welcome its first cruise ship, the Ocean Princess tomorrow Tuesday 11 December. The new wharf is expected to help drive the economy by attracting more cruise ships to Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 7 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga College is celebrating its 130th Anniversary in a four-day event that started on Thursday 6 December. King Tupou VI is expected to attend the commemoration service on Saturday 8 December at the 'Atele Indoor Stadium. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 29 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Little Italy Hotel and Restaurant showcased its renovated restaurant and rooms, with a celebration on the evening of November 27, when the owners, Angelo and Meleseini Crapanzano, draped the front of the two storey hotel with an Italian flag. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Monday 19 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new two-storey training facility for the Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga, built with assistance from the Government of Japan, was opened by Hon. Halaevalu Moheofo Tuita on 19 November.
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Sunday 14 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Breast Cancer Society Inc. raised over $3,000 from a Pink Luncheon and auction attended by over 100 people at the Scenic Hotel, Fua'amotu on Saturday October 13.
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Thursday 6 September 2012
Tatakamotonga, Tonga
Tatakamotonga celebrated the opening of the Mata'aho Hall Women's Training Centre at on Wednesday September 5, after renovations were completed and training equipment provided in a joint collaboration between the Governments of Japan and New Zealand. Photos by Linny Folau and Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Sunday 29 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Heilala float parade held on Saturday July 28, concluded this year's Heilala Festival and Pageant in Nuku'alofa. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Monday 16 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Liahona ex-students float parade, part of the LDS school's 65th anniversary celebration, brought central Nuku'alofa to life with music, dancing and celebration this morning along the route from the Faua Wharf, along Hala Vuna, and Hala Taufa'ahau to Teufaiva Stadium. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 14 November 2011

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A commemoration service to mark the Remembrance Sunday 2011 was held at the Cenotaph, Pangai Si'i on Sunday 13 November, when HM King George Tupou V laid a wreath at the memorial.
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Tuesday 1 November 2011
Wellington, New Zealand
The 'Ikale Tahi's defeat of the French 19-14 tonight silenced the French while rapturous 'Ikale Tahi fans went completely mad red and celebrated the victory with the ecstatic team. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 3 October 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traffic jammed Tongatapu's main roads and the island came to a standstill this morning as crowds turned out to greet the national rugby team, the 'Ikale Tahi after upsetting France 19-14 in Wellington last Saturday night in what was probably the most exciting rugby match in Tonga's history. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 14 September 2011
Whangarei, New Zealand
Tonga's hope of progressing beyond the pool games of the Rugby World Cup has become a tough challenge, after they lost to Canada 20-25 in their second outing, this evening, September 14, in Whangarei. Photos by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 12 September 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
A dinner hosted by the Tonga RWC Committee 2011, in Auckland on Saturday night brought together Tongan rugby legends and rising Tongan rugby stars.
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Friday 9 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A crazy day has dawned in Tonga, September 9, the day every Tongan has been counting down the hours to enjoy as its national rugby team 'Ikale Tahi takes on the mighty All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup opener tonight at Eden Park in Auckland. Back home, the capital Nuku'alofa is decked out in red and white and it seems like the whole population has single-mindedly turned into 'Ikale Tahi fanatics. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 2 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ross Chapman the Chairman of Pacific Finance and Investments Ltd Group and Mark Gerrard of Royal Beer generously donated $40,000 pa'anga to the 'Ikale Tahi National Rugby Team, yesterday, Thursday 1 September.
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Friday 2 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Red Friday was this week noticeably redder and madder in the Nuku'alofa Central Business District.
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Tuesday 30 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With less than two weeks to go before the 'Ikale Tahi meets the New Zealand All Blacks on Friday, September 9 the public support has been tremendous in Nuku'alofa where, today, Tonga High School went all mad red and white, in a mufti day.
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Monday 1 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of spectators filled the grandstand at Teufaiva Stadium on Sunday evening for the annual "One Tonga - Glorifying God in Song" concert, this year attracting 19 youth choirs who filled the night with praise.
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