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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Observation of 10 nights of mourning following the burial of the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho on March 1 at the Royal Tombs have ended, and people have started to take down the black and purple bunting draped around Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 1 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Queen Mother, the late Queen Halaevalu Mata’aho, consort of Tupou IV, was laid to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala'ekula in what is a very quiet capital, Nuku'alofa this afternoon. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Luckily, the rain held off as the Royal cortege arrived in Nuku'alofa and made its way to the Royal Palace, where HM the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho lies tonight. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Monday 27 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Traditional presentations were made to the Royal Family today, from people honouring the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho, ahead of the expected arrival of the funeral cortege tomorrow, Tuesday. Photos by Linny Folau and Peter Poulsen.
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Monday 27 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Flags throughout Tonga will be flown at half mast from tomorrow and throughout the 10 days of mourning observed by the Royal Family, while Wednesday is declared a special public holiday for the funeral of the late Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho.
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Thursday 23 February 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
A Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules will bring the funeral cortege for Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho back to Tonga, arriving at Fua’amotu International Airport on Tuesday, February 28.
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Thursday 23 February 2017

Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
The Tongan community in Utah is mourning for the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho passed away on Sunday in New Zealand at the age of 90.
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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral cortege for Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho (90) will arrive in Tonga on Tuesday 28 February before the Queen Mother is laid to rest at the Royal Tombs, Mala’ekula on Wednesday, March 1.
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Monday 20 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho will be sorely missed by two organisations whose cause was close to her heart. Leaders of the Tonga Red Cross Society Inc. and the Alonga Centre expressed their sorrow at her passing but remembered the Queen Mother's legacy of love, to help and support the elderly and people living with disabilities throughout Tonga.
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Monday 20 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI was expected to return from Niuatoputapu in the far north of Tonga this afternoon Monday, February 20 following the death of the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho (90) in Auckland.
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Monday 20 February 2017

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, has passed away in an Auckland Hospital, at the age of 90 years. In Tonga's parliament this morning, Monday February 20, the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni is leading a prayer in respect of her passing.
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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The son of a Tongan noble hopes to marry the King of Tonga's only daughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho (33). Hon. Faka’osifono Valevale, who first proposed to the Princess three years ago, in January 2014, visited the Royal Palace again last week.
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Friday 6 January 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new academy in the United Kingdom that takes an interest in heraldry and the study of noble genealogies, has made Tonga's Lord Fulivai, an Honorary Vice-President and Fellow on January 5.
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Tuesday 4 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho are travelling to Fiji to attend the funeral of Tongan Law Lord Madraiwiwi Tangatatonga (59), Fiji's former Vice-President on Friday, October 7.
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Saturday 10 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are currently on a working visit to Singapore.
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Friday 19 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI in Privy Council has upheld a Land Court’s judgment made last year declaring Tupou Tongaliuaki Filo’aulo Aleamotu’a (25) as the lawful successor of the hereditary title Fielakepa, after dismissing an appeal made by his uncle Rt Hon Lord Fielakepa to the Privy Council of Tonga on January 15 this year.
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Tuesday 5 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King's Mātapule, Motu'apuaka of Te'ekiu, passed away at the weekend at the age of 68, in Las Vegas, USA, his family has confirmed.
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Monday 4 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following lively brass band performances by the Royal Corps of Musicians, dancers from Kanokupolu performed the Fola'osi Lakalaka today for the King's birthday luncheon held in marquees at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 30 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will mark his 57th birthday on Monday, 4 July a public holiday in Tonga.
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Tuesday 24 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six-days of celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho will start tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, in Nuku'alofa.
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