Liona Lawrence Paunga (8) a Tongan American, won a $5000 prize in the annual Lego Creativity Awards essay competition recently.
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Results for Tongans Overseas
Monday 12 November 2007
San Mateo-California, U.S.A.
Monday 14 May 2007
In September Fehi'a Kava (17) will enter Brown University in the US on scholarship to study Bio-Chemical Engineering and her family believe that she will be the first Tongan student to enter the famous Ivy League university.
Wednesday 7 December 2005
New York, USA
Two Tongan musicians, tenor Ta'u Pupu'a, and an instrumentalist Tommy Lee Fonua, are making a name for themselves with churchgoers in the big apple, New York City.
Thursday 12 May 2005
A Tongan rugby player was arrested in Japan after an argument with a female professional wrestler in a nightclub district of Tokyo, on Monday, according to a story that ran in Japan's national newspapers this week.
Friday 25 February 2005
San Bruno, USA
San Bruno police, who have been meeting the Tongan community trying to find ways to reach out to troubled families following violence by Tongan gangs in their areas, plan to visit Tonga in March 2005 to learn more about the culture. By Amy Yarbrough.
Thursday 3 February 2005
Sione Tui'one Pulotu, a Tongan canoe builder and woodcarver, was one of the six Hawaii residents who was named by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, as the "living treasures of Hawaii" for their contributions in culture and the arts of Hawaii.
Sunday 30 March 2003
The Nesian Mystik’s debut album ‘Polysaturated’ went double platinum in New Zealand alone, with sales of over 30,000 CDs, an achievement Tongan band member Donald McNulty attributes to the band’s teamwork and perseverance. “We’ve been together since 3rd Form—we hung around the music room all the time, just jamming”. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.