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Seven contestants for the Miss Heilala crown 2014-15 met today for the Pageant orientation at Joe’s Kahana Lagoon in Nuku‘alofa.
Saturday 5 July 2014
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Miss Tu‘i Vava‘u 2014 is Laneta Guttenbeil Ha‘unga, sponsored by Miss Jack Guttenbeil Store. Photos by Lisa Molloy.
Saturday 5 July 2014
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Six Tongan girls will be vying for the Miss Heilala crown 2014-15 when the pageant competition begins on July 7-11 at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
Thursday 3 July 2014
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Tonga’s domestic airline, Real Tonga, has leased a Convair aircraft from Air Chatham, to provide additional capacity for the services to Vava‘u during a current period of high demand for seats.
Friday 20 June 2014
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The new month-long Tu’i Vava‘u Festival currently being held in Neiafu, Vava‘u, will feature the Miss Vava‘u Pageant from June 30 to July 5.
Thursday 19 June 2014
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The first of two Jetstream J32 aircraft acquired by Real Tonga is expected to arrive in Tongatapu next week, according to the General Manager of Tourism Tonga, Stuart Perry, who said today that the strengthening of the inter-island domestic air service is critically important for the whole economy.
Wednesday 11 June 2014 - 1 comment
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Tourism Tonga has appointed a new marketing manager, Jenny-Lee Stefas from Australia.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
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A new Joe’s Kahana Resort and Restaurant was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano on Saturday 17 May.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
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Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Samiu Vaipulu has announced that Polynesian Airlines will begin servicing direct flights to Vava’u from Apia, Samoa in August, following a one month delay in introducing the new service.
Monday 19 May 2014
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The pilot of a Real Tonga Queen Air that made an emergency belly-landing at the ‘Eua airstrip last week has been suspended, while an investigation into the reason for the emergency is underway.
Monday 5 May 2014
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The Ha’apai Group will not be joining the Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial Shows in 2014 due to the extensive damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian in January this year.
Friday 4 April 2014
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The MS Queen Victoria cruise ship docked at Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa today, bringing over 2700 passengers and crew.
Monday 17 March 2014
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A review of the safety of Tonga’s Transport Sector, to be led by the World Bank and supported by the New Zealand government, could end a stand-off between the two countries over the safety of a Chinese MA60 aircraft that has been operating in Tonga since August last year.
Saturday 8 March 2014
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The MS Pacific Princess cruise ship made an emergency stop in Nuku‘alofa yesterday afternoon March 6 because two people needed urgent medical attention. A male crew-member is recovering at Vaiola Hospital after surgery, while an elderly woman passenger was airlifted to Australia.
Friday 7 March 2014
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The MS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship, docked at Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa today, bringing over 2900 passengers and crew, the biggest cruise liner to have visited Tonga this year.
Friday 21 February 2014
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Stuart Perry from New Zealand is the first General Manager of the newly established Tonga Tourism Authority.
Thursday 6 February 2014
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The MS Silver Whisperer from the United States arrived in Nuku’alofa on January 24, 2014 on a few-hours visit, the first of 14 cruise ships expected to visit Tonga this year.
Friday 24 January 2014
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Twenty-two cruise ships visits are expected to islands in Tonga this year 2014, a growth from the seventeen visits made last year.
Wednesday 8 January 2014
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With just over a week before Christmas international and domestic flights in Tonga have increased to meet the demand of travellers during the peak holiday season.
Monday 16 December 2013 - 1 comment
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The cruise ship Ocean Princess based in Australia stopped over in Nuku‘alofa on November 12, 2013 with over 500 passengers and 300 crew.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
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