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Monday 5 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 4 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 17 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The MS Queen Victoria cruise ship docked at Vuna Wharf in Nuku’alofa today, bringing over 2700 passengers and crew.
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Saturday 8 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 7 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 21 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Stuart Perry from New Zealand is the first General Manager of the newly established Tonga Tourism Authority.
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Friday 24 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 8 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-two cruise ships visits are expected to islands in Tonga this year 2014, a growth from the seventeen visits made last year.
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Monday 16 December 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 12 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The cruise ship Ocean Princess based in Australia stopped over in Nuku‘alofa on November 12, 2013 with over 500 passengers and 300 crew.
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Wednesday 16 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Pearl cruise ship called into Nuku'alofa this morning with over 2,000 passengers and crew.
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Tuesday 8 October 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Ha‘apai Islands scenery is expected to be showcased in Finland in a Tonga Expedition documented by a team who completed nine-days of kayaking in the outer island.
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Friday 13 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chinese Embassy in Nuku’alofa came out for the first time today to state that its gifted MA60 aircraft to Tonga was verified by China’s aviation airworthiness standard, and that while it satisfies requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the manufacturer had not applied for certifications in countries where it did not operate.
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Tuesday 10 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Sea Princess from Australia visited Nuku’alofa in the weekend with nearly 2,000 passengers. It berthed at the new Vuna Wharf and many of its passengers were out visiting shops and cafes in the Central Business District.
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Monday 12 August 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s MA60 aircraft made three inaugural commercial flights to Vava‘u on Saturday, August 10, and the aircraft gifted from China is scheduled to fly twice-daily to Vava'u.
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Thursday 18 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty-six participants have successfully passed a “Whale Watching and Swimming Guides Training” course and are now certified to work as whale watching and swimming guides in Tonga, which has legislation that allows professionals to take tourists into the water with whales.
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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's traditional dancing was on show at the Miss Heilala Tau‘olunga dance competition held at the Heilala Village on Vuna Wharf on July 2. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 28 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight Tongan girls vying for the Miss Heilala crown for 2013-14 made their first appearance on June 28, during an orientation program at the ‘Oholei Beach Resort, Tongatapu. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 27 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine-days of celebrations for the Heilala Festival 2013 begin tomorrow, Friday June 28, with a block party in central Nuku'alofa. The annual festival coincides with the celebration of HM King Tupou VI's official birthday on July 4, a public holiday in Tonga.
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