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Wednesday 25 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The top four contestants for the Miss Heilala Tau'olunga competition were announced last night at Pangai Lahi, but the winner will be announced on the final night of the Miss Heilala Pageant on Friday July 27. Prizes were awarded last night for best costumes and for the Miss Tau'olunga Junior and Miss Tau'olunga Pre-teen traditional dancing. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 20 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven Tongan beauties registered for the Miss Heilala Pageant 2012-13 made their first public appearance this afternoon, a beautiful sunny day, during an orientation program at the Liku'alofa Beach Resort, Kanokupolu, Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven girls have joined the 2012 Miss Heilala Pageant and will take part in an orientation program at Liku'alofa Beach Resort on Friday, July 20 before the Pageant begins next week at Pangai Lahi.
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Monday 16 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three local girls have joined the Miss Heilala Pageant, bringing the number of contestants this year to five, but more are expected to join before the beauty pageant starts on July 23.
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Wednesday 4 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Registrations for Tonga's 2012-13 Miss Heilala Pageant remain open and so far, four contestants, including two local and two overseas girls have registered, while the organisers expect more to enter the pageant that runs from July 23-28.
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Friday 18 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual Heilala Festival will be held this year under a theme "Tourism is our future" on July 16-28.
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Saturday 21 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Air New Zealand flight to Auckland was delayed an hour from departing Fua'amotu International Airport this afternoon, due to a breach in security, after two passengers boarded through the VIP area and had not been properly screened.
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Friday 13 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 2012 Heilala Festival will run for 12 days from July 16-28, and according Tonga's Ministry of Tourism, will be shorter than usual because of the death of HM King George Tupou V.
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Friday 13 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Driving his 1988 Mercedes-Benz into Nuku'alofa was more than a just a holiday for Gunther W. Holtorf from Germany, who is aiming to achieve a mention in the Guiness Book of Records for driving in every country in the world.
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Monday 1 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A colourful float parade with the newly crowned Miss Heilala 2011-12 Liberty Afeaki concluded the annual Heilala Festival and Miss Heilala Pageant in Nuku'alofa today, with thousands of people lining Taufa'ahau Road to enjoy the display.
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Sunday 31 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Liberty Afeaki (23) was crowned Miss Heilala 2011-12 by Prince Tungi on Friday night, 29 July at the International Dateline Hotel.
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Friday 29 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A talent show with contemporary island creations and colourful sarong swimwear, modeled by the five Miss Heilala contestants, was held on Thursday evening, their last appearance before tonight's Miss Heilala 2011-12 crowning.
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Monday 25 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FIVE contestants took part in the 2011-12 Miss Heilala Pre-Pageant Interview this morning, Monday, July 25, the first judging event in the contest that will be decided on the crowning night on Friday July 29.
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Wednesday 20 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four of the five contestants registered for the Miss Heilala 2011-12 crown made their first public appearance on July 20 at an orientation program held at the Black Pearl Suites at Sopu, on Tongatapu.
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Friday 15 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Tongan beauties have registered to compete in the 2011-12 Miss Heilala Pageant, and only one is a local girl with four coming from the United States and Australia.
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Wednesday 29 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Elisapeta 'Akau'ola (18) as Miss Ministry of Tourism is the first entrant in the 2011 Miss Heilala Pageant.
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Thursday 3 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
" 'Eva Mai 2011", a Tonga Tourism Experience Program was opened by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre yesterday, March 2.
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Air New Zealand's Tuesday service between Auckland and Los Angeles via Nuku'alofa and Apia was disrupted yesterday, January 25 due to Cyclone Wilma.
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Thursday 20 January 2011

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Air New Zealand's weekly air service between Auckland and Los Angeles via Nuku'alofa and Apia and return will end after its final flight next week, Tuesday, January 25.
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Tuesday 28 September 2010
Tokyo, Japan
Tonga's new inter island ferry the MV 'Otuanga'ofa left Japan on September 27 on its way to Tonga where it is expected to arrive in Nuku'alofa on October 15. Photos by Takai Palei.
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