The beach and lagoon at Houmale‘eia on the north end of Foa Island in Ha‘apai is a spectacular place. Now home to Matafonua Lodge, its ancient history came vividly to life in 2008 when Australian visitors inadvertently discovered a kaleidoscope of images carved into a beach rock surface. Human feet, triangular bodied people, lizards, dogs, turtles and other representations hinted astoundingly at a Hawaiian connection. By Shane Egan and David Burley.
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Results for Foa Island
Saturday 15 August 2020
Friday 25 October 2019
A six-man fund-raising delegation from Ha’apai is visiting Australia this week seeking assistance from the Tongan diaspora for development projects on Foa Island.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Images of Faleloa village before and after Cyclone Ian, show how lush vegetation has been stripped from Foa Island. Before Cyclone Ian, Faleloa homes were surrounded by breadfruit trees, mangoes and bananas and other food crops.