You are here

Results for obituary

Sunday 18 December 2016

Nasinu, Fiji
A former coach of Tonga's national rugby 7s team, Etuate Waqa (54) who died on December 7, was buried on Friday December 16 in Nasinu, Fiji.
Node is premium Premium content
Sunday 24 April 2016

Auckland
One of Tonga’s greatest musicians, Bill Sevesi (born Wilfred Jeffs), passed away yesterday April 23. He was aged 92. Bill Sevesi was an early pioneer of modern Pacific Island Music and is credited with popularising and introducing the Hawaiian guitar key to Tonga and other Pacific Islands. Bill also introduced Tongan music to the airwaves for the first time. He was inducted in the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 23 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Obituary. A Tongan life peer, Taniela Hoko'ila Tufui (Dan), formerly Lord Tufui of Talaheu, died on April 19 at the age of 83, in Ballarat, Australia. A barrister, he was the first Tongan to head the Law Department, was a long serving Chief Secretary to the Government of Tonga and Secretary to Cabinet, and a Privy Councillor.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 16 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Deputy Police Commissioner (Community Policing) Taniela Faletau (58) was laid to rest today Monday, 16 November at Takaunove Cemetery in Nuku’alofa.
1 comment
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 29 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr. William R. Dickinson (83), a major scholar in plate tectonics and Pacific archaeology, died in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, on July 21, 2015. His burial is expected to be on Sunday in Nukuleka - a village with which he had close connections in his geological research into the origins of the first Tongan settlements.
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 23 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Marilyn Meier-Kapavale (48) the noted international concert pianist has died in Australia early this morning after battling a rare form of liver cancer. Marilyn's funeral will be held at the Camden Uniting Church, NSW, on July 3 at 10:00am.
1 comment
Node is premium Premium content
Saturday 24 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reign of His Majesty King George Tupou V, 2006-12, was the shortest of any of the monarchs of the Tupou Dynasty, since King Siaosi Tupou I ascended to the throne as the 19th Tu'i Kanokupolu in 1845. King George Tupou V, however, has been a mover and a shaker of Tonga's political, social and economic life, since he entered the civil service in 1970 as Crown Prince Tupouto'a at the age of 22 years. Obituary, by Pesi Fonua.
2 comments
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 16 June 2010
Wellington, New Zealand
George 'Alipate Tupou or 'Baron Vaea' as he became better known, was the 12th Prime Minister of Tonga, presiding over the Pacific nation from 1991 until 2000. - Article from the New Zealand Defence Force.
1 comment
Node is premium Premium content
Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan community lost a dear friend when Dr. Jehanne Hildegard Teilhet-Fisk passed away in the United States on 28 August 2002 at the age of 63, after fighting a brave battle with cancer. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
Node is premium Premium content
Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
One of Nuku‘alofa’s leading businessman, Robert Albin Johansson (75) died at the Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, on 20 February, after undergoing heart surgery. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
Node is premium Premium content