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Monday 12 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Remembrance Sunday Commemoration Service in memory of soldiers who died in wars in order for people to live in freedom in a peaceful world was held at Tonga's Cenotaph, Pangai Si'i, Nuku'alofa, yesterday November 12 on a beautiful sunny morning. Tonga's King Tupou VI attended the Commemoration Service for the first time since he ascended the Tongan throne earlier this year.
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Friday 26 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sight of the Hine Moana kalia in full sail, entering the Nuku'alofa harbour on Wednesday, 24 October, was a reminder of Tonga's seafaring past. The Hine Moana, with its Tongan woman skipper, 'Aunofo Havea Satuala, and a 13-members crew, stopped-over in Nuku'alofa for five days on their way to New Zealand.
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Wednesday 3 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Ms Tania Tupou, Tonga's first Resident Ambassador to Japan started in her new post at the Government of Tonga's new embassy located at Minato-ku in Tokyo, on October 1.
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Sunday 30 September 2012
Lafayette Ca., USA
I had the pleasure of knowing Taufa Talakai (63) from Tonga, over many years when she worked in and around San Francisco, CA. Taufa was such a wonderful caregiver and she became an important person to all in our family. We have lost touch with Taufa, I would be very grateful if you can help me find her again. - Martha P. Harris
Thursday 6 September 2012
Tatakamotonga, Tonga
Tatakamotonga celebrated the opening of the Mata'aho Hall Women's Training Centre at on Wednesday September 5, after renovations were completed and training equipment provided in a joint collaboration between the Governments of Japan and New Zealand. Photos by Linny Folau and Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Sunday 19 August 2012
Waikato, New Zealand:
In New Zealand on Saturday August 18, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u visited Turangawaewae Marae to meet Tuheitia Paki, the Maori King and Te Arikinui of the Kingitanga, on the celebration of the 6th anniversary of his coronation.
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Friday 17 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Assigning caregivers to visit homes of the most vulnerable elderly people in Tongatapu and Lifuka in Ha'apai, and to care for them for a few hours each day, is an essential service that will be provided under Tonga's first Social Services Pilot program for the elderly.
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Friday 17 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u departed Tonga for New Zealand today to attend the Maori King's coronation celebrations Koroneihana hui which began this week.
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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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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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Tuesday 3 January 2012
Atlanta, Georgia,USA
Matangi Tonga Online readers around the world send in their holiday photos, with Best Wishes and Season's Greetings to one and all.
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Friday 30 December 2011
Canberra, Australia
HRH Princess Angelika Latūfuipeka Halaevalu Mata'aho Napua-Okalani Tuku'aho graduated with a Master of Business degree from the Australian National University's College of Business & Economics, Canberra, on December 15.
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Tuesday 27 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There will be no reduction in the size of Tonga's civil service in the 2012-13 budget, according to Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano, whose new government, this year supported with a foreign aid-funded budget lifeline, hopes to advance Tonga's political and economic development, somehow, during its remaining three years term in office. By Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 21 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Lasike, the Speaker of the Tonga Parliament, who is facing charges in the Supreme Court, has allegedly defied the conditions of a court order and breached his bail when he traveled to the USA to get married and has not returned to Tonga.
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Monday 19 December 2011
Calgary, Canada
Tongan luger, Bruno Banani, came in to win a surprise Bronze Medal at the inaugural America-Pacific Championship, held in Calgary, Canada on December 17.
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 2011-12 Miss Galaxy Queen title was won by 21 year old Venus Brown of 'Ahau who entered the contest as Miss Appraxus New Zealand.
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Monday 21 November 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prince 'Ulukalala (26), second in line to the Tongan throne, and Hon Sinaitakala Tu'imatamoana Fakafanua (24) will celebrate their engagement in Sydney in January.
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Tuesday 20 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev Luke Sikalu (72) the President of the Tonga Konisitutone Church died at his home at Pahu in Nuku'alofa on Monday September 19.
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Monday 19 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first women-led community 98FM radio station called Voice of the people (Le'o 'o e Kakai) 98FM radio station was launched in Nuku'alofa on September 16 for a one week trial run featuring programs on women's and youth issues.
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Monday 19 September 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King George Tupou V has donated musical instruments to the Royal Corps of Musicians at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa, on Friday September 16.
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