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Thursday 24 December 2009
Neiafu, Vava'u
Pelenaise Fehoko Havea (18), the Dux of Vava'u High School for 2009 is an all-around student who has been outstanding both in the classroom and in sports.
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Friday 4 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crystaline Faye Tiana Seluini (17) from Leimatu'a, Vava'u and Sopu, Tongatapu is the 2009 Dux for Tonga High School, which held its graduation ceremony at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall, on December 1.
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Wednesday 5 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Success at the top level of Rugby League has come from self-determination and hard work, says 'Isileli Folau, an Australian Rugby League star, who joined his family for a return visit to Tonga recently.
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Monday 8 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Tongan Prime Minister, Hon. Baron Vaea ('Alipate), Noble of Houma (88), passed away at his residence 'Tali ki Ha'apai' at Houma, Tongatapu, at around 10pm yesterday, Sunday June 7.
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Wednesday 18 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King George Tupou V departed Tonga yesterday for New Zealand for a routine medical check-up, according to the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 3 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Ana Teufolau Ma'afu (18) from Kolovai, Tongatapu became the Dux of Tonga High School during their 2008 Prize Giving Ceremony held today, December 3.
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Wednesday 1 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Breast Cancer Society Inc. launched 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month' today with a colourful display of pink ribbons and t-shirts, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness, at a morning coffee event at the Steak and Rock Restaurant in central Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 1 October 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita will be officially declared as Tonga's 'Royal Patron of Whales', in Neiafu, Vava'u on Friday, October 3.
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Thursday 14 August 2008
Pangai, Ha'apai
The coronation celebrations of HM King George Tupou V continued at Pangai, Lifuka, Ha'apai on Monday, August 11 with a joyful welcome of the king by the people of Ha'apai, who emotionally referred to Tupou V as the "Tu'i Ha'apai", "King of Ha'apai". Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 8 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Galaxy Queen Pageant 2008 began in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday August 6 and lived up to its outrageous reputation attracting a full house to the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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Thursday 7 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Following the Coronation service at the Centenary Church of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga on Friday August 1, a Royal Luncheon was held in a marquee in the grounds of the Royal Palace. The luncheon was hosted by the Prime Minister Hon. Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele. Two traditional dances were performed by neices of the king to the compositions of the late Queen Salote Tupou III. Photos by Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
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Monday 4 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King of Tonga's Coronation Military Parade held on the morning of Saturday August 2, was attended by foreign royals and distinguished guests from many Pacific Islands and other countries. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
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Monday 4 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A spectacular half hour display of fireworks on the Nuku'alofa seafront attracted crowds of spectators on the evening of August 1, Tonga's Coronation day, for King George Tupou V. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Linny Folau.
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Friday 1 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
During Tonga's coronation celebrations 270 people were named to receive honours, with many attending the investiture ceremony at the Royal Palace on July 31. Topping the medal list was HM King George Tupou V, himself, and his mother HM Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho.
Thursday 31 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King George Tupou V arrives at the FWC Centenary Church in Nuku‘alofa, this morning for his coronation. Photos Pesi Fonua, Mary Lyn Fonua, Linny Folau, Peter Halmagy and courtesy TV1.
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Thursday 31 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tupakapakanava or traditional torch lighting ceremony was held along the Nuku'alofa foreshore yesterday evening, July 30, after sunset when students lit bark torches creating a line of fire around the coastline and rings of fire around the small islets visible from the capitalThe ceremony is a traditional honour accorded to the Royal Family and followed the installation of Tonga's King George Tupou V yesterday. Photos by Peter Poulsen.
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Wednesday 30 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The traditional installation of the king took place today with a Taumafa Kava ceremony on Pangai Lahi next to the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa. King George Tupou V is the fifth king in the Tupou dynasty and the 23rd Tu'i Kanokupolu - a traditional title also held by Tonga's monarchs. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Peter Poulsen.
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Tuesday 29 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King George Tupou V appointed four new Privy Councillors last week.
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Tuesday 22 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The wedding of Second Lieutenant Hon. Viliami Sione Ngu Takeivulai Tuku'aho and Cassandra Tukuia-A-Purea Vaea was celebrated by members of the Royal Family at the Lord Chamberlain's Office, on Saturday, July 19.
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Thursday 17 July 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of Tongatapu students gathered at the Teufaiva Stadium this morning for the first mass rehearsal of dances that will be performed on Education Day July 29 in celebration of King George Tupou V's Coronation.
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