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Wednesday 26 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women dressed in their finest white clothes with fancy creative hats on September 26, gathered for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call at the Church of Tonga.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women dressed in their finest white clothes, matched with some beautifully creative hats, gathered in Nuku'alofa on Wednesday, September 20 for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call at the Free Church of Tonga.
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Saturday 2 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ban on selling bread on Sundays will be enforced tomorrow, July 3. The ban, which was pushed for by church leaders and supported by members of parliament, re-enforces one of Tonga’s oldest laws, which forbids commercial undertakings on the Sabbath. However, owners of Tonga’s two biggest bakeries told Matangi Tonga Online that the ban would likely result in job losses because bakeries have been trading on Sunday for over 30 years.
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Wednesday 23 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of women members of the Free Church of Tonga dressed in their finest white with hats, gathered in Nuku’alofa on Wednesday, 23 September for their annual roll call. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Monday 4 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual 'Fakame' or Children’s Sunday was held on 3 May with children beautifully dressed in their finest to perform rituals, recite bible verses and hymns in Methodist churches throughout Tonga.
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Monday 20 April 2015

Canberra, Australia
Tongans from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra came together for an inaugural regional church service of the Siasi Konisitutone Tau‘ataina ‘o Tonga in Canberra on Sunday April 12. Photos by Lui Tonga
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Monday 5 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi (53) is the first Tongan to be made a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and the youngest of 20 new cardinals announced by Pope Francis yesterday.
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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of spectators filled the Heilala Village tent on the Nuku'alofa seafront, on Sunday evening June 30, to hear the joyful songs of 15 choirs at the annual ‘One Tonga – Glorifying God in Song’ choral night.
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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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Sunday 21 October 2012
Australia
Tonga is a jewel in the Pacific and is greatly loved by God. Because God loves Tonga, He wants to prosper and bless the nation far above what we can imagine. - Pastor Brian Steele.
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Wednesday 26 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
White Faka-Sepitema this morning saw hundreds of women members of the Church of Tonga and the Free Wesleyan Church gathering in Nuku'alofa for their annual roll call. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Monday 5 March 2012
Nevada, USA
Hindus have cautiously welcomed new directive of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) that "Those whose names are submitted for proxy temple ordinances should be related to the submitter".
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Thursday 15 December 2011
Auckland, New Zealand
Eleven Tongan students graduated from the Laidlaw Theological College in Auckland, New Zealand on December 10, with certificates, diplomas and degrees.
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Monday 1 August 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thousands of spectators filled the grandstand at Teufaiva Stadium on Sunday evening for the annual "One Tonga - Glorifying God in Song" concert, this year attracting 19 youth choirs who filled the night with praise.
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Thursday 27 September 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual roll call for women members of the Free Church of Tonga and the Chiefly Church of Tonga brought hundreds of women, all dress in white to Nuku'alofa yesterday, September 26.
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Sunday 28 January 2007
Auckland, New Zealand
Tolerance is a good cornerstone on which to build human relationships. ...The way to happiness can become contentious when one fails to respect the religious beliefs of others. 'Atulouaki Lasitani
Wednesday 7 December 2005
USA
Tonga's system of government is good, but the system by itself is insufficient to bring about continued order, prosperity, and progress. What is needed is a common foundation of a moral and cultural absolute to 'undergird' our political system. - Malini V. Tukutau
Thursday 7 April 2005
Sydney, Australia
Religion has been one cause of conflict and separation. There are signs that exclusive and conservative religious groups are still a danger to the peace of the world, writes a highly-regarded Pacific theologian Bernard Thorogood, who asks some questions for Christian people. Introduction by Ron Crocombe.
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Wednesday 23 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The General Manager of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, ‘Elenoa ‘Amanaki, today rebutted a claim by the US Department of State that the government-owned TBC infringed the human right of Freedom of Religion.
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Monday 6 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of Tongans prayed aloud together with the King and Queen last night at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium, Nuku'alofa, asking God to have mercy on Tonga's political leaders, and to teach them to be honest and truthful, and to love the people.
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