An announcement by government yesterday, 25 January, that it would create a 10 acres Va’epopua National Park in a former Nuku’alofa rubbish dump is yet another controversial decision that government has made during the past weeks - the park excludes the 500-600 year old Va’epopua Sia Heulupe archaeological site, the objective of a conservationist petition last year.
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Results for Tonga history
Tuesday 26 January 2016
Friday 10 March 2006
Archaeologists who are working on a project to map Tonga's ancient terraced tombs this week began the first laser imaging and remote sensing work to be conducted in Tonga, and they aim produce a three dimensional graphic map of Lapaha as as it was during the reign of the Tu'i Tonga from the 13th century to 1885.
Monday 31 May 1999
Published in April, was a new history book, 'Queen Sālote of Tonga, The Story of an Era 1900-1965'. This 424 pages hard covered volume is the work of Dr Elizabeth Wood-Ellem, published by the University of Auckland Press. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
Wednesday 1 July 1998
HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV at 80: "The main thing is to have good manners, be smart, know what you are doing, then there is no reason why a person is not given the opportunity." The King recently introduced a new sport, hockey for girls, which he hopes will make them so tired that they will not have time to get into trouble. Interview by Pesi Fonua, from Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol.13 no. 2, July 1998.