Tonga is aiming to ratify the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage before the next Session of the UNESCO General Conference in October 2009, Tonga's Minister of Education, Women's Affairs and Culture Hon. Rev. Dr Tevita Palefau said today.
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Tuesday 2 December 2008
Monday 7 May 2007
A massive presentation of food for more than 1,200 guests on Sunday May 6 at Nukunuku marked the end of a week-long wedding celebration for Hon. Fanetupouvava'u and Second Lieutenant Siaosi Kiu Tau-ki-Vailahi Kaho. Photos by Adrienne L. Kaeppler and Pesi Fonua
Saturday 5 May 2007
A Traditional Tongan wedding, and exchange of koloa for Hon. Fanetupouvava'u and 2nd Lt. Kiu Tau-ki-Vailahi Kaho was held yesterday at the home of the Hon. Tu'ivakano at Nukunuku. Photos by Linny Folau and Adrienne L. Kaeppler.
Saturday 27 August 2005
London, United Kingdom
His Majesty, the father of our nation, who is abroad while our household is on fire and we the people are in it, speaks volumes than his past history. To abandon your responsibility towards a nation who is currently suffering, indicates lack of conscience or moral emotion towards his subjects. -William Mariner
Friday 26 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
I can't sit around and ignore what I believe is unfairness toward our beloved king. The king is nothing else but a socio-cultural and political father to the nation. It surely is not fun for him to maintain the highest degree of respectability, be a model and a leader and try to make everyone of his subjects happy.-Sailosi Finau
Friday 19 November 2004
A day of Royal Birthday Celebrations on November 17 included a Black-tie dinner for about 1,200 guests at Liukava, the residence of the Prime Minister, HRH Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata and Princess Nanasipau'u, at Kolovai.
Tuesday 17 February 2004
What is a true Tongan? What have we inherited? I was born overseas and I was led to believe that the true Tongan was either the monarchy or persons born in Tonga, bred Tongan and lived the Tongan way of life, culturally, socially and traditionally. The motto on the Tongan coat of arms says: "God and Tonga are my inheritance". For many young Tongans the question is, an inheritance to what? - Andrew Fifita J.P.
Monday 1 December 2003
Dr Adrienne L. Kaeppler, an anthropologist who writes on the arts and material culture, received the Pacific Arts Association...s prestigious Frigate Bird Award this year for her lifetime contribution to and excellence in the study of Pacific Arts. -Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3,
Sunday 30 May 1999
'From the Stone Age to the Space Age in 200 years', is the title of a new catalogue on Tongan art objects–the first publication of the Tonga National Museum. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.