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Wednesday 30 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A singing competition, block party, food festival, float parade, and the One Tonga concert, are some of the events on the Ministry of Tourism’s festival calendar starting this week in Tongatapu.
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Monday 24 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A free concert featuring local performers including Filitonu Group, Suliana Dance Academy, and Fetu’ungingila Choir among others, will be held at the Tailulu College Falemasiva Hall on Friday evening, 28 May.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Humpback Whales filmed in Vava’u in 2018 feature in a new TV Series ‘Secrets of the Whales’ currently airing on Disney+. Alistair Coldrick and world class Tongan skipper, Ali Takau from Dolphin Pacific Diving in Vava'u were involved in the project.
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Monday 22 March 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Mother and daughter artists, Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies are currently exhibiting their artwork ‘Voyagers: The Niu World’ at the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, in Auckland.
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Tuesday 22 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic globally, much needed Christmas cheer from the Tupou College brass band was heard in the Central Business District today, December 22.
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Friday 11 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen-year-old 'Oto'ota Fahina Likiliki has been selected from Tonga to sing in a virtual Commonwealth musical collaboration “for healing the human spirit during CoViD-19”. The musical project will combine 54 voices chosen from 54 Commonwealth member countries, to virtually record a soundtrack with the Dionysus Ensemble in Britain.
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Monday 19 October 2020

London, United Kingdom
Musical Tongans are urged to apply to join in a Commonwealth Musical collaboration “for healing the human spirit during CoVid-19”. By combining the voices of 54 musicians from 54 member countries in a powerful virtual performance, the music video aims to showcase every Commonwealth member nation. “We need a musician to represent Tonga on this project, and we haven't had any applications yet!” Léonie Adams, artistic director of the The Dionysus Ensemble told Matangi Tonga this morning.
Wednesday 29 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
An all Tongan core cast, stars in a Tongan/English bilingual drama, ‘Brutal Lives’ set to premiere on 5 August on The Coconet TV.
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Thursday 16 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Matariki Art Trail exhibition featuring work by Tongan and New Zealand artists, including Visesio Siasau and Serene Tay, was launched by New Zealand High Commissioner HE Tiffany Babington last night at the Waterfront Restaurant and Lodge, Ma’ufanga.
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Friday 10 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Tongan bilingual drama web series, 'Brutal Lives' will be released online on The Coconet TV on August 5.
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Monday 29 June 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
A Wesley College student (Year 13), Sione Teutau, has won the Best Actor award for Auckland South and East, in a national drama festival, for playing a nurse in a short performance of a scene from ‘Romeo and Juliet’, The judge said that Sione's nurse was played confidently and with a delightful sense of fun and comic timing, and in homage to Shakespeare’s original male actors.
Wednesday 24 June 2020

Melbourne, Australia
Tongan-Australian musicians and siblings, Vika and Linda Bull have reached number one on the Australian Aria charts with their new album ‘Akilotoa.
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Wednesday 10 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian photographer, Jasmine Carey has won USD$120,000 in the HIPA International Photography Award for her amazing photo of a humpback whale mother sleeping beside her two-week-old calf, in Vava’u, Tonga. The rich award attracts photographic entries from all over the world. Jasmine's winning image on the theme ‘Water’ has gained worldwide publicity, raising Tonga’s profile for whale watching and swimming activities. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 21 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Matamoana, a uniquely whale-shaped vessel, is the latest creation from master craftsman Sitiveni Fehoko, launched at Faua Wharf on April 20.
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Thursday 20 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
A new Pacific feature film called The Legend of Baron To’a, starring Australian-Tongan actor Talia’uli (Uli) Latukefu, and New Zealand-Tongan actor John Tui opens today, in New Zealand cinemas.
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Wednesday 12 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maori actor and director Taika Waititi (44), won an academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 92nd Academy Awards for his movie “Jojo Rabbit” on Sunday, 9 February. Waititi beat five nominees to win the award, which included screenplays for movies such as Joker and The Irishman.
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Wednesday 5 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Beau Louis Takapu, a Tongan-American, debuted his first solo clothing collection in a fashion show held at Fale Pasifika in Auckland on January 31.

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Tuesday 14 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A variety of artistic and historic Tongan koloa is currently on show at the Para Site art gallery in Hong Kong, curated by Lady Dowager Tunakaimanu Fielakepa.
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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Youth Choir held a special performance in Nuku’alofa, during their first stop in a Pacific Tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
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Thursday 21 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Popular Tongan language singers, the “Tonga Sisters”, will perform in Nickelodeon’s America's Most Musical Family, where they will compete against 30 family bands for an ultimate $250,000 cash prize.
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