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Monday 20 September 2021

Christchurch, New Zealand
Sisi’uhila Kiu, from Lapaha, Tonga, made a final commitment as Carmelite Sister Anne Mary of the Assumption in a ceremony held at the Carmelite Monastery in Christchurch, New Zealand, on August 15.
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Tuesday 14 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding was taught to students at GPS Hofoa today who made folded shapes of a helmet, a heart and a balloon. Origami encourages students to concentrate and focus, said Tamada Iku, cultural and education officer at the Embassy of Japan in Tonga.
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Monday 13 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will observe a public holiday on Friday, September 17 for the 36th birthday of Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala.
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Monday 13 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ground-breaking ceremony for the establishment of the second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga was held at Neiafu, Vava’u on Saturday 11 September.
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Thursday 9 September 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Kennedy Maeakafa Fakana’ana’a-ki-Fualu from Otahuhu has been busy delivering food to Tongan overstayers in New Zealand during the current COVID-19 lockdown.
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Friday 20 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Renown Hawaii based Tongan Master Carver, Tu'ione Pulotu, has carved a massive Tongan tiki - at over 4.5 metres tall, probably the biggest in the country, which will be displayed at the Nuku'alofa Tanoa Hotel. He's looking forward to returning to Hawaii next week after carving over 100 canoes in Tonga since the border shut in March last year. By Eleanor Gee.
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Tuesday 10 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Young Girls Music Festival to encourage young talents in music was held on Friday evening, August 6 in Nuku'alofa. The festival was more than just music, it was a platform where the girls expressed issues that were important to them, said Talitha Project Founder Vanessa Heleta today.
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Wednesday 4 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan kava clubs in Mangere, New Zealand, donated $2,000 pa’anga to the ‘Ofa Tui mo ‘Amanaki (OTA) centre in Tongatapu today, 4 August.
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Monday 2 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The mother of Queen Nanasipau'u, Baroness Tuputupu 'o Pulotu Vaea of Houma, was laid to rest at the Kolomanatau Cemetery, Houma, Tongatapu, this morning, 2 August 2021. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Peter Poulsen.
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Thursday 22 July 2021

Canberra, Australia
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala (35) has graduated with a Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University in Canberra. This is his second master's degree.
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Monday 19 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A virtual Pacific Islands Leadership Training School for Polynesian Women held by the US-based International Republican Institute was joined by aspiring women leaders from Tonga.
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Monday 19 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Miss Galaxy Queen 2021-22, Lavenda Mosay (Miss Nauti Ruby’s Bar) was crowned on Friday night, July 16, in a colourful show at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall. The new Tonga Leitis' Association President Taufu'i Naufahu said the pageant brings together various people to have fun and witness the talented young drag queens.
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Thursday 8 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Pilolevu Tuita inspected an exhibition organised by Tongan women this morning at the Digicel Square in Nuku'alofa. The exhibition by the Langafonua 'a Fafine Tonga (National Council for Women of Tonga) included competitions for artwork, traditional crafts, sewing, food and plants.
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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At an investiture ceremony at the Royal Palace on 6 July HM King Tupou VI conferred royal orders to 20 recipients.
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Tuesday 6 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Choral Night brought together a variety of church choirs on Sunday July 4, for an annual choral evening that never fails to impress, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall.
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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 28 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will attend a service at the Centennial Church to mark his official birthday on Sunday, July 4 in Nuku'alofa. Born on July 12, 1959 the King will be 62-years-old this year.
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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev. Dr Tevita Koloa'ia Havea is the new President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, elected during its 97th Conference on June 22 in ‘Eua. HM King Tupou VI opened the church conference.
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Monday 14 June 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Kiwi-Nigerian UFC champion Israel Adesanya successfully defended his middleweight title belt against contender Marvin Vettori yesterday in Arizona, United States. In an emotional victory speech following the fight, Adesanya dedicated the win to his Tongan sparring partner Fau Vake, bowing down in tribute to the 25-year-old father who was killed in a vicious attack by four men in Auckland only two weeks ago.
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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Christchurch, New Zealand
Former Tonga High School teacher, Siale Faitotonu, has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Order of Merit for more than 30 years of service to Pacific education.
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