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Monday 21 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of women who formed a backyard vegetable gardening group called Green Fingers, presented their harvest to Princess Pilolevu Tuita at her residence, last week.
Wednesday 16 September 2020

Bundaberg, Australia
A Tongan fruit-picker was fined $650 after punching a backpacker from Vanuatu in a consensual fight in Australia.
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Monday 14 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will observe a public holiday on Thursday, September 17 for the 35th birthday of Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala.
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Thursday 3 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A core group of 10 young women took part in a programme to develop young women's safety and protection priorities during disasters and humanitarian crises.
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Thursday 20 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The exterior design of a new temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be built in Neiafu, Vava’u, was released recently.
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Monday 17 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
International Youth Day was acknowledged at the launching of a Hihifo Youth Council for Tongatapu 5 constituency on August 15 at Kolovai. The program included sports events for youths from the 16 villages in Hihifo.
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Monday 17 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gender equality program run by Tonga Ma’a Fafine mo e Famili, is including theology in workshops to get their message across to communities and cut through the confusion.
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Thursday 13 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The immediate family of HM King Tupou VI remain abroad during the CoViD-19 pandemic.
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Thursday 30 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Frazer Mataitonga, from the ‘Akanesi Mataitonga Trust has won ‘Good as Gold’ recognition from the ASB Bank in New Zealand with an award to help him continue sending aid to Tonga, and other Pacific Island countries.
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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Saturday 18 July 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Shot-putter, Dame Valerie Adams has been honoured with a Barbie doll made in her likeness, after she was chosen as New Zealand’s Barbie Role Model for 2020. The doll is dressed just like Valerie.
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Thursday 16 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Like the humpback whales born in Vava'u, Vaiufia Makatu'u Latu, a young Tongan mariner sailing on a tall ship, has worked her way across the Southern Ocean to reach the frozen waters of Antarctica. Now she longs to return to the Port of Refuge. By Mary Lyn Fonua
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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Friday 10 July 2020

Brisbane, Australia
A new Pasifika TV and Radio service provided by the Tongan Community in Brisbane, Australia, is gaining popularity after its launch on 27 June, following months of isolation due to CoViD-19.
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Thursday 9 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia has committed an additional AUD$203,000 to address violence against women and children arising from CoViD-19 in Tonga.
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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five hand made canoes (popao) to preserve this important traditional knowledge were on display for King Tupou VI at the Masefield Navy Base on July 7.
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Monday 6 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Locally produced seaweed, Limu Tanga'u, featured in a food and cocktails tasting event presented at The Top Restaurant on Friday night, in collaboration with the South Pacific Mozuku and the youth-led TYEE Go Green programme in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 3 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will celebrate his official birthday on Saturday, July 4, in private with some members of the extended Royal Family, at The Villa Royal Residence. The King who was born on 12 July 1959 will be 61 years old this year. Starting at 10:00am HMAF and Tonga Police bands will march through central Nuku'alofa to the Royal Palace, but there will be no public holiday this year.
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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.

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