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Tuesday 30 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public holiday, “King Tupou I Day” will be observed on Monday, December 6 in respect of the founder of the modern Kingdom of Tonga, HM King Tupou I.
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Friday 26 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 300 students received certificates in a combined graduation ceremony for two Government Tertiary Institutes (TIST and TMPI) today at the Falemasiva Hall, in the Tailulu College compound, Tofoa. By Linny Folau.
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Friday 26 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen young Tongan women, who are starting out in business, joined a local networking event last week in a program that connects them with other aspiring “Greenpreneurs” and business leaders in their communities and in the Pacific Islands.
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Monday 18 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All tables were filled at the Tonga Breast Cancer Society Inc. Pink October luncheon on Saturday October 16, when around 100 guests gathered for the popular fundraiser at the Taufa'ahau Tupou IV Domestic Wharf venue.
Monday 18 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan activist Taufu’i ‘Ae Valu Naufahu (33) has been recognised internationally for his exceptional voluntary service supporting the LGBTQI community. HM Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth, on 15 October, recognised Taufu’i as the 199th Commonwealth Point of Light. The award recognises one inspirational volunteer each week from across the 54 Commonwealth countries.
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Monday 11 October 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty young women entered the Fale Alea 'of Tonga, for a “practice parliament” to celebrate the International Day of the Girl today, October 11. This week, the participants will debate their views in a parliamentary setting.
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Wednesday 29 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women of the Church of Tonga (Hou’eiki) were dressed in their finest white outfits today for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call.
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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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