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Thursday 3 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tunakaimanu Fielakepa, Tongan Laureate, is a recipient of the prestigious international Prince Claus Award 2020 for her lifelong contribution to the ongoing vitality of women's textile arts, an integral part of Tongan culture. The 2020 Laureates were announced this morning [Tonga time] in The Kingdom of the Netherlands by HRH Prince Constantijn.
Friday 27 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of young students from various Government Primary Schools in Nuku'alofa today performed in a cultural dance competition, at the Tonga High School field. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 26 November 2020

Pangai, Ha'apai
A billboard displaying a Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) toll-free phone number to enable women and girls to access support services was launched in Pangai, Ha’apai, on 25 November.
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Wednesday 25 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia supports Tonga in joining a global campaign to end gender based violence starting today, 25 November, the International Day for Elimination of Gender-Based Violence.
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Tuesday 24 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nineteen water supply and reservoir stations servicing 16 villages in the Tongatapu 5 electorate were cleaned by the Hihifo youth council on Satuday 21 November, to ensure communities have safe access to water. “The youth is here to help, but everyone else in the community has a role to play,” says Lopeti Tufui.
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Monday 23 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The President of the Tokaikolo Church, Rev Dr Liufau Vailea Saulala (75) passed away on Thursday, November 19 at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.
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Friday 20 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas activities organized by Digicel Tonga marked the beginning of the festive season, with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Digicel Square in the Nuku’alofa CBD this afternoon, 20 November.
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Wednesday 18 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At the end of their school year today, there were smiles on the faces of young students at the Maamaloa Kindergarten at Vaololoa.
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Monday 16 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An evening of songs of praise brought together over 100 secondary school youths from throughout Tongatapu last night, to mark the end of a three days programme aimed at ending interschool violence.
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Friday 13 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua, a distinguished Tongan scientist, passed away suddenly in Nuku’alofa on 11 November.
Friday 30 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Pilolevu Tuita opened the Tonga National Museum on the first floor of the Queen Salote Memorial Hall on October 30.
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Friday 30 October 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Eleven-year-old Sosaia Vea from Ha’ateiho won a speech competition in New Zealand urging Pacific students to stay in school. His headmaster at Remuera Intermediate School said Sosaia’s speech was incredibly powerful and he delivered it flawlessly and with great pride and passion.
Tuesday 20 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 girls came together to celebrate the International Day of Girl Child on October 17 under the theme ‘My Voice, Our Equal Future’ at Faonelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu 5 Youth Council want to tackle water and coastal issues to ensure a better future for Hihifo communities, after electing a working committee last week. They have support from the Tonga IW Ridge to Reef (R2R) project and local MP.
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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 14 October 2020

Houma, Tongatapu
Baroness Tuputupu-‘o-Pulotu Vaea celebrated her 90th birthday today, 14 October at her residence, Tali ki Ha‘apai at Houma.
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Saturday 10 October 2020

Queensland, Australia
A Tongan fruitpicker died after being bitten by a venomous eastern brown snake on a farm near Dimbulah, west of Cairns, in September, and relatives want his body to be flown home to Tonga.
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Saturday 3 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI went out on an Agricultural Tour of gardens in Tongatapu on October 1 and was welcomed with excitement and celebration by the communities he visited, observing food production at the estates of the Ha‘a Havea Lahi nobles.
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Monday 28 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trainee chefs took part in the Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship 'Go Green Food Recipe Challenge' on Friday night, with Latai Fa'aoa of Team QSC winning the event.
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Wednesday 23 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Churches have scaled down their annual Faka-Sepitema roll-call for women, with each district having their own roll-call due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 prevention.
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