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Friday 18 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prominent Tongan artist, Filipe Tohi, presented his discovery of the hidden layers in the construction of the traditional lalava or lashing method used by ancient Tongans, at a seminar last night, 17 January, at the Tanoa Hotel.
Wednesday 16 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tui’one Pulotu, a well-known Hawaii-based Tongan canoe builder and woodcarver and a Living Treasures of Hawaii award recipient, is currently in Tonga to display his work in the Tanoa Hotel’s new art gallery in Nuku'alofa. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 14 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mele Fainga’anuku from Haveluloto is starting the new year on a high, after being announced as the lucky winner of a $20,000 pa'anga Digicel Tonga Ma’alahi Christmas Campaign cash prize on Friday, 11 January 2019.
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Monday 7 January 2019

Queenstown, New Zealand
Project Runway NZ fashion designer, Peni Moala, who was born in Tonga and now based in Queenstown, New Zealand, is busy working on his fashion collection with the aim to take his brand BENi, global.
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Thursday 3 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Year’s Day welcomed four babies in Tongatapu and Vava'u, with the first born just 20 minutes after midnight at the capital's Vaiola Hospital. A healthy baby boy named Kevin Joseph Toke, from Ha‘ateiho, weighed 3.4kg. Kevin was among an estimated 740 babies to be born in the Pacific islands on New Year's Day.
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Friday 28 December 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Catholic Priest, Father Dave Mullins (88), who was a former ‘Ikale Tahi coach, and instrumental with the development of rugby and sports in Tonga, passed away on Christmas Eve, 24 December, at St Joseph’s Home, Auckland, New Zealand, where he resided.
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Thursday 27 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr Kanitesi Mahe (60) has been appointed as Noble Niukapu of Fangale’ounga on 19 December by King Tupou VI.
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Monday 24 December 2018

Nuku'alofa
Christmas Brass Bands descended on Nuku'alofa today spreading some festive cheer with lively carols and Tongan songs as shoppers scrambled about picking up last minute items.
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Thursday 20 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Excited members of the Alonga Centre for the Disabled were treated to a Christmas lunch and received presents from HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita.
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Tuesday 18 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A village reunion is underway for Nukunuku, bringing together former/current residents and decendents of the village from throughout Tonga and abroad. Called 'Katoa ki Nukunuku 2018' (Meet at Nukunuku 2018), the week long celebration began last Friday 14 December with no shortage of singing, dancing and eating.
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Tuesday 18 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Neomai Tu’itupou Pohiva (70), the wife of Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva passed away yesterday evening 17 December, at her home in Sopu.
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Thursday 6 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Building their capacity for generating incomes, nine Tongan women were awarded certificates after completed training under a Women’s Economic Empowerment Pilot Project on December 5.
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Friday 30 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six contestants in the 2018 Miss Pacific Islands looked radiant on November 30 as they paraded on colourful floats through central Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 23 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual White Ribbon Day, 16 Days of Activism will be launched with a parade in Pangai on Saturday, November 24 in a campaign to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Welsh rugby star Taulupe Faletau has launched a fundraiser on gofundme, to raise money for his critically-ill cousin Amanaki Taimi (21) – who is diagnosed with kidney failure.
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Monday 12 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-day Tonga Youth Parliament started today, November 12 under a theme “Our Parliament-Bringing Parliament to You” at the main Chamber of the Legislative Assembly.
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Friday 9 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Soloa Fisi, from Patangata was named Business Woman of the Year at the 8th SPBD Annual Business Woman of the Year Awards, in Nuku‘alofa today, 9 November. Guest of Honour, Lord Fakafanua, with SPBD founder and President Greg Casagrande, presented the awards to three finalists who had started businesses cooking for a school canteen, growing foodcrops, and handicrafts making. By Eleanor Gee.
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Friday 2 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-six young women had the opportunity to conduct a mock parliament session as part of Girls Takeover Parliament Day in Tonga today, 2 November, at the Tonga Parliament in Tofoa.
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Monday 29 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty six representatives have been named for the 2018 Tonga Youth Parliament on November 12-14, to be held under a theme “Our Parliament-Bringing Parliament to You”.
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Saturday 27 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u bid farewell to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa after mid-day yesterday, Friday, 26 October, at the end of a whirlwind visit. They posed for a fomal portrait on the seafront verandah of the Palace. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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