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Tuesday 14 May 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seventh-Day Adventist Church leaders from across the Pacific Islands, joined the Tonga mission today at Pangai Lahi in Nuku'alofa, to hear their President, Elder Ted N. C. Wilson preach to the nation.
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Monday 13 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The global President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Ted N. C Wilson and his wife Nancy, arrived in Tonga today, 13 May for a three day visit to conduct local services.
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Tuesday 23 April 2024
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Wellington, New Zealand
Tapaita Fonokalafi (10) was crowned Little Miss Aotearoa New Zealand 2024, on April 21, at Papa Hou Theatre, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tapaita was also chosen to represent New Zealand to the Little Miss Universe 2024 pageant, that will be held in Turkey next month.
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Tuesday 5 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
International Women's Day was celebrated in Nuku'alofa today, with a call to ‘Build her skills’ and support women in technology training, by women from across government ministries, NGOs, the private sector and community with an event held in the Nuku'alofa CBD, hosted by the Women's Affairs and Gender Equality Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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Monday 4 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A young Native American filmmaker, Kymon Greyhorse, who lives in New Mexico, USA, says he is tapping into his Tongan roots, to inspire his next film. He identifies as two-spirit, a term that describes Indigenous people who have both masculine and feminine energy. When he was bullied for his identity, including his Native and Pacific Islander background, he drew strength from his family. His short film “I am Home,” that premiered at Sundance Film Festival in the USA last year, has opened up new opportunities for him.
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Thursday 1 February 2024
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Wellington, New Zealand
In New Zealand, 10-year-old Tapaita Fonokalafi is one of eight finalists for the Little Miss Aotearoa contest 2024 that aims to foster self-confidence and promote community involvement and environmental consciousness.
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Wednesday 31 January 2024
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Utah, USA
A Tongan short film, ‘Lea Tupu’anga Mother Tongue’ was featured at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA. It was selected from thousands of applicants from around the world.
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Monday 29 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan inspired art piece 'Flare (Oceania)', by John Gerrad is currently on display at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
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Thursday 25 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new building complex is to be constructed on the royal estate "Polata’ane" and expected to be completed this year, for accommodation of “VVIPs” (Very Very Important People).
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Thursday 11 January 2024
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'Eua, Tonga
The skulls of two Tongan ancestors, collected in the Pacific in the 19th Century, and repatriated to Tonga by the Australian Museum this week, were given a respectful traditional burial on ‘Eua Island in the presence of King Tupou VI and members of the Royal Family on January 10. The funeral conducted by the royal undertakers, the Nima Tapu (sacred hands), at Kolomaile, ‘Eua, was attended by descendants of the ‘Ata people, some of them coming from abroad. The funeral tributes touched upon painful memories of the loss of half of the ‘Ata population to Australian blackbirders in 1863. The surviving population of ‘Ata was relocated to ‘Eua by Tupou I.
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Tuesday 19 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Spreading Christmas cheer, the Tonga Royal Corps of Musicians, performed lively Christmas carols in the Nuku'alofa, Central Business District, today, 19 December 2023.
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Thursday 14 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nuku'alofa was flooded with red and white today, 14 December, with students, ex-students and families of Tonga College ‘Atele, marching along Taufa'ahau Road to celebrate the schools 141st anniversary
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Tuesday 12 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nuku’alofa Registrar of Marriages, Births and, Deaths was busy this morning, as couples arrived to register their nuptials, in the last week before government offices close for the Christmas holidays on 20 December.
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Friday 8 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan creative artist and handicraft maker, Lu'isa Nau, is determined to utilize locally sourced materials, to maintain the authenticity of Tongan craftsmanship, while expressing dismay over the imported counterfeits that local artisans have to compete within the marketplace. Her home-based creative operation in Nuku'alofa was recently awarded at GGGI Grant for her business plan that aligns with sustainable development goals.
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Wednesday 29 November 2023
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Auckland, New Zealand
A young navy administrator, Joanna Mafi, who was awarded the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) “Sailor of the Year”, was described as a tremendous asset to RNZN, and is of Tongan descent.
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Tuesday 28 November 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Women’s Affairs and Gender Equality Division (WAGED), of the Ministry of Internal Affairs launched the "16 Days of Activism" in Tonga, an international campaign to end violence against women and children.
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Friday 24 November 2023

Forster, Australia
The artist who loved Tonga, Sune Egan, passed away peacefully in Forster, NSW, Australia, on Sunday 19 November, five months after her 93rd birthday. Sune's paintings of Tongan people and scenery on tapa cloth, created over three decades from 1975, captured a nostalgic landscape and people with a simpler way of life than the Tonga of today.
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Monday 20 November 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will host three primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, this week, on 24-25 November. Archbishop Don Tamihere, Archbishop Philip Richardson, and Archbishop Sione ‘Uluilakepa will chair the Standing Committee of the General Synod held for the first time in Tonga.
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Wednesday 15 November 2023

Auckland, New Zealand
Pacific immunologist Chris Puli’uvea was thrilled to win the prestigious Cranwell Medal 2023 for excellence in science communication during the COVID pandemic. Tongan-born, Puli’uvea received the New Zealand Association of Scientists’ award, alongside fellow academic researcher, virologist Dr Natalie Netzler, on Tuesday in Auckland.
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Monday 13 November 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral service for a leading Tongan farmer and exporter Pousima Alexander Tamaha Afeaki (61), who died last week, in Wellington, New Zealand, will be held on Friday, 17 November, at the Catholic Church in Tofoa, Tongatapu, his family confirmed.
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