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Thursday 14 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau‘u and HRH Prince Ata were among the 214 repatriated passengers who arrived in Tonga on a flight from Auckland, New Zealand this afternoon.
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Monday 4 January 2021

Kyoto, Japan
Rugby player, Siale Pasa, who by chance was captivated by traditional Japanese gardening, has made a career out of landscaping beautiful gardens, “I found it more fascinating than rugby,” he said after becoming the first Tongan to be certified by the Japan Landscape Contractors Association.
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Thursday 31 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will ring in 2021 by attending the annual New Year Service of the Free Wesleyan Church at the Centennial Church [Saione], tonight December 31.
Monday 28 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prince Claus Award 2020, an international recognition, honouring outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development, was presented to the Dowager Lady Tuna Fielakepa tonight, at a special ceremony held in Nuku'alofa, hosted by the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The award was presented by HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita.
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Thursday 24 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Last minute shoppers packed the seafront open-market on Vuna Road in Ma’ufanga on Christmas Eve.
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Tuesday 22 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic globally, much needed Christmas cheer from the Tupou College brass band was heard in the Central Business District today, December 22.
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Friday 18 December 2020

Dunedin, New Zealand
Peter Latu was the sole 2020 graduate of the School of Surveying BSurv (Hons) programme, at the University of Otago on December 19.
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Thursday 17 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Brides and grooms filled the Registry Office in Nuku'alofa, today December 17 to tie the knot before government closes for the Christmas holidays tomorrow.
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Monday 14 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Youthful designers and models presented fashion made from recycled materials and clothing on a colourful catwalk, on Saturday evening. They promoted a strong message of sustainability and self-reliance, while gaining confidence and new skills. The winning designer in the TYEE youth-led initiative was Lavinia Fehoko (27) of Pahu in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 11 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen-year-old 'Oto'ota Fahina Likiliki has been selected from Tonga to sing in a virtual Commonwealth musical collaboration “for healing the human spirit during CoViD-19”. The musical project will combine 54 voices chosen from 54 Commonwealth member countries, to virtually record a soundtrack with the Dionysus Ensemble in Britain.
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Thursday 10 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 300 graduates from two Government Tertiary Institutes received their certificates and diplomas on December 10, during a Combined Awards Ceremony.
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Friday 4 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Today is the anniversary of King George (Siaosi) Taufa’ahau Tupou I, Tonga’s first Christian King and founder of the modern Kingdom of Tonga, which will be observed with a public holiday on Monday 7 December.
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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.
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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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