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Friday 27 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen young women from the Eremeran Study Centre in Sydney, Australia volunteered in Nuku'alofa for two-weeks earlier this month, and helped to paint St Joseph's Business College and along with other community work.
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Thursday 5 January 2023

Timaru, New Zealand
Father of two, Lionati Fotofili (44) went missing while fishing at the Ōpihi River mouth in New Zealand last week. Tongan-born Lionati was the pastor of Timaru’s Church of Tonga.
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Sunday 1 January 2023

Wellington, New Zealand
Twenty four Pasifika in New Zealand have been recognised in the country's New Year's honours, among 183 recipients named yesterday. They are drawn from the arts and media, business, health, education, sport, voluntary work, science and technology. A Tongan, Sefita Hao’uli, was named as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to Tongan and Pacific communities.
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Saturday 24 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u will celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays in ‘Eua.
Wednesday 21 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
So far, in December, 126 marriages have been registered by the Registrar General's Office in Nuku'alofa, during the most popular month for couples to tie the knot, before government closes for the Christmas holidays, tomorrow, 22 December.
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Friday 25 November 2022

Trinidad and Tobago
Kilisitina Moala from Tonga made an impression at the meeting of Commonwealth Youth Parliamentarians held in the Trinidad and Tobago parliament on 23 November, when she delivered “a weeping lament that her homeland was sinking”.
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Friday 25 November 2022

Australia
People born in Tonga were 80 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than other Australians during the Delta outbreak last year, a new analysis by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows.
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Thursday 24 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan-made products and services were displayed by local groups, businesses and some Government Ministries, during a three-day Tonga Trade Fair 2022, that opened on 24 November, in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 22 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Christine Clarke CSC is making her first visit Tonga this week, after taking up the position in January. She will meet a range of stakeholders in the public and private sector to discuss shared priorities for progressing gender equality and women’s empowerment.
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Friday 18 November 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE
King Tupou VI in Abu Dhabi this week, visited the Imperial College London Diabetics Centre, to ascertain the potential of a partnership in addressing Non-Communicable Diseases in particular diabetes and related illnesses. The King shared his hope that his people could one day access such services in Tonga.
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Monday 14 November 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE
During his visit to the United Arab Emirates, King Tupou VI held an audience with the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Tonga in Cyprus, Mr Joseph Borghese. The Palace Office said they discussed potential investments and further cooperation.
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Friday 4 November 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tonga's lack of diagnostic and screening services leads to more cancer-related deaths, because cancer is discovered in the late fatal stages, Queen Nanasipau'u said in an address to the Arab Women's Authority in Dubai, UAE, on 2 November. HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u attended an event to mark a new partnership with the organisation that supports health initiatives.
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Thursday 3 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five times Olympian and two-times gold medalist, Dame Valerie Adams brought home to Tonga her inspirational 'More than Gold' feature film, dedicated to her late mother Lilika Ngauamo of Houma. The film is being screened for free for the rest of the week to youths and school students in Nuku'alofa. At the same time, it is being shown in New Zealand cinemas.
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Monday 17 October 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One Girl’s Let’s Tok' program was held for the first time in Nuku'alofa by Talitha Project, with the aim to increase digital literacy and promote interconnectedness among young people, on 15 October.
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Monday 17 October 2022

Suva, Fiji
At 57-years-old, Sunia Fili received his law degree, LLB, from the University of the South Pacific earlier this month. The former Finance Minister and 'Eua MP encouraged youths to find their niche and pursue their education, as it will shape their future.
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Thursday 29 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women of the Church of Tonga were dressed in their finest outfits on 28 September for their annual 'Faka-Sepitema' roll call.
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Friday 23 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight young Tongan “Greenpreneurs” and their green enterprises have been selected to join a new 2022 Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network (PGEN) incubator program. Successful entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to participate in a business competition to secure grant seed fund capital of USD$5,000.
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Tuesday 20 September 2022
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The State Funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be broadcasted live on national television in Tonga, starting at 10:00pm on Monday night, 19 September until 7:00am, Tuesday morning.
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Wednesday 14 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Service of Commemoration for Queen Elizabeth II will be held at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Nuku'alofa today, Wednesday 14 September at 6:00pm, with an open invitation to all who wish to attend the service. Meanwhile, a condolence book remains open this week in Nuku'alofa, at the British and New Zealand High Commission's offices.
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Monday 12 September 2022
Tupou VI

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will attend the State Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II to be held in London, United Kingdom, on Monday, 19 September.
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