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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The findings of a recent survey on the impact of COVID-19 on hundreds of women in Tonga, conducted by the “Women and Children Crisis Centre”, are expected to be published at the end of the month.
Wednesday 5 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tributes have been flowing on social media for Tonga’s only female marine geoscientist, Christina Pome’e, who died suddenly on the weekend due to a medical condition. Her funeral was held today, on her birthday, and she was laid to rest at a Haveluloto cemetery.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Humpback Whales filmed in Vava’u in 2018 feature in a new TV Series ‘Secrets of the Whales’ currently airing on Disney+. Alistair Coldrick and world class Tongan skipper, Ali Takau from Dolphin Pacific Diving in Vava'u were involved in the project.
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Thursday 22 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An unusual Tongan barkcloth design, depicting a polymetallic nodule found in offshore mineral deposits and an angel, was presented to the Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) community assistance program by the Tongiaki ‘a Fafine ‘o Lapaha Koka’anga Group, who celebrated a gift of new tapa-making equipment on April 16.
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Wednesday 21 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of students in high spirits gathered at the Teufaiva Outdoor Stadium for the 95th Inter-Collegiate sports competition today, April 21. Photos by Eleanor Gee and Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
90-year old Peter Warner, died in Australia yesterday. The famous sailor reportedly drowned when his boat rolled at the dangerous Ballina Bar, off the coast of Byron Bay, NSW.
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Monday 22 March 2021

Auckland, New Zealand
Mother and daughter artists, Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows and Tui Emma Gillies are currently exhibiting their artwork ‘Voyagers: The Niu World’ at the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, in Auckland.
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Monday 15 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are expected to open a new government building for MEIDECCC on Wednesday March 17.
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Thursday 11 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr. Alika Tongamatamoa Siaosi Lafontaine (39), an anaesthesiologist who advocates to improve indigenous health care in Canada was elected President of the Canadian Medical Association, the first person of indigenous descent to do so. He also has Tongan heritage through his mother from Vava'u.
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Tuesday 9 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirteen Tongan women leaders were named by the Fi-e-Fi-a ‘a Fafine Tonga (FFFT) to celebrate 2021 International Women’s Day and its theme,'Women in Leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world'.
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Monday 8 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Women leaders and women’s organizations were recognized at an event celebrating International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a CoViD-19 world”, today in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 5 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An entertaining new book of historical fiction was launched this morning by Sam Lala, a Fijian writer and adventurer who has been living in Tonga for many years. The 183 pages volume, titled “They Said”, is his second book.
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Friday 26 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Princess Sinaitakala gave birth to a baby girl at the Calvary Hospital in Canberra, Australia at 5.41pm, (7.41pm Tongan Time) yesterday, 25 February. The new baby is the fourth child of Crown Prince Tupouto‘a 'Ulukalala and the Crown Princess.
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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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