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Thursday 13 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian Hip Hop dancers, Billy Parker and Credence Blanco, along with Tonga's Onion Crew were welcomed at an evening of Hip Hop Dancing hosted by the Australian High Commissioner, HE Adrian Morrison, at the Australian Residence, Ma‘ufanga, on Tuesday 11 June.
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Friday 7 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI awarded Service Medals to 248 Tonga Police recipients at the Police College parade ground, Longolongo on June 7. Five police officers were distinguished with a Commissioner's Gold Merit Award recognizing their acts of bravery. By Linny Folau.
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Thursday 6 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Digicel customer, ‘Aho Afa Vea, from Popua in Tongatapu, has won a trip to Auckland to watch the Mate Ma’a Tonga and New Zealand Kiwis rugby league test match this month.
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Tuesday 4 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga High School celebrated its 72nd Anniversary with a commemorative service in Nuku‘alofa today.
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Thursday 30 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hundreds of Tongatapu secondary and tertiary school students led by lively brass bands marched through Nuku'alofa on Thursday, May 30 to mark the opening of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga's 2019-20 session.
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Thursday 23 May 2019

A Lifetime Achievement Award will be posthumously presented to Polynesia’s great composer, the late Queen Sālote Tupou lll, at tonight’s Pacific Music Awards to be held at the Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre, in Manukau City, New Zealand.
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Monday 20 May 2019

The head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson will visit Tonga this week, on 23 May.
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Friday 10 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A one month residency theatre project in Poland saw Tonga’s On The Spot (OTS) Co-founder and Creative Director, Ebonie Fifita, and Stage Director, Steev Laufilitoga Maka create and direct a Polish play.
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Monday 6 May 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane's Tongan Community have more than ten kava clubs who meet regularly. President of the Brisbane Tongan Community steering committee, Rev. Maile Molitika says that kava clubs are important in holding the community spirit together. They support the Australian Prime Minister's Pilot Program to ease restrictions on the importation of kava for personal use into Australia.
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Monday 29 April 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Around 10 schools took part in Queensland’s first inter-schools Polynesian Festival with Woodridge State High School winning the Tongan stage segment at the Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre, St Laurence’s College, South Brisbane, on 27 April.
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Saturday 20 April 2019

Manukau City, New Zealand
Tonga's Onion Squad have qualified in Pacific Islands hip-hop competition to to compete in the world hip-hop dance competition in August in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
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Friday 19 April 2019

A Good Friday parade on Hala Vuna by members of the Catholic Church, attracted crowds at Ma’ufanga this morning, 19 April.
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Wednesday 17 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Plus-size model, Veronica Pome’e, of Tongan descent from California, USA, is making her name as the first Polynesian model to appear in the famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, to be published next month.
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Monday 15 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six Tongan hip hop dancers, calling themselves the Onion Squad, will be competing on April 16-18 at the Hip Hop Pacific Islands competition in Manukau City, Auckland.
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Friday 5 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway said Tonga and Norway could tackle common global issues such as climate change through multilateral cooperation. “These are some of the major issues of our time and it's obvious we need to tackle them in a better way than we have,” he told Matangi Tonga. By Linny Folau
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Friday 5 April 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway arrived on a chartered flight this afternoon, April 5 at Fua’amotu International Airport, and was greeted by Prince Ata, before going to the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa for an audience with HM King Tupou VI.
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Thursday 28 March 2019

Wellington, New Zealand
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau‘u were welcomed by New Zealand's Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House in Wellington yesterday, during a short visit to New Zealand.
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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane's Tonga Community had an opportunity to engage with Tonga's Ombudsman on March 19 and learn about his role in Tonga, while sharing their complaints and experiences as diaspora when visiting Tonga.
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Monday 25 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI, acting on three public petitions, has opened urgent investigations into alleged mal-administration by government, and called for urgent adequate funding of the Anti Corruption Commission. The King has referred three petitions to the Ombudsman, and one also to the Commissioner of Police for investigation and possible prosecution of any breaches of Criminal law.
Friday 22 March 2019

Oslo, Norway
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway will visit Tonga, Fiji, and Samoa from 5 – 11 April, the Norwegian Royal Court announced on March 20, where he will meet Heads of State, including King Tupou VI, and governments.
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