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Monday 11 June 2018

London, UK
Britain's Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will be visiting Tonga and Fiji during their October tour to Australia and New Zealand.
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Friday 1 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new modern domestic wharf and terminal named Taufa’ahau Tupou IV Wharf was commissioned by King Tupou VI this morning, Friday, June 1. Funded with over $60 million pa’anga by the Government of Japan - its biggest grant aid to Tonga to date - the new wharf is expected to significantly boost domestic cargo volumes and passenger traffic.
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Wednesday 30 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of young local artists in Nuku'alofa who lost their workshop and clubroom in Cyclone Gita have been assisted with donations of art materials coming to Tonga all the way from London, United Kingdom.
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Wednesday 30 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A container of relief packages and food items for families in Tongatapu and ‘Eua who were affected by Cyclone Gita in February were handed over by Sela Tukia from the Tonga Consul General Office, San Francisco, USA to representatives of the residents of Siesia and Popua in eastern Nuku’alofa yesterday 29 May.
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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual Heilala Festival begins in Nuku'alofa on June 25 to Friday July 6, including the 2018 Miss Heilala Pageant.
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Friday 25 May 2018

Wellington, New Zealand
A Tongan chemist and researcher, Taitusi Taufa has been honoured by Victoria University in New Zealand for the exceptional quality of his doctoral research that explored properties of marine life in Tonga. He isolated several new natural products with unique and interesting anti-cancer properties
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Thursday 24 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened a new hall for the Free Church of Tonga’s Tailulu College on Thursday, May 24 to mark its Golden Jubilee.
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-American scholar Angelina Finau (22) of Los Angeles, has been selected by the United States Government’s prestigious Fulbright Student Program.
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Monday 21 May 2018

London, UK
Newly-weds, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex are planning to visit Commonwealth member countries, including Tonga, in October this year. According to British media reports, they plan to start their visit in Australia, followed by New Zealand, and then, possibly including Fiji and Tonga.
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Wednesday 16 May 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii
A Hawaiian fireknife performer of Tongan descent, Hale Motuapuaka, was declared the winner of the 2018 World Fireknife Championships on 12 May Saturday at the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 18-year-old received a prize of $7,500 (USD).
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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty winners in a Mother’s Day draw by Western Union/Fexco Tonga received hampers full of food goodies worth $250 pa’anga, when the results were announced today.
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Monday 14 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Minister of Health Dr Sione Tapa (94) was laid to rest at Takaunove cemetery today, May 14 after passing away last week.
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Thursday 10 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI bestowed honours of the Royal Military Order of Saint George to members of His Majesty’s Armed Forces and Tonga Police on May 4.
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Wednesday 9 May 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand
The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has paved the way for the blessing of same sex relationships - but Anglican churches in Polynesia will all opt out - the Anglican Synod said in a statement today.
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Tuesday 8 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Children were beautifully dressed to celebrate Fakame or Children’s Sunday at Free Wesleyan Churches throughout Tonga on 6 May.
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Monday 7 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There are signs of improvement in the protection of Pacific seasonal workers from exploitation and neglect in Australia, said the President of the Pacific Australia Seasonal Workers Association (PASWA) in Sydney, Falepaini Maile. Six Tongans were among 14 Pacific Islander seasonal workers who have died from ill health since the working programme started in 2012. By Finau Fonua
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Monday 7 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual Conference of the Church of Tonga (Hou’eiki) is currently being held this week, bringing hundreds of church members to Nuku’alofa. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Friday 4 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Pilolevu unveiled a plaque to mark the 30th anniversary of Tonga’s National Cultural Centre on May 4 at Tofoa.
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Monday 30 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Commissioner for Public Relations and former Minister of Justice and Police, Siaosi Taimani ‘Aho (79), who passed away on Friday, April 27, after an illness, was laid to rest today at Takaunove Cemetery, Fasi.
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Thursday 26 April 2018

London, UK
A film documentary, 'Leitis in Waiting', has won the audience award, after premiering at the Festival of Commonwealth Film 2018 in London. The film promotes human rights and challenges laws ciminalizing LGBT lives, still current in eight Pacific countries.
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