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Tuesday 7 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five hand made canoes (popao) to preserve this important traditional knowledge were on display for King Tupou VI at the Masefield Navy Base on July 7.
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Monday 6 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Locally produced seaweed, Limu Tanga'u, featured in a food and cocktails tasting event presented at The Top Restaurant on Friday night, in collaboration with the South Pacific Mozuku and the youth-led TYEE Go Green programme in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 3 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will celebrate his official birthday on Saturday, July 4, in private with some members of the extended Royal Family, at The Villa Royal Residence. The King who was born on 12 July 1959 will be 61 years old this year. Starting at 10:00am HMAF and Tonga Police bands will march through central Nuku'alofa to the Royal Palace, but there will be no public holiday this year.
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Monday 29 June 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
A Wesley College student (Year 13), Sione Teutau, has won the Best Actor award for Auckland South and East, in a national drama festival, for playing a nurse in a short performance of a scene from ‘Romeo and Juliet’, The judge said that Sione's nurse was played confidently and with a delightful sense of fun and comic timing, and in homage to Shakespeare’s original male actors.
Wednesday 24 June 2020

Melbourne, Australia
Tongan-Australian musicians and siblings, Vika and Linda Bull have reached number one on the Australian Aria charts with their new album ‘Akilotoa.
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Thursday 18 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Louena, a Tongan mother of two who lives in Japan, is desperate to be reunited with her babies, daughter Kathleen (5) and infant son, who are now in Tonga without her. The sudden border closure caught the family by surprise and has separated them for over three months.
Wednesday 10 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian photographer, Jasmine Carey has won USD$120,000 in the HIPA International Photography Award for her amazing photo of a humpback whale mother sleeping beside her two-week-old calf, in Vava’u, Tonga. The rich award attracts photographic entries from all over the world. Jasmine's winning image on the theme ‘Water’ has gained worldwide publicity, raising Tonga’s profile for whale watching and swimming activities. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 26 May 2020

London, UK
The story of six Tongan castaways who survived on Ata Island for 15 months in the 1960s before they were rescued by an Australian fishing boat, will be made into a movie, after a Hollywood studio recently won the film rights.
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Friday 15 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ‘My Body My Rights’ program aimed at empowering girls by increasing their understanding of their rights and control over their bodies and lives began in Tongatapu this week.
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Thursday 14 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Where are the six Tongan boys who were castaways on Ata Island in 1965? The world is asking, after their story was published in The Guardian (UK) four days ago and has been read more than 7 million times. The family of Kolo Fekitoa, one of the six, told Matangi Tonga that Kolo passed away about three-years ago at the age of 71.
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Tuesday 21 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Matamoana, a uniquely whale-shaped vessel, is the latest creation from master craftsman Sitiveni Fehoko, launched at Faua Wharf on April 20.
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Saturday 11 April 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sea came up over Vuna Road at around 7:18am, at least one hour before the predicted king tide at 8:13 am, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold pushed a surge into the Nuku'alofa seafront on Thursday morning. It could have been worse. A view from space shows how Tongatapu "dodged a bullet” as the cyclone's screaming eyewall missed Tongatapu, passing to the south.
Wednesday 18 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints has temporarily suspended all public gatherings worldwide, until further notice, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Area Seventy-Pacific Area Elder 'Inoke Fotu Kupu stated on March 17 that this was why Members are having Sunday worship in their homes.
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Tuesday 17 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second Tonga Youth Parliament was opened on March 16 aimed to encourage young people to actively engage in the civic and political processes in Tonga.
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Tuesday 10 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While the gap in gender inequality in Tonga is still wide, in 2020 more women are navigating their way into traditionally male-dominated roles. For International Women's Day this year, Matangi Tonga talked to two young women Sara Sakopo and 'Emeline Siale, both 21, who found the courage to overcome their fears and become qualified to work in the energy and trade sectors alongside men. By Eleanor Gee.
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Monday 9 March 2020

London, United Kingdom
Celebrations and events will be held around the world today, Monday, 9 March to mark Commonwealth Day. This year’s event is centred around the theme ‘Delivering a Common Future’, highlighting how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals - such as protecting natural resources and boosting trade.
Sunday 8 March 2020

London, United Kingdom
A Commonwealth gathering has called for an end to gender inequality by 2030 so every girl can have the same opportunities as boys. Despite decades of activism and reforms, only six countries in the world give women and men equal rights to work in their law books – an increase from none about 10 years ago.
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Independent think tank, the Royal Oceania Institute (ROI), announced 10 new board members on 3 March.
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Friday 21 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A peace camp attended by around 20 Anglican Church youth to learn about religious diversity and co-exist with people of different religions, was held on 17 February, at St Mathias church in Pahu.
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Thursday 20 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
A new Pacific feature film called The Legend of Baron To’a, starring Australian-Tongan actor Talia’uli (Uli) Latukefu, and New Zealand-Tongan actor John Tui opens today, in New Zealand cinemas.
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