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Tuesday 30 May 2023
Princess Mele

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins today expressed condolences on behalf of New Zealand to Tonga following the death of HRH Princess Mele Siu'ilikutapu Kalaniuvalu Fotofili in Auckland.
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Sunday 28 May 2023
Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu

Auckland, New Zealand
Princess Mele Siu‘ilikutapu, a cousin of King Tupou VI, has passed away at the age of 75 years. Born in 1948, the Princess was the second of ten grandchildren of the late Queen Salote Tupou III.
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Wednesday 24 May 2023
Archbishop Uluilakepa

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 8th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia, His Grace Archbishop Sione Silonga Uluilakepa will visit Tonga from 25 May to 1 June. He is the third Tongan to hold this position and this is his first visit back home, after being consecrated in Fiji.
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Monday 22 May 2023
American Idol

Los Angeles, California, USA
The American Idol crowned their new champion, Iam Tongi (18) following a staggering performance of his new single, “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
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Wednesday 17 May 2023
Royal visit

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The young Princesses Halaevalu Mata’aho, Nanasipau’u ‘Eliana and Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu were expected to join Tonga Netball Kidsnet Program today 17 May. The program consists of teaching basic netball skills every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday mornings at the BSP Court. 
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Tuesday 16 May 2023
Iam Tongi

Los Angeles, USA
A Tongan-American singer Iam Tongi (18) made it as one of the Top 3 Finalists for American Idol 2023. After a powerful yet beautiful delivery of the songs, ‘Lava’ and ‘Father and son’ last night, 15 May.
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Monday 8 May 2023
Bangkok, Thailand
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho are visiting Bangkok, Thailand, where they are meeting with relevant Thai agencies, in their pursuit of new opportunities for Tonga. 
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Monday 1 May 2023
Thailand Visit

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u will be attending the Coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Camilla in London on Saturday, 6 May.
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Wednesday 19 April 2023
A man in front of a Mural

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-Kiwi artist, ‘Ahota’e’iloa Toetu’u (Loa), has installed new artwork in the Tanoa Dateline Hotel ballroom.
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Wednesday 19 April 2023
Jazz Musicians

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jazz Musicians ‘SOAR’ will be in Tonga from 22-26 April, and will perform a free concert on the evening of 26 April at Digicel Square. The U.S. Embassy organized a “Friendship Tour” in collaboration with American Music Abroad (AMA).
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Thursday 6 April 2023
Lord Ma'afu

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Tevita ‘Unga Tangitau was appointed by HM King Tupou VI to the hereditary noble title, Ma'afu Tukui'aulahi, during a ceremony on 4 April at Vaini.
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Wednesday 5 April 2023
 Art Exhibition

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An art exhibition was held at Tanoa International Hotel today, 5 April 2023. The exhibition featured four Tongan Artists to talk about their journey, their lives and the different variations of art that they create. “Art is something you have to be passionate about,” said ngatu artist Luisa Nau. 
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Thursday 23 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Red, White & Brass’ a heart-warming Tongan movie that dramatises a true story of Tongan fans’ quest to watch Tonga’s match at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in Wellington, was released in cinemas in New Zealand today, 23 March 2023.
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Monday 20 March 2023

Canberra, Australia
Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku’aho, Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia, tried her hand at picking and packing raspberries when she visited Tongan fruit pickers, at the Costa Berry Farm in Devonport, Tasmania, on Saturday, 18 March.
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Friday 17 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Tonga, Vesalua Tupou, was crowned the Continental Queen for Oceania at the 2023 Face of Beauty International preliminary competition on 16 March, in the Philippines.
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Tuesday 14 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A New Zealand tenor singer of Tongan heritage, Filipe Manu, was announced as one of 16 contestants in this year's BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2023, to be held in June.
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Thursday 9 March 2023

Nuku'alofa Tonga
Women gathered in the Central Business District on 8 March to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2023 held under a theme, 'DigitALL: Innovation and technology for Gender Equality'. Tongatapu People's Representative Dulcie Tei said that the day is about acknowledging women’s achievements and these are what we can build upon to progress equality further in areas that lack women's representation and participation.
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Monday 6 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A prominent scholar and Tongan politician Dr Sitiveni Halapua (73) has passed away in New Zealand on 29 January. The House observed one minute of silence in respect of the former Tongatapu 3 People's Representative, after it was announced at the start of this morning’s session, 6 February. The Halapua Family said the funeral will be held on 14 February at Māngere, Auckland.
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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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