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Wednesday 12 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Maori actor and director Taika Waititi (44), won an academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 92nd Academy Awards for his movie “Jojo Rabbit” on Sunday, 9 February. Waititi beat five nominees to win the award, which included screenplays for movies such as Joker and The Irishman.
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Friday 7 February 2020

Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga's former Chief Justice Anthony David (Tony) Ford QSO passed away on January 31, in Wellington, New Zealand, where his funeral will be held on Monday.
Wednesday 5 February 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
Beau Louis Takapu, a Tongan-American, debuted his first solo clothing collection in a fashion show held at Fale Pasifika in Auckland on January 31.

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Wednesday 29 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 100 girls and young women took part in a life skills program in Ha’apai and Tongatapu run by Talitha Project over the summer.
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Monday 27 January 2020

Brisbane, Australia
Two members of Brisbane’s Tongan Community received Local Heroes Australia Day Community Service Awards on January 26, at Oxley Bowls Club on Brisbane’s west side, for helping improve the lives of others and building community spirit.
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Tuesday 14 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A variety of artistic and historic Tongan koloa is currently on show at the Para Site art gallery in Hong Kong, curated by Lady Dowager Tunakaimanu Fielakepa.
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Tuesday 7 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah
Five-thousand elementary students in the state of Utah in the United States were given winter garments by the Tony Finau Foundation – a charity founded by Tony Finau in 2015.
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Monday 6 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Matangi Tonga Online website hosts over 13,000 articles, attracting over 3.21 million page views during the year 2019. The top ten articles countdown on Matangi Tonga Online document triumph and tragedy, with the highs and lows, spectacular achievements and disappointing failures, but end with photos of true love in the Pacific Island country of Tonga and her people in the year 2019.
Monday 23 December 2019

Brisbane, Australia
Christmas has come early for the Sia Melie Kava Club, based in Brisbane, Australia, with members enjoying the recent increase in kava import from 2kg to 4kg, and $800 in grant funding from their local council on 20 December.
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Friday 20 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Brides and grooms filled the Registry Office yesterday, 19 December, in Nuku’alofa, to tie the knot before government closes for the Christmas holidays.
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Friday 20 December 2019

Sydney, Australia
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u, joined the Waterhouse family to farewell William (Bill) Waterhouse at a funeral service yesterday, 19 December, in Sydney, Australia.
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Monday 16 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Christmas cheer was spread to the residents at the Alonga Adult Disabled Centre on December 16, by HMAS Brass Band.
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Friday 13 December 2019

Sydney, Australia
The funeral for the former Honorary Consul General for Tonga, the late William (Bill) Waterhouse (97), will be held in Sydney, Australia, next week. In lieu of flowers, the family are requesting donations to Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Charity for the Aged in Tonga.
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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many children brought their pets for attention at the busiest-ever South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) clinics in Tongatapu last week, when 25 volunteers from New Zealand attended to 216 animal surgeries and 400 consultations.
Wednesday 11 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 300 graduates from two Government Tertiary Institutes received their certificates and diplomas on December 11, during a Combined Awards Ceremony.
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Tuesday 10 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Youth Choir held a special performance in Nuku’alofa, during their first stop in a Pacific Tour to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
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Thursday 28 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku'aho has been appointed as the first ever Patron of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the Pacific.
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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Queen Salote College Dux Rose Matilda Koloti and the Tupou High School Dux Simaima Uasila’a, received their awards during separate prize giving ceremonies at the the Free Wesleyan Church schools, in Nuku'alofa today. By Linny Folau.
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Tuesday 26 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A public holiday, “King Tupou I Day” will be observed on Monday, December 2 remembering the founder of the modern Kingdom of Tonga, King George Taufa’ahau Tupou I.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Violence against women is one of the most wide spread, but one of the least prosecuted violent crimes in the world, ‘Onetoto ‘Anisi, the Acting CEO for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, told a gathering this morning to launch the 16 Days of Activism and White Ribbon Day Programme 2019 in Tonga.
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