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Friday 29 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Lavinia-Mata-‘o Taone (66) will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 30 at the Langi ko Huelo ‘o Hangai Tokelau in Tokomololo.
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Thursday 28 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rev Dr 'Ahio was re-elected as the President of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga during the 95th Free Wesleyan Church Annual Conference on June 28 in Pangai, Ha’apai.
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Wednesday 27 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Lavinia-Mata-‘o Taone (66) a first cousin of King Tupou VI passed away last week in Auckland, where she had lived for many years.
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Tuesday 26 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty two students from seven secondary schools in Tongatapu will camp for one week at the Police Training School as part of the Kaliloa Tonga Youth Leadership Program which started on June 23, at the Police College in Longolongo.
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Thursday 21 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau'u awarded prizes in a competition for Tongan handicraft producers, held by the Langafonua 'a Fafine Tonga on June 21.
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Friday 15 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Joshua Sefesi has won the Queen’s Young Leader Award this year for his work in raising awareness among young people on sexual reproductive health and women’s rights in Tonga. He will receive the award personally from HM Queen Elizabeth II later this month.
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Thursday 14 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Australian Navy Ships, the HMAS Adelaide and the HMAS Melbourne arrived in Nuku'alofa yesterday 13 June. The military vessels are in the Kingdom as part of “Exercise Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018" – an Australian training exchange mission with Pacific Island countries.
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Tuesday 12 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ‘Amanaki Lelei Centre – Sadaqah-House, a Charitable Trust in Sopu, has started offering language classes in French, Arabic and Mathematics.
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Monday 11 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 59th birthday of HM King Tupou VI will be celebrated in Ha’apai next month. The King was born on 12 July, 1959.
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Monday 11 June 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
A headstone was unveiled on Jonah Lomu’s grave in Auckland today at the Manukau Memorial Gardens. Lomu passed away on 18 November 2015, less than month after he witnessed New Zealand win the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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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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