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Monday 13 June 2022
image of Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Crown Princess Sinaitakala with their children are expected to return to Tonga on this week's repatriation flight from Australia. The prince has completed his post-graduate studies in Canberra. They were received by Australia's Governor-General Hon. David Hurley and Mrs Hurley at Government House in Canberra at the weekend.
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Wednesday 27 April 2022

Canberra, Australia
Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia, Princess Angelika Lātūfuipeka Tuku‘aho launched her first book, a cultural manual for Tongans, at a special event held at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Canberra, on 14 April.
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Monday 14 March 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
King Tupou VI has consented to relocate people from his estates who were affected by the volcanic eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and tsunamis. Among the worst hit areas in the catastrophe on Jan. 15, were the royal estates of Kanokupolu (Tongatapu) and Mango Island, (Ha’apai).
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Tuesday 25 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“The people that can withstand difficulties are those that stand together,” King Tupou VI said in an address to the nation that was recorded over the telephone from hi residence in ‘Eua and broadcasted on local radio at around 6:00pm, Thursday January 20.
Monday 3 January 2022

Tokomololo, Tonga
King Tupou VI, Queen Nanasipau'u and members of the Royal Family attended the traditional funeral with military honours for the Rt. Hon. Col., Lord Ma‘afu Tukui'aulahi this morning, at the Huelo ‘o Hangai Tomb, Tokomololo in Tongatapu. Hundreds of people attended the burial ceremony and outdoor service. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Eleanor Gee and Peter Poulsen.
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Thursday 30 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral programme for the late Lord Ma’afu, is proceeding in Tonga after an Air New Zealand cargo flight landed at Fua'amotu Airport this afternoon, repatriating his remains from New Zealand. Mourners wearing funeral mats, lined the roadside at the estate of Vaini. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Eleanor Gee.
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Tuesday 28 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI this morning, 28 Dec., presented Tonga’s newly elected Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi ‘Ofakivahafolau Sovaleni (51) with a Royal Warrant of Appointment at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa. He will hold the office of Prime Minister from 27 Dec. 2021 for four years. Meanwhile, the King has approved a new 12-member Cabinet and two Governors for Vava'u and Ha'apai, and the Warrants of Appointment were read and returned to the Legislative Assembly this afternoon. The names of the new government ministers are expected to be announced by the new Prime Minister soon.
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Friday 24 December 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral cortege of the late Hon. Lord Ma’afu will arrive in Tonga next Tuesday, 28 December, and the funeral ceremony will be held on New Year's Day.
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Friday 24 December 2021
FWC kolomotua

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u will attend the annual Christmas service of the Free Wesleyan Church at the Centennial Church (Saione), tomorrow, December 25.
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Saturday 18 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
The funeral cortege of Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister, the late Hon. Lord Ma'afu, will arrive in Tonga on Tuesday 21 December from Auckland. A military funeral with honours will be held the following week on Monday 27 December at Tokomololo, the Prime Minister's Office announced this afternoon. A vigil and prayer service will be held tonight in Auckland. The programme for the funeral activities was released.
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Monday 13 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister Lord Ma’afu (66) passed away early Sunday morning, December 12 at Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. The Prime Minister’s Office said today that details of the funeral program will be announced in due course.
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Monday 13 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will observe a public holiday on Friday, September 17 for the 36th birthday of Crown Prince Tupoutoʻa ʻUlukalala.
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Monday 2 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The mother of Queen Nanasipau'u, Baroness Tuputupu 'o Pulotu Vaea of Houma, was laid to rest at the Kolomanatau Cemetery, Houma, Tongatapu, this morning, 2 August 2021. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Peter Poulsen.
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Thursday 22 July 2021

Canberra, Australia
Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala (35) has graduated with a Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University in Canberra. This is his second master's degree.
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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At an investiture ceremony at the Royal Palace on 6 July HM King Tupou VI conferred royal orders to 20 recipients.
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Monday 28 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will attend a service at the Centennial Church to mark his official birthday on Sunday, July 4 in Nuku'alofa. Born on July 12, 1959 the King will be 62-years-old this year.
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Monday 15 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are expected to open a new government building for MEIDECCC on Wednesday March 17.
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Friday 26 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Princess Sinaitakala gave birth to a baby girl at the Calvary Hospital in Canberra, Australia at 5.41pm, (7.41pm Tongan Time) yesterday, 25 February. The new baby is the fourth child of Crown Prince Tupouto‘a 'Ulukalala and the Crown Princess.
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Thursday 14 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau‘u and HRH Prince Ata were among the 214 repatriated passengers who arrived in Tonga on a flight from Auckland, New Zealand this afternoon.
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Thursday 31 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI will ring in 2021 by attending the annual New Year Service of the Free Wesleyan Church at the Centennial Church [Saione], tonight December 31.

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