Many bereaved families from the Ashika ferry disaster have expressed a need for assistance in financing the education of their children, said Sione Tupouniua, an American Tongan, who completed a two-week fact-finding mission to Tonga at the weekend.
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Monday 7 September 2009
Thursday 7 May 2009
World-record holder Tahnee Afuhaamango has got to be Tonga's best-kept secret. The young Tongan-Australian swimming sensation not only became the overall World Female Champion at the Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation Championships in Portugal last December, but over the last four years she has smashed world records and won several gold medals representing Tonga.
Wednesday 18 February 2009
A 22-year-old Toshiba Brave Lupus rugby player in Tokyo has been suspended indefinitely after testing positive for marijuana on Friday, February 13.
Saturday 31 January 2009
When the Arizona Cardinals meet the Pittsburgh Steelers to decide the Super Bowl XLIII Championship on Monday (Sunday USA time) in Tampa, Florida, watched by most of the United States; a Tongan is going to be a champion, because this year both teams have Tongan-born players as starters.
Friday 30 January 2009
Tongan-born Uikelotu Chris Kemoeatu (26), the offensive guard for AFC champions Pittsburgh Steelers will play his first Super Bowl XLIII Championship against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, February 1 in Tampa, Florida.
Friday 23 January 2009
The funeral of Tongan rugby player Fe'ao Latu (28) is expected to be held at Lakepa in Tongatapu next week.
Wednesday 21 January 2009
The life of Tongan flanker Fe'ao Latu was celebrated by family and friends in a Memorial Mass held at the Perigueux, Saint Front Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Southwest France, on Monday, January 19. Memorial mass at Saint Front Cathedral
Tuesday 6 January 2009
A 24-year-old Toshiba Brave Lupus rugby player has been arrested on suspicion of theft, The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper has learned.
Wednesday 26 November 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
Karlo Mila, an award-winning New Zealand poet of Tongan and Pakeha descent, has this year published a second book of poetry. Her voice is Tongan and her images and stories come from today, and include several reflections on Tongan politics - her poems offering witty and perceptive, sometimes painful, insight, say Irene Webley and Tapani Mangisi, who wrote the following book review for the Tonga Research Association.
Thursday 30 October 2008
Camp Virginia, Kuwait
Taniela "Danny" Vea, a Tongan American who works in the war zones of the Middle East, says he was happy to be with the Tongan Marines who were staying at Camp Virginia, located near the Udairi Range in northern Kuwait.
Saturday 25 October 2008
A New Zealander of Tongan origins, Daniel ‘Okusitino Jones from Mangere, graduated from the New Zealand Police College in Wellington, New Zealand - one of three Tongan recruits graduating in his class on 17 October.
Monday 20 October 2008
The 'Girls from the Friendly Islands', five Tongan girls who live around the Stuttgart area, Germany joined 10,730 runners in the 23rd Munich Marathon on Sunday, October 12.
Monday 31 December 2007
Christmas was celebrated at the Tongan Embassy in Beijing, China, when the small Tongan community, gathered on Christmas Eve for a church service and an re-enactment of the nativity story performed by Tongan students.
Monday 12 November 2007
San Mateo-California, U.S.A.
Liona Lawrence Paunga (8) a Tongan American, won a $5000 prize in the annual Lego Creativity Awards essay competition recently.
Monday 14 May 2007
In September Fehi'a Kava (17) will enter Brown University in the US on scholarship to study Bio-Chemical Engineering and her family believe that she will be the first Tongan student to enter the famous Ivy League university.
Wednesday 7 December 2005
New York, USA
Two Tongan musicians, tenor Ta'u Pupu'a, and an instrumentalist Tommy Lee Fonua, are making a name for themselves with churchgoers in the big apple, New York City.
Thursday 12 May 2005
A Tongan rugby player was arrested in Japan after an argument with a female professional wrestler in a nightclub district of Tokyo, on Monday, according to a story that ran in Japan's national newspapers this week.
Friday 25 February 2005
San Bruno, USA
San Bruno police, who have been meeting the Tongan community trying to find ways to reach out to troubled families following violence by Tongan gangs in their areas, plan to visit Tonga in March 2005 to learn more about the culture. By Amy Yarbrough.
Thursday 3 February 2005
Sione Tui'one Pulotu, a Tongan canoe builder and woodcarver, was one of the six Hawaii residents who was named by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, as the "living treasures of Hawaii" for their contributions in culture and the arts of Hawaii.
Sunday 30 March 2003
The Nesian Mystik’s debut album ‘Polysaturated’ went double platinum in New Zealand alone, with sales of over 30,000 CDs, an achievement Tongan band member Donald McNulty attributes to the band’s teamwork and perseverance. “We’ve been together since 3rd Form—we hung around the music room all the time, just jamming”. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.