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Monday 3 August 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Honolulu girl, Paea Williams (25), was crowned Miss Heilala 2009-10, on Friday night, July 31.. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 31 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The third and the last judging event for the 2009 Miss Heilala Pageant last night, July 30, featured the sarong swimwear, contemporary island creation, talent contest and stage interview. By Linny Folau
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Tuesday 28 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is showcasing for the first time a special Tonga Cultural Heritage Exhibition titled "Kava Kuo Heka" featuring the work of local artists as well as cultural performances.
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Tuesday 28 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten Tongan beauties took part in the 2009 Miss Heilala Pre-Pageant Interview on the morning of July 27, the first judging event.
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Tuesday 28 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Heilala Festival "Happy Tonga" block party brought hundreds of people onto the streets in central Nuku'alofa on Friday, July 24 as part of the celebration leading up to HM King George Tupou V's birthday on August 1.
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Tuesday 21 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine Tongan beauties have registered to compete in the 2009 Miss Heilala Pageant that began with a Pageant Orientation program this afternoon at the Heilala Village on a cool rainy day in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 16 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With a colourful float parade on July 15, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints for the first time joined in Tonga's annual Heilala Festival. Photos by Linny Folau
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Tuesday 7 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Tourism Association on behalf of the Heilala Festival Organising Committee received four new motorbikes from the Chinese Embassy on July 2. The motorbikes were handed over to the Minister of Tourism Hon Fineasi Funaki from the Tonga-China Friendship Association in a ceremony held at the Loumaile Lodge.
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Friday 3 July 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kathy Keauhelani Schaumkel (20) Miss Loumaile Lodge, has registered for Tonga's 2009-10 Miss Heilala Pageant to be held in Nuku'alofa on July 20 to August 1.
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Tuesday 30 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A six-member group of European travel agents arrived in Tonga on June 27 on and an Air Pacific agents' four-days familiarisation and educational tour of the main island Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 16 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Jean Marie Tupou (21) has entered the 2009 Miss Heilala Pageant as Miss Tonga Visitors Bureau and so far is the only local entry.
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Monday 8 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"HAPPY TONGA" is the theme for Tonga's annual Heilala Festival beginning in Nuku'alofa on July 8 with a music festival, singing competition, floorshows and the Miss Heilala Beauty Pageant.
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Tuesday 2 June 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual Heilala Festival is set to begin in Nuku'alofa on July 8 until the August 1 celebration of HM King George Tupou V's official birthday.
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Monday 23 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Air New Zealand night flights to Tonga were postponed over the weekend due to the potential hazard presented by a plume of volcanic ash and steam coming from the continuing Hunga Ha'apai eruption close to Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 3 March 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new national tourism body, the Tourism Tonga Inc. was incorporated in Nuku‘alofa at the beginning of January.
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Wednesday 11 February 2009
Vava'u,Tonga
Tonga's Giant Trevally is attracting Japanese anglers to Vava'u and their activities have been filmed for Japanese television.
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Wednesday 11 February 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Aotearoa Riding Pirates - a group of Harley-Davidson motorbike riders from Auckland, New Zealand, is cruising through the streets of Nuku'alofa this week, visiting 15 primary schools to donate school supplies.
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Friday 30 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The discovery of over 50 ancient rock engravings, including stylised images of people and animals, at the northern end of Foa island, Ha'apai, opens up a new chapter in Tonga's history and may shed some light on its voyaging past.
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Monday 29 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Director of Tourism, Edgar Cocker, has completed his one-year contract on December 16.
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Thursday 18 December 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new national cultural festival aims to attract more tourists to Tonga by showcasing our unique cultural heritage through traditional dancing and singing during the holiday season.
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