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Thursday 7 April 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
THE Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, or Parliament, Hon Reuven Rivlin visited Tonga for the first time on April 7, and joined in a tau'olunga with nurses during a presentation at the Tonga National Centre.
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Sunday 20 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Vice-Consul of the French Embassy in Suva, Alexandre Raugel laid a wreath at the Ashika Memorial Wall, Vakataumai Cemetery, Ma'ufanga on March 17, in tribute to a French couple who died in the sinking of the MV Princess Ashika in 2009.
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Saturday 19 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Nuku'alofa on a goodwill visit the French navy frigate, La Moqueuse, under the command of Lt Commander Francois Nevejans, berthed at the Queen Salote Wharf for two days March 17-18.
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Thursday 6 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polata Nau the Hooker for the Australian Wallabies was in Tonga to celebrate the New Year with relatives and friends.
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Thursday 6 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Australian Football League (AFL) superstar Israel Folau who signed a $6 million four year deal with the Greater Western Sydney, making him one of the youngest and highest paid players visited Tonga before Christmas 2010 to promote his new sport.
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Saturday 25 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The world's first Santa Claus this Christmas began spreading happiness and joy tonight in Tonga "Where Time Begins." Shortly before midnight Santa and his jolly elves arrived at the Nuku'alofa Post Office to watch the clock until it hit midnight when Christmas Day 2010 began in the world.
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Tuesday 14 December 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Wallabies twins, Saia and Anthony Fainga'a, met Tongan Prime Minister, family, friends and rugby fans in Tonga last weekend after coming to Tonga with their father on a good will visit.
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Thursday 4 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three professional Japanese musicians showcased Japanese music using string instruments, koto and shamisen on Tuesday night in a free concert at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa.
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Sunday 5 September 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Chinese warships arrived in Nuku'alofa on Friday, September 3 on a four-day courtesy call, highlighting a strengthening of diplomatic relations between Tonga and the People's Republic of China, in this first visit. Photos by Linny Folau
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Friday 16 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Houses Down, a New Zealand roots reggae band have brought their "Keep Your Culture" tour to join Tonga's Heilala Festival, with a free concert at the Block Party tonight, July 16.
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Wednesday 7 July 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully arrived in Tonga last night, July 6, for a one-day visit that coincides with 40 years of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Tonga.
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Sunday 9 May 2010
Auckland, New Zealand
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) will be visiting Tonga during the week of May 22-28. Ms Cate Kerr, WSPA (Australia) and Karen Galvan, South Pacific Animal Welfare (New Zealand) are flying in to meet stakeholders to discuss options to work within the community developing sustainable animal management solutions in the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Wednesday 28 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American woman Gayle Lee (59) who fell off Hufangalupe cliff at Vaini, Tongatapu on April 22 is presumed dead, after three days of searching in both land and sea in the surrounding area has failed to locate her body.
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Friday 23 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search is still underway for the body of an American woman Gayle Lee (59) who fell off the Hufangalupe cliff on Tongatapu while on a sightseeing tour yesterday afternoon, April 22.
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Monday 19 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Setting sail from Nuku'alofa to Tofua this afternoon was the Talisker Bounty, a 25ft long and 7ft wide open wooden boat carrying four adventurers who are recreating the epic voyage of Captain William Bligh, who was cast adrift from HMS Bounty following a mutiny in 1789 in Tongan waters.
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Thursday 8 April 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
THE Dawn Princess, the first cruise ship to visit Tongatapu this year, arrived in the Nuku'alofa harbour this morning following early morning thunderstorms. The 77,000 tons cruise ship with over 1,000 passengers on board berthed at Queen Salote Wharf at 9:00am before departing at 5:00pm for Vava'u. The Dawn Princess from Australia is on a 35 days cruise that departed Sydney on April 3 and will visit other Pacific Island destinations such as the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Samoa, Fiji and Hawaii before May 8. The Ministry of Tourism is expecting 11 cruise ships to visit Tonga this year, a decline from the 23 that visited last year.
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Saturday 20 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Princess Royal HRH Princess Anne attended a program at the Tonga Defence Services Compound this afternoon, where she met a Pacific Islands Study Tour Group and heard presentations from Tongans on issues that concern them.
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Saturday 20 March 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue 2010 Study Tour Group to Tonga are looking into the Tongan system of government, economy, village life and its people.
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Monday 8 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Arriving in Tonga tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday 9 February, on a private aircraft, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, will meet with Tongan royalty and government officials.
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Thursday 4 February 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, arrived in Nuku'alofa on February 3 for a three-days visit to conduct a joint operation with the Tonga Defence Service in maritime enforcement authority.
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