News - Tonga
29 May 2017
Pacific researchers have joined together to produce the first framework aimed at preventing Tongan youth in New Zealand committing suicide. Suicide is considered a taboo topic in Tongan culture...
15 May 2017
Tonga is currently processing its withdrawal documents to be submitted to 2019 Pacific Games Council. Reports say Tonga has reviewed hosting the games following an analysis of the impact of...
26 Apr 2017
Sunburnt and hungry, Tupou Veamatahau looked up at the aircraft heading towards his liferaft and knew he was saved. "When I saw it, I thought: 'Oh, good. Thank you'.'' The 27-year-old Tongan...
13 Apr 2017
Auckland Council’s Māngere Arts Centre was alive with the music and dance of ancient Tonga on Saturday 8 April, attracting a royal attendance. The celebrations marked the launch of a...
4 Apr 2017
Auckland-based dance and music group Pukepuke o’ Tonga will make history on Saturday 8 April, when they perform New Zealand’s premiere of Lomipeau Aotearoa, an album based on the mythical...
29 Mar 2017
28 March, 2017. Jessica Afeaki and her coconut oil business from Tonga was among the businesses from across Polynesia and Melanesia chosen by Pacific Trade & Investment (PT&I) to...
27 Mar 2017
Marine industry experts are calling for tougher rules to stop old fishing boats leaving the country without inspections, after a Stuff investigation revealed the practice. The research revealed...
21 Mar 2017
Textless picture books or “wordless” books that depend on the pictures to tell a story have been launched in Tonga as part of PLSLP programme. The Pacific Literacy and School Leadership...
2 Mar 2017
The inaugural New Zealand Tonga Business Council (NZTBC) Business Mission has been deemed a success with a 30-member delegation travelling to Tonga to showcase the New Zealand-Tonga...