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New research says Pasifika women must speak out on ideals of beauty and not let whiteness be the only standard to follow

Building a good relationship at home helps young Pasifika women establish a balanced view about what counted as beautiful. That is one of the key...

Queen Sālote’s song broadcast to mark anniversary of shipwreck and heroic survival efforts by Tongan passengers and crew

On the evening of November 26, 1962, the Kava Tonga group went to the royal palace in Nuku’alofa and sang a new song for...

Assault on growers’ co-operative by dictatorial British consul gave King Tupou II opportunity to re-assert his authority

This is the third and final articles marking Emancipation Day. A fight over a growers’ co-operative helped King Tupou II regain his authority and...

‘Counting two as one’ – PM Tu‘i‘onetoa promises equal treatment for different views; reveals road sealings, e-government will be priority areas

Prime Minister-elect Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa has outlined policy areas and new appointments in an exclusive interview with Kaniva news  this morning in which...

‘Akilisi died a homeless man; once joked he would rather happy to have a “tofi’a” in heaven

‘Akilisi Pohiva spent his life moving from house to house either owned by his sisters, brothers or his own children all through his life. When...

Tongan scholar exposes youth suicide rate, says more research needed to find ways to help

Young Tongans have the highest rates of youth suicide in New Zealand, according to a newly completed doctoral thesis by a Tongan...

Queen Sālote to be honoured for song writing achievements at Pacific Music Awards

The Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award will be posthumously awarded to Her Majesty Late Queen Sālote Tupou lll on Thursday...

Desire for love forces a great punake to start composing in her teens

One of Tonga’s greatest female singers and composers, Tu’imala Kaho said her thirst for romance when she was 18 forced her to start composing...