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Ancient Tongan tattooing tools are oldest in region; predate recent American discovery

Nearly 60 years after it was found, a set of tools discovered on Tonga has been identified as the region’s oldest tattooing kit.

Tongan parents don’t understand value of creative industries, says AUT academic

Tongan parents push their children into traditional areas of study at university because they do not see the commercial value in creativity, according to...

NZ presents vision in Tonga during Waitangi speech

The New Zealand government wanted to help Tonga become a safer and prosperous place, High Commissioner Tiffany Babington has said in Nuku’alofa....

Reserve Bank says there is ‘nothing new’ in Foreign Exchange Act vetted by IMF

Tonga’s National Reserve Bank said today there was nothing new in the Foreign Exchange Control Act, which was introduced last year.

PM’s former teacher retires after 40 years’ service at Mt Maunganui College

A Tongan-born teacher who once taught Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has retired. Lita Taumoepeau  taught at the Tonga Teachers...

Queen Nanasipau‘u leads mourners at First Lady of Tonga’s funeral services

Neomai's grandchildren mourn her death The Queen and the Prime Minister’s family shared a touching moment, as foreign dignitaries...

Papua New Guinean student crowned Miss Pacific Islands in Tonga

Papua New Guinea’s entrant in this year’s Miss Pacific Islands Leoshina Mercy Kariha was crowned at the Atele Indoor Stadium in Tonga. The first runner-up...

Niuafo‘ou and Tongan languages taught at University of South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus and Institute of Education created history with the launch of the Bachelor of Arts programme...