Steven Adams signs $100 Million contract
- Matangi Tonga
NBA star Steven Adams (23) has signed a $100 Million (USD) contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The lucrative four-year contract makes Steven the wealthiest person of Tongan
heritage in the world. The Oklahoma City Thunder announced the deal on ...
Valerie Adams catches up with Sonny Bill Williams in Apia...sort of
- Independent Community Newspaper
The 32-year-old is conducting coaching clinics in Samoa and Tonga
for promising athletes. She is promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging participation in physical activity. "This is the perfect time to do something like this," she said last week ...
New US Peace Corps volunteers support literacy project
- Matangi Tonga
The Peace Corps Group 81 joins 16 other volunteers who are currently serving in Tonga
. U.S. Ambassador to Tonga
Judith Cefkin, administered the Oath of Service and said that next year, they will mark the 50th
Anniversary of Peace Corps in Tonga
'The dream is to rule the world'
- Radio New Zealand
Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita are research fellows and PhD graduates and the first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland's Business School. Ilaisaane was raised in Tonga
and has spent 10 years at the University of Auckland, studying ...
Tonga passport forgery sentencing next week
- Radio New Zealand
nationals, including two former civil servants, will be sentenced on Friday next week after pleading guilty to charges in a passport forgery trial in September. Matangi Tonga
reports the accused had initially pleaded not guilty but changed ...
Mitchell calls ex-Stormers back into USA squad
Back-row Todd Clever, current US caps leader at Test level, and utility back Blaine Scully will continue to serve as co-captains of the Eagles, with the Scully joining the squad for matches against Romania in Bucharest on Saturday, November 12, and ...
Tough stance on corruption praised
The Third Liberation Movement has hailed President Edgar Lungu for taking a strong stance against corruption. Party Leader Enock Tonga
has since urged President Lungu to ensure that all those found wanting are brought to book. Mr. Tonga
says the step ...
NZ wins over ten medals at championships in Penang
- Māori Television
David Liti says, “I went to Tonga
and my grandpa was telling me that his mate's grandson that won gold, and he told that he hoped he had a grandson that could win gold. So I came back from Tonga
and my first comp since that trip and I won gold and sent ...
Tongan passport forgery sentencing on Nov 11
- Matangi Tonga
nationals, including two former civil servants, will be sentenced on Friday, November 11 after pleading guilty to charges in a Tongan
passport forgery trial on September 13. Ola Fieauna Tameifuna (55), Sosefo Sione 'Ahohako (37), 'Isileli ...
Kotoni Ale joins 'Ikale Tahi on European Tour
- Matangi Tonga
Media reported he received the late call up from Tonga's
national rugby team last week. He flew out of Australia in the weekend for Madrid, Spain, where the 'Ikale Tahi are in training camp. In October, 'Ikale Tahi coach Toutai Kefu announced his squad ...
Joey B - Tonga (Feat. Sarkodie) Official Music Video
Tonga Travel Tips Part 1
Cooking in the Danger Zone - S1 Ep4 - Tonga and Fiji - BBC
Mate Ma'a Tonga | Groom's Dance | Ova & Ula Wedding Celebration Dance #13
Joey B - Tonga (Feat. Sarkodie)
Tonga LIfe Cooking and Matatahi
Oiled up Tonga flagbearer is Rio Olympics' newest celebrity
PIG CHASE // TULI PUAKA // TONGA AGRICULTURAL SHOW
Tonga (Nukuʻalofa) - What would you do in 4 days?
Luavaila's first Sunday dinner in Tonga
Etymology. In many Polynesian languages including Tongan, the word tonga means "south", as the archipelago is the southernmost group of the islands of ...
With over 170 islands full of wonder and un-spoilt beauty, there are plenty of unforgettable adventures on offer for any traveller in the Kingdom of Tonga.
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Tonga, the "Friendly Islands", is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. The country is divided into four island groups, or regions.
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Information on Tonga — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and ...
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August 2006 brought two new things to the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific. One was a raft of lightweight, frothy volcanic rock - pumice - floating on the ocean ...
More information about Tonga is available on the Tonga Country Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of ...
Tonga (/ˈtɒŋə/ or /ˈtɒŋɡə/; Tongan: [ˈtoŋa] Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. It has a population of 103,000 people of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.Tonga stretches across approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the farther west.Tonga became known in the West as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the ʻinasi festival, the yearly donation of the First Fruits to the Tuʻi Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner, the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan.From 1900 to 1970, Tonga had British protected state status, with the United Kingdom looking after its foreign affairs under a Treaty of Friendship. The country never relinquished its sovereignty to any foreign power. In 2010, Tonga took a decisive path towards becoming a constitutional monarchy rather than a traditional absolute kingdom, after legislative reforms passed a course for the first partial representative elections.