Tonga Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremony in presence of world leaders, diplomatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2015 | The China Post

    NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga--Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites. Because it is taboo for Tongans to touch their king's head, a retired Australian minister was flown in to perform the televised crowning.

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  2. Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess MasakoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... who were at the centre of attention were Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, after arriving in Tonga on Friday 3 July on a special flight together with government officials and 42 media representatives from Japan. The Japanese ...

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  3. Chinese president's envoy attends crowning ceremony of Tongan kingRead the original story

    Jul 4, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    Chinese President Xi Jinping 's special envoy, head of the China National Tourism Administration Li Jinzao has attended the crowning ceremony of King Tupou VI in the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa and met with the king and the queen. Conveying President Xi's sincere congratulations to King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u, Li said that China attaches great importance to developing bilateral relations with Tonga, and is willing to make concerted efforts with Tonga in strengthening exchanges and cooperation in order to promote the bilateral ties.

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  4. Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga before thousands of people.Read the original story

    Jul 4, 2015 | Times of Oman

    Newly crowned King Tupou VI, left, and Queen Nanasipau'u, right, stand before the delegation at the Centenary Church in Nuku'alofa on Saturday. Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites.

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  5. Tonga's King Tupou VI crownedRead the original story

    Jul 4, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    At the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u were crowned by Rev D'arcy Wood, a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, local news website Matangi Tonga Online reported. More than 1,000 guests, including foreign royal family members, heads of states, as well as diplomats filled the church to witness the ceremony.

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  6. HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u crowned at Centenary ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Wood, a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia crowns the King and Queen was assisted by Dr 'Ahio and Dr Tevita Havea - the President and the Secretary General of of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga.

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  7. Tonga: King Tupou VI crowned as new kingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Sydney Morning Herald

    King Tupou VI of Tonga is crowned during the official coronation ceremony in Nuku'alofa before he and the queen are greeted with a rapturous reception in the street. The king came, walking among commoners seated on the floor, their feet bare or clad in compression stockings.

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  8. Tongan king crowned in traditional ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Tupou VI was formally crowned King of Tonga on Saturday before thousands of people including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, capping a week steeped in traditional rites. Tonga's King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u attend "Education Day" at the Teufaiva Stadium during the week-long coronation celebrations in Nuku'alofa on July 1, 2015 Because it is taboo for Tongans to touch their king's head, a retired Australian minister was flown in to perform the crowning which was televised.

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  9. Tonga crowns king, country partiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    Tupou VI has been formally crowned King of Tonga in front of thousands of people, including heads of state and dignitaries from around the world. Balls, lunches and block parties have been held during the eight day's leading up to the coronation, which took place on Saturday in Nuku'alofa.

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  10. Fiji's national airline secures Tonga routesRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | Fiji Times

    Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said Fiji Airways/Fiji Link would be able to run schedule flights between Tongatapu and Vavau in Tonga.

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  11. Students perform for King and Queen at colourful Education DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The theme 'Showcasing Education in Tonga' was in honour of the Coronation of the king, to be held on Saturday 4 July, at the Centenary Church. Dressed in red and white, hundreds of primary school students massed to form the flag on the rugby field, while cheering for the King and Queen.

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  12. HM Tupou VI awards medals of honourRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Among the recipients of medals were Cardinal Petita Mafi, the Prime Minister, Hon 'Akilisi Pohiva, Cabinet Ministers, members of the Diplomatic Corps, foreigners and members of the Tongan community who have given service to the monarch. The three categories of medals that were presented were, the Order of Queen Salote, Royal Household Order, Order of the Crown and the Royal Military Order of St George.

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  13. The Rhythms of OneWorld 2015 International Choral Festival Opening NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... by the UNRocks Music Group, which is composed of UN ambassadors from Denmark, Kingdom of Thailand, Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of Korea, Romania, and Serbia. Each group had a unique and appealing style, and all of the groups came together for the ...

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  14. A musical feast of praiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    The 'One Tonga, Glorifying God in Song', brought together over 15 musical groups for a musical feast of praise on Sunday evening at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in Nuku'alofa. The rich presentations by different choral groups filled the hall to capacity, as part of the Coronation celebrations in Tonga.

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  15. Tonga begins coronation festivities with kava ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | Bangkok Post

    Tonga on Saturday began a week of celebrations to mark the upcoming coronation of the Pacific nation's monarch, King Tupou VI, with an ancient ceremony involving the mildly narcotic drink kava. King Tupou VI drinks his kava at the Coronation Taumafa Kava ceremony for King Tupou VI of Tonga in Nuku'alofa on June 27, 2015 The build-up to the July 4 coronation started near the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa, where chiefs from around the kingdom presented gifts of pigs and yams to the king.

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  16. FWC presents gifts to King Tupou VIRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... ation to King Tupou VI. Nuku'alofa. 25 June 2015 Women of the Free Wesleyan Church carry baskets of 'kakala' and 'lolo Tonga' to present to the King. Nuku'alofa. 25 June 2015

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  17. Dolphin fountain restored for CoronationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... the dolphin fountain in Nuku'alofa. 25 June 2015 The original brass dolphin was stolen two-years ago. It was given to Tonga from Britain in 1970 to mark Tonga's joining the Community of Nations. The Ministry of Tourism funded the replacement of the ...

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  18. Real-life 'castaway' films 11-day trip to new volcanic island off TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | ABC News

    A 65-year-old British man has spent 11 days on a newly-formed volcanic island off Tonga, surviving only on squid, bird eggs and coconuts that washed ashore from nearby islands. Ian Argus Stuart, a former entrepreneur, travelled to Hunga Tonga island with the help of a fishing boat and a travel company specialising in "castaway" experiences.

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  19. New photo book introduces Tonga's Royal FamilyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    A new photographic book about Tonga's Royal Family was launched at a special event at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre on Tuesday June 23, ahead of the celebrations for the Coronation of Published by Vava'u Press the book titled ' Tonga's Royal Family - Photographs from Royal Collections' introduces the Royal Family through illustrations selected from collections of Royal photographs. In the book Queen Nanasipau'u presents photographs from the Royal Palaces and her own family.

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  20. Tonga profileRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Newsday

    1994 - Tonga's first political party, the Tonga Democratic Party - subsequently renamed the People's Party - founded by Pro-Democracy Movement. 2001 October - Financial scandal rocks the islands after $26 million of state money is lost in investments ...

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