Tonga for the Media

Tonga is a fascinating and diverse Pacific Island Kingdom that is a remarkable source of fascinating, interesting material for TV News, travel programmes, press and magazine, radio, documentaries and travel websites.

These pages make Tonga’s stories readily available to the media by providing information, news, resources and imagery that is up to date and accurate. To access the site log in your email details and password and you will have a wealth of information at your fingertips.

Latest news

The final report of the Tonga Energy Road Map (TERM) was completed and published in June 2 More…
Tonga National Day at the World Expo in Shanghai, China was celebrated on August 2 where H More…
Tourism Tonga, Tonga’s private sector representative body, has launched it’s l More…

Featured news

Fins ‘n’ Flukes won first prize in the overall photo competition for 2010 in the Dive New Zealand magazine “SHADES OF COLOUR”.
The Scoop Dive New Zealand Magazine, SEAFANZ Shades of colour competition for 2010, announced on Thursday the 3rd of Feb 2011, that Fins ‘n’ Flukes diving and Whale Watching in Ha’ More...

Media releases and feature stories

06 Aug 2010
“Welcome Back” to our oldest friends

The oldest visitors to the Kingdom of Tonga, the world famous humpback whales, are back in town a month earlier than ex-pected. Surprising most industry experts, the whales have been spotted around ...  More

06 Aug 2010
Heilala vanilla brings celebrity chef to Vava'u

Heilala Vanilla Company, based in Vava‘u, brought a group of 20 foodies from New Zealand with the well known and respected chef Peter Gordon for 5 days of culinary experi-ences and to be part of the a...  More

30 Jun 2010
Port o Prince was sunk off the coast of Ha’apai

In December 2009, Brian Heagney from Fins n Flukes made a remarkable and historic discovery whilst conducting a dive course. Almost 203 years to the day after the English ship the Port o Prince was su...  More

Regatta Vava’u & Festival

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Wednesday, September 22nd
__ Opening Day Festival ~
Food & Craft Fair, Registration & More! Neiafu, 11am
__ Port Opua’s around to answer questions, Tonga Bob’s, 6pm — 8pm
Thursday, September 23rd
__ Port Opua’s around to answer questions, Aquarium Café, 830am — 1030am
__ Aquarium’s Café’s Cornhole Tournament, Aquarium Café’s Lot, 1030am
__ Whangarei Marine Group, aboard Marnis Barge, 430pm — 630pm
__ Port Opua’s Fancy-Dress Billionaire’s Pub Crawl, ‘Ovava Rest., 7pm
Friday, September 24th
__ Endangered Encounters’ Kid’s Day, Fisheries Wharf, 930am—245pm
__ Port Opua’s around to answer questions, Sunset Grill, 12pm—2pm
__ Endangered Encounters’ Kid’s Parade, thru town, 245pm—330pm
__ Whangarei Marine’s Skipper’s Meeting , Mermaid Bar, 4pm—430pm
__ Whangarei Marine’s Friendly Island Yacht Race, 445-ish-pm
Saturday, September 25th
__ Port Opua’s around to answer questions, Crow’s Nest Café, 730am—930am
__ Sunsail’s Vava’u Cup Skipper’s Meeting , Mango Rest., 930am—10am
__ Sunsail’s Vava’u Cup Race, Neiafu Harbour to Tapana Bay, 11-ish-am
__ Full Moon Party, Tapana Island, 6pm, Please, no early birds!!
Sunday, September 26th
__ Island Meet & Eat Pot-Luck and Jam-Session, Tapana Island
Monday, September 27th
__ Port Opua’s around to answer questions, Tropicana Café, 8am—10am
__ Tridecagon-athlon ~ Races & Silliness!, Small Boat Marina, 1030am
__ Passport Drop, Regatta Vava’u Booth, Small Boat Marina, 12pm—2pm
__ Whangarei Marine Group, Mango Restaurant, 4pm—6pm
Tuesday, September 28th
__ ‘Treasures of the Bilge’ Swap Meet, Small Boat Marina, 730am—9am
__ Humpback Whale Presentation, Aquarium Café, 930am—1130am
__ Port Opua’s around to answer questions, Marina Wine Bar, 130pm—330pm
__ Chathams Pacific Airlines’ Prize Party, Puataukanave Hotel, 5pm—late
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