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.
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
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 Event times and places and details are all subject to change at the last minute!!! Big Thanks to Our Golden Sponsors! PORT OPUA BUSINESS GROUP WHANGAREI MARINE GROUP ORGANIC MATTERS FOUNDATION YACHT DOMAIN CHATHAMS PACIFIC AIRLINES ENDANGERED ENCOUNTERS AQUARIUM CAFÉ OFFICE EQUIPMENT EM JONES / JONES TRAVEL SUNSAIL www.regattavavau.com
Did you know
Unlike Fiji, Samoa or Tahiti, the Kingdom of Tonga has never been affected by colonisation. Tonga today still remains proudly Tongan and true to its ancient cultures and traditions. Largely undiscovered by the Tourist hordes, Tonga remains the last unspoilt destination in the South Pacific.