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Posts Tagged ‘ Tonga ’

Principal’s first year a cultural experience

Aug 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, News

Learning from the diverse cultures at St Teresa’s School in Karori suits Mary-Angela Tombs.



Pacific Advisory Group needs more time, money, says chair

Apr 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

Nominations are open for new members, and the outgoing group has recommended to Wellington City Council that the number of seats be increased to 19 so smaller Pacific Island groups are represented. JULIE TAYLOR reports.



Four rejections motivated Tongan scholarship winner

Mar 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

‘It was like winning the lottery’, says new Victoria University student Sione Hapa.



PHOTOS: Warm welcome for sevens teams

Feb 1st, 2013 | By | Category: News, Top Picture

New Zealand player Lote Raikabula and son Emanuel enjoy the parade which kicked off Sevens Weekend in Wellington. KRISTEN PATERSON recorded the event in photos.



Tongan schools power education with the sun

Jul 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Pacific Islands leading way with renewable energy.



NZ: among top countries sending money to poor

May 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Tongans sending money home make 12.5% of Tonga’s GDP.



Tongans do red-faced fans proud in victory

Oct 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Sport

Island supporters celebrate historic victory against France



Let’s talk baguettes, frogs legs, snails, parsley, garlic – not rugby

Oct 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News, Sport

The sense of French rugby betrayal was lost in a pool of alcohol. RODNEY BROWN takes, and gives, some French stick.



Packed Wellington fanzone given big tick

Sep 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News, Sport

Wind damage not enough to put off hardy rugby followers.



Pasifika communities fear for future of their languages

Sep 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

The Bilingual Leo Pacific Coalition wants official minority status for five Pacific languages, reports KATIE McALISTER.



Capital gets its game face on for the Rugby World Cup

Aug 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Picture story

The NewsWire team has been on the streets of Wellington taking photos of the growing rugby fever.



Poets to pitch poetry to Rugby World Cup fans

Aug 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Pacific poets will run workshops in the Cup fanzone.



Toddler teachers take language skills home

Dec 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Preschool trains new generation of Pasifika speakers.



Inspired young Pasifika people will ‘make changes for themselves’

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Diversity, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Victoria University leadership exponent Kabini Sanga says new leaders of the Pacific are already emerging. JANICE IKIUA talks to a father of Pacific leadership.



Tsunami ‘hits’ Germany before New Zealand

Sep 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Sabrina Dankel was one of first in NZ to hear.



Pacific families parade strong message against violence

Nov 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

It took three hours to travel from Waitangirua Mall to the new Te Rauparaha arena in Porirua township, reports MARANIA PEPE.