The Tonga Tourism Authority, their branding is Tourism Tonga who market Tonga and manage the Visitor Information Centre on Vuna Road. Phone: +676 25334, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , website:

Government's commitment to streamlining the public service and undertaking its Reform Program to achieve a more effective, efficient and affordable services for the public continues with strong momentum. To this end, Cabinet revised the new Government Structure to 14 Ministries, as set out below (the slight revision from the prior approved 13 Ministries was the Ministry of Revenue Services as a standalone Ministry), effective from 1 May 2012, and in line with restructuring.


Hon. Semisi Kioa Lafu Sika - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Tourism

Ms. 'Emeline Tuita - Chief Executive Officer for Tourism


Head Office - TONGATAPU

Address: Latai Estate Cnr Tupoulahi Rd and Salote Rd, Fasi-moe-Afi, Nuku'alofa (Opposite Australia High Com), P.O.Box 110.
Phone: +676 23688 / +676 28760 / +676 23879 / +676 27302
Fax: +676 23887

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Ha'apai Office

Postal address: P.O Box 60, Pangai, Ha'apai
Phone & Fax: +676 60733

Vava'u Office

Postal address: Fatafehi Rd, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga
Phone: +676 70115
Fax: +676 70666


Liahona Alumni's Ebony Nuku crowned Miss Heilala 2012

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31 July 2012. Ebony Nuku (24), who represented the Miss Liahona Alumni, was the lucky contestant to win Tonga's Miss Heilala 2012-13 as announced on 27 July at the Pangai Lahi.

Ebony was one of seven young women contesting in this year's Miss Heilala Pageant which was held in Nuku'alofa from July 23-28, and was concluded with the beautiful spectacle of the usual Heilala Float Parade last weekend.

Miss Nuku is a graduate student from the Brigham Young University in Hawaii, having attained a Bachelor of Social Work. Ebony lives in Fanga and has interest in becoming a qualified child counselor.

Having won the 2012 the Miss Heilala title, Ebony wishes to pursue her studies with a Master of Social Work in the near future.

The Prize for the Miss Heilala 2012/2013 is a cash prize of $3,000 pa'anga (TOP$ 3000), a wardrobe worth $2,000 pa'anga (TOP$2,000), 2 return-tickets to Los Angeles, 2 return-tickets to Vava'u and 3 nights of accommodation at Puataukanave Hotel.

The Miss Heilala 2012/2013 will represent Tonga to the Miss South Pacific Competition in American Samoa in December.

The Miss Heilala Pageant was organized by the Ministry of Labour, Commerce & Tourism in association with various sponsors from the private sector. Details of the Miss Heilala Competitions are as follows:

Miss Heilala 2012:

Miss Liahona/ Saineha Alumni - Ebony Nuku

First Runner up:

Miss Black Pearl Suites - Kathleen Walters

  • Winner of Miss Tau'olunga
  • Winner of Contemporary Island Creation

Second Runner up:

Miss Horizon Sun - Zola Fauolo

  • Winner of Pageant Interview

Winners of Competitions:

Winner of Sarong Wear - Miss Bou's Fashion - Diamond Langi
Winner of Talent Category - Miss Lady Maria's Australia - Siulolo Ramsey
Winner of Miss Tau'olunga - Miss Black Pearl Suites - Kathleen Walters
Winner of Contemporary Island Creations - Miss Black Pearl Suites - Kathleen Walters
Winner of Pageant Interview - Miss Horizon Sun - Zola Fauolo

Float Parade ($1,000 cash prize each)

Tourism Category - Palu Aviation
Culture Category - Miss Lady Maria Australia - Siulolo Ramsey



Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 December 2012 22:22 )
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