Contemporary Tongans often have strong ties to overseas lands. March 2018: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Foreign Minister Winston Peters led a Pacific Mission to Samoa, Niue, Tonga, and the Cook Islands on 4-9 March. By 2013 Tongan people constituted the third-largest Pacific ethnic group in New Zealand â 60,336 people, or 20% of New Zealandâs Pacific population. Only Tongans can uphold the Tongan culture and language and New Zealand has given us a chance to make our mark here. Readily available at stalls and markets all over the islands, they make beautiful keepsakes to remind travellers of time â¦ From its introduction, PÅ Ako drew upon Indigenous MÄori and Tongan Perspectives on the Role of Tongan Language and Culture in the Community and in the University in Aotearoa-New Zealand mere kÄpa and linitÄ manu'atu Tongan language and culture in order to strengthen the students' understanding of â¦ This is our chance to be more than just a few dots in the Pacific Ocean. Many Tongans migrate overseas, in particular to the United States and New Zealand. New Zealand to Tonga. By 2013 Tongan people constituted the third-largest Pacific ethnic group in New Zealand â 60,336 people, or 20% of New Zealandâs Pacific population. Most of the Tongan population lives in the three major island groups, and nearly three-fourths live on Tongatapu Island. The urban population has been steadily growing and now accounts for about one-third of the total population. Tongan arts and handicrafts, including bone carving, wood carving, basket making and fine weaving made using techniques passed down through generations of Tongan craftspeople, are everywhere too. Tongan culture and customs will be the focus of a new organisation which officially opens on Friday. â¦ See culture, outdoors, and wildlife. 35,385 of these were born in New Zealand. They may have been migrant workers While in Tonga the Prime Minister announced a $10 million recovery package, spoke to those affected by Cyclone Gita, and delivered â¦ Best things to do in Nuku'alofa, Ha'apai Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau, Queenstown, Wanaka, and Paihia are: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Skyline Queenstown, SkyTower, and Zipline. In February of 2003, the king banned the paper, which is published in the Tongan language from the Tongan editor's home base in New Zealand, and serves both Tongan â¦ Travel â¦ The Pacific Access Category, an immigration quota started in 2002, enables 250 Tongans to be granted permanent â¦ ... President Sina Latu was born in Tonga and moved to New Zealand 12 years ago. 35,385 of these were born in New Zealand. One of these papers, The Tongan Times, is at the center of a recent controversy that threatens to produce significant changes in the political climate. The Pacific Access Category, an immigration quota started in 2002, enables 250 Tongans to be granted permanent residence â¦ Tongan Health Society Inc. CEO and Senior Doctor Honoured by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners The Board of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) has approved the conferral of the honour of the Community Service Medal to Dr Glenn Doherty (CEO and Medical â¦ Visit Tonga and New Zealand.