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A panel discussion at Creative Matakana considers how the visual arts world has changed since 2019

RNZ 12 Jul 2021
Hear Lisa Reihana, Ane Tonga, Scott Lawrie and Deborah Rundle talking about a changing art world ... Hear Lisa Reihana, Ane Tonga, Scott Lawrie and Deborah Rundle talking about a changing art world ... Ane Tonga. An artist and curator, Ane Tonga has recently taken on the inaugural role of Curator of Pacific Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
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Tonga Room swimmingly back in business

San Francisco Examiner 09 Jul 2021
Jan Wahl, wearing a hat specially bedazzled for the Tonga Room party, is a longtime fan of the iconic lounge ... Former San Francisco resident Lauren Gallagher said she routinely came to dance at the Tonga Room when she was in college ... Tonga had an Art Deco cruise-liner theme set conceived by Mel Melvin, a designer with MGM.
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MMA fighter Fau Vake farewelled by hundreds today

NewstalkZB 28 May 2021
Hundreds of mourners have gathered to say a final goodbye to fallen mixed martial arts fighter Fau Vake ... At a funeral service at the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Tuingapapai in Favona, family, friends and many within the mixed martial arts community gathered to hear tributes to the young man.
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Women 'ignite a fire' to keep cultural traditions alive

RNZ 21 Feb 2021
"Then we started thinking, 'let's go bigger; we have seen these smaller things being made overseas but we haven't seen a ngatu being made outside of Tonga', the real authentic ngatu." ... The artist behind this creation, Mele Tonga-Grant, said she made it for her children who are of both Tongan and Māori descent.
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Giant, Fruit-Gulping Pigeon Eaten into Extinction on Pacific Islands

Heritage Daily 22 Jul 2020
A large fruit-eating bird from Tonga joins the dodo in the lineup of giant island pigeons hunted to extinction ... Tonga’s four ... “There wasn’t a plant on Fiji or Tonga that Art didn’t know, including all of the pigeon-dispersed fruits,” Steadman said.
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state of the arts

The Independent 03 Jul 2020
Street Art Boy, by director Ben Anthony, tells his story and reveals why, 30 years after his death from an Aids-related illness at the age of 31, his work bestrides popular culture like a bespectacled colossus ... Cultural appropriation? Who is allowed to tell the story of the Tonga. How the art world can step up for Black Lives Matter.
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki appoints new curators

Scoop 20 Dec 2019
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki announces the appointments of Dr Sophie Matthiesson as Senior Curator International Art and Ane Tonga as the Gallery’s inaugural Curator Pacific Art ... .
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Curating change with a Kupe Leadership Scholarship

Scoop 08 Jul 2019
Ane Tonga started curating while she was a student at Elam School of Fine Arts. In her role as a Tuakana mentor at the University of Auckland, she put together her first exhibition to showcase the art of Māori and Pacific students at the George ... .
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Morehouse College grads are surprised by a billionaire's promise to pay off their student loans

CNN 20 May 2019
The announcement was met with a standing ovation and chants of "MVP!" ... ... Art major Charles Releford III also has numerous siblings, and his mother, Tonga, wants them all to be part of the "Spelhouse family," meaning they hope to attend Morehouse or the nearby all-women's Spelman College ... He's also donated millions to cancer research and the arts ... .
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Triumph of the Will: Gulzar on Meghna Gulzar

Yahoo Daily News 01 Apr 2019
It was once-in-a-blue-moon moment ... Last year,the film, Raazi, which appealed to the masses as well as the mandarins, had entered the Rs 195 crore-plus earning bracket ... Gulzar in his study. More ... - Gulzar ... "Neither poetry nor lyrics – or any art form -- can remain static ... After all, you can’t be a 19th century man, riding in a tonga, in the 21st century ... .
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Art, craft exhibition in Walled City

The News International 10 Mar 2019
The very entrance of the Haveli featured almost a full-size tonga welcoming the visitors to the exhibition which can be termed a blend of traditional and modern art and craft ... The very entrance of the Haveli featured almost a full-size tonga welcoming the visitors to the exhibition which can be termed a blend of traditional and modern art and craft.
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6 Wrestling Legends Who Could Have Bonkers Biopics

Cinema Blend 22 Feb 2019
As Fighting With My Family appears in theaters and Chris Hemsworth signs on for a Hulk Hogan biopic, it's clear pro-wrestling films may be on the rise ... Randy Savage ... Ric Flair ... Haku/Meng/King Tonga. Pro-wrestling is a performance art, and while the fighting is choreographed, that doesn't mean there aren't some tough guys who hang with the company ... .
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Learning to talk again: life without internet in Tonga

This is Money 05 Feb 2019
Tonga, which lies nearly 3,300 kilometres (2,000 miles) east of Australia, was plunged into digital darkness for a fortnight. A two-week cyber blackout caused financial headache and social heartache in remote Tonga, but it also forced residents of the Pacific island kingdom to rediscover the art of offline communication.
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Tongans rediscover art of offline communication

Taipei Times 05 Feb 2019
A two-week cyberblackout caused financial headache and social heartache in remote Tonga, but it also forced residents of the Pacific island kingdom to rediscover the art of offline communication ... It took 13 days to find the fault — a severed undersea cable — and reconnect Tonga.
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