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SPAW Improves Animals Quality of Life in Tonga

South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) have just completed a successful clinic in Tongatapu. While here the team of two volunteer vets, two volunteer vet nurses as well as a JIKA volunteer vet desexed 57 dogs, 16 cats, did 62 consultations, and carried out eight surgeries which ranged from cancerous tumors to a vicious dog attack on a puppy...

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DC-3 Flies to Nuiatoputapu

Today is a very special day for Chathams Pacific Airline – Tonga’s Domestic Airline as our Douglas DC-3 aircraft (named Tangaloa – God of the Sky)  takes it's first flight to Nuiatoputapu in recent years. The remote island of Nuiatoputapu is usually serviced once a week by our eight seater Queen Air aircraft, which...

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The Port au Prince: Massacre & treasure in the Friendly Islands

The Port au Prince was an English private ship of war, a vessel of 500 tons armed with 24 long nine and twelve pound guns as well as 8 twelve pound carronades on the quarter deck. She carried a “letter of marque” and this document permitted her Captain and crew to become pirates against the enemies of England, primarily France...

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Tonga's Prime Minister launches new Kingdom of Tonga brand

Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano formally launched a new tourism brand for Tonga today at Auckland’s waterfront Rugby World Cup venue, the Cloud.

In front of media, travel wholesalers, airlines and representatives from Tonga’s government and the Auckland Tongan community, Lord Tu’ivakano...

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The Passionate Airline

New Zealand Aviation and John King have published a brilliant article regarding the history of aviation in The Kingdom Of Tonga as well as Chathams Pacific in their Dec / Jan magazine. Part two of this substantial piece of work is due out any day now in good bookstores across NZ and Australia.  Alternatively you can order a copy of...

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Kingdom Airpass help you see more of Tonga.  Hibicus are in abundance
With every island group offering unique experiences Chathams Pacific's Kingdom Passes will help you see more of Tonga for less.


Hideaway Resort Lookout, 'Eua, Kingdom Of Tonga
Brilliant day trip!  Return airfares and tour. On Sale Now - Read More


Chathams Pacific Queen Air
Viewing the Kingdom of Tonga from the air is truly a WOW! experience.

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most exciting discovery of a soft coral reef off Haapai by Darren Rice of Liquid Image Productions & Happy Haapai Divers, Kingdom Of Tonga

Is this the final resting spot of the Port au Prince? Darren Rice & friends of Matafonua Lodge & Dive Centre have discovered a new wreck in Ha'apai. 

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