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Tongan Language Week

Tongan Language Week 2015

August 30-September 5, 2015
Theme:  Fakakoloa Aotearoa ‘aki ‘ a e faiva ‘a e Tongá
Enriching Aotearoa New Zealand with Tongan Arts. 



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New Zealand National Anthem with a Tongan Language Twist 2013

Imagine singing the New Zealand national anthem in the Tongan language? Thanks to the Pasifika Education Centre (PEC) in collaboration with the New Zealand Tongan Tertiary Students Association (NZTTSA) - it’s a reality.

As part of the Tongan Language Week celebrations that runs from 1-7 September, it will be the main highlight at Pasifika Education Centre.

The collaboration has resulted in all five verses of the New Zealand national anthem being translated into Tongan. Alongside the translation is the unique Tongan numbered notes.

Pasifika Education Centre CEO, Christine Nurminen says:

“The Te Reo Maori and English version of the New Zealand national anthem is known by generations of Tongans. Inspiration has been drawn from both versions. To hear the national anthem sung in a Pacific language – is exciting”....Read more

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