Voice of Tonga
2019 Program Main Hosts (rotational)
Pelu Veikoso, Richard Niu, Mele Ngauamo, Sulieni Layt, Silia Laukau, Leonie Tu’itahi, and William Mahanga
2019 Regular Program Co-Hosts
First Friday – Tekemapa Takai
Second Friday – to be advised
Third Friday – Limapo Hopoate
Fourth Friday – Rev. Tonga Matenoa
Taufatungamotu’a ‘o Tonga (Tongan Culture)
This program is a fresh focus on the foundation and influences of the Tongan culture in modern era from Tonga to right around the globe. It will explore and explain genres that are sacred and deemed applicable nowadays to Australian Tongans as well as reflecting on aspects that are readapted in contemporary society.
Huelo masani ‘o Kuinisilani (Radiant sunbeam of Queensland)
This program highlights women’s achievements and roles in our Australian society. It’ll aim to encourage appropriate career paths for women and to build a supportive network with one another. This will advocate for women’s rights, healthcare access and promoting their safety and quality of life.
Mafoa ‘a e ata (Break of dawn)
This program aims to inform listeners about community projects and activities pertaining to Pacific Islanders in Queensland. It’ll cover government grants and support for local charities and organisations, as well as promoting social events, sporting tournament suitable for the whole family to attend and participate in.
Langimalie (Perfect Azure sky)
This program aims to highlight the various church communities and their charity works in Brisbane. They certainly provide such invaluable services to Australian Tongan families who are in-need (mentally, physically and spiritually) as well as helping the newly arrived to get settled in our sunshine state.
Fetu’ufuka (Elusive comet)
As the name suggests, this program is not on every month however it will focus on Tongan composers, songwriters, traditional and modern bands. Listeners may request songs, give shout out and dedications to love ones, as well as announcing special celebratory and social public events.