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Tongan Methodist Choir

Tongan Methodist Choir

In 2001, 80% of Tongans were living in Auckland. Increasingly, they moved from central to south Auckland. A few continued to travel back to the centre, however, to take sing with the Dominion Road Tongan Methodist Choir. In this photograph, taken in June 2003, the 65-strong choir, backed by a 35-piece orchestra, practises for a concert in Tonga.

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Reference: City Scene, 22 June 2003.

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Melenaite Taumoefolau, 'Tongans - Life in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2024)

Story by Melenaite Taumoefolau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015