By Ruci Farrell - firstname.lastname@example.org
The NZ Tonga Business Council is ramping up Tonga fever in Auckland this week by toasting the success of leading Tongan businesses.
Tongan business Fale Kofi in Auckland. Photo/ Facebook.
Celebrating Tonga Business Excellence on Thursday is a prelude to the Mate Ma'a Tonga's rugby league World Cup clash against Toa Samoa in Hamilton.
Spokesman Sione Taufa says the awards will showcase a new cohort of businesses thriving in a demanding environment.
"Many people see the different Tongan businesses that quite frankly a lot of us didn't really know existed," he says. "These are people that are doing quite well in such challenging environments."
Vice Chair of the New Zealand Tongan Business Council Sione Taufa. Photo/ PRN.
The event will be held at Auckland's Alexandra Park on Thursday night.