Tonga celebrates the King's Birthday with a first for the region by offering an opportunity for people around the world to select a contestant in the Miss Heilala Beauty pageant to receive the Miss Heilala-Internet award.

A Miss Heilala Internet title will be awarded on July 7, to a contestant with the highest number of votes made by visitors to the tongaonline (http://www.tongaonline.net ) and iTONGA (http://www.iTONGA.net) websites.

Miss Heilala Internet will win two return tickets to Nadi, per courtesy of Royal Tongan Airlines, accommodation at per courtesy of Sunflower Airlines (http://www.fiji.to) and the Savusavu Hot Springs Hotel (http://savusavufiji.com) as well as T$500, contributed by Royco Almagated, Leiola Duty Free, Adiloa Prema,

Photos and details of each contestant are displayed on these websites from June 30 through July 8, where visitors can place votes. The websites will be updated daily, displaying photos of each contestant in each category. The visitor is thus able to make this judgment on an overall basis.

Tongaonline and iTONGA websites receive more than 400,000 hits a month, from more than 100 countries.

"The objective of this competition is to demonstrate to local business in Tonga the opportunities for marketing and publicity via the Internet. It also allows overseas Pacific Islanders to participate in an event happening at home," says Taholo Kami of Kami Communications Ltd.

iTONGA.net Tonga’s No.1 websites

Kami Communications Ltd. P.O. Box 2029 Nuku’alofa, TONGA Phone: 21-796 Email: editor@itonga.net  Internet: http:// www.itonga.net; http://www.tongaonline.com; http://www.pacificforum.com 

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