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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:50pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The bachelor son of the King and the single daughter of the Samoan paramount chief Mata‘afa, shared a happy moment as they were caught in a shower of confetti intended for the bride and groom, on the steps of the Centenary Church, Nuku‘alofa on November 29. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:50pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : TongaSat resumes work on its vision for a trans-Pacific link between Asia and the USA. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:40pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : A business venture in Mainland China turned into a diplomatic mission for Princess Pilolevu and her team. By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The holder of a high ranking black belt in Judo, Mrs Clare Hargrave from New Zealand came to Tonga in November toattend the opeing of the Nuku‘alof Judo and Self Defense Club. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The farming of fresh water fish in the interior of Tongatapu sounds unusual considering that Tonga has more sea area than land, but the $50,000 project now being trialed means more to the University of the Nations than a local supply of fresh water fish. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:00pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : FROM OUR ARCHIVES: The one good thing about impending economic doom is that it offers an opportunity for a serious look at what went wrong and how it can be corrected. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Andy Webb and Diana Martin, from England, are the producers of “First Light”, a 50-minute film about how various cities and towns around the world are going to celebrate the arrival of the new Millennium. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:50am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Valamotu Palu is the new general secretary of the Pacific Council of Churches. She was elected to her new position during the Pacific Council of Churches Executive Committee meeting in Nuku‘alofa in October. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:40am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : A survey conducted by the Diabetic Clinic of Vaiola Hospital recently could prove that Tongans are more at risk of developing Diabetes and heart disease than other people. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:30am


    Neiafu, Vava'u
    : A $10m EU project is creating a viable business environment in Tonga’s yachting centre. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:20am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Concern over shop ownership is unfounded, says Labour Ministry. This year only 8 percent of all small retail shops registered in Tonga are owned and operated by Chinese immigrants, and they are all new Tongan nationals or married to a Tongan the Labour Ministry has confirmed. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:10am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Beryle Wolff encourages people in Tonga to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes. “Pacific islands have a high incidence of sun-related eye disease caused by exposure to UV rays,” she said. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Buying locally-made goods creates jobs and keeps the pa‘anga in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:00am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Britain's Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, came to Tonga on November 18-19 to visit the King and renew the personal friendship between the two Royal families. Photos © Pesi Fonua From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 10:50am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s new High Temperature Forced Air Treatment machine at the Fua‘amotu Airport, could be processing tons of fruit daily for export, but it is lying idle most of the time because there is no export produce to be treated. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 10:50am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Ms Prue Townsend, (pictured second from left) from the Whitireia Polytech Institute, New Zealand visited Tonga in November to run a workshop on paper-making, in what was a joint project with the ‘Aloua Ma‘a Tonga Association. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 10:40am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Wedding bells rang for Prince ‘Uluvalu Ngu Takeivulai Tuku‘aho, 48, and Kaimana Hauoli-‘o-Kuini Aleamotu‘a,38, who were married at the Centenary Church Nuku‘alofa on November 29. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 10:30am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A $6 million Agricultural Development Program for the two Niuas and ‘Eua is underway to help growers in outlying rural communities. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 10:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : What could be the impact on Tonga of the merging of Mobile Oil and Exon? Stalini Naufahu, the president of Three Stars, a Tongan company that is the sole distributor of Mobile Oil in Tonga said, “very little in the immediate future, but the good news for Tonga is that Mobile is going to build six major distributing centres in the region, and they are awaiting for a go-ahead from the Tongan Government.” From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 10:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's passport scheme has earned about $40 million for government since it was launched a decade ago, but now they have had enough of the headaches that come with it. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 14, December 1998.
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