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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Lighting for the Lupepau‘u Airport, Vava‘u, will allow night landings and could make it possible for more international flights, and an increased number of domestic flights to land there. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : HRH Crown Prince Tupouto‘a was appointed as the Prince Regent for the first two weeks of December while HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV was away in New Zealand for a medical check. During this time he answered questions on some controversial issues that were raised against government and the Monarch. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : We found His Majesty, as usual, engrossed in imaginative new ways to bring a healthier economy to Tonga. He firmly believes that the interest by the United Arab Emirates to establish a friendly business relationship with Tonga could be the beginning of a valuable working relationship between the two countries. Meanwhile, the status of the Tonga Trust Fund remains a hot topic. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The opening of the $8.6 million pa‘anga new business centre of the Si’i Kae Ola Co. Ltd. on December 15 by HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV, set a new standard for the retailing and wholesaling business in Tonga during the 21st century. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The Tongan Royal Family is the epi-centre of Tongan politics, a traditional role that was later formalised by the 1875 Tongan Constitution, which spelled out the power of the King and the law of succession to the throne. While in most western countries one could follow political trends by studying the manifestos and the working agenda of political parties, in Tonga one has to understand the political thoughts of the King and the members of the Royal Family. This is no easy task, because of the exclusiveness that surrounds the Royal Family in their daily lives. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Zhu Xinmin, the Vice President, and Chief of Administration and Management, of the People’s Daily, China’s biggest daily newspaper was in Tonga for the official launching on December 22 of the $5 million renovation project to upgrade the Janfull International Dateline Hotel to a four stars standard. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Communications Corporation finally launched their GSM Mobile telephone U-call service on December 14 and their customers in Nuku‘alofa couldn’t wait to get their hands on them. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : When HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV unveiled a plaque to mark the beginning of a $9 million upgrading and expansion of the International Dateline Hotel on December 22, it also marked the first investment in Tonga by a Chinese company, the Janfull Investments Ltd. - Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : When ordinary people reach the age of 64 years they are expected to retire and stop working, but if the King of Tonga, HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV, at 83 years, reduces his work load and looks very tired at the end of an ordinary working day, some people seem to think that something is terribly wrong. The New Zealand media in late October ran a news story that the King’s health was deteriorating, and claimed that there was a battle for power within the Tongan Royal family. Interview by Pesi Fonua, Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Mr P. J. Ijben, the Chairman of the Foundation for European Development Assistance, Luxembourg, visited Tonga in early November. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The thrust by Tonga’s two telecommunications companies, the Tonga Communications Corporation to introduce a new cell phone service, and by Tonfön to introduce a wireless telecommunications system, this year met a number of setbacks, which meant that both companies were unable to meet their July deadlines. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Eua, or one of the remote southern islands of Tonga, could become the site for a private space port to be developed for launching tourists into orbit at the low cost of $2 million per seat. Looking for a site for a private space port, the chief executive of InterOrbital Systems, Randa Milliron, and her partner Roderick Milliron, a rocket engineer, who co-founded the company, visited Tonga in December, as guests of Crown Prince Tupouto‘a. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga declared war on HIV/AIDS on November 29 when Princess Nanasipau‘u, at the international Dateline Hotel, launched Tonga’s Strategic plan to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Thursday 20 December 2001 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s line of succession to the throne has not changed significantly in recent years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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  • Tuesday 25 September 2001 10:39am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : In a traditional celebration, the kainga of the Noble Tu‘ivakano gathered at the village of Nukunuku on August 25 to celebrate the 21st birthday of the heir to Tu‘ivakano title, Siaosi Kiu Tau-ki-Vailahi Kaho. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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  • Tuesday 25 September 2001 10:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Historian, Ian Campbell, has published a new edition of his book Tonga, 'Island Kingdom, Tonga Ancient and Modern'. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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  • Tuesday 25 September 2001 10:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Exactly a year following a fire which destroyed their school the 1060 students of the Tonga High School moved into new temporary class rooms on October 1. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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  • Tuesday 25 September 2001 10:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Rising unemployment is the major concern of the Tonga government at the moment, the Minister of Finance, the Hon. Siosiua ‘Otuikamanu told a Media Workshop on Economic and Financial reporting in September. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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  • Tuesday 25 September 2001 10:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Seini Taumoepeau Furneaux a student at the Auckland University was in Tonga during July, conducting research on the Control of Genetic Resources in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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  • Tuesday 25 September 2001 10:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Matangi Tonga interviewed Tonga Trust Fund trustee Hon. Tevita Tupou, (Minister of Law and Attorney General) and Jesse Dean Bogdonoff, the fund’s technical advisor, on September 26. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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