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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 11:02am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Squash exports to Japan for this year’s squash season in Tonga began in October, and the Quarantine Department reported that 10,800 tonnes of squash had been exported by the last week of October. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 10:31am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Named Man of the Match in a rugby league test between Tonga’s Mate Ma‘a Tonga and the NSW Universities, was Paula Fukofuka (28), a promising young Tongan full-back. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:26am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Looking for a career that offered more challenges, and taking a chance on a new opportunity, led Melenaite Fifita, out of the office and into not one job, but three jobs rolled into one. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:17am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Is Tonga ready to become a member of the World Trade Organisation? The Tongan Minister responsible for Trade, Hon. Dr Masaso Paunga, is confident that Tonga has done all the right things by signing the appropriate international conventions, and free trade agreements, and that Tonga is now ready to become a member of the WTO sometime next year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:15am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The Hon. Marian Hobbs, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment and the Associate Minister of Education, said in Nuku‘alofa in early October that Tonga and New Zealand had one common problem, a lack of trades-people. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:12am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : A sudden surge in the development of the Tonga’s fishing industry saw 48 fishing boats registered to fish in Tongan waters by July 2002. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:11am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The international fight against child pornography on the internet has come to Tonga, after it was revealed that six child pornography domains on the Internet are registered to a Nuku‘alofa address. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The Ocean of Light International School will move to a newly built complex on the western outskirts of Nuku‘alofa next year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : It was the highlight of Prue Jackson’s holiday in Tonga when she met Saia ‘Ahau at Crown Prince Tupouto‘a residence, The Villa, on August 21. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : If you believe enough in yourself you can do anything, says 29-year-old ‘Alo Fe‘iloakitau, who set up his own business when he was only 25. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The latest developments in Tonga’s banking business saw the amendment of the Tonga Development Bank Act on September 5, affirming the right of the TDB to continue providing commercial banking activities in the Niuas, and to expand these services to other remote rural areas. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Treating brawlers with broken jaws, seeing many children with bad teeth, and looking after a clinic packed with waiting patients, is all in a day’s work for William Tapealava (28). From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The government’s current Economic and Public Sector Reform program, is a futile exercise, believes Dr Feleti Sevele, the Tongatapu no. 2 People’s Representative, in the Tongan Legislature. He says it won’t work until government learns to interact with the productive members of the community. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : What will be critical for insurance costs in Tonga and every other island in the Pacific is this year’s cyclone season, said Gary Callaghan, the executive director of Dominion Insurance, of Fiji, who visited Tonga in October. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The sedition trial of Tongan MPs ‘Isileli Pulu, and ‘Akilisi Pohiva, and his son Po‘oi Pohiva, and Mateni Tapueluelu has been postponed until November after the Crown Law appealed for another month to prepare the case. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : There’s a problem on ‘Atā, Tonga’s prison island, according to prisoners, who are serving terms there—they are very sad there is no television for them to watch. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Feeling it, living it and loving it, was the catchline, for Tonga’s second Aerobics Extravaganza, held in September. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : When Paul Taylor visits Tonga, he may be rather hoping there will be an earthquake. But he can be forgiven, because he is a volcanologist, from Australia, who studies the activity of volcanoes in the South Pacific, and particularly Tonga, where earthquakes often signal the emergence of interesting new volcanic islands. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Students who had better marks than they expected in their final exams this year, may have one visitor to thank, and that is Jim Peters, a New Zealand educator who was in Tonga in September to hold teacher workshops on “enabling students to study more efficiently.” From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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  • Saturday 30 November 2002 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Cruising the capital, Nuku‘alofa, in a mean-looking, moody and magnificent Master Eunos car, is 23-year-old Semisi Fonua, from Longolongo From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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