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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Thursday 23 September 2004 11:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The launching of the new book, Songs & Poems of Queen Salote (Vava’u Press), at the Dateline Hotel on September 21 was attended by over 100 guests, including members of the Tongan Royal Family.
  • Culture and Society
    Thursday 23 September 2004 11:00am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The launching of the new book, Songs & Poems of Queen Salote (Vava’u Press), at the Dateline Hotel on September 21 was an emotional journey back in time for some to relive an era in Tonga’s past when the Queen’s classic Tongan songs and poems were composed.
  • Parliament
    Thursday 23 September 2004 10:26am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Bill for the establishment of a Qualification and Accreditation Board was passed. From the House, Minute No. 39, Tuesday September 7
  • Letters
    Monday 20 September 2004 5:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : I too have been an avid reader of comments regarding the two airlines in Tonga. Before, I lay down my comments in regards to this issue, I would like to state that my company works closely with Peau Vava’’u by means of facilitating bookings that originate from overseas. I wanted that to be clear so people who read the following comments understand the source and whilst I will write as accurately as possible, people need to be able to make up their minds on the validity of my comments. - Tele Faletau
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  • From the Courts
    Monday 20 September 2004 5:23pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Isileli Fatani, (70) from Kolonga appeared in the Supreme Court at Nuku’alofa this morning charged with the possession of one ounce of the illicit drug Cocaine.
  • Environment
    Friday 17 September 2004 6:15pm

    Houmakelikao, Tonga
    : Joining the Clean up the World weekend, the Nuku’alofa Hash House Harriers started early last evening at Houmakelikao.
  • Pacific Islands
    Friday 17 September 2004 6:00pm

    Suva, Fiji
    : Tuna fishing operators have formed a new regional body to provide a stronger voice on tuna issues in the region. The move follows a meeting at the Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, this week between tuna operators from the private sector.
  • Pacific Islands
    Friday 17 September 2004 6:00pm

    Suva, Fiji
    : Investment policy and business opportunities in the region will be the topic for discussion when heads of Investment Promotion Agencies from the Forum Islands countries (FICs) will meet on September 20-21 in Nadi, Fiji.
  • Agriculture
    Thursday 16 September 2004 11:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The first shipment of Tongan squash for Japan for 2004 is expected to leave Nuku’alofa in early October, but this year the Tonga Squash Council takes control of the Squash Industry, and is setting a maximum of 16,500 tonnes for export.
  • Government
    Wednesday 15 September 2004 5:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga government aims to start privatising all the services and the operation of the Fua’amotu International Airport in February 2005.
  • Environment
    Wednesday 15 September 2004 9:46am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tackling the problem of mindless littering, this weekend 16-18 September, more than 500 volunteers from Tongatapu youth groups will clean up beaches and villages in Houma, Hoi, ‘Anana, Ha’ateiho, Veitongo, Vaini, Holonga, Kolonga, Lapaha, Lavengatonga and Navutoka. In other island groups 10 youth groups will clean up Ha’apai, ‘Eua, and Vava’u villages as part of an international coastal cleanup called “Clean Up the World”.
  • Government
    Tuesday 14 September 2004 5:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : HE Mr ‘Aloua Fetu’utolu Tupou, Tonga’s former ambassador to the United Kingdom was this morning, appointed by HM King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV as Tonga’s new Minister of Defence.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 14 September 2004 5:12pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s chief justice has ordered that a song called “Semisi Ma‘u” should not be played on any radio stations in Tonga, so that a jury trial of a man accused of killing Semisi Ma‘u may proceed.
  • Parliament
    Tuesday 14 September 2004 12:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The following is a translation of a reply from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sonatane Tupou to a question by the Vava’u No. 1 People’s Representative, Trevor Guttenbeil about the issue of Dual Citizenship for Tongans. The Minister talks about Tongan Citizenship. From the House, Letter 7th September 2004.
  • Letters
    Tuesday 14 September 2004 9:45am

    Sydney, Australia
    : Without a unified approach Tonga will remain behind the rest of the Pacific Region which is currently enjoying a huge boom in tourism dollars and economic forcasts thanks to the worries of Terrorism and global economic down turn across the world, tourists are now looking for a safer and more affordable holiday destination. - Andrew Fifita
  • Letters
    Monday 13 September 2004 4:45pm

    Fafa, Tonga
    : I don’t know if you have some kind of a forum about the grounding of Air Niu, but we only can comment for our guests on Fafa Island Resort who have been using both airlines, and the Fly Niu was the preferred airlines with most guests. -Josef Sanladerer
  • Health
    Saturday 11 September 2004 1:05pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Ministry of Health’s new administration building was officially opened by HM King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV on September 9.
  • Environment
    Friday 10 September 2004 4:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A record rainfall for the year was recorded during the 24 hours prior to 10 a.m. today over Tongatapu causing extensive flooding in the capital Nuku’alofa and other areas.
  • Letters
    Friday 10 September 2004 4:27pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : I would be most grateful if you could try to get Peau Vava’u views in some of your articles - it may help to balance things up a little. I am seeking your kind cooperation and help with this matter.- Soane Ramanlal
  • Government
    Friday 10 September 2004 4:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga’s policy on domestic air operations. Whereas the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga recognizing the importance of a sustained safe and secure domestic air transport system as a catalyst and essential service for the socio economic development of the peoples of the Kingdom of Tonga.

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