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  • Education
    Monday 15 November 2004 4:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s ‘Atenisi University prides itself on being different, and for this year’s graduation, on Friday November 12, it was a rare occasion for a brother and a sister to become the dudes.
  • Editorials
    Friday 12 November 2004 2:51pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : On November 10 King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV and his Prime Minister, Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, made a historical decision to appoint four new Cabinet Ministers from the 18 members of parliament who will be elected in the General Election in February 2005. Editor’s Comment, by Pesi Fonua.
  • Politics
    Thursday 11 November 2004 9:15am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : In a sudden announcement last night Tonga’s Prime Minister promised that four new Ministers will be appointed from elected members of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly following the triennial elections in February, 2005.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 10 November 2004 4:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 104th session of the Tongan Legislative Assembly for 2004 was officially closed this morning by Tonga’s 86 year old King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 10 November 2004 11:00am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Members of parliament give reports outlining their national tour outcomes and a motion for the impeachment of the Prime Minister was distributed but was postponed to next year. From the House, Minute No. 72, 3 November 2004
  • Rugby
    Wednesday 10 November 2004 10:45am

    Newbury, United Kingdom
    : Newbury flanker, Johnny Tu‘amoheloa may only have been at Monks Lane since the summer but he says promotion is within the grasp of the Berkshire club. From the Newbury News. A report by Chris Slavin
  • Parliament
    Tuesday 9 November 2004 6:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Members of Parliament query the Contingency Fund of $7.2 million and just how the Minister of Finance distributed it and to whom. The Annual Report of the Reserve Bank of Tonga is passed. From the House, Minute No. 69, Thursday 28 October 2004
  • Australia
    Tuesday 9 November 2004 2:00pm

    Sydney, Australia
    : The Ministerial meeting recognised that a strong nuclear safeguards and security framework was essential to realising the benefits of peaceful use of nuclear energy. It noted that effective nuclear safeguards and security measures were vital not only for countries with nuclear power programs or research reactors, but also for those where radioactive materials are used for medical, industrial and scientific purposes.
  • Parliament
    Monday 8 November 2004 1:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Select Committed calls for the government to suspend the General Manager of the Ports Authority temporarily and throughout the ongoing investigation into the activities of the Ports Authority and also to consider dismantling the Ports Authority and returning the Nuku‘alofa Harbour to previous management, the Ministry of Marine. From the House, Minute No. 71, Tuesday 2 November 2004
  • Australia
    Monday 8 November 2004 12:30pm

    Canberra, Australia
    : Australia is hosting the Asia-Pacific Nuclear Safeguards and Security conference in Sydney on November 8-9.
  • Travel
    Friday 5 November 2004 6:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Polynesian Airlines’s new service, connecting ‘Apia and Pago Pago to Vava‘u landed at the Lupepau‘u Airport, Vava’u, this morning, November 5, beginning a twice weekly Dash 8 air service between the two Samoas and Vava’u.
  • Sports
    Friday 5 November 2004 6:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga has begun its preparations for the Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympic Games, by electing a new Secretary General of the Tonga Amateur Sports Association, Po’oi Puloka at its AGM on November 3.
  • Parliament
    Friday 5 November 2004 6:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 2004 session of the Tongan Parliament will be officially closed by HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on Wednesday November 10.
  • Pacific Islands
    Friday 5 November 2004 6:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Thanks to outstanding support from our internet readers who cast their votes online, Miss Tonga, Telesia Kaitapu, has won the Miss Internet title during the Miss South Pacific Pageant in American Samoa on October 29.
  • Parliament
    Wednesday 3 November 2004 6:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Early in 2005, Tongans will exercise their democratic right and go to the polls to elect their representatives to the Tongan Legislative Assembly. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua
  • Pacific Islands
    Wednesday 3 November 2004 11:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat will have a FJ$27 million Budget for 2005.
  • Travel
    Tuesday 2 November 2004 4:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Black Pearl Suites holiday accommodation was officially opened by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolevu, on November 1 at Sopu ‘o Taufa, toward the western end of the Nuku’alofa waterfront.
  • Photo News
    Tuesday 2 November 2004 12:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga College marked its 122nd birthday with a week of celebrations and the opening by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolevu Tuita, of the $1.1 million pa‘anga Lopaukamea complex at Manamo‘ui on October 30.
  • Photo News
    Tuesday 2 November 2004 9:45am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The 50 party attendants competed in two categories for the Sexiest Costumes and the Best Dressed. The Sexiest Dress was won by Ted, “the Pacific Blond Goddess” and the Best Dressed was won by Amy Goubeaud, “the Trashy Princess”.
  • Parliament
    Monday 1 November 2004 4:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : MPs expressed their concerns regarding the National Reserve Bank of Tonga such as their concern that the Minister of Finance is one of the governors of the Reserve Bank which forced the Minister of Finance to clarify their misunderstandings over the Reserve Bank funds and how they may be allocated. From the House, Minute No. 68, Wednesday 27 October 2004

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