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  • Arts & Entertainment
    Thursday 14 October 2004 4:10pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
    : Two new Tongan books were launched in the new Fale Pasifika, at Auckland University’s Centre for Pacific Studies last week.
  • News Media
    Tuesday 12 October 2004 6:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Nuku’alofa office of the Auckland-based, Taimi ‘o Tonga newspaper said that the newspaper will start distributing in Tonga again on Friday October 15.
  • Business
    Tuesday 12 October 2004 6:23pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two Tongan business women, ‘Ofa Simiki and ‘Elenoa ‘Amanaki were last night awarded by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolelvu Tuita, with the inaugural Westpac Business Women of the Year awards.
  • Business
    Tuesday 12 October 2004 1:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tonga Communication Corporation had connected 9,000 subscribers to its U-Call mobile telephone service by October 2004. Timote Katoanga, Deputy Manager for TCC said that this was a tremendous jump from 2,000 U-Call subscribers recorded in the previous three months.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 12 October 2004 1:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tohitangi Manu, a man in his mid 40’s, was found guilty of manslaughter by a jury of seven at the Nuku‘alofa Supreme Court on October 1.
  • Parliament
    Monday 11 October 2004 5:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Ministry of Police presented their annual report which detailed traffic offenses, burglary and theft as Tonga’s top crimes over the past year. From the House, Minute No. 56, Wednesday October 6 2004.
  • Letters
    Monday 11 October 2004 3:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Further to the Parliamentary discussions held over the past few days with regard to diapers and other hazardous waste we would like to point out to the people of Tonga what we as a commercial sector business are doing. -v Roger and Lee Miller
  • From the Courts
    Friday 8 October 2004 3:00pm

    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s controversial media laws have been declared void and invalid by the Chief Justice R. M. Webster MBE, following a judicial review, called for by 173 plaintifs.
  • Education
    Thursday 7 October 2004 11:15am

    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The two day Secondary Entrance Examination for Class Six of the Government’s Primary Schools finished on October 6 with 3/191 students sitting throughout Tonga.
  • From the Courts
    Monday 4 October 2004 4:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga recorded its fourth suicide case this year, with the death of a young man at the village of Malapo, Tongatapu, on Satuday October 2.
  • Parliament
    Monday 4 October 2004 4:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The House continues to debate the Bill to amend Clause 6 of the Order in Public Places Act (regarding working on Sunday). The amendments would revolve around service providers whom provide “essential services”, in the case of this Bill such service providers are in the Airports and Ports realm. From the House, Minute No. 48, Wednesday 22 September 20014.
  • People
    Sunday 3 October 2004 10:59am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Telesia Kaitapu (20) the reigning Miss Heilala loves to sing and dance, and to fly, and this month she will be representing Tonga in the Miss South Pacific Pageant 2004-05 to be held in American Samoa, October 24-29. Interviewed by Linny Folau
  • Parliament
    Friday 1 October 2004 7:47pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Pohiva said that if Ministers could not solve this small problem of plastics and diapers what were they capable of solving? From the House, Minute No. 51, Tuesday September 28, 2004.
  • Environment
    Friday 1 October 2004 7:31pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Dozens of volunteers who went out last weekend as part of the Clean Up the World Day, believe that Tonga needs to clean up its act because there is an awful lot more rubbish out there to pick up - they were overwhelmed by it and some groups ran out of bags.
  • Parliament
    Thursday 30 September 2004 6:34pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An attempt by the Tongan Government to introduce the death penalty for possession of all illicit drugs was defeated in the Tongan Legislature on Monday.
  • Visitors
    Thursday 30 September 2004 5:58pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Commonwealth countries must ensure that measures to tackle terrorism do not unduly impinge on the rights of the people, said Ms Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Director of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat visiting Tonga this week.
  • Travel
    Wednesday 29 September 2004 5:09pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Peau Vava‘u Airwaves confirmed today that it will not bring in a 10 seater Islander aircraft for its outer island services. It plans instead to bring in a third DC3 aircraft that will arrive in November.
  • Letters
    Wednesday 29 September 2004 4:45pm

    Robinvale,Australia
    : I would like to see anything about the health of the people in Tonga or something to promote health. - Hiki Holani
  • Government
    Wednesday 29 September 2004 4:09pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A secure, fast and high capacity fiber optic telecommunication network has been established exclusively for the use of Tongan government ministries.
  • Education
    Tuesday 28 September 2004 2:56pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The compilation of the first Tongan monolingual dictionary is expected to be completed by 2007.

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