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Friday 26 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The main problem with Tonga's parliament today is that 17 People’s Representatives can’t work together, making it very difficult for parliament and government to function properly, says Dr Sitiveni Halapua, who played a pivotal role in Tonga’s democratisation reforms. "What is happening now, we inherited the problems of progress, but we do not have progress.” Interview by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 1 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This is an opportune time for us to build education in Tonga based on what we have learned from the great teachers and leaders of the Ministry of Education and the different schools in the past. We must improve education, not destroy it. - Dr Sitiveni Halapua.
Thursday 13 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A motion by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards, for a Parliamentary Select Committee to find out why protesters burnt Nuku'alofa on 16 November 2006, was withdrawn by order of the Acting Speaker yesterday, after 'Akilisi Pohiva pleaded with the Prime Minister to ask the Acting Speaker to have it withdrawn. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 16 April 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Tonga's political reform introduced an elected government for Tonga in 2010 when constituencies voted for their favourite personalities, but the process lacks vision, according to one of the architects of the reform. Dr Sitiveni Halapua believes that Tonga's new electoral system needs to be revised, so that when a new government is elected into power, it should already have a clear vision of where they are taking Tonga. Interview by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 2 March 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The long awaited report of a Parliamentary Select Committee on how the Nuku'alofa Development Corporation NDC administered and spent the TOP$118 million loan from China for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa, is still being prepared, according to Dr Sitiveni Halapua, a member of the Select Committee.
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Wednesday 29 November 2006
Canberra, Australia
Dr Sitiveni Halapua of the NCPR, Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele and Anarchist ...‘Akilisi Pohiva with his Parliamentarian Rioters should all ...‘resign...’ from politics, and ...‘disengage...’ themselves from any involvement with the political reform program for a more democratic form of government in the Kingdom. In different matters of degree, all are accountable to the destruction on 16/11, and in that regard they should not blame and point finger at one another. All have failed to play their individually leadership roles in a ...‘just principle...’ during the overall political reform process up to the Black Thursday. -Siosiua Lafitani Tofua'ipangai
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Monday 16 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Road Map for political and constitutional reform in Tonga, is how Dr Sitiveni Halapua describes the report of the National Committee for Political Reform that he presented to the Tongan Parliament last week.
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Tuesday 10 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Legislative Assembly on Thursday will go into a fifth day of deliberations over the recommendations of the National Committee for Political Reform that has proposed the formation of a new and elected 26-member parliamentary structure for the kingdom.
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Tuesday 3 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan people are unanimous in their desire for a political reform to take place, Dr Sitiveni Halapua, the Chairman of the National Committee for Political Reform told the Tongan parliament today.
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Friday 1 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR) presented its 100 pages report for King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV at Mercy Hospital in Auckland, last night.
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Thursday 25 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The findings of Tonga's National Committee for Political Reform will go to King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV before August 30, and then be presented to parliament for debate a month later, the NCPR announced today.
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Thursday 22 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Sitiveni Halapua, is the vice chairman of the newly formed National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR), a parliamentary committee which is taking the first steps to map out a direction for political reform. Interview by Pesi Fonua.
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