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Monday 11 April 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ousted Member of Parliament, Mateni Tapueluelu, has successfully appealed against a declaration made by Lord Chief Justice Paulsen that resulted in him being removed from Parliament in December last year. The Court of Appeal of Tonga overturned the decision on Friday April 8.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Court of Appeal first session this year began at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on Tuesday, 29 March to end with the delivery of judgments on Friday, 8 April. An appeal by Mateni Tapueluelu a former Tongatapu MP who lost his parliamentary seat last year will be heard this week.
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Thursday 17 March 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Court of Appeal's first session will be held from March 29 to April 8 and will hear an appeal by former Tongatapu No. 4 People’s Representative to Parliament, Mateni Tapueluelu.
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Chief Justice dismissed an application by Mateni and Lautala Tapueluelu for a transfer to the Supreme Court of a civil proceeding for defamation brought against them by the CEO of Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC). The case will remain to be heard by the Magistrate's Court
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Tuesday 26 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An announcement by government yesterday, 25 January, that it would create a 10 acres Va’epopua National Park in a former Nuku’alofa rubbish dump is yet another controversial decision that government has made during the past weeks - the park excludes the 500-600 year old Va’epopua Sia Heulupe archaeological site, the objective of a conservationist petition last year.
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Tuesday 19 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The seat for the Tongatapu No. 4 People’s Representative to Parliament will remain vacant until at least April this year, after Mateni Tapueluelu lost the seat in a Supreme Court ruling on December 11, 2015.
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Tuesday 12 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Supreme Court has yet to confirm a date for the delivery of a judgment that will decide the fate of Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu as the Vava’u No. 16 People’s Representative to Parliament.
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Wednesday 16 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mateni Tapueluelu, the No. 4 Tongatapu People’s Representative to the Tonga Legislative Assembly has lost his seat, in a Nuku'alofa Supreme Court ruling on 11 December 2015 that found his election was unconstitutional because of outstanding debts on a court order from 2011.
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Monday 7 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An appeal by the Kele’a newspaper, its publisher and editor, against a Magistrate's Court decision was dismissed by Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen in the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court on 1 September.
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Thursday 3 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court decision on whether or not People's Representative, Mateni Tapueluelu, will lose his parliamentary seat, will be made on 12-13 November, Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen, stated yesterday September 2.
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Monday 10 August 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu No. 4 People's Representative Mateni Tapueluelu will be called to the Supreme Court to answer a civil challenge that might result in him losing his seat. It is alleged that his candidacy was unlawful because he had an alleged outstanding debt on the date of his nomination for the General Election in 2014.
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Wednesday 22 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Acting Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecutions has received evidence from the Supreme Court Registry regarding an alleged outstanding debt by People’s Representative for Tongatapu No.4, Mateni Tapueluelu on the date of his electoral candidacy registration.
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Attorney General’s office is waiting on the Supreme Court Registry to confirm evidence on whether or not the People’s Representative for Tongatapu No. 4, Mateni Tapueluelu, had an outstanding debt on the date of his electoral candidacy registration.
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Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Minister of Justice, Clive Edwards, who was awarded $14,500 in damages and costs by a Magistrate in a 2011 defamation case against the Kele'a newspaper and its editors, has filed a written submission to the court seeking to review an appeal against the award and submitting that Mateni Tapuelueulu's position as a parliamentarian is questionable because the defamation award had not been paid before the election.
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Monday 30 September 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The publisher and editor of a weekly newspaper Kele’a was ordered by the Chief Justice to pay a total of $5,000 fines for contempt of court, at the Supreme Court in Nuku‘alofa on September 26.
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Friday 14 June 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter writer to the Kele'a and the newspaper, along with its publisher and editor, were ordered to pay a total of $249,442 in damages and costs in a civil defamation case that was brought by the Tongan Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano and six Cabinet Ministers, including the Minister of Justice Hon. Clive Edwards.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

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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