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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The rumour that two Tongan Rugby League stars, Lesley Vainikolo and Tevita Vaikona who are currently playing for the Bradford Bulls, in the United Kingdom may play for the ‘Ikale Tahi at the coming Rugby Union World Cup could become a reality according to Jim Love, the ‘Ikale Tahi’s coach. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Development should be regarded as a synthesis of many good things that can be found in all cultures not just in western culture, believes ‘Okusitino Mahina. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga imports $6 million worth of vegetables annually to meet demand, a surprising amount for a country with an annual trade deficit of about $90 million, which has its main export strength in agricultural produce. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new airline, Kingdom Airline, aims to open up the trading route between Tonga and the USA, using two 420 Convairs aircraft, scheduled to begin operations before August. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan soldiers and policemen may soon be deployed overseas on peace keeping duties in Iraq, as well as the Solomons Islands. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many young Tongans are unhappy and frustrated in their host countries and with the hardship of meeting their parents' obligations to Tonga. -Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's Maori Queen, Dame Te Arikuini Te Atairangikaahu visited Tonga twice recently to attend a wedding in the Tongan Royal Family, and the King's 85th birthday. "My grand aunty Princess Te Puea had a close connection with Queen Salote. I think the important thing was that when I came to Tonga I realised that Te Puea wanted me to have that relationship with the Pacific,” she told Matangi Tonga.
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Because our society still condones male violence, the victims cannot be properly protected. Tonga's legal system cannot effectively protect the victims of domestic violence until there is a change of attitudes and behavior across society. Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2. 1 August 2003.
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Law
Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The proposed amendment to the Tongan Constitution Clause 7- Freedom of Speech would replace the existing Clause 7 if government succeeds in passing it through the Legislature. -Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The move by the Tongan government to change the Freedom of Speech clause in the Tongan Constitution, and to introduce new laws to regulate the news media in Tonga, is seen by critics as an attempt to gag the press. Several controversial and hastily-prepared bills that were introduced to the Tongan legislature when its 2003 session opened in June, have provoked international outrage and local concern. Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Development should be regarded as a synthesis of many good things that can be found in all cultures not just in western culture, believes Tonga's 'Okusitino Mahina. by Linny Folau.
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Friday 1 August 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The long anticipated cat-and-mouse game between the Auckland-based weekly newspaper, Taimi 'o Tonga, and the Tongan government got off to a slow start on February 27, after weeks of uncertainty over whether a confrontation was ever going to take place. "Import bans on a Tongan language newspaper fail to stick". From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Gloria Guttenbeil (24) earned her Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Economics) and her Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Otago her proud parents showed their happiness by buying her a $15,000 V6, Mitsubishi GTO. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan community lost a dear friend when Dr. Jehanne Hildegard Teilhet-Fisk passed away in the United States on 28 August 2002 at the age of 63, after fighting a brave battle with cancer. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
There is increasing interest in the state of the economy: in particular the fall in the level of the Pa‘anga, the high level of inflation, and the economic reform programme. I intend to link these issues and to explain the economic and developmental factors behind them. In an educated, open society like Tonga’s, it is important that as many people as possible understand these important issues so that they can make informed contributions to the debate. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Royal Coffee brand, which is a household name in Tonga, will be launched in Sydney, Australia, in March and there are plans to reach other export markets. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Margaret Durham from the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Australia, ran a two-day workshop on Ethics in Business in Nuku’alofa from February 19-20. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Salote Lupepau‘u Tuita, Tonga’s Honorary Consul to China, was engaged to Mata‘i‘ulua Fusitu‘a, on 27 December. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Crown Prince Tupouto‘a offers a radical solution to Tonga’s inflation crisis: he says the low Pa‘anga is retarding the economy, and suggests that Tonga could dollarise its economy, to allow the US Dollar to become legal tender here. Interview by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Local traders and consumers are concerned about the increasing cost of goods. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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