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Tuesday 23 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wife beating, child molesting and prostitution are the pressing social problems that women are facing in Tonga today, according to Chief Inspector Officer Lautoa Faletau. Tuesday, September 23, 2003
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Monday 22 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government has launched a nation-wide campaign to counter the growing opposition to its proposed amendment to Clause 7 of the Constitution, which will neutralize "Freedom of Speech" in the Kingdom. -by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 22 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sir John Jeffries, the Chairman of the New Zealand Press Council, and Lincoln Gould, the Chief Executive of the Newspaper Publishers' Association and the New Zealand Press Association, visited Tonga from 16-20 September 2003.
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Tuesday 16 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament closed early on Tuesday, September 16, after a heated quarrel broke out between the Tongatapu No. 1 People's Representative, 'Akilisi Pohiva, and the Vava'u No. 2 People's Representative, 'Etuate Lavulavu.
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Tuesday 16 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan High Schools Under-18 rugby team beat Samoa 24-3 to win the qualifying tournament for the Tri-nations Under-19 World Cup, at Teufaiva Stadium on September 5.
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Sunday 14 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tokiko, a well known Japanese singer and songwriter was in Tonga from September 10 to 13.
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Tuesday 9 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deep-sea fishing, at the depth of between 500 and 2000 meters could offer a new source of fish for the Tonga Fisheries.
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Monday 8 September 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
The failure of the Crown to win a court case against the Taimi 'o Tonga newspaper continued last week with the dismissal by a jury in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on September 3 of a criminal defamation case against Mateni Tapueluelu, the Editor of the Taimi 'o Tonga.
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Wednesday 3 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although public reaction is heating up to a Tonga government move to control Freedom of Speech by changing Clause 7 of the island kingdom's 127 year old Constitution, few people yet realise the enormous and serious implications of what that change might mean. Objections so far have been based on the glaring illegality of the change, but there is more to it than that. By Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 2 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 30-member 'Ikale Tahi squad for the Rugby World Cup in Australia in October was announced by the Chairman of the Tongan Rugby Union, Tu'ivanuavou Vaea in Nuku'alofa at the end of August.
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Tuesday 2 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
If you think that Tongan men are good at playing rugby, wait until you see Tonga's first women's rugby league team in action, and some people say they are better than the boys.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A Centre for Women and Children that was started by the Catholic Women’s League in Nuku‘alofa, has became a National Project of Tonga, in order to survive and to grow, the CWL Annual General Meeting was told in April. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s dive into cigarette manufacturing was short-lived when a new tobacco factory was closed by the Ministry of Health only two days after opening on July 5. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Kefilini Tu‘alau (19) and Margaret Tupou (25) are ground-breaking pioneers in Tonga Heavy Weight Lifting. The two women became the first women ever to represent Tonga in the Super Heavy Weight Division during the 2003 Commonwealth, Oceania and South Pacific Heavy Weight Competition held in May. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The late Samisoni Cook was Tonga’s last whaler, but now his family would like to revive the industry. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Arriving in Tonga immediately after being released from foreign jails is often a traumatic experience for young people, who have spent most of their adult lives in the metropolitan centres of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney and Auckland. Many of them know very little about Tonga, excepting for the fact that they are of Tongan origins. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES. Because our society still condones male violence, the victims cannot be properly protected. One example of condoned violence in Tongan laws was the offence of rape. Tonga’s legal system cannot effectively protect the victims of domestic violence until there is a change of attitudes and behavior across society, says Teimumu Tapueluelu, the President of the Women in Law Society. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The secret to success for Tongan immigrants is to be able to maintain their identity as Tongans, at the same time absorb and take advantage of the opportunities that are available to them in their host countries, said Dr Helen Morton Lee, a lecturer on anthropology at the La Trobe University of Melbourne. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new illustrated book featuring Tongan and English translations of a German fairytale, was presented to HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on the schools day, at Teufaiva Stadium, during the Kings’s 85th birthday celebrations this year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga was placed seventh in the medal tally for the 22 countries that participated in the 12th South Pacific Games in Fiji in July. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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