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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
An Airport Authority to manage the running of the Fua‘amotu International Airport, is expected to be in operation by 2002, according to the Minister of Civil Aviation, Dr Langi Hu’akavameiliku. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Ma’atu is the Patron of the newly formed Tonga-USA Business Council, which announced its executive council on September 1 in Nuku‘alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Peseti Ma’afu’s dream of an Insurance Centre for Tonga is becoming a reality after he was appointed as the first General Agent for Colonial Life Insurance in Tonga on August 18. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was business as usual for the former General Manager of Cable and Wireless plc, Jon Morris, when on August 18 he became General Manager of the Tonga Telecommunications International Limited, the new company that is linking Tonga to the rest of the world. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nadi, Fiji
Fiji will go to the polls in September 2002, Interim Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase said at Mualevu village in Lau on September 4. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Alexander Muller made his annual visit to Tonga to wish the King a happy birthday on July 4. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Jester to the King of Tonga, J. D. Bogdonoff visited the Kingdom in July. As might be expected, the visit was a mixture of pleasure and business for the Jester. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Republic of Fiji, like the Republic of Pakistan, is being suspended from the Council of the Commonwealth of Nations for overthrowing its democratically elected government. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The campaign by some Tongan shop owners for government to put a halt to the establishment of Chinese run shops, particularly in Nuku’alofa, has brought a mild reaction from the Chinese community. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Australia has further tightened its immigration policy for “high risk countries”, including Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli, the former Director of the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre, the Secretariat of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement, was in Fiji when George Speight and his armed men entered parliament on May 19 and held hostage the Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry and his cabinet members. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The retail price of diesel-generated electricity in Tongatapu will go up from 27 seniti to 33 seniti per unit in July. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Newly-wed couple, the Noble Tu‘iha‘angana and his wife, Mele Fakafanua, were pictured at the residence of Noble Fakafanua following a feast for about 1,000 people on May 20 to celebrate their wedding. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
An office to deal with all public complaints will be established at the beginning of the government’s next financial year on July 1. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was success at last for Koliniasi Afuha’amango (72), the newly elected Vava’u People’s Representative to the Tongan Legislative Assembly, taking over from William Harris, the Vava’u No. One People’s Representative who died last year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The swinging sixties came to life with the visiting Tuggerah Lakes Show Band from Australia, at the ‘Apifo’ou College Hall in, Nuku‘alofa, on June 14. Austin Powers look-alike, Paul Boden, and his bird, Kate Cosgrove, won two bottles of wine and t-shirts for the best dressed couple from the ‘60s era. Second prize went to “Easy Riders” ‘Otenili and Barbara Tu‘ipulotu. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
While Tongans are being told that their economy is growing at a record pace, at the same time they are faced with the hard reality of the declining value of their currency and the erosion of the foreign reserve. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Brian and Joan Hemburn, the organisers of the 2000 Island Cruising Rally, received a trophy and a certificate of recognition from Dr Masaso Paunga, Tonga’s Minister responsible for Tourism, during their Tongan stopover. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Television Tonga prepared for the launching of its service on July 4, with a workshop on television news and programme production, held at the Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s Main Studio in Nuku’alofa in May. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay arrived in Tonga on June 2, and the first carrier was Hon. Fane Tupou Vava‘u Tuita, (centre page) who began the torch relay from the Ha‘amonga ‘a Maui Triathlon in eastern Tongatapu. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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