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Friday 26 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island Leaders Forum meeting is to be held in Nuku‘alofa on October 23-26.
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Tuesday 9 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new German Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Jorg Hans Zimmermann made his first official visit to the kingdom on May 1.
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Monday 3 April 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was the most emotional farewell that HE Mr Paul Nessling and his wife Kathryn had ever experienced during their 30-years in the British Foreign Service, when they left Tonga in the dead of the night, at 2 am on April 1 - having softly closed the doors on over a century of British representation in Tonga.
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Saturday 4 March 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"I am both delighted and sad to welcome you all to this final ceremony at the British High Commission before we formally close at the end of March," said HE Paul Nessling, the British High Commissioner to Tonga, on the lawn of the British Residence on the evening of 2 March, 2006. Prince Regent Crown Prince Tupouto'a attended the closure of the 105 year old British diplomatic mission. TheTonga Defence Services fired a three volley salute before the Union Jack was formally lowered to the sound of the lament. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 21 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa has been appointed as Tonga's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom succeeding Mrs. Viela Tupou, the Tongan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced today.
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Saturday 11 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's leadership is committed to progress but Tonga faces hard choices for the future, and the real question is, "whether the People of Tonga will rise to the challenge and ride this wave of progress," said the British High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Paul Nessling, on June 9.
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Wednesday 16 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The status of the Tonga government's Human Rights Practices during 2004, according to the US Department of State was “Poor”.
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Friday 18 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two major aid donors Australia and New Zealand, joined with Tonga in the first Three-way Aid consultations this week to co-ordinate their ongoing aid efforts.
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Friday 28 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $974,000 pa'anga in aid was pledged by Japan on Tuesday to help fund schools projects and other community projects in Tonga.
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Thursday 20 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga hopes to complete its accession process to the World Trade Organisation WTO by the end of the year, announced Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Cecil Cocker on January 19 at the Prime Minister's office, Nuku'alofa during the signing of a bilateral Market Access Agreement between Tonga and the People's Republic of China.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Even in Tonga the reality of the 21st Century is ever present and cannot be ignored, the British High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Paul Nessling told guests at reception to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, at the British High Commission in Nuku'alofa on June 10.
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Tuesday 16 March 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may not be in the good books of the USA with regards to its human rights record, but it is definitely a treasured partner of the USA in its war against terrorism.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Va‘inga Palu, Tonga’s Director of Trade, attended the China International Fair for Investment in the Chinese city of Xiamen on September 10 and met the Chinese media. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga has this year been included in the New Zealand Immigration Pacific Access Category, granting 250 Tongans the chance of obtaining legal status in New Zealand, or emigrating there. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A friend in need is a friend indeed, was the attitude of the French Polynesian President, Gaston Flosse, when he arrived in Tonga in early February to offer his assistance for the rebuilding of the 20 schools in Vava‘u, which were destroyed or damaged by Cyclone Waka on January 1 this year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Ministry of Immigration plans to introduce a new Immigration Policy this year, and a new Immigration Bill will be tabled into Parliament during this year’s session. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Mr Frans Baan, the new head of the European Commission, visited Tonga for the first time in March. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The first visit to Tonga by the Hon. Philip Goff, the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, with a group of pakeha, Pacific Island and Maori politicians, in early December, brought a mixed bag of presents to Tonga just before Christmas. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Prime Minister, Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, joined world leaders attending the U.N. Millennium Summit in September, the largest such gathering in recorded history. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The outcome of the King of Tonga’s first visit to China in 1997 and the termination of the Taiwanese presence in Tonga, was the resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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