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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
Moshin Morita, the President of the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, was in Tonga in March on a fact-finding mission, “to find ways to develop intellectual and cultural ties between Japan and Tonga.” From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Fiji is moving to expand its trade with its neighbouring island states in an effort to revive its economy after the May 19 coup d’etat. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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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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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Tupeni Baba, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Fiji’s deposed government of Mahendra Chaudrey, and a man who has been held hostage twice—first by Steven Rabuka in 1987 and again by George Speight in 1999, visited Tonga at the end of 2000. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nadi, Fiji
Over 100 people are now being investigated for treason in Fiji. This includes some influential and prominent business people, reported Fiji Live on September 5. 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
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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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Fiji Foreign Affairs Minister Kaliopate Tavola said he was very pleased with his meeting with his Australian counterpart Alexander Downer, the Fiji Daily Post reported on August 26. 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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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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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The whereabouts of three Chinese nationals, who were discovered hiding inside a container, when the Tausala Samoa arrived in Tauranga, New Zealand, on July 12, is now uncertain. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Monday 27 April 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES. Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 13, no. 1, April 1998. HRH Crown Prince Tupouto‘a, Tonga’s first Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, is retiring from the Civil Service on May 5, 1998, the day after his 50th birthday. "... there are many good young men—young noblemen and commoners, who are perfectly able to do what I did and, in fact, could do better. They all have very good educations," he said, but also spoke about "a widening gap between the qualified and the unqualified". Interview by Pesi Fonua.

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