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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Cook Islands, Liana Tarita Scott, was crowned as Miss South Pacific 1999-2000 at the Miss South Pacific Pageant in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Beijing, China
Tongan and Chinese flags were flying all over Tiananmen Square from October 6-8, 1999, during a three days state visit to Beijing by the King of Tonga, Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV. The historic square was the scene of great celebrations in October marking the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic, proclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong here in 1949. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lupepau‘u, the eldest daughter of Princess Pilolevu and Noble Tuita, the Governor of Vava‘u, is among a new generation of Royals who are breaking tradition by not working for the government, but are pursuing a career in the competitive business world. “It is my first job, and even though I am working for my mother I still have to regard her as the Boss, and I can define that line. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian actress, and Matrix movie star, Belinda McClory (30) came to Tonga recently for her father’s wedding, when Rob McClory the First Secretary at the Australian High Commission in Nuku‘alofa, married Savi Pangai from Vava‘u. - Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
These young people were smiling because they received certificates on November 5 at the completion of a six week course on Food and Beverage Preparation, and Customer Service. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Exploring an unknown destination without a map, may not be the wisest thing for anyone to do, but Canadian, Wanda Ariano, said that the experience of being lost on ‘Eua island was the highlight of her trip to Tonga.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
The meeting between HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV and Jiang Zemin, the President of the People’s Republic of China, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on October 7 was the highlight of the first State Visit to China by the King of Tonga. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV talks about his first visit to China since Tonga officially established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic, and terminated its 26-year-old diplomatic relationship with Taiwan. Interview by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Three native American whalers, Tom Happynook, his son Brian, and a cousin, Larry Johnson visited Nuku‘alofa during the second week of July, after visiting Australia and New Zealand. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon on August 7, this young couple emerged from the Church of Forgiveness, Haveluloto. The occasion was the wedding of Daniel Trevor Mullin to Cassandra Tukuia ‘a Purea Vaea. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The end of the 100th night of mourning following the death of Prince Fatafehi Tu‘ipelehake was marked with a "Lanu Kilikili ki Mo‘unga" ceremony at Mala‘ekula the Royal Tombs on July 27. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The writings of Tonga's late Queen Salote Tupou IV are being put together by Princess Nanasipau‘u Tuku‘aho, and scholars Dr. Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Dr. Elizabeth Wood-Ellem, and Dr. Melenaite Taumoefolau. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 60 athletes and officials represented Tonga at the 1999 South Pacific Games in Guam, which opened with a spectacular ceremony and fireworks in the capital Agana on May 29. Photos by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newsroom of Radio Tonga has been computerised and to celebrate the death of their manual typewriters they went out to the Good Samaritan Friday night barbeque on July 24. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The last Heilala Festival for this century, finished with the Miss Heilala Grand Ball on August 20, and the announcement of the Miss Heilala for 1999, Fonoti Taumoepeau. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: A ceremony called Ha‘amo followed the burial of HRH Prince Fatafehi Tu'ipelehake, and continued from April 17 until May 1, 1999. Every day a different Ha‘a or clan presented food and wreaths to the Royal Family at the Palace and to various groups of people and families who were directly involved with the funeral. Photos by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funeral procession of HRH Prince Fatafehi Tu‘ipelehake from the Palace to Mala‘ekula, on April 17. photos by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kuo to ‘a e Pulonga ‘e Tonga–"a darkness has fallen over Tonga", was how matapules (talking chiefs) described the death of Prince Fatafehi Tu‘ipelehake K.B.E. (77) in Auckland, New Zealand on April 10. Within hours of the Prime Baron Vaea’s official announcement of the State Funeral on Radio Tonga on April 11, people throughout Tonga wore black clothes and funeral mats or ta‘ovala. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Published in April, was a new history book, 'Queen Sālote of Tonga, The Story of an Era 1900-1965'. This 424 pages hard covered volume is the work of Dr Elizabeth Wood-Ellem, published by the University of Auckland Press. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto‘a, a retired Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, in an interview with the Matangi Tonga on May 16 offers a Pacific view on a number of subjects. On religion he said that Tongans are "living in la la land." Interview by Pesi Fonua, From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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