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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The new General Manager of the Westpac Bank of Tonga, Mishka Tu‘ifua (37), is a winner. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many young Tongans are unhappy and frustrated in their host countries and with the hardship of meeting their parents' obligations to Tonga. -Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's Maori Queen, Dame Te Arikuini Te Atairangikaahu visited Tonga twice recently to attend a wedding in the Tongan Royal Family, and the King's 85th birthday. "My grand aunty Princess Te Puea had a close connection with Queen Salote. I think the important thing was that when I came to Tonga I realised that Te Puea wanted me to have that relationship with the Pacific,” she told Matangi Tonga.
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Because our society still condones male violence, the victims cannot be properly protected. Tonga's legal system cannot effectively protect the victims of domestic violence until there is a change of attitudes and behavior across society. Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2. 1 August 2003.
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Development should be regarded as a synthesis of many good things that can be found in all cultures not just in western culture, believes Tonga's 'Okusitino Mahina. by Linny Folau.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Gloria Guttenbeil (24) earned her Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Economics) and her Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Otago her proud parents showed their happiness by buying her a $15,000 V6, Mitsubishi GTO. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan community lost a dear friend when Dr. Jehanne Hildegard Teilhet-Fisk passed away in the United States on 28 August 2002 at the age of 63, after fighting a brave battle with cancer. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Salote Lupepau‘u Tuita, Tonga’s Honorary Consul to China, was engaged to Mata‘i‘ulua Fusitu‘a, on 27 December. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government in December 2002 launched its National Policy on Gender and Development, with a clear objective that by 2025, “all men, women, children and the families in Tonga should achieve equal access to economic, social, political and religious opportunities and benefits.” From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
It is only on very special occasions that one of the 12 apostles of the church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints visits Tonga. When the Apostle L. Tom Perry came from February 14-17, the occasion was to launch a satellite communication service, which the Church in Tonga could use for national conferences and for communication with other churches throughout the world. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Leaving behind the political turmoil in the Middle East and in Indonesia, Tupoutu‘a Lindborg has returned to the safety of her Tongan home. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When ‘Akosita Havili entered the first ever 'Face of Tonga' Pageant in early December, it was, “just for fun, something to do”. The 18-year-old from Ha‘ateiho said that the modeling contest helped her face up to her worst fear, which was standing in front of a large crowd. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
‘Okataina Taione 21, from Pahu, was the Dux of St Joseph’s Business College for 2002. Taina, a former student of Tonga High School said that she entered St Joseph’s Business College in 2001 with one goal in mind, “to become the Captain of the school.” From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
One of Nuku‘alofa’s leading businessman, Robert Albin Johansson (75) died at the Greenlane Hospital, Auckland, on 20 February, after undergoing heart surgery. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Fatai Tokolahi (26) was chosen by the Tonga National Youth Congress to be the Speaker of Tonga’s first ever Youth Parliament in December last year, he said that it was a turning point in his life, and it made him realize that his future career is in politics. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Nesian Mystik’s debut album ‘Polysaturated’ went double platinum in New Zealand alone, with sales of over 30,000 CDs, an achievement Tongan band member Donald McNulty attributes to the band’s teamwork and perseverance. “We’ve been together since 3rd Form—we hung around the music room all the time, just jamming”. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Looking for a career that offered more challenges, and taking a chance on a new opportunity, led Melenaite Fifita, out of the office and into not one job, but three jobs rolled into one. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
It was the highlight of Prue Jackson’s holiday in Tonga when she met Saia ‘Ahau at Crown Prince Tupouto‘a residence, The Villa, on August 21. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The hottest young voice that is being broadcast on the 89.1 FM airwaves everyday belongs to 20-year-old Melinda Fetuani. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Feeling it, living it and loving it, was the catchline, for Tonga’s second Aerobics Extravaganza, held in September. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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