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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The new headquarters of the Tonga Defence Services was officially opened by HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on December 5. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Monday 6 October 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
2,000 to 3,000 Freedom Marchers gathered at the Catholic Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, Nuku'alofa, the capital of Tonga, at mid-day today, and marched to the Tongan Parliament (below) to present petitions calling for protection of Freedom of Speech, which is threatened by a Government Bill to change the Tongan Constitution. - Photos by Pesi Fonua, Linny Folau, and George Cocker.
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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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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Baton Relay literally touched the hearts of dozens of Tongan school children during the two days that they carried it through the villages of the island of Tongatapu attracting thousands of excited spectators. The pulsating light that flows in rhythm with the heartbeat of each carrier was a fascination for every carrier of the baton. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A small Tongan contingent attended the 2000 Sydney Olympic. They were pictured with TASA officials, Hon. Tevita Tupou, and Stephen Finau with the Sydney Opera House in the background. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
If the dawn can tell us what the rest of the day will be like, then the dawn of the 21st Century indicates that the new century will be bright and sunny for Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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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
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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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Neil Dalgety, the president of the Tonga International Game Fishing Association, and other members of TIGFA were celebrating the opening of their new Clubhouse on the evening of May 17, at the Faua breakwater. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Prince Regent, Prince Ulkalala Lavaka Ata and Princess Nanasipau‘u, officially opened the Pasifiki 2000 Trade Fair at Queen Salote Memorial Hall, March 30. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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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
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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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 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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Saturday 4 July 1998

A special Kava Ceremony was held at the Royal Palace, Nuku‘alofa on June 30 to honour the Hon. Salote Lupepau‘u Tuita, for her 21st Birthday.
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Saturday 4 July 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Enjoying a night out in Nuku‘alofa during the warm-up to the Heilala Festival on June 18 were guests attending the opening of the Waterfront Café on Hala Vuna. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 13, no. 2, July 1998.
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Saturday 4 July 1998

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The evening concerts of the Tonga Music Association's Annual Music Festival from June 14 to July 4 held at various venues, brought crowds into Nuku‘alofa to enjoy the free entertainment.
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