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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Royal Beer Company was again awarded two Bronze Medals by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria at the Australian International Beer Awards 2000. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The annual consultation meeting between TongaSat and a Satellite Committee of government got underway in Nuku’alofa for two days during the third week of August. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Peseti Ma’afu’s dream of an Insurance Centre for Tonga is becoming a reality after he was appointed as the first General Agent for Colonial Life Insurance in Tonga on August 18. 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
While Tonga’s economy is under pressure from the Reserve Bank, because of a steep dive in the Foreign Reserve; and while the Private Sector and the government are preoccupied with far-sighted new projects in telecommunications, power generation and the marketing of Tongan produce overseas—projects that could secure a place for Tonga in the global economy of the 21st century—Parliament, somehow, has been looking inwards, and preoccupying itself with its internal affairs. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Heather Leslie, Assistant Professor with the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada, will be carrying research in Tonga during the next six years for a book on the history of the medical profession in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Jester to the King of Tonga, J. D. Bogdonoff visited the Kingdom in July. As might be expected, the visit was a mixture of pleasure and business for the Jester. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Republic of Fiji, like the Republic of Pakistan, is being suspended from the Council of the Commonwealth of Nations for overthrowing its democratically elected government. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The campaign by some Tongan shop owners for government to put a halt to the establishment of Chinese run shops, particularly in Nuku’alofa, has brought a mild reaction from the Chinese community. 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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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The retail price of diesel-generated electricity in Tongatapu will go up from 27 seniti to 33 seniti per unit in July. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven representatives of travel agents from throughout the United Kingdom visited Tonga from May 13-18. They were brought by Air New Zealand under their Pacific Wave 2000 educational program, to familiarise themselves with what the Tongan tourist industry had to offer. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES 2000. "It seems to me that the whole approach to life in the Pacific Islands forever sails very closely to what we refer to as ethnicity, which is the way anthropologists and paternalistic aid donors forgive our basic racism....Another example nearer home was the racially motivated and cowardly violence, which young jobless, and dare I say it, hopeless Tongans, visited on our Chinese owned shops last year; an act of such barbarity that it shamed and disgusted me and every other Tongan of my generation...." Crown Prince Tupouto‘a comments in an interview with Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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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
Brian and Joan Hemburn, the organisers of the 2000 Island Cruising Rally, received a trophy and a certificate of recognition from Dr Masaso Paunga, Tonga’s Minister responsible for Tourism, during their Tongan stopover. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new wireless telecommunications system being designed for Tonga will be the first of its kind to be used on a nation-wide basis anywhere in the world. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The $20 million that has been invested in the development of infrastructure in Vava’u during the past 15 years, will enable this part of the country to exploit its full potential in tourism, agriculture and fisheries. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
An office to deal with all public complaints will be established at the beginning of the government’s next financial year on July 1. 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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