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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The saying that when the going gets tough, the tough keep going, is very true with the Nuku‘alofa business community. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A study of the level of corruption in Tonga is expected to be completed before the end of the year, and made public by March 2004. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Democratic reform will help to preserve the dignity of the King, and his links with his people, says Taimi ‘o Tonga publisher, Kalafi Moala. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A Centre for Women and Children that was started by the Catholic Women’s League in Nuku‘alofa, has became a National Project of Tonga, in order to survive and to grow, the CWL Annual General Meeting was told in April. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s dive into cigarette manufacturing was short-lived when a new tobacco factory was closed by the Ministry of Health only two days after opening on July 5. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Kefilini Tu‘alau (19) and Margaret Tupou (25) are ground-breaking pioneers in Tonga Heavy Weight Lifting. The two women became the first women ever to represent Tonga in the Super Heavy Weight Division during the 2003 Commonwealth, Oceania and South Pacific Heavy Weight Competition held in May. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The late Samisoni Cook was Tonga’s last whaler, but now his family would like to revive the industry. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Arriving in Tonga immediately after being released from foreign jails is often a traumatic experience for young people, who have spent most of their adult lives in the metropolitan centres of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney and Auckland. Many of them know very little about Tonga, excepting for the fact that they are of Tongan origins. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES. Because our society still condones male violence, the victims cannot be properly protected. One example of condoned violence in Tongan laws was the offence of rape. Tonga’s legal system cannot effectively protect the victims of domestic violence until there is a change of attitudes and behavior across society, says Teimumu Tapueluelu, the President of the Women in Law Society. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The secret to success for Tongan immigrants is to be able to maintain their identity as Tongans, at the same time absorb and take advantage of the opportunities that are available to them in their host countries, said Dr Helen Morton Lee, a lecturer on anthropology at the La Trobe University of Melbourne. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new illustrated book featuring Tongan and English translations of a German fairytale, was presented to HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on the schools day, at Teufaiva Stadium, during the Kings’s 85th birthday celebrations this year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga was placed seventh in the medal tally for the 22 countries that participated in the 12th South Pacific Games in Fiji in July. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
It was business and leisure for the Speakers and Clerks of Pacific parliaments when they met in Tonga for their 34th conference from June 28 to July 3. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Richard Stanley, Tonga’s new alternative executive director to the Asian Development Bank, visited Tonga at the end of April. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government’s Budget for 2003-04 of $156.2 million is the highest ever, and it is $37.5 million more than last year’s $118.7 million budget. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga was fulfilling an obligation to the United States when it supported the Coalition operation in Iraq, Tonga’s Prince Regent, Crown Prince Tupouto‘a said on July 22 when questioned by Matangi Tonga on Tonga’s position. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Vava‘u no. 2 People’s Representative to the Tongan Legislative Assembly, ‘Etuate Lavulavu, filed a motion for a writ, with the Tongan Legislative Assembly on June 25, calling for the impeachment of the Chief Justice, Hon. Mr Justice Ward. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new US$1.2 million Autonomous Meteorological Centre should be in operation at the Fua‘amotu International Airport by December. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Royal Tongan Airlines wants to make Tonga the hub of a regional service that will connect the South Pacific kingdom with Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
During the past few years Tonga has become a Lali of the New Zealand media, and of some fringe New Zealand politicians. A Lali is a drum that is beaten hard with a stick, and in these people’s hands it has meant a thrashing for the Tongan Royalty and the Tongan government. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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