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Wednesday 4 August 2004
Nadi, Fiji
Non Government Organizations (NGOs) from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Marshall Islands, meeting in Nadi today have called for a greater NGO role in Pacific Governments annual Budget processes. They have also put a strong case to have this participation properly funded by Government so that the voice of people in poverty and other disadvantaged groups may be heard at all points in the budget process.
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Wednesday 21 July 2004
Press Release Canberra, Australia
Terrorism poses a grave threat to international security. As a Western country with global interests that values peace, religious freedom, respect for the rule of law and tolerance, Australia is a target.
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Wednesday 14 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States and Australia signed a framework memorandum of understanding July 7 outlining future Australian participation on cooperative missile defence activities.
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Tuesday 22 June 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australia's engagement with the countries of the Pacific has intensified dramatically over the past year.
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Sunday 13 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty four soldiers from the Tonga Defence Service will leave Tonga on Tuesday June 15 to serve alongside USA soldiers in a peacekeeping mission in Iraq.
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Friday 20 February 2004
Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Telecommunications managers in the Pacific are looking at how island communities can take advantage of new telephone and internet technologies. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deep-sea fishing, at the depth of between 500 and 2000 meters could offer a new source of fish for the Tonga Fisheries Industry. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 September 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Remote Islands and Rural Technology was the theme of a two-day Pacific Islands telecommunications workshop that was held at the International Dateline Hotel, Nuku'alofa, from September 29-30.
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan soldiers and policemen may soon be deployed overseas on peace keeping duties in Iraq, as well as the Solomons Islands. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 2
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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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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Prime Minister announced on February 14 that there was a serious turn in Tonga’s relationship with New Zealand in the wake of unsubstantiated accusations made by New Zealand’s foreign ministry. The Prime Minister Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka Ata believed that a New Zealand Ministerial attack which ridiculed the Tongan government and Tonga’s Royal family was an attempt to influence Tonga’s March General Election, and “to take the moral high ground, to say they are holier than us, and to dictate to other countries what New Zealand wants”. Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka Ata was responding to the accusations at a press conference he called in Nuku‘alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Tupeni Baba, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Fiji’s deposed government of Mahendra Chaudrey, and a man who has been held hostage twice—first by Steven Rabuka in 1987 and again by George Speight in 1999, visited Tonga at the end of 2000. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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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
If Australian trade sanctions against Fiji cut off Tonga’s oil supplies, which come through Fiji, Tonga will be forced to find other sources of fuel. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The whereabouts of three Chinese nationals, who were discovered hiding inside a container, when the Tausala Samoa arrived in Tauranga, New Zealand, on July 12, is now uncertain. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Putting everything on the line, “our money, my jewellery and even our lives,” was how Tricia Emberson, the Managing Director of ‘Alatini Fisheries described the commitment she and her partner, Bill Holden, had made toward the development of their company during the past ten years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Sunday 30 May 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'From the Stone Age to the Space Age in 200 years', is the title of a new catalogue on Tongan art objects–the first publication of the Tonga National Museum. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Monday 1 December 1997

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A constitutional monarchy as a system of government has been serving Tonga since 1875 making it the oldest government in the South Pacific Islands region. It has also been recognised as the most stable government in the region. But recently this 122-year-old system of government has come under pressure both from outside and from within the kingdom for some fundamental changes. FROM OUR ARCHIVES by Pesi Fonua.

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