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Thursday 23 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The launching of the new book, Songs & Poems of Queen Salote (Vava'u Press), at the Dateline Hotel on September 21 was an emotional journey back in time for some to relive an era in Tonga's past when the Queen's classic Tongan songs and poems were composed.
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Law
Friday 2 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Justice, Mr Justice Gordon Ward left Tonga at the end of June to take up a position as the chairman of the Court of Appeal in Fiji. Mr Justice Ward was interviewed by Pesi Fonua on 25 June 2004 a few days before leaving for Fiji. In this interview the Chief Justice notes that Tonga's law is quite clear on the exercise of the king's prerogative power; he also comments on the loss of Tonga's Statutes of Application to British law that has left Tonga with serious gaps in its laws that are only now being identified.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 100 nights of mourning held by the King and Queen of Tonga over the loss of their second son the late, Hon Ma'atu came to an end on June 4 when a traditional Lanu Kilikili ceremony was held on his grave at Mala'ekula.
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Wednesday 9 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Nobleman Havea Tu'‘iha'ateiho (72) died at Vaiola Hospital, Nuku'alofa, on June 5.
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Monday 24 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Nobleman Hon. Fakafanua Kinikinilau Lelea 'a Fafine was laid to rest today at the Vakataumai burial ground at Ma'ufanga.
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Wednesday 19 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The remains of the late Hon. Fakafanua, a Tongan nobleman, who died in Hawai‘i on May 13, will be returned to Tonga early Friday May 21, for burial on Monday May 24.
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Tuesday 16 March 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King and the Queen of Tonga will be mourning for 100 nights over the loss of their second son, the late Hon. Ma'atu, who died on February 17.
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Tuesday 24 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been in mourning since the death of Hon. Ma'atu on February 17, with many businesses, homes and government buildings displaying black and violet bunting as a mark of respect for the King's second son.
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Thursday 19 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of the King of Tonga's second son, Hon. Ma'atu Fatafehi Alaivahamama'o Tuku'aho, has been confirmed by the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa, following his sudden death at Vaiola Hospital on the morning of February 17, 2004.
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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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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
If you believe enough in yourself you can do anything, says 29-year-old ‘Alo Fe‘iloakitau, who set up his own business when he was only 25. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was business as usual for the former General Manager of Cable and Wireless plc, Jon Morris, when on August 18 he became General Manager of the Tonga Telecommunications International Limited, the new company that is linking Tonga to the rest of the world. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli, the former Director of the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre, took over as the new Director of the Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement in July. - Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Eseta Fusitu‘a, a key government spokesperson on Tongan affairs denies a claim that there is no accountability in the Tongan political system. She says that Tongans must find their own way and not be herded into accepting a foreign system. ‘Eseta is Deputy Chief Secretary and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet, and heads the Government Information Unit. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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