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Saturday 19 August 2006
Düsseldorf, Germany
Together with Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata'Aho, the Royal Family, and all of the Tongan people our thoughts are with His Majesty, the King of Tonga, and we wish Him - deeply from our hearts - the helping hand of the Good Lord. - Dirk Tillen
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Thursday 17 August 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV who lay gravely ill in Mercy Hospital, Auckland, on Tuesday night, is now in a stable condition, Palace Office staff said this evening.
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Monday 26 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
TONGA'S King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV will return to Tonga on Saturday, July 1, in time for the celebration of his 88th birthday on July 4.
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Saturday 27 August 2005
London, United Kingdom
His Majesty, the father of our nation, who is abroad while our household is on fire and we the people are in it, speaks volumes than his past history. To abandon your responsibility towards a nation who is currently suffering, indicates lack of conscience or moral emotion towards his subjects. -William Mariner
Friday 26 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
I can't sit around and ignore what I believe is unfairness toward our beloved king. The king is nothing else but a socio-cultural and political father to the nation. It surely is not fun for him to maintain the highest degree of respectability, be a model and a leader and try to make everyone of his subjects happy.-Sailosi Finau
Tuesday 23 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A historical home owned by King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV was gutted in a blaze early this morning.
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Saturday 20 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan protesters were back outside their King's Auckland residence today, for a second day in support of a month-long public service strike in Tonga.
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Monday 13 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV is healthy and very well, said the king's Acting Private Secretary, Sateki .‘Ahio, at the Palace Office this morning, quashing rumours in the community that the king had died yesterday.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Between 2,000 to 3,000 Freedom Marchers gathered at the Catholic Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, Nuku’alofa, at mid-day on October 6, and marched to the Tongan Parliament to present petitions calling for protection of Freedom of Speech, threatened by a Government Bill to change the Tongan Constitution. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The proposed amendment to the Tongan Constitution Clause 7- Freedom of Speech would replace the existing Clause 7 if government succeeds in passing it through the Legislature. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A friend in need is a friend indeed, was the attitude of the French Polynesian President, Gaston Flosse, when he arrived in Tonga in early February to offer his assistance for the rebuilding of the 20 schools in Vava‘u, which were destroyed or damaged by Cyclone Waka on January 1 this year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli, the full time Director of the Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement says that his organisation wants to change Tonga’s structure of government, first with a mass movement and then later by introducing political parties. Interview by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Chief Secretary and the Secretary for Cabinet, Mrs ‘Eseta Fusitu‘a, dismissed the USA Department of State report as having been doctored, not factual and incomplete. “A report of this nature, I am sure, is used as a reference by international organisations, but we have never been asked to comment.” From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The thrust by Tonga’s two telecommunications companies, the Tonga Communications Corporation to introduce a new cell phone service, and by Tonfön to introduce a wireless telecommunications system, this year met a number of setbacks, which meant that both companies were unable to meet their July deadlines. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Royal Family is the epi-centre of Tongan politics, a traditional role that was later formalised by the 1875 Tongan Constitution, which spelled out the power of the King and the law of succession to the throne. While in most western countries one could follow political trends by studying the manifestos and the working agenda of political parties, in Tonga one has to understand the political thoughts of the King and the members of the Royal Family. This is no easy task, because of the exclusiveness that surrounds the Royal Family in their daily lives. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When the Tonga Trust fund was established by in 1988 its purpose was as a kind of safety net for Tonga to accumulate moneys to be held in trust as a foreign reserve fund for the Kingdom to use in exceptional circumstances, and for future major development projects. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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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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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King opened a new fitness centre at Haveluloto on August 13. Called ‘Inga Health and Fitness Gym, it is a business venture of Va‘inga Tuigamala, the former All Black winger, who turned professional and is now playing for the Manu Samoa. The gym has been set up in a renovated village hall. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kuo to ‘a e Pulonga ‘e Tonga–"a darkness has fallen over Tonga", was how matapules (talking chiefs) described the death of Prince Fatafehi Tu‘ipelehake K.B.E. (77) in Auckland, New Zealand on April 10. Within hours of the Prime Baron Vaea’s official announcement of the State Funeral on Radio Tonga on April 11, people throughout Tonga wore black clothes and funeral mats or ta‘ovala. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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Monday 31 May 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The recent funeral of Tonga’s respected former Prime Minister HRH Prince Fatafehi Tu‘ipelehake, brought the country to a standstill for ten days. The occasion, however, reminded us again that Tonga is run by two sets of interwoven political orders, one so old that it has its origins in a mythical heaven, and the other so relatively new that it has not yet replaced the old. By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.
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