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Monday 28 February 2005
Suva, Fiji
Government officials from 13 Pacific countries will attend two day Human Rights Workshop at the Macombo Hotel, Nadi opening today.
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Saturday 26 February 2005
Nuku'’alofa, Tonga
Audiences in Nuku'’alofa will have a new experience in contemporary music and dance on Monday 28 February and Tuesday 1 March, when the celebrated Australian Group Platypus, performs in Tonga.
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Saturday 26 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongas 25th Heilala Festival will be held from July 1-8, this year, with seven overseas contestants joining local girls in the annual Miss Heilala Pageant.
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Friday 25 February 2005
San Bruno, USA
San Bruno police, who have been meeting the Tongan community trying to find ways to reach out to troubled families following violence by Tongan gangs in their areas, plan to visit Tonga in March 2005 to learn more about the culture. By Amy Yarbrough.
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Friday 25 February 2005
Sydney, Australia
(CPU Online/Pacific Media Watch): Representatives from across the Commonwealth this week revealed press freedom was under threat from political and economic interference as well as self-censorship in areas spanning the Pacific, Africa and Asia.
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Thursday 24 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Taufa'’ahau Tupou IV laid the official foundation today to mark the first major upgrade and refurbishment of Nuku'alofa's Vaiola Hospital at Tofoa since its inception 30 years ago.
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Thursday 24 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga National Men'’s Volleyball team will leave Tonga on February 28 to participate in the 2005 Men'’s World Volleyball Championships Asian leg.
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Thursday 24 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Rotary Club of Nuku'alofa joined celebrations around the world yesterday to mark the 100th year of the international service club.
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Thursday 24 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga National Surf Team won the 2005 Oceania Surfing Cup, in Norfolk Island last week 14-19 February, after some outstanding surfing.
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Wednesday 23 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Post Office, which is set to be corporatised in July, has recently doubled its airmail parcel rates and introduced a special high rate for parcels on the busiest section between Tonga and New Zealand.
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Monday 21 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu's electric power generation will be boosted by a new 3.0 megawatt diesel generator that Shoreline Group has imported from Germany and expects to be operational by June this year.
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Saturday 19 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement THRDM is counting on winning all nine People Representatives seats in the March 17 Tongan Parliamentary Election. 'Akilisi Pohiva, the Secretary of the THRDM and the incumbent Tongatapu No. 1 People's Representative, was optimistic that the THRDM or "Temos" would be able to take the two seats for Vava'u this year.
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Friday 18 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
High schools and colleges in Tongatapu have held their sports days over the last two weeks to choose their best athletes for the upcoming Inter College Sports to be held on March 31 -April 2. The hot summer days with temperatures around 30 celcius did not dampen the enthusiasm of the competitors or their supporters.
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Friday 18 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Communications Corporation launched its new Post Paid Mobile service, yesterday February 17, at the International Dateline Hotel, offered through its UCall mobile system.
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Friday 18 February 2005
USA
It was a tsunami like wave that was felt through out the land, the islands that is, when Mr. Edwards blasted the royals with accusations of misappropriations and misgivings during the time he was basking in the limelight and among the elites and the crème de la crème of the populace.
Friday 18 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As we are getting closer to Tonga's 2005 Parliamentary General Election on March 17 the idea of political change is still the popular campaign issue, and it is clearer now that we are looking at three different proposals, or models of government. - Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 18 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two major aid donors Australia and New Zealand, joined with Tonga in the first Three-way Aid consultations this week to co-ordinate their ongoing aid efforts.
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Friday 18 February 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
We have observed an interesting trend in previous candidates competing for a place in parliament. They are as fierce as lions when campaigning with their out-spokenness, yet as soon as they get into parliament, it almost seems like someone had clipped their tongues like a wet bus ticket on the way in.
Wednesday 16 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Better Business Governance was the theme of a short training program and mentoring for company directors in Tonga this month.
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Tuesday 15 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Long-time parliamentarian 'Uliti Uata, aims to finish building his downtown office block on Nuku'alofa's main street this year - a project that has taken 24 years.
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