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Tuesday 11 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
THE late Prince Tu'ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana will not be buried at the Mala'e Kula Royal Tombs, the burial place of the Tu'i Kanokupolu dynasty.
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Monday 10 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Despite the untimely death last week of Prince Tu'ipelehake, the chairman of the National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR), the Talanoa meetings that were scheduled for the USA are to continue.
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Monday 10 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The funerals of the late Prince Tu‘ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana will be held in Tonga on Friday July 21.
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Monday 10 July 2006
East Palo Alto, California
A memorial service was held in East Palo Alto, California, late on Friday July 7 for the Tongan royal family members, Prince Tu‘ipelehake, 56, Princess Kaimana, 46, and their driver, Vinisia Hefa, 36, who were killed in a vehicle accident in nearby Menlo Park, on Wednesday, July 5. Princess Mele Siu‘ilikutapu, sister of Prince Tu‘ipelehake attended the service.
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Monday 10 July 2006
Hawaii
I have been researching why the retail price of Tonga maile leis exported to Hawaii are less expensive than local Hawaiian maile and Cook Islands maile leis here. Maile workers in Hawaii receive $12 US per lei and the Cook Islands are receiving $11.50 NZ per lei. - Dave Thompson
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Saturday 8 July 2006
Redwood City, California
The teenage driver charged with the killing of two members of the Tongan royal family and their driver after slamming into their car pleaded not guilty on Friday, July 7 (US time) to vehicular manslaughter, according to AP news service.
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Friday 7 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
News of the sudden dealth of Tonga's "People's Prince" Prince Tu‘ipelehake (56) and Princess Kaimana (46) in a car accident on a California highway yesterday, has shocked Tongans as the news slowly spread in the Kingdom today.
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Friday 7 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 'Ikale Tahi and the Cook Islands will meet at Nuku'alofa's Teufaiva Stadium, tomorrow, July 8 for their second World Cup qualifying game.
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Friday 7 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two members of Tonga's Royal family, HRH Prince Tu'ipelehake and Princess Kaimana, died in a car accident in San Francisco last night according to Tongans living in the area, but this has yet to be officially confirmed by the Palace Office in Tonga.
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Thursday 6 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A gift of $10,000 pa‘anga was donated to Tonga's Vaiola Hospital by the Halaholo Family on July 5 to help the hospital buy a new ambulance.
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Wednesday 5 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government urgently needs new workers to replace its rubbish collectors who have taken their redundancy package and gone home.
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Tuesday 4 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's aging King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV for the first time was unable to attend the July 4 military parade - this year marking his 88th birthday - and the inspection of the parade was carried out by Crown Prince Tupouto'a at Mala'e Pangai in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 4 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Wearing colourful traditional costumes the 13 contestants for the 2006 Miss Heilala crown appeared in a Tau'olunga dance competition last night, July 3, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in the event that is a highlight of the annual pageant.
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Monday 3 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 815 civil servants retired on Friday, June 30, in a mass redundancy that has cost the government somem $22 million in a massive cash handout this week.
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Monday 3 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Looking frail and in his wheelchair, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV returned home to Tonga on Saturday July 1, in time for the celebration of his 88th birthday on July 4.
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Saturday 1 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The threat of a National Strike and Civil Disobedience ended in oblivion on June 29 when Tonga's Prime Minister answered a letter of petition before the June 30 deadline set by a loose-knit group of protestors.
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Friday 30 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight candidates were registered on June 29 for the coming Ha'apai parliamentary By-election on July 20.
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Friday 30 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Preparations are well underway for the return to Tonga of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV on Saturday July 1 to celebrate his 88th birthday on July 4.
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Friday 30 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Recent restrictions on lending by Commercial banks that have been introduced by the Tongan National Reserve Bank is an exercise that is faced by any growing economy around the world, according to the ANZ Bank's Managing Director for the Pacific, Mike Guerin who was in Nuku...’alofa on Thursday June 29.
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Friday 30 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The flags of the Aboriginals and the Torres Strait Islanders will be on display at the Australian High Commission, Nuku'alofa, next week to mark the National Aboriginal and Islanders Day of Celebration, NAIDOC.
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