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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Television Tonga prepared for the launching of its service on July 4, with a workshop on television news and programme production, held at the Tonga Broadcasting Commission’s Main Studio in Nuku’alofa in May. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay arrived in Tonga on June 2, and the first carrier was Hon. Fane Tupou Vava‘u Tuita, (centre page) who began the torch relay from the Ha‘amonga ‘a Maui Triathlon in eastern Tongatapu. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven representatives of travel agents from throughout the United Kingdom visited Tonga from May 13-18. They were brought by Air New Zealand under their Pacific Wave 2000 educational program, to familiarise themselves with what the Tongan tourist industry had to offer. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first budget for the 21st century is the biggest and probably the most controversial budget that has ever been presented to the Tongan Parliament. 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 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a happy occasion for Patricia Landemere at the Billfish Bar and Restaurant on the evening of May 16, when she was presented with a trophy and gift by Dr Masaso Paunga, the Minister responsible for Tourism. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The $20 million that has been invested in the development of infrastructure in Vava’u during the past 15 years, will enable this part of the country to exploit its full potential in tourism, agriculture and fisheries. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Neil Dalgety, the president of the Tonga International Game Fishing Association, and other members of TIGFA were celebrating the opening of their new Clubhouse on the evening of May 17, at the Faua breakwater. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
(From our archives, March 2000). Millennium interview with Baron Vaea. When King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV finally accepted the resignation of Tonga’s 78-year-old Prime Minister, Hon. Baron Vaea, on December 3, 1999, it ended another intriguing saga of Tongan politics. Strange as it may sound, this was the case of a Prime Minister who had wanted to retire and go home after serving five decades in the public service—but he was not allowed to. When he finally agreed to our interview, on January 11, it was obvious why this overworked man had insisted on retirement. Baron Vaea was one exhausted person.
Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second television station for Tonga is expected to begin broadcasting on July 4 this year, once a conflict over channels allocation is resolved. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Government will have to introduce new legislation and a mechanism in order to check the quality of goods that are imported into Tonga, once a United Nations agreement on the use of genetic engineering takes effect later this year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Hon. Baron Vaea of Houma retired on December 3, he had clocked up 54 years of service for the Tongan government. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Classic All Blacks Tour to Tonga on April 1 was organised by a new business called the Booking Office. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Three broadcasters are gearing up to snatch Tonga's tiny television audience. One of them, Chris Racine, of the well-established OBN TV7, says he is ready for the competition. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The outcome of the King of Tonga’s first visit to China in 1997 and the termination of the Taiwanese presence in Tonga, was the resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The relationship between the Tongan Rugby Union and South Africa will be further consolidated this year as more Tongans have been invited to study and to play rugby in South Africa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Cable Wireless plc withdraws its operation in Tonga on July 4 this year, the service of connecting Tonga to the outside world be taken over by an Interim Management Committee, according to Hon. Clive Edwards, a member of the Board of Tonga Telecom. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s three-year-old sea-weed export industry expects the coming sea-weed season from June to December to be the best yet. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Colonel Fetu’utolu Tupou, retired after 23 years as the Commander of the Tonga Defence Services at the end of March and will become the new Tongan High Commissioner to London on May 1. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Pasifiki 2000 Trade Fair the biggest Trade fair to be held in Tonga, is the success story of something that started small four years ago. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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