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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Radio Tonga’s Tavake Fusimalohi wanted to launch his station in time for the Millennium but Privy Council has deferred the licence. The new TV proposal has been criticized on OBN TV7 in July by Racine who has drawn the King into the debate over the control of Tongan television. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $700,000 machine that was bought by the Government of Tonga last year for the construction of asphalt roads is sitting idle at the Ministry of Works depot in Nuku‘alofa. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The end of the 100th night of mourning following the death of Prince Fatafehi Tu‘ipelehake was marked with a "Lanu Kilikili ki Mo‘unga" ceremony at Mala‘ekula the Royal Tombs on July 27. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tongatapu
The concept of Free Trade according to ‘Aisake Eke, Tonga’s Chief Accountant and the Secretary for Finance, is based on a belief, “that Free Trade will bring about economic growth, because of a bigger market”.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The writings of Tonga's late Queen Salote Tupou IV are being put together by Princess Nanasipau‘u Tuku‘aho, and scholars Dr. Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Dr. Elizabeth Wood-Ellem, and Dr. Melenaite Taumoefolau. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon on August 7, this young couple emerged from the Church of Forgiveness, Haveluloto. The occasion was the wedding of Daniel Trevor Mullin to Cassandra Tukuia ‘a Purea Vaea. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Japan could become a big importer of Tongan vanilla, according to Sitalini Naufahu of the Zuvva Import and Export Co. Ltd, in Nuku‘alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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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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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Anna Tupou, the globe-trotting marketing manager of TongaSat is in full support of Tonga joining the World Trade Organisation. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 60 athletes and officials represented Tonga at the 1999 South Pacific Games in Guam, which opened with a spectacular ceremony and fireworks in the capital Agana on May 29. Photos by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Chamber of Commerce believes that Tonga should become a signatory to the regional Free Trade Area, and become a member of the World Trade Organisation as soon as possible, said the Chamber president, Paul Karalus. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A Free Trade Area agreement among South Pacific Forum countries is expected to come into force by October next year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
‘Ikale Tahi squad for 1999 Rugby World Cup announced. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year government cut its Budget to pay for the retirement and holiday travelling of public servants. It was more important for government to keep the 4,500 public servants happy, than to allocate funds to boost exports and to prop up the value of the pa‘anga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
“It‘s all in the mind,” said Polutele Tu‘ihalamaka, the coach of the ‘Ikale Tahi when he was asked for a prediction on the ‘Ikale Tahi versus the All Blacks in the first round of the Rugby World Cup in the United Kingdom on October 3. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Rugby Union has recruited a full-time Chief Executive Of­ficer, Lisiate ‘Akolo to oversee Tonga’s participation in the 1999 Rugby World Cup. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newsroom of Radio Tonga has been computerised and to celebrate the death of their manual typewriters they went out to the Good Samaritan Friday night barbeque on July 24. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal School of Science launched in March 1998 is running at full capacity with 85 students. Captain Va‘inga Tone said, "there is a tight program, each student requires two hours on-line every day, and more people are ussing the on-line services for research." From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
John Koldowski of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) made a luncheon presentation at the National Cultural Centre on August 20. PATA circulates marketing information to member organisations. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
If Tonga goes ahead and adopts daylight savings this year from October to March, advancing its clock one hour ahead of everyone else in the region, it will be the first in the race to clock-in the Millennium. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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