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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The $52,000 in cash prizes given at the Jesus 2000 Rugby Tournament in January amounted to the biggest prize ever offered for rugby in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Millions of pa‘anga in private investment money is currently being poured into commercial development along a two kilometres stretch of Taufa‘ahau Road between the Nuku’alofa Post Office and Fanga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
In the past they kept their anger and sadness to themselves, but today if Tongan women are not happy, and if they are hurt, they will speak out because they have the right to do so, says international women’s leader, Princess Nanasipau‘u Tuku‘aho of Tonga. Interview by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
So far no licence has been issued for the two companies that are proposing to run Tonga’s telecommunications services, Shoreline Communication, and a yet to be established, Tonga Telecommunications Corporation. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nadi, Fiji
Over 100 people are now being investigated for treason in Fiji. This includes some influential and prominent business people, reported Fiji Live on September 5. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Heather Leslie, Assistant Professor with the Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Canada, will be carrying research in Tonga during the next six years for a book on the history of the medical profession in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Trust Fund was established by the Tonga Trust Fund Act on 3 November 1988. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
An Airport Authority to manage the running of the Fua‘amotu International Airport, is expected to be in operation by 2002, according to the Minister of Civil Aviation, Dr Langi Hu’akavameiliku. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Ma’atu is the Patron of the newly formed Tonga-USA Business Council, which announced its executive council on September 1 in Nuku‘alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Peseti Ma’afu’s dream of an Insurance Centre for Tonga is becoming a reality after he was appointed as the first General Agent for Colonial Life Insurance in Tonga on August 18. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was business as usual for the former General Manager of Cable and Wireless plc, Jon Morris, when on August 18 he became General Manager of the Tonga Telecommunications International Limited, the new company that is linking Tonga to the rest of the world. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nadi, Fiji
Fiji will go to the polls in September 2002, Interim Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase said at Mualevu village in Lau on September 4. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Alexander Muller made his annual visit to Tonga to wish the King a happy birthday on July 4. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Plastic money arrived in Tonga on June 21, with an enthusiastic reception seeing over 1000 cards issued in the first month. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The saying that one can’t see the wood for the trees, is so appropriate to our situation in Tonga today. It has been pointed out numerous times, and we can see it with our own eyes, that we are blessed with a good country, where the weather is hospitable, and the soil is so fertile that plants can grow even in the sand. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Royal Beer Company was again awarded two Bronze Medals by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria at the Australian International Beer Awards 2000. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consumption is up as economic activity increases in Tonga. Trade figures for the first quarter of 2000 compared to the same period in 1999, for selected Tonga imports. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Tokyo, Japan
BioTechnology can be used to produce new products from Tonga’s agriculture and fisheries, and it may help Tonga maintain its claim to niche markets that it has initiated in Japan, said Dr Kyosuke Owa, a Japanese scientist working for the Nano Merchandise Development Co. Ltd. in Nuku’alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
While Tonga’s economy is under pressure from the Reserve Bank, because of a steep dive in the Foreign Reserve; and while the Private Sector and the government are preoccupied with far-sighted new projects in telecommunications, power generation and the marketing of Tongan produce overseas—projects that could secure a place for Tonga in the global economy of the 21st century—Parliament, somehow, has been looking inwards, and preoccupying itself with its internal affairs. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Prime Minister, Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, joined world leaders attending the U.N. Millennium Summit in September, the largest such gathering in recorded history. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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