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Tuesday 6 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Westpac Bank of Tonga celebrated its 30th year on July 1, and in Nuku'alofa for the celebration were Ann Sherry, the Group Executive for Westpac New Zealand and the Pacific, and Alan Walter the Westpac CEO for the Pacific and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Westpac Bank of Tonga.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The liquidation of the Royal Tongan Airlines started yesterday, by a five man team led by Richard Agnew from Price Waterhouse Corporation of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Friday 14 May 2004
Nuku'‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga's official Foreign Reserve in April reached the highest point for this year.
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Wednesday 7 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's high inflation rate of 12 per cent, is a stumbling block for economic recovery, and a major cause of misery for ordinary Tongans, and urgently needs to be reduced. Martin Cerisola, the leader of an International Monetary Fund delegation, winding-up their annual visit to Tonga on April 2, said that high inflation had the most adverse affect on low income earners. "It affects the poor the most, and I emphasised that inflation should be brought down to a sustainable level.
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Friday 2 April 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a counterfeit $20 pa‘anga note was discovered in Nuku‘alofa on March 25, Tonga's Reserve Bank has warned people to examine bank notes carefully before accepting them.
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Thursday 4 March 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank will allocate a $2.5 million fund to be made available for loans to squash growers this year, according to the bank's Commercial Loans Manager, Simi Sefanaia.
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Wednesday 4 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After weeks of wrangling over the proposed $6.3 million loan by Tongatapu squash exporters, from the Tonga Development Bank, $2 million has been approved.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s export market for its treasured yams would increase if Tonga and its main trading partners New Zealand and Australia could agree on ways to eliminate fumigation for this product, say exporters in Nuku‘alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Telecommunications managers in the Pacific are looking at how island communities can take advantage of new telephone and internet technologies. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The new Waterfront Lodge was officially opened for business on December 6 in Nukualofa’s seafront Vuna Road. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A new professional organisation of Tongan news media was officially registered in Nuku‘alofa as an incorporated society on 11 November 2003. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s annual squash exports for Japan could reach 20,000 tonnes, but people in the industry in November were predicting the price will plummet this year to a disappointing low of between 20 and 15 seniti per kilo. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Cowley and Sons Bakery this year celebrated the 110 years of their operation in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deep-sea fishing, at the depth of between 500 and 2000 meters could offer a new source of fish for the Tonga Fisheries Industry. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A former technician with the Tonga Telephone and Telegraph Department back in 1957, Alexander James McGregor (80), from Grey Lynn, Auckland, visited Tonga for the third time in November. When he first arrived in Tonga in 1957 homes were thatched huts, and there were no aeroplanes, just ferries. There were a few vehicles and the telephone system operated through one switchboard.From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tricia Emberson the CEO of Tonga’s largest fish exporter, ‘Alatini Fisheries Ltd., who has been operating in Tongan waters for the last 14 years, is a hard core survivor of an industry that has had to ride out the waves of unfavourable weather conditions and export cargo surcharges over the last two years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Monday 29 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Squash Exporters' Council is seeking a $6 million loan for the purpose of compensating squash growers who were hurt by low returns from their sale of squash to Japan this year.
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan communities realise they need new skills and more income. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Tuesday 25 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In any disaster, there are always a few survivors and this is true of Tonga's squash industry this year. While most of the 2000 Tongan squash growers this season will face a huge financial loss because they will be paid only 15 to 20 seniti per kg of squash, a lucky few will receive between 61 and 84 seniti per kg.
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Tuesday 11 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The state of Poverty and Corruption in Tonga was highlighted by researchers in Nuku'alofa at the end of October.
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