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Tuesday 20 September 2005
New York, USA
Tonga's Minister of Finance, Hon. Siosiua 'Utoikamanu, told the 60th session of the UN General Assembly, New York, on September 16, that in line with the UN Millennium Declaration of 2000, for a more peaceful, prosperous and just world, in which all human beings can live better and safer lives, Tonga has made certain achievements.
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Tuesday 23 August 2005

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a last minute change of plans, Pangai Si'i, the home for thousands of striking Civil Servants during the past month, has been declared by Tonga's Royal family as the new site for a Tongan National Museum that was originally to be built at Raintree Square with assistance from France.
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Wednesday 6 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's first Driving Golf Range was officially opened on Saturday June 25 by Crown Prince Tupouto‘’a at the grounds of Lopaukamea II, ‘‘Atele, on Tongatapu.
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Thursday 31 March 2005

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An assessment of Hardship and Poverty in Tonga, which was carried out jointly by the Government of Tonga and the Asian Development Bank in 2003, stated that 23% of the 16 communities surveyed in Tongatapu, Ha'apai, Vava'u, 'Eua, Niuatoputapu and Niuafo'ou, were living below the poverty line of $28.18 per person per week.
Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Extreme Poverty does not exist in Tonga, according to an Asian Development Bank report, released in Nuku’alofa at the end of October. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The saying that when the going gets tough, the tough keep going, is very true with the Nuku‘alofa business community. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Development should be regarded as a synthesis of many good things that can be found in all cultures not just in western culture, believes ‘Okusitino Mahina. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Hon. Marian Hobbs, the New Zealand Minister for the Environment and the Associate Minister of Education, said in Nuku‘alofa in early October that Tonga and New Zealand had one common problem, a lack of trades-people. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The ultimate purpose of the flurry of trade talks in recent years is to prepare Tonga for becoming a member of the World Trade Organisation, when it will introduce free trade and zero tariffs between Tonga and the 136 member states of the WTO. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s membership with the WTO is seen as a bench-mark for the success of the government’s Economic Reform Program, that was officially launched in April this year. This economic reform is aimed at energising Tongan industries, offering more employment opportunities, and producing quality products to compete in the world market. Paula Kautoke said that the principle of WTO is for countries to exploit their advantages. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A group of Pacific islands states want to take charge of their own air safety inspections in order to reduce down time for aircraft that must wait for overseas certification. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
New Zealand signed its annual multi-million dollar bilateral aid agreement with Tonga in July, a package worth NZ$5.6 million, the same amount allocated the previous year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Human Rights record for 2001 was generally poor, according to the USA Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV unveiled a plaque to mark the beginning of a $9 million upgrading and expansion of the International Dateline Hotel on December 22, it also marked the first investment in Tonga by a Chinese company, the Janfull Investments Ltd. - Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Lighting for the Lupepau‘u Airport, Vava‘u, will allow night landings and could make it possible for more international flights, and an increased number of domestic flights to land there. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s landless grow in number while an increasing number of town allotments and uncultivated farmlands are left vacant by migrants. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s total land area of 172,525 acres or 269.57 square miles is in fact the property of the Crown, but the guardianship of the land rests with 41 estate owners and the Government. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Twenty-five years ago it was estimated that 6,000 males over the age of 16 years had no land. Today, the number of landless Tongans has swelled to over 10,000. The number will continue to increase, as it is no longer possible for estate owners and government to give land to every 16-year-old Tongan, as required by the Land Act of 1903. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
An on-line direct link between the Tongan Police, the Interpol and five other Pacific island countries will be established soon under a $210,506 project that was approved at the 66th General Assembly of the Interpol in New Delhi last year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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Saturday 30 June 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The agreement for the long awaited renovation and expansion program of the International Dateline Hotel in Nuku‘alofa was finally sealed in April and the work will start at end of September. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 1, June 2001.
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