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Saturday 21 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prince Tu'ipelehake, a nephew of Tonga's king, was Chairman of the Whole House committee of the Tongan Legislature, last year, but failed to win re-election in March to the Nobles seats, after moving his electorate from Ha'apai to Tongatapu. During his time in the House he supported calls for political reform and was outspoken in defending freedom of speech in Tonga.
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Friday 20 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Extracts from an interview of Teisina Fuko, the President of the newly formed People's Democratic Party, by Katalina Tohi and Pesi Fonua on the weekly television program of the Media Council Inc. of Tonga, which was shown on Television Tonga on Saturday evening, May 14. By Pesi Fonua and Katalina Tohi
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Monday 16 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The results of the Nobles' and the People's By-elections on May 3 and 5 featured on the front pages of three of the four newspapers that were published in Tonga, during the week May 7-13.
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Friday 13 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A ban on entering Tonga has been lifted for the New Zealand journalist Mike Field, the Tonga Government decided today in its weekly Cabinet meeting.
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Monday 9 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Issues highlighted in the four newspapers published in Tonga, for the week April 30-May 6, included the goings-on with the Customs Department at Queen Salote Wharf, the Parliamentary By-election, and the up-grading of the Fua'amotu International Airport by a Chinese company to allow 747s and the Airbus 380 to land.
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Monday 2 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An argument among "Demos" People's Representatives, and between the Demos and the new kid on the block, the People's Democratic Party, featured in most of the local newspapers this week in Tonga, apart from the Kele'a, which featured another episode in the Piveni Pikula revelations about Shoreline.
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Monday 25 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The front pages of the three Local newspapers the Taimi, the Talaki and the Kalonikali, published this week, were dominated by story of the sudden death of Tonga's Minister of Defence, Col. Fetu'utolu Tupou, but other key stories included the planned May 7 march by petitioners to the Palace, the formation of the People's Democratic Party, and the need for more security at the prison to stop escapes.
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Saturday 16 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prominent on the front pages of the Kalonikali, the Kele'a and the Talaki this week was the Inter-College Sports, and the Talaki also reported a move to form a People's Democratic Party. While the front pages of the two issues of the Taimi 'o Tonga this week featured Tongan-New Zealand stories.
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Monday 11 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The local papers this week, 4-8 April 2005, were dominated by the death of Pope John Paul II. A few corruption stories were also prominent.
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Saturday 2 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The local weeklies were back to normal this week after the general election,and were featuring a range of front page news stories. The Taimi ‘o Tonga featured ‘Etuate Lavulavu, Talaki reported a possible challenge of the outcome of the Ha'apai election because of alleged dual registration by some voters and the Kele'a captured the attention of the reading public with the second and the final part of an interview of Shoreline whistle-blower Piveni Piukala, by Tavake Fusimalohi.
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Thursday 24 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The front pages of the Taimi, and the Kele'a this week featured the results of the election, but the Kele'a also ran a story from a whistleblower who used to work for Shoreline.
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Wednesday 23 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The General Manager of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission, ‘Elenoa ‘Amanaki, today rebutted a claim by the US Department of State that the government-owned TBC infringed the human right of Freedom of Religion.
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Friday 18 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The March 17 Parliamentary Election maintains it's strong presence on the front page of all newspapers published in Tonga this week - the Tonga Star, Taimi ‘o Tonga and the Ko e Kele‘a.
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Friday 11 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The front pages of the newspapers published in Tonga this week have been dominated by stories coming from the campaign messages of the incumbent People's Representatives for Tongatapu - ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Feleti Sevele and ‘Isileli Pulu. The only exception being the government's newspaper the Kalonikali Tonga, which featured a photograph of Princess Pilolevu accepting a gift of go-carts for a new amusement park in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 23 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Oceania Broadcasting Network, has been off the air since 6 p.m. on 22 December, and the General Manager of the OBN, Sangstar Saulala is claiming that his operation has been sabotaged.
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Tuesday 12 October 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nuku'alofa office of the Auckland-based, Taimi 'o Tonga newspaper said that the newspaper will start distributing in Tonga again on Friday October 15.
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Friday 23 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In July 2004 readers from 68 countries visited the Matangi Tonga Online website with over 1.46 million hits for our busiest month since we started posting news stories in December 2003.
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Saturday 19 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet 'Eseta Fusitu'a has ignored a request by Tonga's Complaints Commissioner to apologise to a Tongan magazine publisher for failing to respond to the publisher's serious complaints about her office.
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Wednesday 16 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The civil court case between Lali Media Group Limited seeking damages from the Government of Tonga for their banning of the Taimi ...‘o Tonga Newspaper in Tonga last year is to be settled out of court.
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Wednesday 12 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister of Justice, 'Aisea Taumoepeau, on Monday May 10 tried to reassure Tongan journalists that they should not feel threatened or be afraid of government following the amendment to Clause 7 of the Tongan Constitution relating to Freedom of Speech.
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