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Friday 18 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two major aid donors Australia and New Zealand, joined with Tonga in the first Three-way Aid consultations this week to co-ordinate their ongoing aid efforts.
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Friday 4 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan community has donated $22,887 pa'anga toward the Asian Tsunami relief fund, following a fund raising effort over the last month.
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Friday 28 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over $974,000 pa'anga in aid was pledged by Japan on Tuesday to help fund schools projects and other community projects in Tonga.
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Thursday 20 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga hopes to complete its accession process to the World Trade Organisation WTO by the end of the year, announced Tonga's Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Cecil Cocker on January 19 at the Prime Minister's office, Nuku'alofa during the signing of a bilateral Market Access Agreement between Tonga and the People's Republic of China.
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Monday 17 January 2005
Suva, Fiji
Organisers of the World Methodist Council conference in Suva denied claims that the Government of Fiji was paying for the Queen of Tonga, HM Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho's stay in Fiji last week.
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Friday 14 January 2005
Sydney, Australia
The Government of Samoa has selected Virgin Blue as the "preferred partner" for a new joint venture airline that will take over the long-haul jet operations of Polynesian Airlines, through a bidding process developed and supported by the International Finance Corporation.
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Wednesday 12 January 2005
Canberra, Australia
Fijian police have charged a 20-year-old man over a street attack that left Australia's high commissioner to Fiji with serious facial injuries.
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Friday 7 January 2005
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Tonga's Bill Afeaki has resigned as the director of the Office of Pacific Islander Affairs in Utah, USA, along with other minority advocates who were instructed to resign by the incoming new State Governor.
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Monday 20 December 2004
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand and Australia have agreed to share information about travellers to their countries in order to strengthen the security of international air travel and improve advance passenger screening.
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Wednesday 15 December 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australians are being warned this Christmas not to travel to Indonesia unless it is essential, because of a continuing threat of terrorist attacks.
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Monday 13 December 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
he newly appointed New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Michael McBryde arrives in Tonga tomorrow to take up his office on December 15.
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Wednesday 24 November 2004
Suva, Fiji
The PINA executive members were pictured following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on November 19 at the Forum Secretariat Office Suva, merging the Pacific Islands News Association PINA and the Pacific Islands Broadcasting Association PIBA. The new organisation will be called PINA.
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Saturday 20 November 2004
Canberra, Australia
Free trading between the USA and Australia will come into force on 1 January 2005.
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Wednesday 17 November 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australia has lodged a submission with the United Nations to confirm the extent of its maritime jurisdiction over vast areas of continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical mile limit. Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, a coastal state is entitled to areas of shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from its coastline where the shelf is part of the submerged landmass.
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Tuesday 9 November 2004
Sydney, Australia
The Ministerial meeting recognised that a strong nuclear safeguards and security framework was essential to realising the benefits of peaceful use of nuclear energy. It noted that effective nuclear safeguards and security measures were vital not only for countries with nuclear power programs or research reactors, but also for those where radioactive materials are used for medical, industrial and scientific purposes.
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Monday 8 November 2004
Canberra, Australia
Australia is hosting the Asia-Pacific Nuclear Safeguards and Security conference in Sydney on November 8-9.
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Friday 5 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thanks to outstanding support from our internet readers who cast their votes online, Miss Tonga, Telesia Kaitapu, has won the Miss Internet title during the Miss South Pacific Pageant in American Samoa on October 29.
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Wednesday 3 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat will have a FJ$27 million Budget for 2005.
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Thursday 28 October 2004
Auckland, New Zealand
Media lawyers from four countries united in Auckland on October 26 to defend the public's right to know the foibles of those who seek to rule and entertain.
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Tuesday 28 September 2004
Suva, Fiji
The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat today refuted allegations that it was embroiled in a "turf war" with the Pacific Power Association (PPA) over implementation of a EUR11.4 million energy project in five Pacific ACP countries.
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