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Friday 16 December 2005
Hong Kong, (Oxfam/IFEX/Pacific Media Watch)
The Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga is about to make history. Tonga is due today to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on what are arguably the worst terms ever offered to any country, according to an analysis of leaked documents released today by international agency Oxfam.
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Monday 5 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Any hope held by Tongans or other Pacific Islanders that Australia was about to launch a "guest worker scheme", allowing unskilled labour to go and pick fruit in Australia, was put to rest at the end of November when the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer, made it clear that Australia was not going to entertain it.
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Friday 25 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When you have over 130 journalists and media people congregated at the International Dateline Hotel for five days, what do you expect them to do?
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Thursday 24 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Tuesday 22 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Helping rural communities become involved in all stages of identifying and analyzing agricultural problems, as well as planning, and developing solutions, is the aim of the first regional agricultural Extension Summit held in Tonga this week.
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Monday 21 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa has been appointed as Tonga's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom succeeding Mrs. Viela Tupou, the Tongan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced today.
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Friday 18 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Island News Association (PINA) conference was opened in Nuku‘alofa today with over 100 regional and international journalists and observers in attendance at the Janfull International Dateline Hotel.
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Friday 18 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The introduction of a new digital short wave service by Radio New Zealand International and the launching of new Sky Pacific channels in Tonga is a highlight of the trade exhibition of the 2005 Pacific Islands News Association Conference currently underway in Nuku‘alofa.
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Wednesday 16 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is important for island countries of the South Pacific to establish a media code of ethics as well as a complaint mechanism, so that the media can regulate itself and improve its standards, regional journalists were told today.
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Monday 14 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Melbourne 200 Queen's Baton, a symbol for the 2006 Commonwealth Games arrived in Tonga this morning to start its four-day relay throughout Tongatapu.
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Monday 14 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Journalists from 10 Pacific Islands countries are participating in a three-day workshop focusing on the balanced reporting of news about women and children, and others outside the main stream of news.
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Monday 7 November 2005
Christchurch,New Zealand
Tongans, Mafi Malanga XIII (Mr ‘Ilati Taungakava) and Maui ‘Ofamo‘’oni, were two of the six Pacific artists across a range of art forms, who were honoured at the Arts Pasifika Awards 2005, held in Christchurch, New Zealand, on November 2.
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Friday 4 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Labour mobility for Pacific Islanders, and the trans-shipment of radioactive materials through the South Pacific, are two issues that Tonga's Minsiter for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Hon. Sonatane Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou, said will keep appearing on the agenda of future Forum meetings until they have satisfactorily been dealt with.
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Monday 31 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At the end of the first day of the Post Forum Dialogue on October 28, between the Pacific Island Forum countries and industrial countries from outside the region, both China and the USA had commited funding for the Pacific, while Taiwan made a funding agreement with Nauru.
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Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The President of French Polynesia, Oscar Temaru said at Madang yesterday that he was hopeful that the Pacific Leaders at this year's Forum meeting would elevate French Polynesia from an Observer Status to an Associated Member Status. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
There is no imaginary relief guest worker program in Australia for the unemployment problem of Pacific Islands countries, John Howard, the Prime Minister of Australia responded to questions during the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting yesterday in Madang. by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 28 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Two Tongans were among Forum leaders and heads of regional organizations who were awarded medals by the Rt Hon. Michael Somare in Madang last night.
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Wednesday 26 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Sir Michael Somare, the new chairman of the Pacific Forum, said last night it would be a mistake and an opportunity lost if Pacific Island leaders do not approve the draft Pacific Plan put before them this week in Port Moresby.
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Tuesday 25 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The Pacific Civil Society Forum Meeting yesterday evening (October 24) called on Forum Leaders to redraft the controversial Pacific Plan.
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Monday 24 October 2005
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Killing two birds with one stone, Rt Hon Helen Clark, over breakfast this morning, October 24, briefed the Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce over the Pacific Plan and then announced the first South Pacific Expo to be held in Auckland, New Zealand next year.
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