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Tuesday 23 August 2005
Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand will meet the costs of strike mediator Judge Tom Goddard and his team who are expected to arrive in Tonga on Wednesday to begin discussions with the parties.
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Saturday 20 August 2005
Wellington, New Zealand
The New Zealand government is willing to help Tonga resolve its long-running public sector strike, New Zealand's Foreign Minister Phil Goff said.
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Saturday 20 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongan protesters were back outside their King's Auckland residence today, for a second day in support of a month-long public service strike in Tonga.
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Saturday 20 August 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
Tongans burned their national flag and smashed a lock to the gates of their King's Auckland residence on Friday in support of a widespread public service strike in their homeland.
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Tuesday 16 August 2005
Wellington, New Zealand
NZPA -New Zealand Education Institute (NZEI) members have rallied to support striking teachers, health workers and public servants in Tonga.
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Monday 1 August 2005
Derby, Western Australia
Sixteen soldiers in Western Australia's far north have been injured after their armoured personnel carrier rolled during a training exercise.
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Monday 1 August 2005
Canberra, Australia
Australia plans to take in 100,000 new migrants this year.
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Saturday 23 July 2005
Wellington, New Zealand
Pacific people given residence in New Zealand under the Samoan Quota (SQ) and Pacific Access Category (PAC) policies are a welcome addition to New Zealand...’s workforce and community, Department of Labour Deputy Secretary, Workforce, Mary Anne Thompson said today.
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Wednesday 20 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan, Dr Visesio Pongi, became the first Pacific Islander to be named as the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Apia, on Monday July 11.
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Monday 18 July 2005
New York, USA
All you need is Love, may sound old fashioned but it could easily be the theme for a global gathering that is to be held in New York this week, attended by a Pacific delegation.
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Monday 18 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is supporting international efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
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Saturday 11 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's leadership is committed to progress but Tonga faces hard choices for the future, and the real question is, "whether the People of Tonga will rise to the challenge and ride this wave of progress," said the British High Commissioner to Tonga, Mr Paul Nessling, on June 9.
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Thursday 5 May 2005
Suva, Fiji
A trilateral security discussion among the United States, Australia and Japan that first was initiated in August 2002 will be intensified and elevated to the foreign ministerial level, according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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Wednesday 20 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga's case the consultative meetings held this week in Nuku'alofa were poorly attended by the private sector, and participants had difficulty grasping the complexity of the trade negotiations. Meanwhile, the Forum's selection of Tonga's negotiators and representatives to some of the consultative committees was not clear.
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Tuesday 12 April 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Radio Australia is expanding its operation in the Pacific Islands with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the South Pacific.
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Friday 8 April 2005
Suva, Fiji
Forum Secretary General, Greg Urwin, has again expressed concern about shipments of radioactive materials which transit through parts of the Pacific region.
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Thursday 7 April 2005
Sydney, Australia
Religion has been one cause of conflict and separation. There are signs that exclusive and conservative religious groups are still a danger to the peace of the world, writes a highly-regarded Pacific theologian Bernard Thorogood, who asks some questions for Christian people. Introduction by Ron Crocombe.
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Monday 4 April 2005
Tokyo, Japan
A Fijian journalist, Vasiti Valatia Ritova, 41, of the Pacific Island News Association news service, Pacnews was named the Island Journalist of the Year last night, at a ceremony held in the Foreign Correspondents...’ Club of Japan, Tokyo.
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Thursday 31 March 2005
Manila, Philippines

The ADB has approved a US$25 million loan to help protect and improve the standard of living of rural people in the Fiji Islands whose livelihoods are at risk in the impending restructuring of the sugar industry.

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Wednesday 16 March 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The status of the Tonga government's Human Rights Practices during 2004, according to the US Department of State was “Poor”.
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