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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven representatives of travel agents from throughout the United Kingdom visited Tonga from May 13-18. They were brought by Air New Zealand under their Pacific Wave 2000 educational program, to familiarise themselves with what the Tongan tourist industry had to offer. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Most people have seen a Tongiaki, the ancient Tongan long distance sea voyaging canoes, only in books. But Dr Larry Read of Vaimalo, Vava’u, pictured holding a drawing of a Tongiaki, wants to build a Tongiaki exactly the same as the one in his book. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a happy occasion for Patricia Landemere at the Billfish Bar and Restaurant on the evening of May 16, when she was presented with a trophy and gift by Dr Masaso Paunga, the Minister responsible for Tourism. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When Hon. Baron Vaea of Houma retired on December 3, he had clocked up 54 years of service for the Tongan government. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Prince Regent, Prince Ulkalala Lavaka Ata and Princess Nanasipau‘u, officially opened the Pasifiki 2000 Trade Fair at Queen Salote Memorial Hall, March 30. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Monday 20 March 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
A 14-member delegation from the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China visited Tonga from February 21-23, 2000. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 1, March 2000.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australian actress, and Matrix movie star, Belinda McClory (30) came to Tonga recently for her father’s wedding, when Rob McClory the First Secretary at the Australian High Commission in Nuku‘alofa, married Savi Pangai from Vava‘u. - Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Miss Cook Islands, Liana Tarita Scott, was crowned as Miss South Pacific 1999-2000 at the Miss South Pacific Pageant in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Beijing, China
Tongan and Chinese flags were flying all over Tiananmen Square from October 6-8, 1999, during a three days state visit to Beijing by the King of Tonga, Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV. The historic square was the scene of great celebrations in October marking the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic, proclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong here in 1949. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lupepau‘u, the eldest daughter of Princess Pilolevu and Noble Tuita, the Governor of Vava‘u, is among a new generation of Royals who are breaking tradition by not working for the government, but are pursuing a career in the competitive business world. “It is my first job, and even though I am working for my mother I still have to regard her as the Boss, and I can define that line. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
These young people were smiling because they received certificates on November 5 at the completion of a six week course on Food and Beverage Preparation, and Customer Service. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Exploring an unknown destination without a map, may not be the wisest thing for anyone to do, but Canadian, Wanda Ariano, said that the experience of being lost on ‘Eua island was the highlight of her trip to Tonga.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
The meeting between HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV and Jiang Zemin, the President of the People’s Republic of China, at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on October 7 was the highlight of the first State Visit to China by the King of Tonga. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 4, December 1999.
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Wednesday 1 December 1999

Hong Kong, China
Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV talks about his first visit to China since Tonga officially established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic, and terminated its 26-year-old diplomatic relationship with Taiwan. Interview by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Three native American whalers, Tom Happynook, his son Brian, and a cousin, Larry Johnson visited Nuku‘alofa during the second week of July, after visiting Australia and New Zealand. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon on August 7, this young couple emerged from the Church of Forgiveness, Haveluloto. The occasion was the wedding of Daniel Trevor Mullin to Cassandra Tukuia ‘a Purea Vaea. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The end of the 100th night of mourning following the death of Prince Fatafehi Tu‘ipelehake was marked with a "Lanu Kilikili ki Mo‘unga" ceremony at Mala‘ekula the Royal Tombs on July 27. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The writings of Tonga's late Queen Salote Tupou IV are being put together by Princess Nanasipau‘u Tuku‘aho, and scholars Dr. Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Dr. Elizabeth Wood-Ellem, and Dr. Melenaite Taumoefolau. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 60 athletes and officials represented Tonga at the 1999 South Pacific Games in Guam, which opened with a spectacular ceremony and fireworks in the capital Agana on May 29. Photos by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, July 1999.
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Thursday 1 July 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newsroom of Radio Tonga has been computerised and to celebrate the death of their manual typewriters they went out to the Good Samaritan Friday night barbeque on July 24. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, July 1999.
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