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Tuesday 7 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"We the undersigned mothers, fathers and our families acknowledge with honesty and humility: ... That we have been apathetic in relation to political issues because for 131 years the Royal House of Moheofo has provided for our families a peaceful and orderly Tonga." - Salamo Fulivai.
Monday 6 August 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The approval by parliament for a Tripartite Committee to continue with Tonga's proposed political reform was an unwise decision, according to 'Inoke Hu'akau, the president of the Lo'au Research Society, who believes that using politics and economics to spearhead the reform has been the wrong approach and that a clear social objective should have been set first. By Pesi Fonua
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Monday 16 July 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Noble Luani, the Chairman of Tonga's newly formed parliamentary Tripartite Committee for Political Reform does not think it is possible for his committee to produce a plan to replace Tonga's 131 years old system of government, within a mere three weeks. By Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 9 February 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three protest leaders 'Akilisi Pohiva, Tu'i Uata and Semisi Sika pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing the police and abetting disobedience, at the Fasi Mo e Afi Magistrate's Court this morning, before Police Magistrate, Samiu Palu.
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Friday 26 January 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's political reform program is still where parliamentarians left it in parliament on November 14, 2006, according to the Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele.
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Thursday 30 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A petition with 2,000 signatures was presented to King George Tupou V on Tuesday, November 28, by a group of professional women and their supporters, mainly young people from the Nuku'alofa area, who feel that the the destruction on November 16 was perpetrated by a minority and that the views of a majority of Tongans have not been heard.
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Since Friday, Tonga's People's Representatives and their supporters have presented two letters of petition to the Privy Council, calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister and all the Cabinet members.
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Wednesday 22 November 2006
2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Addressing a stunned nation at about 6:30 pm on Thursday 16 November 2006 after the supporters of a rally organised by Pro-Democracy People's Representatives' and the Pangai Si'i Committee had sacked central Nuku'alofa, 'Akilisi Pohiva, 'Uliti Uata, Lepolo Taunisila, Clive Edwards and 'Isileli Pulu went live on Radio Tonga to make their victory speeches to the nation. By Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 21 October 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government yesterday evening [20 October 2006] made an official response to the recommendations of the National Committee for Political Reform by announcing the Cabinet's own proposal for political reform.
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Monday 16 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Road Map for political and constitutional reform in Tonga, is how Dr Sitiveni Halapua describes the report of the National Committee for Political Reform that he presented to the Tongan Parliament last week.
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Monday 4 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan protesters who have been camping at Pangai Si'i in central Nuku'alofa for the past 11 months have told the Ministry of Lands in a letter, that they will not leave Pangai Si'i "until political change takes place in Tonga."
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Friday 1 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR) presented its 100 pages report for King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV at Mercy Hospital in Auckland, last night.
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Sunday 20 August 2006
Melbourne, Australia
This rumour was spread in a Radio Australia report on the basis of one statement from 'Akilisi Pohiva, which I am sure he now regrets. - Besi Wood
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Monday 17 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new proposal for a Parliamentary Democratic form of government was presented by Sione Tapani Mangisi to the Kingdom of Tonga National Committee for Political Reform on June 22 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Monday 10 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Despite the untimely death last week of Prince Tu'ipelehake, the chairman of the National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR), the Talanoa meetings that were scheduled for the USA are to continue.
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Saturday 1 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The threat of a National Strike and Civil Disobedience ended in oblivion on June 29 when Tonga's Prime Minister answered a letter of petition before the June 30 deadline set by a loose-knit group of protestors.
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Wednesday 21 June 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Organised civil disturbance threatened for July 1 by Tongan protesters earlier this month, appears to be nothing but hot air. 'Akilisi Pohiva, the leader of the protesters who numbered about 1000, including seven People's Representatives, said today that as far as he knows, "no plan of action has been made."
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Wednesday 31 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES: Tonga's Public Service Association (PSA) in an apparent pull-back from its demands for a new interim government and cancelling a call for strike action, has handed over the organization of tomorrow's national march to the People'’s National Committee for Political Reform, chaired by ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
Thursday 25 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The findings of Tonga's National Committee for Political Reform will go to King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV before August 30, and then be presented to parliament for debate a month later, the NCPR announced today.
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Wednesday 24 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Service Association who is demanding that a new interim government take over Tonga, or else they will strike, has delayed their national march until June 1.
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