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Wednesday 17 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Hon. 'Ana Seini Tupouveihola 'Ikaleti-olo-'I-Fangatapu Phaedra greeted guests in the grounds of the Royal Palace, following her christening this morning by Rev. Penisimani Fonua.
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Tuesday 16 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On November 17 the Tongan Royal family will celebrate a double birthday.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 100 nights of mourning held by the King and Queen of Tonga over the loss of their second son the late, Hon Ma'atu came to an end on June 4 when a traditional Lanu Kilikili ceremony was held on his grave at Mala'ekula.
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Wednesday 9 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Nobleman Havea Tu'‘iha'ateiho (72) died at Vaiola Hospital, Nuku'alofa, on June 5.
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Monday 24 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan Nobleman Hon. Fakafanua Kinikinilau Lelea 'a Fafine was laid to rest today at the Vakataumai burial ground at Ma'ufanga.
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Sunday 23 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The night of mourning ('Apo) for the Nobleman Hon. Fakafanua was held at his residence, Siumafua'uta, Ma'ufanga on 23 May 2004.
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Wednesday 19 May 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The remains of the late Hon. Fakafanua, a Tongan nobleman, who died in Hawai‘i on May 13, will be returned to Tonga early Friday May 21, for burial on Monday May 24.
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Tuesday 16 March 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King and the Queen of Tonga will be mourning for 100 nights over the loss of their second son, the late Hon. Ma'atu, who died on February 17.
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Tuesday 24 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has been in mourning since the death of Hon. Ma'atu on February 17, with many businesses, homes and government buildings displaying black and violet bunting as a mark of respect for the King's second son.
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Thursday 19 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of the King of Tonga's second son, Hon. Ma'atu Fatafehi Alaivahamama'o Tuku'aho, has been confirmed by the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa, following his sudden death at Vaiola Hospital on the morning of February 17, 2004.
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Friday 1 August 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's Maori Queen, Dame Te Arikuini Te Atairangikaahu visited Tonga twice recently to attend a wedding in the Tongan Royal Family, and the King's 85th birthday. "My grand aunty Princess Te Puea had a close connection with Queen Salote. I think the important thing was that when I came to Tonga I realised that Te Puea wanted me to have that relationship with the Pacific,” she told Matangi Tonga.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Salote Lupepau‘u Tuita, Tonga’s Honorary Consul to China, was engaged to Mata‘i‘ulua Fusitu‘a, on 27 December. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
When ordinary people reach the age of 64 years they are expected to retire and stop working, but if the King of Tonga, HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV, at 83 years, reduces his work load and looks very tired at the end of an ordinary working day, some people seem to think that something is terribly wrong. The New Zealand media in late October ran a news story that the King’s health was deteriorating, and claimed that there was a battle for power within the Tongan Royal family. Interview by Pesi Fonua, Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto‘a was appointed as the Prince Regent for the first two weeks of December while HM King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV was away in New Zealand for a medical check. During this time he answered questions on some controversial issues that were raised against government and the Monarch. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s line of succession to the throne has not changed significantly in recent years. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Royal Family is the epi-centre of Tongan politics, a traditional role that was later formalised by the 1875 Tongan Constitution, which spelled out the power of the King and the law of succession to the throne. While in most western countries one could follow political trends by studying the manifestos and the working agenda of political parties, in Tonga one has to understand the political thoughts of the King and the members of the Royal Family. This is no easy task, because of the exclusiveness that surrounds the Royal Family in their daily lives. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
In a traditional celebration, the kainga of the Noble Tu‘ivakano gathered at the village of Nukunuku on August 25 to celebrate the 21st birthday of the heir to Tu‘ivakano title, Siaosi Kiu Tau-ki-Vailahi Kaho. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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Tuesday 30 January 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s new Prime Minister Prince ‘Ulukālala Lavaka Ata, at the end of his first 12 months in office, appears to be taking a tight control of everything from economics to controlling the pigs in the villages. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 15, no. 4, January 2001.
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Friday 29 September 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The Jester to the King of Tonga, J. D. Bogdonoff visited the Kingdom in July. As might be expected, the visit was a mixture of pleasure and business for the Jester. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES 2000. "It seems to me that the whole approach to life in the Pacific Islands forever sails very closely to what we refer to as ethnicity, which is the way anthropologists and paternalistic aid donors forgive our basic racism....Another example nearer home was the racially motivated and cowardly violence, which young jobless, and dare I say it, hopeless Tongans, visited on our Chinese owned shops last year; an act of such barbarity that it shamed and disgusted me and every other Tongan of my generation...." Crown Prince Tupouto‘a comments in an interview with Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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