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Wednesday 21 July 2004
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
More than 60 lecturers and professors from New Zealand and Australia met in Tonga July 8-10 for their bi-annual conference on Communication Skills in University Education.
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Friday 2 July 2004
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Twelve months after the launching of the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI) to the Solomon Islands, Nick Warner, its Special Coordinator was in Nuku‘alofa on 28 June to thank the Tongan government for its participation in making ‘Operation Helpthem Friend" a great success.
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Friday 2 July 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Steve Cantlon, the Service Manager of the New Zealand Immigration Service in Suva, Fiji, and Nicola Ngawati, the Policy Officer of the Pacific Division, Wellington, New Zealand arrived in Tonga on July 1 for a one day visit.
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Wednesday 16 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On a four-day stop over in Nuku'alofa, the Commander, and the 172 officers and sailors of the Australian HMAS Parramatta welcomed local people aboard on their first evening in port, June 14 for a cocktail reception which ended with a Ceremonial Sunset and the lowering of the Australian flag.
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Wednesday 16 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A celebration to mark the 70th birthday of the Founder and the Director of Tonga's ‘Atenisi Institute, ‘Ilaisa Futa-‘i-Ha‘angana Helu, included a two-day seminar was from June 15-16 attended by overseas academics, singers and writers.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Rt. Hon. Sir Douglas Graham, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat for the Pacific islands, and Albert Mariner, the Chief Political Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat arrived in Tonga on Wednesday June 9 for a four-day visit.
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Thursday 10 June 2004
Ha‘ano, Ha‘apai
Dr Heather Young Leslie from the University of Hawai'i besides being a dedicated fan of Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi rugby team, is the founder of the Ethnographic Field School to be established on the island of Ha'ano, int the Ha'apai Group, next week.
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Tuesday 1 June 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prof. David V. Burley, with 17 students and an assistant from the Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada, visiting Tonga in June destined for Vava'u to carry out some excavation work to ascertain the first settlement of Vava'u by ancient Tongans.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Human smuggling in all it forms remain an unforgivable crime, according to Denis Nihill, the regional Representative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Denis visited Tonga in September. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Monday 1 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Human smuggling in all it forms remain an unforgivable crime, according to Denis Nihill, the regional Representative of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Denis visited Tonga in September. - Matangi Tonga, Vol. 18, No. 3
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Wednesday 26 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Talking of island states, “Big is useful, but small is beautiful," Sir Julius, a former Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, and a member of the Eminent Persons Group, said in Nuku'alofa.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Richard Stanley, Tonga’s new alternative executive director to the Asian Development Bank, visited Tonga at the end of April. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Dr Sam Wong, the controversial Chinese businessman who has invested millions of dollars in Tonga since 1992 returned to the kingdom in May. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Sunday 30 March 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
It is only on very special occasions that one of the 12 apostles of the church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints visits Tonga. When the Apostle L. Tom Perry came from February 14-17, the occasion was to launch a satellite communication service, which the Church in Tonga could use for national conferences and for communication with other churches throughout the world. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
It was the highlight of Prue Jackson’s holiday in Tonga when she met Saia ‘Ahau at Crown Prince Tupouto‘a residence, The Villa, on August 21. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Friday 30 August 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
If you know anything about Polynesian hip-hop, you will have heard of ‘King Kapisi’. Hailing from the ‘Poly-town’ of Auckland, New Zealand, the 28 year-old Samoan who shot to hip-hop fame in 1998 with his hit track Sub-cranium Feeling, tore-up centre stage for the first time in Tonga in July. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 2, August 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Rear Admiral Peter McHaffie, the New Zealand Chief of Naval Staff, paid a brief visit to Tonga to attend the Anzac Day dawn anniversary service at Mala‘e Pangai on Friday April 25. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The German adventurer, Captain Burghard Pieske, and another German master boat builder, Kieter Brummer visited Tonga at the end of April, at the start of what they hope will become a great adventure. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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Thursday 20 December 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Mr P. J. Ijben, the Chairman of the Foundation for European Development Assistance, Luxembourg, visited Tonga in early November. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001.
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Tuesday 25 September 2001

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Seini Taumoepeau Furneaux a student at the Auckland University was in Tonga during July, conducting research on the Control of Genetic Resources in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 2, September 2001.
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