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  • Saturday 27 February 1999 9:40am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Iosefa Maiava, the Deputy Secretary General of the Forum Secretariat visited Tonga during the first week of February to talk with local officials and to hold post Forum consultation meetings before the next Forum meeting to be held in Palau at the end of September and early October. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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  • Saturday 27 February 1999 9:30am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : There's no recovery in sight for Tonga’s continuing economic recession. The major players who could either toss the fish from the frying pan into the fire or onto the dinner table are the Tonga National Reserve Bank, the Treasury, the government ministries and the private sector. And the sooner that these players can function in unity, the sooner Tonga can start to pull ahead. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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  • Saturday 27 February 1999 9:30am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Exports have always been a part of the Asian Paints operation in Tonga, according to Ranjit Ahluwalia, the marketing manager, who said that exports really began to pick up in 1996 and by 1998, they had exported 75,000 litres to American Samoa and Western Samoa. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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  • Saturday 27 February 1999 9:30am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Rugby star, ‘Isitolo Maka, the big number 8 for New Zealand's Otago Highlanders and the All Blacks, said that if the Tongan Rugby Union wanted to develop Tongan rugby then it had to take a professional approach to the game. "It is not going to be easy, and it will take a long time-maybe about a century," he laughed. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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  • Saturday 27 February 1999 9:20am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Pousima Afeaki started exporting in 1995 with one container of assorted produce…and by 1997 it had jumped to 65 containers. He is one of a handful of hard working Tongan farmer-exporters who can see a positive future for agricultural exports from Tonga. By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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  • Saturday 27 February 1999 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : What difference would it make to the 1999 Tongan Parliamentary Election on March 11 if the estimated 25,000 eligible Tongan voters overseas were allowed to vote? By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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  • Saturday 27 February 1999 9:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : A praying marathon, which began at mid-night on January 1 in Tonga, will continue until mid-night on December 31. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:50pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : TongaSat resumes work on its vision for a trans-Pacific link between Asia and the USA. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:50pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : The bachelor son of the King and the single daughter of the Samoan paramount chief Mata‘afa, shared a happy moment as they were caught in a shower of confetti intended for the bride and groom, on the steps of the Centenary Church, Nuku‘alofa on November 29. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:40pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : FROM OUR ARCHIVES: A business venture in Mainland China turned into a diplomatic mission for Princess Pilolevu and her team. By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:30pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The holder of a high ranking black belt in Judo, Mrs Clare Hargrave from New Zealand came to Tonga in November toattend the opeing of the Nuku‘alof Judo and Self Defence Club. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:00pm


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : FROM OUR ARCHIVES: The one good thing about impending economic doom is that it offers an opportunity for a serious look at what went wrong and how it can be corrected. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The farming of fresh water fish in the interior of Tongatapu sounds unusual considering that Tonga has more sea area than land, but the $50,000 project now being trialed means more to the University of the Nations than a local supply of fresh water fish. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 12:00pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Andy Webb and Diana Martin, from England, are the producers of “First Light”, a 50-minute film about how various cities and towns around the world are going to celebrate the arrival of the new Millennium. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:50am


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Valamotu Palu is the new general secretary of the Pacific Council of Churches. She was elected to her new position during the Pacific Council of Churches Executive Committee meeting in Nuku‘alofa in October. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 3, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:40am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : A survey conducted by the Diabetic Clinic of Vaiola Hospital recently could prove that Tongans are more at risk of developing Diabetes and heart disease than other people. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:30am


    Neiafu, Vava'u
    : A $10m EU project is creating a viable business environment in Tonga’s yachting centre. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:20am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Concern over shop ownership is unfounded, says Labour Ministry. This year only 8 percent of all small retail shops registered in Tonga are owned and operated by Chinese immigrants, and they are all new Tongan nationals or married to a Tongan the Labour Ministry has confirmed. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:10am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Beryle Wolff encourages people in Tonga to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes. “Pacific islands have a high incidence of sun-related eye disease caused by exposure to UV rays,” she said. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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  • Sunday 20 December 1998 11:00am


    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Buying locally-made goods creates jobs and keeps the pa‘anga in Tonga. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 13, no. 4, December 1998.
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