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New Zealand aviation security equipment handover, Fua’amotu International Airport

New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Sarah Walsh, handed over new x-ray and radio communications equipment to Tonga Airports Limited staff at Fua’amotu airport today.  The x-ray equipment was jointly funded by New Zealand and Tonga.  It replaces the old x-ray system New Zealand provided in 2006 which has come to the end of its life.  New Zealand is […]

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Tonga’s Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni.  Photograph: Radio NZ.

Who represents the poor?

NZ Green Party MP, Metiria Turei. Photograph: Radio NZ. In New Zealand, “the longer an MP stays in power, the more solidified they become as a member of an elite class” of the political establishment.  Claire Timperley argued this point in her opinion for Newsroom. Radio New Zealand broadcaster Gordon Campbell impressed that in a […]

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Change the Billboards

Andrew Little (right), replaced as the NZ Labour Party leader by deputy leader, Jacinda Ardern (left). Photograph: Tim Murphy, Newsroom. “How much will it cost to change NZ Labour billboards?”  Richard Pamatatau tweeted about the New Zealand Labour Party caucus ousting Andrew Little as their leader for deputy leader, Jacinda Ardern.  It happened overnight.  Monday […]

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Trump Islands

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. Photograph: Fale Alea ‘o Tonga. The zoo had morphed into a right wing regime that sold half of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission down the river of privatizing state assets.  It sent out a sharp signal that the democratic politics ‘Akilisi Pohiva once staked his thirty-year career on for the people’s […]

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