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Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga to attend Tupou VI coronation

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga left for Tonga today to attend the coronation of King Tupou VI. The minister will attend the coronation in Nuku’alofa tomorrow (4th July) as part of a New Zealand delegation that includes Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, Labour leader Andrew Little, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and Māori Party […]

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An advertorial is raising eyebrows in Tonga

An advertorial in an international business magazine is raising eyebrows in Tonga but for the wrong reasons. Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva and two of his ministers were interviewed by Forbes magazine in February, shortly after he came to power. It has since come out in Parliament that the government paid for the publicity with over […]

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Tupou VI has declared Tonga government’s decision to ratify CEDAW unconstitutional

His Majesty in Privy Council today has responded to petitions from people regarding the Government’s decision to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women or known as the CEDAW Treaty. His Majesty in Council’s Decision last week was released and Signed by the Lord Privy Seal, Viliami Malolo. Here […]

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