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The Zoo has Nothing Left in the Tank

Former NZ Prime Minister John Key looks sideways at Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva at the NZ Government House press conference to mark his official visit to Auckland in 2016. Photograph: Melino Maka. John Key confessed he had “nothing left in the tank.”  He had to stop himself from driving on empty.  It just wasn’t […]

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Vuna wharf May 2013

Doing business in the Kingdom

Vuna wharf, still with no lighting, running water, fire-fighting equipment, life buoys, fenders nor correct bio hazardous waste disposal. Friday 6 September 2013: Spring is here and let us have a frank look at doing business in the Kingdom;  Airlines, Cruise Ships,  and Government. Firstly a big thank you to the deputy Prime Minister,  Samiu […]

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Nuku’alofa, The Royal Town of The Kingdom of Tonga

This is the tale of the three centuries in the birth and growth of Nuku’alofa; a first of tribal conflict and conquest, a second of internal confirmation and consolidation, and a third of international connection and collaboration. At the time of the visit of Captain James Cook in the 1770’s and before the settlement by […]

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