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to Christchurch that morning to aid in relief efforts. This was followed later in the afternoon by the deployment from Ohakea Air Base of two Iroquois Helicopters who provided aerial reconnaissance and damage assessments. Due to disrupted supplies at Christchurch Airport an RNZAF fuel tanker was also despatched from Ohakea Air Base to supply these aircraft. The concept exists in many societies, including traditional Fijian, Māori (Māori culture), Samoan (Samoa Islands), Rapanui, Tahitian, Hawaiian (Culture of Hawaii), and Tongan cultures – in most cases using a recognisably similar word—but in Rotuman (Rotuman language) term for this concept is "ha'a". To protect the pimenta trade, the plant was guarded against export from Jamaica. Many attempts at growing the pimenta from seeds were reported, but all failed. At one time, the plant was thought to grow nowhere except in Jamaica, where the plant was readily spread by birds. Experiments were then performed using the constituents of bird droppings; however, these were also totally unsuccessful. Eventually, it was realized that passage through the avian (Bird) gut, either the acidity or the elevated temperature, was essential for germinating (Germination) the seeds. Today, ''pimenta'' is spread by birds in Tonga and Hawaii, where it has become naturalized on Kaua Commons:Category:Tonga (Kaua'i) WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


growing construction

book editor Ellicott, Karen title Countries of the world and their leaders yearbook 2007 year 2006 publisher Thomson Gale location Farmington Hills, MI isbn 0-7876-8103-2 page 1873 Tonga's development plans emphasise a growing private sector, upgrading agricultural productivity, revitalising the squash and vanilla bean industries, developing tourism, and improving communications and transport. Substantial progress has been made, but much work remains to be done. A small but growing

construction sector is developing in response to the inflow of aid monies and remittances from Tongans abroad. In recognition of such a crucial contribution the present government has created a new department within the Prime Minister's Office with the sole purpose of catering for the needs of Tongans living abroad. Furthermore, in 2007 the Tongan Parliament amended citizenship laws to allow Tongans to hold dual citizenship. The tourist industry is relatively undeveloped; however, the government recognises that tourism can play a major role in economic development, and efforts are being made to increase this source of revenue. Cruise ships often stop in Vava Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


including medical

Luger Bruno Banani was the first athlete to represent Tonga in the Winter Olympics. He finished 32nd in the men's luge competition at Sochi


low speed

together by a combination of 'Western Union' stickers and prayer. The low speed limit helps to keep accidents down. There are buses to various points on Tongatapu from Nuku'alofa although there are no timetables. thumb Ha'amonga 'a Maui trilithon (File:Haamonga-A-Maui.jpg) Talk Tongan is the most widely spoken language in Tonga. English is also widely understood because many of the high schools teach exclusively in English. Many Tongans when asked a question they are unsure of or don`t


plays professional

of the 3rd Brigade (3rd Brigade (Australia)). '''Taitusi "Deuce" Lutui''' (born May 5, 1983) is a Tongan-born American athlete who currently plays professional American football in the National Football League (NFL). His position is offensive lineman. He played college football for the University of Southern California Trojans (USC Trojans football) and was drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft.The Cincinnati Bengals signed him


live rock

, Washington (Washington (U.S. state)), and Utah), Australia, and New Zealand. * '''Solomon Islands''' - Laurie Chan (2002-2006) * '''Tonga''' - Sonatane Tu'a Taumoepeau Tupou (2004-2009) * '''Tuvalu''' - Maatia Toafa (2004-2006) Types There are many different types of live rock. Each is named after the area from which it originated. A large amount of live rock comes from the Southern Pacific region, in areas such as Fiji, Tonga, and the Marshall Islands, as well as from the Caribbean. Each has its own distinct qualities that make it preferable to certain reef aquarists. For instance, live rock from the Fiji region is often porous and large, and rock from the Tonga region is often dense and elongated. * Tajikistan, U.N. representatives in New York cover Canada * Tonga, U.N. representatives in New York covers Canada * Tuvalu, U.N. representatives in New York covers Canada Robinvale and its twin town, Euston is home to an Italian (Italian people) population from the southern region of Calabria in Italy. Many of these people are 2nd and 3rd generation Australians, well integrated to the community. Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


featuring singing

dance performances featuring singing and drumming. participation in the traditional land diving on Pentecost Island is reserved for those who have been circumcised . Circumcision is also commonly practised in the Polynesian islands of Samoa, Tonga, Niue, and Tikopia. In Samoa, it is accompanied by a celebration. Among some West African animist groups, such as the Dogon (Dogon people) and Dowayo, it is taken


rock articles

... CDC (User:Cdc) (talk) (User talk:Cdc) 18:53, 28 August 2005 (UTC)'' *'''KEEP''' - The '''islands''' are federally recognized and designated as islands in the state of Massachusetts, you can reference this information on the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS.) There's a link directed to the GNIS on any one of the Bass Rock articles. Also, Bass Rock in Norfolk County is marked with a buoy as an isolated danger, it's

directed to the GNIS on any one of the Bass Rock articles. Also, Bass Rock in Norfolk County is marked with a buoy as an isolated danger, it's nicknamed or otherwise called "The Spindle", and on or around that particular Bass Rock lies a diversed marine ecosystem. At first, I might think of such islands as these as insignificant, too insignificant enough to be mentioned on Wiki. Although, if a geospatial satellite photogenically and geographically records and make measurements


energy based

, Tonga has charted out a renewable energy based strategy to power the main and outer islands alike. The strategy focuses on Solar Home Systems that turn individual households into small power plants. In addition, it calls for the involvement of local operators, finance institutions and technicians to provide sustainable business models as well as strategies to ensure the effective operation, management and maintenance once the systems are installed. Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga


growing presence

admitted the decision was in response to “widespread anger at the growing presence of the storekeepers”. "Tonga announces the expulsion of hundreds of Chinese immigrants", John Braddock, WSWS, December 18, 2001 The citizens of 17 countries need to obtain an approval from the immigration services head office the Direktorat Jenderal Imigrasi in Jakarta. The 17 countries are: Afghanistan, Israel, Albania, North Korea, Angola, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cameroon, Somalia, Cuba, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Tonga, Iraq and those effected must have a sponsor in Indonesia either a personal or company, the sponsor must go in person to the Immigration Head Office in South Jakarta (Jakarta Selatan) and must produce a photocopy of applicant's passport, a supporting letter and the applicant's photograph. When it is approved, the Immigration Head Office will sends a copy of approval letter to the applicant. Countries That To Obtain An Approval From Immigration Head Office In Jakarta accessed 21.09.2010 ** In Tahiti it is known as a pāreu (pareo). ** In Tonga it is known as tupenu. *# Laurie Chan (2002-2006) * '''Tonga''' - Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata (1998-2004) * '''Tuvalu''' - It began in 2003 as an initiative of the governing bodies of the three regular participants—Rugby Canada, the Rugby Football Union (RFU), and USA Rugby—in cooperation with the sport's worldwide governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB). The main intent was to provide the USA and Canada with regular international competition. The final edition in 2011 featured invited teams from Italy, Russia, and Tonga, and was won by England Saxons (that country's "A", or developmental, national team). All three governing bodies of the permanent participants agreed to end the tournament after its 2011 edition, as the IRB will include the USA and Canada in its international Test calendar from 2012. Canada and the USA will, however, continue to be supported by the RFU. Commons:Category:Tonga WikiPedia:Tonga Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tonga

Tonga

'''Tonga''' ( of the southern Pacific Ocean, of which 52 are inhabited by its 103,000 people. Official Tongan Government Tourism Website 70% of Tongans reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

Tonga stretches over about in a north-south line about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (Kermadec Islands) (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the farther west.

Tonga became known as the '''Friendly Islands''' because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook (James Cook) on his first visit in 1773. He arrived at the time of the '' i Tonga (the islands' paramount chief) and so received an invitation to the festivities. According to the writer William Mariner (William Mariner (writer)), the chiefs wanted to kill Cook during the gathering but could not agree on a plan. Mariner, William (William Mariner (writer)) and Martin (John Martin (meteorologist)), John (1817). ''An account of the natives of the Tonga islands in the south Pacific ocean: With an original grammar and vocabulary of their language. Compiled and arranged from the extensive communications of Mr. William Mariner, several years' resident in those islands'', Volume 2, pp. 64–65. Retrieved 3 November 2010.

Tonga has never lost its sovereignty to a foreign power. The Commonwealth. In 2010, Tonga took a decisive step towards becoming a fully functioning constitutional monarchy , after legislative (legislature) reforms paved the way for its first partial representative elections.

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