TONGA: Taimi still not on news stands
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OF TONGA NEWSPAPER STILL NOT ON NEWS STANDS IN THE
NUKU'ALOFA (RNZI Online/Pacific Media Watch): The Taimi 'o Tonga newspaper has still not been released within Tonga despite the government accepting that it should be.
The editor, Mateni Tapu¹eluelu says he¹s been told that copies of a government Gazette officially ordering the release of the paper did not reach the Customs minister by of the close of business.
Tapu¹eluelu isn¹t happy with the delay after the New-Zealand produced paper arrived in the country last Tuesday.
He says the government had ample time to ensure the orders arrived.
The Taimi 'o Tonga paper has been subjected to a series of government bans which were overturned by Supreme Court orders.
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