14 Oct 2004

Tonga gives newspaper licence for distribution

7:13 am on 14 October 2004

The Tonga Government has issued a trading licence for the Taimi O Tonga newspaper to be distributed in the country.

It follows the Supreme Court ruling last week that two laws brought in to regulate the media were void.

The Auckland-produced Taimi has not been on sale in Tonga since the laws came into force, but its owners say it will be on sale there today.