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  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 24 July 2006 9:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • Politics
    Monday 24 July 2006 8:24am

    USA
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    Editor,

  • Politics
    Sunday 23 July 2006 5:24pm

    USA
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    Dear Editor,
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    I am writing this letter with regards to that of Hao’uli’s adamantly putting the King in the wrong.

  • Politics
    Saturday 22 July 2006 4:33pm

    USA
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    `Etita,

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Saturday 22 July 2006 12:53pm
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     ‘Etita,

    Tuku pe mu’a keu toe fakatapu fo’ou atu ki he tu’unga kotoa ‘oku tonu ke
    fakatapua kau toe lava atu he matapa ‘oku kei fakaava mai ‘e Sefita Hao’uli.

    Teu feinga keu fakanounou pea ke ‘oua teta sisina e taimi mo e faingamalie ke hu mai ai ha taha kehe mo ha toe fakakaukau kehe. Ko ‘eku lave faka’osi ‘eni ki he he’eku fakakaukau ki he Tu’i mo hono langilnagi.

  • Politics
    Saturday 22 July 2006 12:31pm

    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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    Dear Editor,

    May I respond to Mr. Hao’uli’s most recent letter
    (July 21, 2006) to Sione Kava in which he made
    reference to my referring to him, and his colleagues,
    a “liberal” instead of a “pro-democrat”.

    With due respect Mr. Hao’uli, as a fellow journalist,
    I’m sure you are fully aware of the scope of our right
    to “freedom of speech.”

    What angers some Tongans is our (journalists) misuse
    of that right in making false accusations,
    unsubstantiated claims, and even distasteful
    references to His Majesty, and to others.

  • Letters
    Saturday 22 July 2006 12:08pm

    Ottawa, Canada
    : It is with solemn sadness that I learnt of the tragic demise of Prince Tu’’ipelehake, Princess Kaimana and their driver. Thank you so much for updating us overseas with the funeral processions in Tonga, services and pictures which I believe many are watching with a tearful eye. - Dr. ‘Eva Puniani
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Friday 21 July 2006 11:56pm
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    ‘Etita,

    ‘Oku ou faka’apa’apa lahi kae fakahoko atu ‘o fakafofonga’i atu ‘a e kau ako tutuku Tonga ‘i muli ni, ‘o e Australian National University, ‘a e popoaki tu’a mo fiekaungamamahi ki he famili ‘o e ongo pekia ko Pilinisi Tu’ipelehake mo Pilinisesi Kaimana Tuku’aho.

    ‘Oku mau ongo’i mo’oni ‘a e mole ‘a e Pilinisi Tu’ipelehake pehe ki homau kaunga ako ka ko e Pilinisesi ‘ofeina ‘o Tonga, ko Pilinisesi Kaimana Aleamotu’a Tuku’aho.

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Friday 21 July 2006 11:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    Photos by Pesi Fonua and Linny Folau

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Friday 21 July 2006 11:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    Photos by Pesi Fonua and Linny Folau

  • Politics
    Friday 21 July 2006 5:55am

    Auckland, New Zealand
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    Editor,

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Thursday 20 July 2006 5:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    Photos by Pesi Fonua

  • Parliament
    Thursday 20 July 2006 3:37pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    Photos by Linny Folau

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Thursday 20 July 2006 3:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • People
    Thursday 20 July 2006 6:00am

    Brighton, United Kingdom
    : I write from the UK where the Princess Kaimana was posted for four years at the Tongan High Commission in London. She touched people on the other side of the world as much as she did in Tonga. Hers were not always great acts of politics but of acts of kindness, consideration, and humour that often go unacknowledged but have an enduring influence in many unanticipated and important ways. - Dr Maika Poltorak
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Wednesday 19 July 2006 6:18pm

    Pango Pango, Tutu'ila
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    ‘Etita,

    Fakatapu atu, pea tuku mu’a ke hao atu e motu’a
    nofo hili koau he Tutu’ila ‘o e Tu’i Manu’a. ‘Oku ou lave’i koe kelekele kehe ‘eni ‘oku ou feinga keu a’a atu kiai.

    Ka ‘oku toe ongo ange he ko e vaka teu ngaue ‘aki ‘oku fe’unga pe ia mo
    kinautolu poto’i lea he lea faka Tonga. ‘Oku ou manako ke nofo pe ki he
    lea fakpapalangi he ‘oku ‘ikai keu ilifia au hono laiki mo nusi noa’ia e
    lea keheni. Ka ko e ‘uhi ko e kole mai ‘e hoku kau nga poupou teu feinga
    atu he’etau lea, ‘e fai e feinga.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Wednesday 19 July 2006 1:04pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    ‘Etita,

    Ko e ki’i fakakaukau pe ‘ena ne ma’u ‘osi e fakaha mai e Tapu (Taboo) ‘o e Me’a Faka’eiki ‘o e Tama Tu’ipelehake.

  • Politics
    Tuesday 18 July 2006 3:02pm

    USA
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    Editor,

  • Politics
    Tuesday 18 July 2006 6:06am

    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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    Dear Editor,

    Mr. Hao’uli resorts to personal attacks on Tama Foa (and Sione Kava) in his defense of his “pro-democratic” colleagues. Perhaps in jest, but it reminds me of Mr. Pohiva calling the King (tapu mo ‘Ene ‘Afio) a person suffering from a mental problem.

    (In logical discourses, his approach is called a “gratuitous” argument. Attack on the debater…’s character, or even engaging him in a fistfight or a dual rather than the issue at hand.)

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 17 July 2006 4:45pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    THE official program for the funeral of the late Prince Tu'ipelehake and the late Princess Kaimana on July 20-21 will be released on Wednesday, Paula Ma'u, the Deputy Secretary to Cabinet said today.

    The delay in releasing the program to the public was because, “it is not a state funeral, but just a royal family funeral, similar to that of the late noble Ma'atu.”