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  • Letters
    Monday 18 September 2006 9:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : ‘Etita, Fakatulou atu mo e Fu’u Toa-ko Hangai Tokelau, Loto Tatau mo e Fangatapu. - Pulotu ‘Ilavalu, Kolofo’ou,
  • Letters
    Sunday 17 September 2006 12:30pm

    Houmala‘e‘ia, Tonga
    : It is only now that He has gone that I look back and realize how much He has done for Tonga and us his peoples. Like thousands of my contemporaries, we were all brought up in a great schooling system. - Finau Fonua
  • Letters
    Sunday 17 September 2006 11:45am

    Lau, Fiji
    : I was first appalled and outraged by the very insensitive and disrespectful remarks by Mr. Laws concerning our beloved Monarch His Late Majesty King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV. However, I now find it rather amusing how Mr. Laws has exposed his ignorance and bigotry for all to see.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Saturday 16 September 2006 7:09pm
    : Tonga’s royal tombs, Mala‘ekula, in central Nuku‘alofa were a hive of activity this week as workmen prepare for the state funeral of His Late Majesty King Taufa‘ahau Tupou IV on Tuesday September 19. Photos by Peter Poulsen
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Saturday 16 September 2006 6:38pm

    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : HM Queen Halaevalu Mata‘aho received funeral presentations from her grandchildren, the children of the late Lord Ma‘atu and Lady Alaileula Tuku‘aho, yesterday at the Royal Palace. Photos by Peter Poulsen
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Saturday 16 September 2006 6:10pm

    Neiafu, Vava'u
    :

    ‘Etita,

    Tapu mo e la…’â kuo tô, Tapu mo …‘Ene …‘Afio Siaosi Tupou V, pea …‘oku ou kole
    ke u fakamalumalu atu …‘i he talamalu hotau fonua kae fakaa’u atu mu…’a ha
    ki…’i pôpôaki …‘ofa ki he fu…’u taufa kuo tô …‘o pulonga ai hotau ki…’i
    Pule…’anga.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Saturday 16 September 2006 3:09pm

    Nadi, Fiji
    :

    ‘Etita,

    ‘Oku ou kole fakamolemole atu kae tuku pe mu’a ke u hufanga atu he ngaahi fakatapu kuo ‘osi fakatapua he paenga ni kae tuku mai ha ki’i faingamalie ke u kau atu he talanoa kuo fakaava mai ‘e he tangata ‘o Siosiua L Tofua’ipangai. ‘Oku ou fakamalo lahi heni kia Siosiua ko hono ‘ohake ‘a e fo’i mo’oni ko ‘eni ki he fala ‘o e talanoa’ he ‘oku fu’u mahu’inga ‘aupito lolotonga ‘a ‘etau fepunou’i ‘i he fakamasiva kuo kafo ai e loto ‘o e Tonga kotoa pe. ‘Oku ‘ikai ke u ofo pe teu ‘ohovale ‘i he lea kuo ngaue’aki ‘e he tangata muli ko’eni ‘o Nu’usila.

  • Letters
    Friday 15 September 2006 10:15pm

    Fangaloto,Nuku'alofa,Tonga
    :

    Editor,

    I wish the people of Wanganui the best of luck for they have elected Michael Laws as their leader, a man who makes great pronouncements out of ignorance. His comparison of our late King to Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe clearly shows that he does not know what he is talking about.

    We call such people in our society empty-headed and silly. Perhaps in Laws' case it was a carry over from his role as a leader in the reality TV show Treasure Island.

  • Business
    Friday 15 September 2006 6:01pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The new king of Tonga, King George Tupou V today announced that he will dispose of all his commercial interests in the kingdom.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Thursday 14 September 2006 7:06pm

    Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s Ha’a began presenting their traditional gifts at the Royal Palace, Nuku’alofa, today paying homage to His Late Majesty King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV where he is lying in State. Photos by Peter Poulsen and Linny Folau.
  • Editorials
    Thursday 14 September 2006 3:05pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : When Taufa’ahau Tupou IV came to the Tongan throne on July 4, 1967, for most Tongans it was the dawn of a new era. The new king, at 49, epitomised what Tongans of the 1960s perceived to be a perfect 20th century monarch. Editor’s Comment, by Pesi Fonua.
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  • Letters
    Wednesday 13 September 2006 7:30pm

    Düsseldorf, Germany
    :

    Editor,



    On the sad occasion of His Majesty's pass a'away I feel I really must express my and my wife's sincere condolences to Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata'Aho, the Royal Family, and all of the Tongan people.

    We have fond memories of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV., of His kindness, of His pro-German attention and - especially for our great delight - of His appreciation of music.

    Our good wishes also goes to the Crown Prince who will be the successor of the kind-hearted monarch.



  • Royalty & Nobility
    Wednesday 13 September 2006 4:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Thousands of Tongans are lining the roads on Tongatapu as the funeral procession of His Late Majesty King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV passes by on its way to the Royal Palace where he will lie in State for five days.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Wednesday 13 September 2006 4:30pm

    Wellington, New Zealand
    : The New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark today confirmed she would attend the funeral of His Majesty King Taufa‘’ahau Tupou IV of Tonga, in Nuku‘alofa on Tuesday 19 September.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Wednesday 13 September 2006 4:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The state funeral of Tonga’s late King Taufa‘’ahau Tupou IV, on Tuesday September 19, will be attended by the New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, the Maori King, and both the Governor Generals of New Zealand and Australia.
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Tuesday 12 September 2006 7:06pm

    USP,Suva, Fiji
    :

    ‘Etita,

    ‘Oku mau ongo’i mamalu mo fakatulou atu kae fakaa’u
    atu si’i tengihia mei he vahanoa mei he Taulanga Suva
    ‘a e si’i tu’unga matu’a mo e finematu’a mei he
    polokalama MBA ‘i USP.

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Tuesday 12 September 2006 6:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    :

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Tuesday 12 September 2006 12:13pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
    :

    ‘Etita,

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Tuesday 12 September 2006 8:46am

    Canberra, Australia
    :

    ‘Etita,

    Kei fakamalumalu atu he Tala ‘o Lo’au mo e Talamalu e Fonua, pea
    ke ‘oua na’a taku ko ha’ate manongisia, ka e ‘oatu ‘a e fie kaunga
    mamahi mei he Sosaieti Fakatotolo `a e Lo’au (Lo’au Research
    Society), keu fakatulou pea fakatapu mo e Ha’a Tu’i La’a kuo Unga
    Fonua.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Tuesday 12 September 2006 8:20am

    Australia
    :

    ‘Etita,

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