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  • Letters
    Sunday 20 August 2006 6:15am

    Ukraine
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    To His Royal Highness Prince Tupouto'a and Royal Family;

    Hon Dr. Feleti Sevele, Prime Minister of Tonga and all People of Tonga.

    Christian people of Ukraine pray for health of Christian Monarch His Majesty Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga.

    Yours faithfully,

    Most Rev.Yuruy Yurchyk, D.D.,

    Archbishop of Donetsk and Mariupol

  • Politics
    Sunday 20 August 2006 6:03am

    Melbourne, Australia
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    Editor,

    I do not for one minute believe that the Tongans would forget their accustomed courtesy to representatives of other Pacific Island countries and stage public demonstrations while the Pacific Islands Forum is meeting in Nuku’alofa later this year. This rumour was spread in a Radio Australia report on the basis of one statement from ‘Akilisi Pohiva, which I am sure he now regrets.

    Besi Wood,

    fihu28 [at] optusnet [dot] com [dot] au

  • Economy
    Saturday 19 August 2006 5:51pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • Letters
    Saturday 19 August 2006 8:45am

    Düsseldorf, Germany
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    Editor,

    The sad news about the serious danger to health of His Majesty King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV have deeply moved me.

    I remember with great thankfulness of all these wonderful meetings with Him relating to the music, which got my wife and me years ago - crossing over the seas - to the beautiful shores of your islands.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Saturday 19 August 2006 8:15am

    Auckland, New Zealand
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    ‘Etita,

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Friday 18 August 2006 5:31pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
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    ‘Etita,

    Neongo …‘a e kei taumama…’o atu …‘a e Fili Fakafofonga hono hoko, hange
    kiate au kuo kamata …‘a e kemipeini ia …‘a Siosiua Fatani …‘i hono huke …‘o
    e ngaahi me…’a …‘oku loto mamahi ai …‘ia …‘Uliti Uata. ‘Oku …‘ikai ke u fie
    taukapo…’i …‘a …‘Uliti he …‘oku …‘ikai kakato fau …‘a …‘etau …‘ilo ki he me…’a
    na…’e hoko. Ka …‘oku ou fie lave ki he fa…’ahinga …‘oku nau vilitaki ke …‘oua
    …‘e fakahu ki Falealea ha kakai pisinisi.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Friday 18 August 2006 4:15pm

    Tutu'ila, Manu'a, Amerika Samoa
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    'Etita,

    Kataki mu'a kae fakahoko atu 'emau popoaki:

    Ko e fakatapu e kuo talaaofaki he tapa kotoa 'o e kolope. Tuku mu'a ke lave atu ai mo kimautolu nofo hili he funga maka momoa ko Tutu'ila, 'i Manu'a Amerika Samoa.

    Taumaia na'e lava 'e he tu'unga fakasiokalafi 'o e mamani ke halatu'uatu ha'amau failotu mo e kau faifekau 'o e ngaahi potu siasi kotoa mei he Tu'asivitasi pea mo e Tele'a ko Malaeimi.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Friday 18 August 2006 12:00pm

    Australia
    : ‘Oku ou kole ke u hufanga he talamalu ‘o e fonua kae hao atu ‘a e ki’i popoaki talamonu mo e lotu ko’eni ki he Pani ‘a e ‘Otua ko ‘ene ‘Afio ko Taufa’ahau Tupou IV ko e Tu’i Totonu ‘o e ‘Otu Tonga. -Molumalu ‘o Ha’angata
  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Friday 18 August 2006 8:43am

    Long Beach, California, USA
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    `Etita,

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Friday 18 August 2006 8:21am
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    ‘Etita,

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Thursday 17 August 2006 7:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • Travel
    Thursday 17 August 2006 6:31pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    TONGA will ratify the Pacific Island Air Service Agreement (PIASA) in October, according to Tonga’s new Minister for Civil Aviation, Hon. Paul Karalus.

    Paul said that the Open Sky Policy concept is within Tonga’s General Air Policy and therefore Tonga will ratify PIASA during the 2006 Pacific Island Leaders Forum meeting in Nuku’alofa in October.

  • Letters
    Thursday 17 August 2006 8:30am

    Oslo, Norway
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    Editor,

    I remember His Majesty from when I visited Tonga years ago and I remember a man with grace and a smile.

    I'm sad to read in Matangi Tonga today that he is gravely ill in Auckland. I'm not of Tongan origin but my heart goes out to His Majesty and I will pray for him



    Respectfully yours

    Peggy Matheson

    margaretha [dot] matheson [at] mfa [dot] no

  • Parliament
    Thursday 17 August 2006 8:27am

    United Kingdom
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    Editor,

    Thank you for telling what is basically true about this, so called “short work week”. Only Tongan Politics can have the pleasure of working less and have less responsbility and accountability but still get paid more than the average Civil Servant who relies on their every selfish decisions made in Parliament. Seems like they will need more time off trying to shuffle around and see what the future of Tonga would be like, when a vacuum of power and prestige is slowly fading away.

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Thursday 17 August 2006 8:02am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    ‘Etita,

    ‘Oku ou kole ‘Etita ke kau atu mu’a eku faka-kaukau ke ‘i ai ha ngaue ki he fonua he ‘oku fu’u mahu’inga ia kiha hoko mai ha faka-tu’utamaki fakaenatula.

    Talu meihe ta’u kuo ‘osi mo e hokohoko ‘a e mofuike he fonua ‘o a’u eni kihe ho’ata ko’eni.

    Kuo lahi ‘etau sio kihe ngaahi fetukuaki he fonua kae ngalo ha sio ki ha hoko mai ha Tsunami ‘o tau fetaulaki moia. Sai a ‘Eua ia mo Vava’u he ko e fonua ma’olunga ka ko e hoko mai ki Tongatapu mo Ha’apai mahalo ko e puli ia he moana.

  • From the Courts
    Wednesday 16 August 2006 6:39pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    THE Tonga Court of Appeal hearing for 2006 ended today August 16 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.

    The Court heard seven appeal cases during its five-days hearing from August 7-11.

    Three were criminal cases, two indecent assaults on young girls, and an attempt to evade customs duties on the importation of 600 cartons of Bounty Rum. There were two land dispute cases and two civil cases, one for wrongful dismissal and one against a previous judgment dismissing the appellant…’s claim for damages to a motor vehicle.

  • Natural events
    Wednesday 16 August 2006 6:16pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    A SHORT but strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was felt in Nuku’alofa at lunchtime today, and shook buildings in the capital for a few seconds.

    The earthquake magnitude 6.1 occurred at 12.53 pm Tonga time, and according to the USGS its centre was located 110 km (65 miles) west of Nuku’alofa, at 21.172 degrees S and 176.277 degrees W. Its depth was 156.1 km (97 miles). No damage has been reported from the tremor.

  • Parliament
    Wednesday 16 August 2006 4:03pm

    Nuku...’alofa,Tonga
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    Editor,

    I am bemused by the vehemence of Tavake Fusimalohi…’s letter (15 Aug 06) in response to my defence of the Legislative Assembly…’s working hours, which, coincidently, you have not deemed fit to publish on your site.

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Wednesday 16 August 2006 12:00am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV is gravely ill in Auckland this evening, the Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele has announced in a special broadcast that interrupted regular programming on Radio Tonga and Television Tonga shortly before 11pm on Tuesday, August 15.
  • From the Courts
    Tuesday 15 August 2006 5:56pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    TONGA’S Court of Appeal will pass its decisions on various court appeal cases tomorrow, August 16 at the Nuku…’alofa Supreme Court.

    The Court of Appeal has been sitting since August 8 and it is comprised of the Chief Justice of Tonga Robin Webster, Mr Justice James Burchett, Mr Justice Peter Salmon and Mr Justice Moore.

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