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  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Thursday 11 May 2006 3:50pm

    California, USA
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    ‘Etita,

  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Thursday 11 May 2006 12:27pm

    Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A.
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    ‘Etita,

  • Parliament
    Wednesday 10 May 2006 4:48pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The opening of the Tongan Legislative Assembly on June 1 will not stop the work of the National Committee for Political Reform, according to the NCPR Chairman, Prince Tu’ipelehake.
  • Outer Islands
    Tuesday 9 May 2006 6:47pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Niu’ui Hospital in Ha’apai may be declared unsafe for patients, following the May 4 earthquake that has damaged rooms, and has left the hospital without essential support services.
  • Foreign Affairs
    Tuesday 9 May 2006 6:20pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • Government
    Monday 8 May 2006 8:06pm

    Nuku'alofa ,Tonga
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  • Rugby
    Monday 8 May 2006 7:40pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Tau’uta Red’s 13-8 victory over the Tautahi Gold on Saturday, May 6, kept up Tonga’s hope for a place in the Grand Final of the IRB Pacific Cup.
  • Travel
    Monday 8 May 2006 7:35pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    THERE will be no Peau Vava’u Airways domestic service in Tonga until May 11, the airline announced today, , after returning their 50 seater Convair aircraft to New Zealand on May 5.

    The airline’s other aircraft, a PVA DC3, has been out of operation for about a year and will not be ready for operation until May 11. A statement from Peau Vava’u today said that it regretted that its service would be disrupted, while staff training was carried out on board the DC3.

  • Letters
    Monday 8 May 2006 7:30pm

    Melbourne, Australia
    : The Continuing Saga of the mess of the Electricity Supply in Tonga must not be allowed to continue. But we must also ensure that the govt and Shoreline do not drag us all to jump from the frypan and into the fire. -Sione Tapani Mangisi
  • Letters
    Monday 8 May 2006 12:30pm

    Moss Beach-California, USA
    : Some people believe the earthquake in Tonga was an omen since it occurred on Prince Regent Tupoutoa’s birthday. In my opinion, not only it is a natural disaster it is a requiem and a seismic movement calling attention to the historic fault line of royal culture and creed. The royal family and the government may have to readjust their lenses and treat this incident more as a potential means for reconciliation than a source of conflict. -Mele Payne Lynch
  • Letters
    Monday 8 May 2006 12:15pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
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    Editor,

  • Natural events
    Saturday 6 May 2006 8:14pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    Photos courtesy Tonga Ministry of Lands, Survey and Natural Resources

  • Natural events
    Saturday 6 May 2006 8:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A Strong aftershock was felt in Nuku’alofa yesterday evening rattling the nerves of residents - but this time for only a few seconds. Since the violent 7.9 earthquake at 4.26 am on May 4, 2006, some 20 aftershocks have been recorded by the US Geological Survey in Tonga. The aftershocks ranging from magnitude 4.4 to 6 are located in the vicinity of the major seismic event on May 4 with an epicentre in Ha’apai.
  • Natural events
    Friday 5 May 2006 6:25pm

    Veitongo,Tongatapu
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    Story and photos by Mary Lyn Fonua

  • Health
    Friday 5 May 2006 4:58pm

    USA
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    Editor,

    The magnitude of the earthquake that jolted the Friendly Kingdom was dwarfed by the neglected foreigner…’s picture in his bare metal gurney at Vaiola hospital. I am not maliciously delightful in this poor man…’s fate, but I used Vaiola Hospital…’s poor customer service as an example last year and there were readers who called for my hide. Is this an isolated incident? I am not so sure but something is really wrong with the system.

  • Health
    Friday 5 May 2006 10:06am

    USA
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    Editor,

  • Natural events
    Thursday 4 May 2006 7:15pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    by Pesi Fonua

  • Natural events
    Thursday 4 May 2006 1:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tongans were shaken awake early this morning as a Magnitude 8.0 earthquake possibly Tonga’s largest on record, shook the capital, where one terrified hotel guest was hospitalised after jumping off his second floor hotel balcony during the quake. Photos by Mary Lyn Fonua
  • Letters
    Tuesday 2 May 2006 6:30pm

    Moss Beach,California, USA
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    Editor,

    Crown Prince Tupouto…’a is not only the next in line to be king he is widely speculated to be the prime architect of this TOP$60 million tactical scheme that will severely paralyze Tonga and leave the people fighting for survival for generations to come. There was high hope in the newly appointed Prime Minister, Feleti Sevele, to restore moral integrity, dignity, justice and honor to the government. However, Sevele…’s support of this $60M loan leaves the impression he has sold out to Tupouto…’a.

  • Letters
    Tuesday 2 May 2006 6:18pm

    Auckland, New Zealand
    : When the dust settles spare a thought for the crushed dreams and ambition of the connections and staff of Fly Niu Ltd., (FNL) …– a little start-up airline forced into voluntary liquidation due to a patently flawed monopoly policy.- Wayne Madden

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