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  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 10 July 2006 2:30pm

    East Palo Alto, California
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  • Talanga 'i he lea faka-Tonga
    Monday 10 July 2006 12:18pm

    Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
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    ‘Etita,

    Kataki fakamolemole pe pea tulou atu ki he Tonga kotoa he ‘oku uesia e loto moe ‘atamai ‘i he fakamasiva kuo hoko.

    He ‘ikai ha toe lave ia ki he faingata’a kuo hoko’ ka teu lave si’i ki he palopalema na’e meimei malava he fakahaofi pe ta’ofi e fatulisi po’uli ne hoko ‘i San Francisco.

  • Letters
    Monday 10 July 2006 8:15am

    Hawaii
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    Good morning,

    Maile is a valued treasured lei in the Hawaiian culture.

    I have been researching why the retail price of Tonga maile leis exported to Hawaii are less expensive than local Hawaiian maile and Cook Islands maile leis here. Maile workers in Hawaii receive $12 US per lei and the Cook Islands are receiving $11.50 NZ per lei.

  • From the Courts
    Saturday 8 July 2006 6:15pm

    Redwood City, California
    : The teenage driver charged with the killing of two members of the Tongan royal family and their driver after slamming into their car pleaded not guilty on Friday, July 7 (US time) to vehicular manslaughter, according to AP news service.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Friday 7 July 2006 10:30pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    Photo by Linny Folau

  • Rugby
    Friday 7 July 2006 4:39pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The ‘Ikale Tahi and the Cook Islands will meet at Nuku’alofa’s Teufaiva Stadium, tomorrow, July 8 for their second World Cup qualifying game.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Friday 7 July 2006 8:30am

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : TWO members of Tonga’s Royal family, HRH Prince Tu’ipelehake and Princess Kaimana, died in a car accident in San Francisco last night according to Tongans living in the area, but this has yet to be officially confirmed by the Palace Office in Tonga.
  • Politics
    Friday 7 July 2006 5:47am

    Sydney, Australia
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    Dear Editor,

    The gap between professional journalism and professional gossiping itches closer to each other this week. Instrumental in closing the gap is Angela Gregory…’s piece about the King of Tonga returning home, on the Herald (3/7/06). The piece was purposely grafted to ridicule or worst to cast derision in guise of reporting.

  • Health
    Thursday 6 July 2006 5:09pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • Government
    Thursday 6 July 2006 4:21pm

    USA
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    Editor,

  • Government
    Wednesday 5 July 2006 6:14pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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  • Royalty & Nobility
    Tuesday 4 July 2006 5:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga’s aging King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV for the first time was unable to attend the July 4 military parade - this year marking his 88th birthday - and the inspection of the parade was carried out by Crown Prince Tupouto’a at Mala’e Pangai in Nuku’alofa.
  • Travel
    Tuesday 4 July 2006 3:54pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Wearing colourful traditional costumes the 13 contestants for the 2006 Miss Heilala crown appeared in a Tau’olunga dance competition last night, July 3, at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall in the event that is a highlight of the annual pageant.
  • Government
    Monday 3 July 2006 5:16pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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    A total of 815 civil servants retired on Friday, June 30, in a mass redundancy that has cost the government some $22 million in a massive cash handout this week.

    The number is fewer than Government had hoped for in its attempt to Tonga’s oversized civil service.

  • Royalty & Nobility
    Monday 3 July 2006 3:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Looking frail and in his wheelchair, King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV returned home to Tonga on Saturday July 1, in time for the celebration of his 88th birthday on July 4.
  • Politics
    Saturday 1 July 2006 6:39pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The threat of a National Strike and Civil Disobedience ended in oblivion on June 29 when Tonga’s Prime Minister answered a letter of petition before the June 30 deadline set by a loose-knit group of protestors.
  • Parliament
    Friday 30 June 2006 6:11pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Eight candidates were registered on June 29 for the coming Ha’apai parliamentary By-election on July 20.
  • Royalty & Nobility
    Friday 30 June 2006 6:00pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Preparations are well underway for the return to Tonga of King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV on Saturday July 1 to celebrate his 88th birthday on July 4.
  • Letters
    Friday 30 June 2006 5:28pm

    Honiara, Solomon Islands
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    Dear Editor

    I sincerely apologise for mistakenly thinking that Tonga is a member of the IWC and that it had the ability to vote in the recent meetings. As Whale watching is a growing and profitable industry, I incorrectly assumed that Tonga was involved in the IWC and to have a say in the fate of these magnificent animals.

  • Business
    Friday 30 June 2006 5:25pm

    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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