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Saturday 5 December 2009
Kailua-Kona-Hawaii, USA
Tulou mu'a kau hao hake he ke tali atu mu'a e kaila mai meihe tangata ko'ena ko Posoa Finau 'oku ha he Talanga 'i He Lea Faka-Tonga - "Ko e valoki ko e me'a fakalanga mamahi." -'Aisea T. Tu'ikolovatu
Friday 4 December 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kataki kae ki'i hao hake 'a e ki'i fakahoha'a ko'eni ki he tohi 'a e matapule ko'eni ko 'Aisea Tu'ikolovatu mei Hawaii, fekau'aki mo e 'etau timi 'Ikale Tahi. Ko e me'a 'eni 'oku 'oku tau ui ko e fakaanga mei he laine 'auti, kuo tau fo'i mo kovi 'ulu pe fakamole space he fa'ahinga kakai ko'eni 'o hange ko e matapule ko'eni, Kole atu heni keke kataki nofo tafataha pe koe 'I hono fakalele ho'o 'iate mo e best choice in construction ke sai taumaia teke lava ke tu'u atu ha taha neesi 'o fakaanga'i ho'o ngaue. Teke lava nai? Tatau tofu pe ia mo ho'o fakaanga ko'eni 'oku fai ki he 'akapulu. Ko e fehu'i leva pehe 'e fiefakaongo atu ha taha ki ho'o fakaanga? let alone he 'ikai keke 'ilo'i ha me'a 'i he 'akapulu. Kou tui 'oku 'I ai 'a e ngaahi fokotu'utu'u lahi 'a e komiti ki he kaha'u 'etau timi 'o 'au ki he teu World Cup 2011. -Posoa Finau
Thursday 26 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Oku te faka'ofa'ia si'i kau ngaue 'a e Potungaue Toutai 'i he mahino mai ko e fangota fa'o ki he katoava 'enau savea ne fai mo 'enau fokotu'u ne 'oatu ki hono fakangatangata 'o e lahi mo e taimi ke toutai'i ai e mokohunu pea pehe ki he ngaahi kautaha ke nau hu atu e mokohunu. -Samiu Sika
Tuesday 24 November 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii
Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Honorable 'Akau'ola and the office of the Honorable Prime Minister Sevele for organising the "Tonga Renewable Energy Road Map" that were held in Vava'u this past week. It is satisfying for this one Humble Tongan to see this kind of gathering and especially the discussions of "Renewable Energy Planning" and all the Renewable Energy Innovation that was discussed at the TERM. -MTTuaileva
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Sunday 22 November 2009
Bringing the Tonga energy roadmap to the table as a priority issue is a significant and positive step by government and thank you for the comprehensive coverage. - Sefita Hao'uli
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Sunday 15 November 2009
Sydney, Australia
Kataki pe matanga kau faka-tulou atu ki he'ene 'Afio mo Hou'eiki, kia Ha'a Matapule pea moe Tonga kotoa, kae 'ata keta po-talanoa 'i he loto fale ko 'Tau'ataina 'ia Totonu'. Me'apango pe koe 'ikai keu si'i malava 'o liliu faka-Pilitania 'eku fakakaukau ke a'u atu ki ha'a ako mo ha'a 'ilo, kae tuku pe mu'a keu feinga ki he lelei taha…. -Mohetau Kasitati
Wednesday 11 November 2009
New Zealand, Auckland
I entered into this debate to point out that the CEDAW vote in parliament was nothing more than a weathervane and that there is adequate evidence to warrant concern for the future of Tongan women in Tonga. The responses from some of your scribes have done little to change my view – in fact I'm even more convinced that the paradigm shift required is made more difficult by the Daniel K Fale's of this world. - Sefita Hao'uli
Wednesday 11 November 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
I thank all contributors and respect all commentaries express in MT Online in regards to CEDAW convention and in particular to the decision made by the House of Legislative on the issue. This debate seems spinning and moving no where. What I was thinking the major reason is our 'Attitude' towards our own interpretation on the issue and 'reaction' to the decision made by the House. - Viliami Tiseli
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Saturday 7 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Oku malie pea fakatupu fifili he taimi tatau e ngaahi felaafoaki fekau'aki mo e CEDAW 'i ho'o paenga kae tautautefito ki hono taukave'i e totonu 'a fafine Tonga. -Samiu Sika
Friday 6 November 2009
Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
Fakatulou atu ka e 'ataa ke u lulululu mo Sefesi Lutui (Fakama . . . 05 Nov 2009). Malo 'etau lava tangata. 'Oku ou fiefia 'i ho'o tali mai 'eku tohi. Faka'amu na'ake 'i heni kae palu hata kava. -Sione A. Mokofisi
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
On the Tongan watermelon dilemma, your correspondent Sione Mokofisi of the US posed: Isn't there something wrong with this picture? Short supply of watermelons in NZ; high prices at the marketplace; but there is excess supply in Tonga ready to be shipped. -Sefita Hao'uli
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Thursday 15 October 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
Like your correspondent Sione Mokofisi from the US, I too would like to see more trade between Tonga and NZ and especially our agricultural exports. It will offer an opportunity for both countries to mitigate what is now a long-running multi-million dollar imbalance in favour of New Zealand. That's a commonly held fact which backgrounds the trade discussions between NZ and Tonga over the years. Which is why I'm surprised at the claims of a trade barrier and price-control policies restricting inflows of Tongan watermelons.- Sefita Hao'uli
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Monday 12 October 2009
Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
I hope that NZ PM Key's visit (July 8, 2009), and Minister for Foreign Affairs McCully (July 20, 2009), to Tonga were not empty promises to removing barriers in Tonga-NZ trade policies.Tongan farmers are still handicapped by more trade barriers. -Sione A. Mokofisi
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Friday 9 October 2009
Pago Pago, American Samoa
Kataki kae faka'au atumu'a 'eku fakamalo 'i he loto hounga mo'oni k he si'i fiekaungamamahi 'oku ha mai mei he Matangi Tonga. akamalo atu kihe 'Eiki Minisista Labor and Commerce, Lisiate 'Akau'ola neu fakahoko 'ene popoaki ki he Kovana 'o Amerika Samoa 'i he Emergency Operation Center (EOC) he pongipongi pe hili 'a e Tsunami, pea lau pe ia ko e popoaki faka pule'anga mei Tonga. -Mafi 'o Amerika Samoa
Tuesday 6 October 2009
Sydney, Australia
Thank you so much for your initiative to post on the Matangi Tonga News Online - "Tourteau, where are You?" - Madame Y. Robaux
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Tuesday 6 October 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
Your correspondents Kik Velt, Dan Clem and Paul Kidd have all helped us understand a lot more about tsunami and their potential to wreak havoc. What I have taken from their contributions is that mother nature has already provided a perfectly good warning system for tsunamis. It's called an earthquake. We continue to ignore this at our peril.- Sefita Hao'uli
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Saturday 3 October 2009
Pangai, Ha'apai
All theoretical information aside, when the tsunami wave struck Niuatoputapu, it resulted in seven or more deaths, and significant damage to the village. On the island of Lifuka, in Ha'apai, there was far more damage than "minor flooding." The initial tsunami wave itself was about one meter in height, followed by several waves of lesser height. The subsequent turbulence and the rapidly shifting currents in the Pangai harbor resulted in the sinking of 2 fishing boats, and the grounding of several others. - Tama Pangai
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Saturday 3 October 2009
USA
While it is true that in the deep ocean a tsunami's wavelength is so broad that the wave's height is almost imperceptible, we all know that many small Pacific islands are barely above sea level, and many do not have the sheer drop-offs to the seafloor that would prevent a tsunami from slowing down and rearing up into a very perceptible and very dangerous wave. Both of these traits mean that tsunamis can be dangerous to many Pacific islands, whether the tsunami begins nearby or far away. -Dan Clem
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Friday 2 October 2009
San Diego-California, USA
Si'i fakaa'u atu mu'a 'a e lotu hufia 'o kinautolu Tonga pehe ki hotau kainga Ha'amoa ne si'i ma'ungatamaki 'e he Sunami, ki he Mafi 'o Pangopango pehe ki he Tonga kotoa 'i Ha'amoa 'oku 'iai 'a e faka'amu ne mou hao 'i he fakatamaki ne hoko. 'Oku tau 'ilo'i kotoa pe kapau ne hoko 'a me'a ni 'i Tonga 'e toe fakamamahiange.-Lou 'Uhila
Friday 2 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The recent red wave (or tidal wave) in Tonga will of course rake up the discussion again whether Tonga should spend money on an early warning system. My answer is clearly and definitely: no; as is very obvious if one considers the physical properties of red waves, which apparently are not very well known.- Firitia (Kik Velt)
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