A public holiday, “King Tupou 1 Day” was held yesterday December 8, in respect of Tonga’s first Christian King and founder of the modern Kingdom of Tonga, King George (Siaosi) Taufa’ahau Tupou I.
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Tuesday 9 December 2014
Tuesday 4 November 2014
Ko e makehe'anga 'o Tonga he Pasifiki mo e toenga 'o mamaní — ko hono Tu'i ne Pule Fakaleveleva ka na'e mo'ui kalusefai, pea ko 'ene visone ko e fakamaau totonu, vahevahe taau, pule 'a e lao, mo e fai ma'oni'onii ke tafe meia Sihova ki Tonga ko e Selusalema 'o e Pasifikí. – Tevita Vaikona mo Senituli Penitani.
Monday 4 June 2012
As we remember Emancipation Day with a public holiday, today 4 June 2013, we marvel the foresight of Tonga's King Siaosi Tupou I who initiated the Emancipation Edict, 150 years ago on 4 June 1862. So where has that freedom of 150 years ago left Tongans today?
Tuesday 31 August 2004
Day two of the Constitutional Judicial Review proceeded with the legal counsel for the Plaintiffs, Dr Rodney Harrison making his submission, setting out facts to support his claim that the amendment of Clause 7 of the Constitution and the introduction of restrictive media legislation last year was unconstitutional.
Thursday 20 December 2001
The Tongan Royal Family is the epi-centre of Tongan politics, a traditional role that was later formalised by the 1875 Tongan Constitution, which spelled out the power of the King and the law of succession to the throne. While in most western countries one could follow political trends by studying the manifestos and the working agenda of political parties, in Tonga one has to understand the political thoughts of the King and the members of the Royal Family. This is no easy task, because of the exclusiveness that surrounds the Royal Family in their daily lives. By Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine, Vol. 16, no. 3, December 2001. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
Monday 31 May 1999
The recent funeral of Tonga’s respected former Prime Minister HRH Prince Fatafehi Tu‘ipelehake, brought the country to a standstill for ten days. The occasion, however, reminded us again that Tonga is run by two sets of interwoven political orders, one so old that it has its origins in a mythical heaven, and the other so relatively new that it has not yet replaced the old. By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 2, May 1999.