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Wednesday 11 October 2006
Sydney, Australia
Fakamalo ki hono tafunaki e paenga lafo talanoa'ni. Tuku ke u tulimui atu he tu'a 'o Finau mo Hao'uli mo e ngaahi fakakaukau kuo lafo mai ki he Lipooti 'a e NCPR. Fakalika mai e Finau 'a e fakafuofua ki hano faka-palanisi 'a e ngaahi kupu mahino 'o e Fale moha ki'i fakalave ki he tukunga 'a hotau ngaahi kaunga'api. Ka 'oku 'omai 'e Hao'uli ha fakakaukau fo'ou ke kumi ha founga ke "'ahi'ahi e fokotu'utu'u fo'ou ke tau sio mo vakai'i pe 'e lava ke tau nofo lelei mo melino mo e ngaahi liliu'ni pe 'ikai." 'E faingofua ke fakahoko eni 'i he malumalu 'o e founga lolotonga. -Inoke Fotu Hu‘akau
Wednesday 11 October 2006
Florida,USA
'Oku ou kole ke u fakateiapa'a atu 'i he ngaahi tala aofaki maheni 'oku fa'a ongo na 'i he pangai ko'eni. Toumu'a fakamalo atu ki ho'o mou fakahoko mai 'a e ngaahi ongoongo pea lava kemau ma'u kakato ai 'a e ngaahi ouau toputapu 'o e Telio 'a e Hau kuo unga fonua. - Tevita Hafoka
Tuesday 10 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Legislative Assembly on Thursday will go into a fifth day of deliberations over the recommendations of the National Committee for Political Reform that has proposed the formation of a new and elected 26-member parliamentary structure for the kingdom.
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Tuesday 10 October 2006
Melbourne, Australia
Let me ride on the crest of that insurmountable wave that Dr '‘Epeli Hau'ofa generated in his reflection: His Majesty King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV: An Appreciation. I too, want to express my appreciation of our late noble and gracious King.
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Tuesday 10 October 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii,USA
The swift response from the Press Secretary and Political adviser to the Prime Minister Mr. Lopeti Senituli, was quite surprising in light of all the world media zeroing in on the result of the final report from Tonga Parliament's National Committee For Political Reform, (NCPR). I was flatter that he only picked one issue to challenge mentioning on my LTE, and that is, the number of elected members of parliament MP by the people count. But before I get to my response to the PS, I'd like to pay compliment to where credit is due. - M. T. Tuaileva
Tuesday 10 October 2006
Tonga
lou mo e Hau 'o e 'otu Tonga, ongo 'apa'apa mo e ngaahi fakatapunga kotoa pe 'o e fonua. 'Ofa ke ngofua pea 'ofa ke 'ataa ke u fakalavelave atu ki he mahu'inga 'o e nofo 'a e Tonga. Fakamolemole'i au na'a taku kuo te hala loto'api 'atu ka 'oku ou tui 'oku mahu'inga ke tau fetalanoa'aki ke kei pukepuke 'a e Tonga mo'unga ki he loto 'a ia 'oku kanoloto 'aki 'a e 'ofa. - Samiuela Vaipulu
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Tuesday 10 October 2006
Kolofo'ou, Tongatapu
Ka ko e mahu’inga’ia ‘o e ‘aho ni ko e taukave’i ia 'a e tala ‘o e kaha’u. 'I he ngaahi Liliu kuou tanaki mai neongo 'a e tanaki mahu’inga kuo fai mai 'e 'Inoke Hu’akau pehe kihe lafo mai kihe tu’unga Fahu. - Pulotu ‘Ilavalu
Monday 9 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was a tough call for Taniela Tufui (74), who retired from the Civil Service five years ago, when he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Tonga for four days this week while Chief Justice Anthony Ford was away in New Zealand.
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Monday 9 October 2006
Canberra, Australia
Ko e fakalanga talanoa mahu’inga ‘a Anuanu Fakafe’atu-kihe-sina, pea faka’ofo’ofa mo e tali fakamaama ‘a Longolongo’aevalu, pea kou kole pe ke faiha lafo atu. Ko e fakakaukau ‘o e ’eiki ne ai ‘a hono fakafa’ahinga (hange ko e ‘eiki si’i pe ‘eiki lahi), pea ai leva mo ‘ene fekau’aki mo Hikule’o (pe Tu’i ‘o Pulotu) mo e kau Tangaloa (ngaahi Tu’i ‘o Langi), pehe ki he fahu (pe mehikitanga) ‘a ia ko e tuofefine ‘o ha ulumotu’a pe tangata, pea pehe ki he Ha’a Tu’i Lalahi ‘e Tolu ‘o Tonga (Ha’a Tu’i Tonga, Ha’a Tu’i Takalaua mo e Ha’a Tu’i Kanokupolu).Tuku kehe ange foki 'a e fakafa'ahinga ko ia hange ko e "fahu loa" mo e "fahu nou". - Siosiua Lafitani Tofua‘ipangai
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Sunday 8 October 2006
Australia
‘Oku ou tui ‘oku ‘i ai e teteki ‘a e fonua ‘i he tu’kunga ne ‘i ai e fakahoko fatongia ‘a e Ha’a Tufunga ‘i he telio ‘o e La’ã Kuo Ungafonua. Ka ‘i he ‘a’apa ki he ‘Ai Tauanga’a ‘a e fonua na’a tau tali kotoa pe’ ke matafi e loani. Kau kole ke u hufanga he talamalu ‘o e fonua, pea tulou mo e Pangai ‘o e Hau e ‘Otu Tonga kae haofaki atu ‘a e ki’i faka-talanoa tu’ani. - Inoke Fotu Hu‘akau
Sunday 8 October 2006
UK
Looking around Nuku'alofa, it has changed immensely, jam packed with 4WDs in every streets. Every child, adult and animal has a mobile phone with their new models. The new trend for youngsters now, are Internet cafes. Soon it will be the iPods and computer games. It is very hard to imagine, Tongans accepting these new technology when a few years back it was looked down upon being "From overseas?" and bringing into Tonga trends of the 80's which was not accepted in Tongan culture then. - William Mariner
Sunday 8 October 2006
Klemzig, SouthAustralia,Australia
Ko e ki'i me'a si'i pe 'e taha 'oku ou ki'i hoha'a atu ai 'o fekau'aki pea mo e teu fili ko ia 'a hotau Prime Minister, 'oku ou loto fiemalie mo fiefia 'aupito 'aupito ki he ngaahi ngaue lahi kuo lava hono fai 'e he NCPR pea mo hono kau taki, ka ko e makatu'unga 'a 'eku ki'i fakahoha'a ni 'oku fekau'aki ia pea mo e te u ke fili ko ia 'a hotau Prime Minister. - Soni Tu‘iono Malupo
Sunday 8 October 2006
New Zealand
Kole ke u hufanga he talamalu 'o e fonua, pea puipui ange he mo e toputapu 'o e ngaahi ouau ne tau fakakakato ki he telio hotau hau, ka e 'ata mu'a ke fai atu ha poupou ki he fehu'i 'a Anuanu Fakafe'atu-kihe-sina. - Longolongo'aevalu
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Friday 6 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament received a gift of computers and other office equipment, today from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
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Friday 6 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Please allow me a brief response to the challenge posed in your columns by MT Tuaileva "The Royal Spin", 5 October) against the Hon Prime Minister's public assertion that 23 out of the 32 members of the Legislative Assembly are elected members. -Lopeti Senituli
Friday 6 October 2006
Tonga
'I he 'eku lau ko eni 'a e ngaahi fakamatala fekau'aki mo e ngaahi ouau 'o e me'a faka'eiki ko eni 'o 'ene 'Afio, Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, peau vakai hifo ki he ouau kosi 'ulu ko eni 'oku ha 'i he ngaahi 'ata he 'internet', 'oku ou fie fehu'i atu ai ke fai mai mu'a ha ki'i fakama'ala'ala meia tekimoutolu 'oku loloto ange mo kakato ho'o mou 'ilo ki hotau ngaahi 'ulungaanga fakafonua. - Anuanu Fakafe‘atukihesina
Friday 6 October 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
Kole ke u tanaki atu ki he ngaahi poini ma ongoonga kuo vahe mai 'e Sailosi Finau he ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a ‘ene mo’oni. ‘Oku ‘i ai ‘a e ni’ihi le’olahi ‘i hono kailangaki’i ‘o e liliu fakapolitikale ‘oku nau kei vilitaki ‘‘e toki mahino tokua ko ha liliu mo’oni mo fakamaatoato ‘‘o kapau ‘e fakapaasi ‘a e ngaahi me’a oku fai ‘i he taimi ni ko e lao pea ke liliu mo e konisitutone ke fenapasi mo e tu’unga fo’ou kuo ‘omi kitautolu ki ai ‘e he ngaahi tu’utu’uni ‘o e ‘aho ni. - Sefita Hao‘uli
Thursday 5 October 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King and the Government of Tonga should allow the people to elect all the members of the Tongan parliament, Dr Sitiveni Halapua told the Tongan Legislative Assembly today (5 October 2006).... At question time a People's Representative 'Akilisi Pohiva asked how deeply had the NPCR and the people discussed Section 75 of the Constitution - the right of members of parliament to impeach Cabinet Ministers, because there had been 10 impeachment cases since 1912, but no ministers had ever been impeached in Tonga.
Thursday 5 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new king of Tonga, HM King George Tupou V, will make his first Royal Tour of the outer islands on October 8 to attend Sunday church services.
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Thursday 5 October 2006
It is quite surprising and very interesting to find an overseas PR firm from Fiji sending out media release on the view of King George Tupou V of Tonga, and his strong belief that Tonga's Constitution is the Keystone of the Kingdom's peace and stability, bearing the Lord Chamberlain's insignia. In the U.S. we call this the Royal Spin, in trying to counter all the bad and negative press since his father died. - M. T. Tuaileva

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