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Thursday 23 February 2006
California, USA
Na`e `i ai `a e taimi atu `i Tonga na`e lahilahi ange ai `a e nofo ki tokanga `a e ngaahi familí `i he meimei taimi kotoa pe. Na`e faka`ofo`ofa `a `uta pea lahi `a e ngoué pea ma`ala`ala ma`u pe mo faka`ofo`ofa. Na`e hoko `a e `aho Tokonakí ko e `aho lahi ma`u aipe ia `o e famili ki he vaó pea iku aipe mo hono tokonaki`i mai `a e `aho Sapaté ko e `aho lahí ia, ko e lotu pe mo e ma`u me`atokoni lelei taha `o e uiké. - `Ofa-ki-Tonga
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Thursday 23 February 2006
Salt Lake City, Utah-USA
Hufanga he fakatapu 'oku fa'a aofaki atu he Ngaluope ka e 'ata moe ki'i motu'a ni ke fai ha lave ki he kaveinga 'oku fai hono talanga'i 'i hotau fonua he ngaahi 'aho ni 'a ia 'oku taku 'o pehe " Ke to e fakatemokalatiange hono fakalele e fonua. - Josh Mila
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Wednesday 22 February 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
The fact that Tonga was never colonized has made Tonga unique and different from her neighboring islands. It is a source of pride for Tongans in the years gone by, so much so, that many of the Tongan poets have lines like: "Taha pe 'i he tahi saute", "Kei toe pe 'a felenite", etc, etc. Certainly, things would be much different now if that famous meeting at Pouono to decide on which colonial power to give Tonga to, came out with something different. - Sailosi Finau
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Tuesday 21 February 2006
Sydney, Australia
Hufanga atu he Talamalu ‘o e Fonua kae fai atu mu‘a ha fakalanga talanoa ki he kaveinga ‘oku nga‘uta ai ‘a e fe‘aveaki ongoongo ‘o e vahaope. ‘Oku kei malohi pe hono teke ‘o e kaveinga ‘o e liliu faka-politikale ki Tonga pea neongo ‘oku tau kei talanga‘i e taumu‘a mo e fakaikiiki ‘o e liliu ko eni ‘oku totonu ke manatu‘i, neongo e mahu‘inga ‘o e liliu ‘oku fai ai e laaulea, ‘oku mahulu atu e mahu‘inga ‘o e kaveinga ko e Pule‘anga Tau‘ataina (Sovereign Nation). ‘O ‘uhinga ia ke tau foua e liliu te tau loto ke fakahoko ka ‘i he ‘osi ‘a e ‘uuni liliu kotoa koia,‘oku kei hoko pe ‘a Tonga ko e Pule‘anga Tau‘ataina. Na‘a ‘osi ange liliu kuo lahi ange ‘a e konga ‘o ‘e tau mo‘ui ‘oku ‘ikai ke tau pule kiai ‘i he me‘a ‘oku tau pule kiai. - Inoke Fotu Hu‘akau
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Monday 20 February 2006
Long Beach, California-USA
`Okú te fafanifo holo pe he ngaahi kaupeau `o e vavaa `o malie`ia hotau kakaí `i he`enau ngaahi to`ongá pea mo `enau takitaha folahaká. Ko e faivá foki `oku `i ai hono ngaahi tala pea ko e ngaahi haká `oku `i ai honau ngaahi fatunga mo honau ngaahi ta`ao, fakataha mo honau ngaahi `uhinga. `Oku a`u `eni ia `etau sangasangá ki he me`a ko e laku `a lofia pea kau fakataha atu ai mo e meimei `alu noa`ia. - `Ofa-ki-Tonga
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Thursday 16 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The resignation of the Prime Minister, Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata on February 11 offers myriad possibilities in popular speculation on what may be happening in government, but one thing that is certain is that it has further magnified the political reform processes that are currently taking place in Tonga. Editor’s Comment. By Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 15 February 2006
California, USA
'Oku fie 'oatu heni 'a e popoaki loto 'ofa mo'oni ki he ta'ahine Kuini 'o Tonga Halaevalu Mata'aho 'i he ngaahi matangi malohi 'oku angi mei he Tonga mo e hihifo. - S. Fonua
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Wednesday 15 February 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
Kole mu'a Editor keke kataki fkmolemole kae tu'u atu mu'a 'a e ki'i tohi ni. Kou fkatumutumu he fanga ki'i kakai 'ikai 'ilo pe ko e ha'u mei fe pe na'e ako ife? Ko e fkanga ia ka 'Akilisi 'oku tahi kehe atu. Mosese Fineanganofo
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Friday 10 February 2006
California, USA
Ko e toki ongo fakamamahi kuo a`utaki mai fekau`aki pea mo e `eiki n_pele ma`u tofi`a tukufakaholo ko Veikuné, `i hono to`o `a hono hingoá pea paki mo hono ngaahi faka`ilongá `o mole ai `a hono fatongia ko e Sea `o e Fale Aleá. -`Ofa-ki-Tonga
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Friday 10 February 2006
Moss Beach-California, USA
The various political reform committees are leaping forward with courage and while their intentions and energy are perfectly aligned, we are faced with such a seismic moment in this strange chaos where follies are blended with all sorts of crimes. -Mele Payne Lynch
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Friday 10 February 2006
New Mexico, USA
My name is Scott Jones, and I was Tessa Horan's partner/companion/boyfriend in New Mexico. I wanted to thank you for the articles you have written about Tessa. She was extremely special to me, and many others, and we appreciate the great respect and honor she has been shown by the Tongan people and your online publication. - Scott Jones.
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Sunday 5 February 2006
California, USA
`Oku faka`au tama ke takataka nenefu `etau samená he ngaahi me`a `oku hokó pea mo e ngaahi lafo ave loloa `oku ma`alifekina mai mei he kau `atama`ia mei mulí. =`Ofa-ki-Tonga
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Saturday 4 February 2006
California, USA
Ko e ki'i fakalavelave atu pe 'ena ki he talanga 'oku fai ki he 'etau fakalelei fonua. - Siosaia Moimoiangaha.
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Friday 3 February 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
`Oku `asi mai he uike ni `i he fakamatala `a e Tu'i Pelehake mo Dr Sitiveni Halapua he kupenga vahaope `a e Matangi Tonga `oku kei ta'emahino pe `a e anga hono fakanofonofo e kau memipa mo e fakalele `a e Komiti Talanoa-talanga ko ia `oku ne fakafofonga'i e Tu'i, Falealea mo e Kakai, `i he `uhinga tefito `oku na kei faka'ape pe ki he tu'unga `o `Akilisi Pohiva mo Clive Edwards mo `ena kau kakato ki he Komiti ni `o `ikai tali ke mahino lelei `a e mo'oni. - Siosiua F. P. Tofua‘ipangai
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Thursday 2 February 2006
Sydney, Australia
Ko e komiti na'e fakamafai 'e he Fale Alea hono fokotu'u "Komiti Faka-Fonua ki he Fakalelei Faka-Politikale" ka 'oku 'ikai ko e "Komiti Faka-Politikale ki hono Fakalelei 'o e Fonua". Ka 'ikai ke mahino e poini ko eni ki he'etau kau Politiki, te tau toe foki mai pe ki he Felekeu na'a tau kamata mei ai. Ko e lea FAKA-FONUA mo e FAKA-POLITIKALE tena kehekehe lahi 'i hono fakasino 'oha Komiti ke fataki ha kaveinga ngaue. Ko e komiti kuo tau fakasino mai ko e Komiti Faka-Politikale, 'oku 'ikai koha Komiti Faka-Fonua. - ‘Inoke Fotu Hu‘akau
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Wednesday 1 February 2006
London, UK
It doesn't amaze me to see another controversial political scandal with Tongan politicians in the media again. This time, it is a well-known noble figure and Speaker of the House. - William Mariner
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Tuesday 31 January 2006
Florida,USA
I am dismayed to hear recent reports that the Tongan people have yet to receive a response from the King regarding the status of the reform process. I understand the process of reforming the Constitution can be lengthy, and maybe the People's deadline was a little too early, (although some say the King has had decades to make this change), or maybe the King's medical condition has made progress slow. However, that is no excuse to not let the Tongan people know the status of the process in plain terms. - John Maloney
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Sunday 29 January 2006
California, USA
I came across your website for the first time approximately 3-4 years ago, and since then, it has been very educational and entertaining. As such, it has been a tremendous pleasure for me to utilize the same to learn more about our Kingdom Island. ... I hope that the on-going political changes in the Kingdom Island will bring hope, fairness, and chance for the poor people of Tonga to live comfortably- just like their superiors. How can the government and its high officials sleep well at night, knowing their people are suffering?. - Joe
Sunday 29 January 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
The recent threat by teachers to go on strike is understandable and fully justified to me. If the claim is true that teachers who took part in the strike are treated unfairly (and I have evidence to believe that this is the case) then I'll only have to say "Let us heal the psychological and spiritual wounds of the 2005 strike first. Further, it's about time for some heads to roll, particularly those in Education who intentionally stirred up this unnecessary commotion." - Sailosi Finau
Sunday 22 January 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
Government teachers' threat to go on strike in response to the Ministry of Education's staffing and transfer exercise has come as no surprise at all. Teachers have, in the past, tended not to question the staffing exercise in general but the effect of the strike last year seems to have created an atmospere of suspicion regarding the motives of the education department.

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