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Wednesday 15 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The books of the alumni are properly audited and approved by the AGM every year. We look forward to this year's AGM which will be held in the US and hosted by the Alumni of Salt Lake City in their hometown. - Viliami Ika
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Sunday 12 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua. Events in Tonga over the past few weeks, have left vacuums in our midst and are reshaping the entities that had the power to influence our lives, our way of thinking, and our style of government.
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Friday 10 March 2006
Edinburgh, Scotland
Tofaeono Misatauveve says that Tonga is the "only remaining Pacific kingdom" but this is not so. In the Wallis and Futuna Islands there are three kingdoms, Uvea, Sigave and Alo. They may not be as well known as Tonga but they are still Pacific kingdoms. - John Blyth
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Thursday 9 March 2006
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Ko e fa'ahinga folau 'eve'eva 'oku ou tokanga ki ai ko e folau 'iote. 'Oku 'i ai e kau folau 'iote hangatonu mei honau fonua muli ki Vava'u pea kalasi e ni'ihi 'oku puna vakapuna ki Vava'u 'o toki heka ai he ngaahi 'iote charter 'a e Moorings. - Siosaia Mila
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Thursday 9 March 2006
Melbourne, Australia
Team Tonga Rugby 7's together with the Chef de Mission, Takitoa Taumoepeau left Mildura yesterday. The team were farewelled at the airport by the Deputy Mayor of Mildura with a handful of Tongans and local TV and media were there. The Team also sang a farewell song and performed the "sipi tau" to the delight of the crowd. - Takitoa Taumoepeau
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Thursday 9 March 2006
London United Kingdom
This Kingdom, as we know it today, has four Generations of political stagnation. To encompass the whole make up of this tiny Kingdom, goes back four Generations, to a time of numerous civil unrest, turmoil and enslavement. Tongans back then, were far more different from today. - William Mariner
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Sunday 5 March 2006
Mildura, Australia
'Oku houa 'e 6 'a e drive mai mei Melipoane. 'Oku lolotonga 'i heni foki 'a e timi 'Akapulu toko 7 pea 'oku fakamafana 'a e 'ofa'i kinautolu 'e he kainga Tonga 'oku nau 'i he ki'i kolo ni. Te u fakafuoufa pe 'oku nau ofi pe ki he toko 500 tupu. Ko e feitu'u ni foki 'oku 'iloa ia ki he lahi taha ai 'o e ngaahi faama kalepi, moli mo e ngaahi 'akau fua kehe pe pea 'oku mo'umo'ua pe he taimi lahi 'a e kakai ki he toli 'o e fo'i'akau. - Takitoa Taumoepeau
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Sunday 5 March 2006
Queensland, Australia
Every decent thinking person in the Pacific should be proud of the Tongan monarchy and make every reasonable attempt to help maintain it. As well, every true Tongan Kingdom subject must be really happy to call him or herself a Tongan and make every reasonable attempt to respect the system their forefathers had achieved from the past. - Tofaeono Misatauveve
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Wednesday 1 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e me'a malie foki ne lave ki ai 'a Sefita 'i he kau fakapulipuli 'oku nau unga pe 'o tolo mai ki loto mala'e mo 'enau ngaahi fakaanga kae 'ikai 'asi mai ki loto ke 'aonga e lea Tonga (fofola e fala kae alea e kainga'). Kapau 'oku tau 'ofa mo'oni hotau tupu'anga 'oku totonu ke 'oua tetau maa he 'asi mai ki mu'a 'i hono talanoa'i 'oe ngaahi lelei 'oku tau feinga ke langa'i hake ai 'etau mo'ui fakaluukufua. - Siosaia Moimoiangaha
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Wednesday 1 March 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
Fakamalo atu ki he Sosaieti Lo'au 'a Aositelelia mo e ngaahi 'ipiseli loloa kuo tau lau mo mamata kotoa ki ai he fakataha'anga ni pea ko e me'a malo ia ko 'enau tokanga ki he ngaahi 'isiu 'oku tau tofanga ai he ngaahi 'aho ni 'i Tonga pea 'i muli foki. Ko e me'atepu ko'enau tali ke tau felongoaki 'i he funga 'o e fe'ilongaki ta'e fakapulipuli 'o kehe ia mei he kau kaiha'a 'oku nau tui puloa mai ki he feitu'u ni pe nofo pe he fakapo'upo'uli 'o tolo mei ai. - Sefita Hao'uli
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Tuesday 28 February 2006
Canberra, Australia
Ne u `osi lave foki mei heni ki he Konga I `o e Fakalelei Tufunga Fonua `a Lo'au pea pehe foki ki he tefito'i taumu'a fakaako `o e ngaue `a e Lo'au Research Society (LRS), pe Sosaieti Fakatotolo `a Lo'au (SFL), `a ia `oku tuhu ki he "fakatotolo fakaako `i ha founga fakaanga tau'ataina anga ta'efilifilimanako ki ha fa'ahinga kaveinga pe". - Siosiua F. P. Tofua'ipangai
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Monday 27 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With the rankling that is going on between the government and the Public Servants Association (PSA), to find a way forward there is obviously a need for both to revisit the Memorandum of Understanding they signed on September 3, ending the six-week national strike of Tonga's public servants. Editor's Comment. By Pesi Fonua.
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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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