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Saturday 8 April 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii
It is time your publication and others come out of the bush and state things for how they are. The royals are plundering the country taking millions and millions of dollars while they have the people distracted looking in the wrong direction. - Diane Sandlin
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Sunday 2 April 2006
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
An Industrial Kupesi must be created, that does not destroy the local confidence with too many items in the "too hard basket", but will kindle and enhance the Tongan peoples' creativities and innovation, their lateral thinking, their "ta‘efieto" attitude and hard work to make it happen. If we continue with this approach to industrial development then we are halfway there because the driving energy and inspiration I am talking about, must come from the minds and the hearts of the Tongan people.
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Tuesday 28 March 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga prides itself as the only sovereign country in the South Pacific that was never colonised, and therefore in the 21st century we should have been able to claim the title of the most politically mature, vibrant and stable country in the region. But we are far from it. So what went wrong? Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 23 March 2006
Kolofo'ou, Tonga
'Olive Ramanlal has good reasons to be alarmed by the presence of the Secretary of the Human Rights and Democracy Movement in Tonga, Mr. 'Akilisi Pohiva with two cameramen, outside her gate. In the late 1990's and in 2000, particularly during the seizure of the Chaudhury Government in Fiji, Mr. Pohiva pointed to the unrest there and talked up the threat posed by Asian immigrants here. - Electricity Consumer
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Friday 17 March 2006
Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga has just won the 2006 Pacific Cup rugby league tournament in Auckland and this must be a delight to all Tongans. Malo ‘aupito to the administrators, the coach and officials and to the players too. The team has definitely lived up to its name Mate Ma‘a Tonga. - Sailosi Finau
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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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