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Monday 18 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As a Ikale Tahi supporter, I truly believe the Tonga Rugby Union should think about replacing the Coach and his management, as the prevous three performances by the team has been really shocking.
Monday 18 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko hoku hingoa ko Finau Tatafu 'oku ake hake 'eku 'ofa lahi ki he ki'i ongo matu'a 'oku na 'asi 'ihe ta 'oku 'ikai ke 'iai ha'ana fanau.
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Monday 18 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Oku hounga'ia mo'oni hoku loto' 'i he ngaue 'aufuato mo kaafakaafa kuo mou fakafemo'uekina ki ai, 'i hono fakamafola mai 'a e ngaahi ongoongo fakalotofonua mo fakatu'apule'anga ke mau lava ai kimautolu ni tu'a, 'oku nofo fakaveka holo he fonua muli ko 'eni.
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Saturday 16 July 2005
California, USA
Thank you so much Matangi Tonga for the exclusive coverages on previous events in Tonga especially the Tonga High School grand opening which we sit at home and had the taste and feel of it from overseas right at home (its like we were there as well). - James Faasolo
Saturday 16 July 2005
USA
I found this site a few days back and I have visited each day for news of Tonga. It is good to keep in touch with the country I fell in love with 25 years back. -Spencer Tolbert
Saturday 16 July 2005
Canberra, Australia
Congratulations on your website and news coverage. I was delighted with your item and photos about the visit of the King's old friends. - Lloyd Sommerlad
Tuesday 28 June 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
Please allow me to join Viliami Afeaki in congratulating you Pesi and your news media for showing good balanced news and information to the public and I think there is not much difference from listening to the BBC and the Matangi Tonga. The balanced news and articles should constructively assist the overall development. Keep up! with the good work and I am looking forward for a revolution in all the news media in Tonga, and your country will certainly reap optimum benefits from media rather than more destruction to the public.
Tuesday 28 June 2005
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
I've been closely watching your web on a daily basis in the last couple of months. Very intensive and full of info I would like to read.
Sunday 26 June 2005
Texas, USA
To His Majesty- I know this may seem a bit bold and far against the established royal protocol for me, a non-Tongan and a West Texan, to write a letter to you and with a small degree of hope. That not only wills it reach you, but that you will find it in your heart to read it. -Larry Norton
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Sunday 26 June 2005
London, United Kingdom
Please could anybody help me to identify a book I read a long time ago and which I have been trying to find for the past nearly ten years? The details I can remember, which are very brief, are:
Monday 13 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Finance is charging consumption tax on rental buildings. Don't they know that providing a service is peculiar to humans only? Buildings cannot provide a service (cf. a mechanic, doctor)so should be exempt from consumption tax. This consumption tax is really an income tax in diguise, which will certainly increase the rate of inflation, discouraging businesses (new and old) from operating. -Sifa Taumoepeau
Saturday 11 June 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
The Shoreline issue becomes bolder and bolder as the night goes by and I believe this remains a crucial issue to discuss with its impact on the overall development of Tonga. On my earlier articles, I insisted on the importance of information for the decision makers. Let me give the public some ideas on the issue and I hope this will help enlightening also the government, TEPB and the Politicians. - Henry Alexanda Tonga
Monday 6 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The THRDM pre-election campaign did not deal with the issues, instead they focused on a negative campaign against people.- Sione Lolohea
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Friday 3 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thank you for your article published on the Matangi Tonga website, "NZ gives NZ$14m to support Tonga education". I would like to clarify the situation with regard to financial support for the salaries of teachers in non-government schools.
Wednesday 1 June 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's official response to the public uproar over the high cost of electricity and salaries of the top executives of Shoreline Power appears to be insincere and doubtful. Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 31 May 2005
Texas, USA
I am deeply concerned over what I read and what I see on the internet. I am in a wheel chair due to my health. I am only thirty nine years old and at one time in my life I had no hope. I was angry at the world and at people, my story may sound familiar too you, and you may have grown tried of hearing it. But three wonderful Tongan men taught me to have hope, they reached out to a stranger and showed that true friendship knows no color, it knows no religion, it can be between the young and the old, the sick and those who have health. It is one of our world's greatest gifts and it is the one of the base ingredients for hope. - Larry Norton
Monday 30 May 2005
California, USA
Malo ‘aupito ho‘o mou ngaue lahi lava ke mau sio atu he internet he ngaahi ongoongo fekau‘aki mo hotau ki‘i motu. - Tangikina ‘Uhila
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Wednesday 25 May 2005
Suva, Fiji
So where is Tonga heading? In fact Tonga is quite a unique case. The country has very little natural resources to speak of, except its people whose remittances sustain the economy. Because the Tongans are very attached to their homeland and are proud of their heritage and identity, so in some sense they are being held economic hostage by the rulers, as the only tangible influence they can exert is to withhold sending money home. But that only punishes their loved ones.
Tuesday 24 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ko e FAIHALA (injustice) ko e taha ia ha kaveinga malie mo fihi hono talanoa ‘i, he ko e angamaheni hono talanoa ‘i ‘ona ‘e nofo ia ‘i he FAITOTONU (justice). ‘Oku pehe leva ko e Faihala ko e nunu ‘a ia ‘o e mo ‘ui TA ‘E-FAITOTONU. Pea ko e ‘Ngaue hala ‘aki ‘o e Mafai ‘ (Corruption) ko e taha pe ia ‘o e ngaahi fotunga mahino pe nunu ‘a ‘o e mo ‘ui ta ‘e-faitotonu. ‘A ia ko e kupu si ‘i pe ia ‘o e to ‘onga mo ‘ui FAIHALA. Ke fakava ‘e ha sosaieti, ‘oku vakili leva ‘e he tangata hono ngaahi tefito ‘i ‘ulungaanga ‘o to ‘o uho mai ‘a ia tene lava ‘o fataki e kaveinga fakama ‘uma ‘uluta ‘e ne mo ‘ui fakasosiale, pea ‘oku nofo loto ai ‘ene fakamaau ki he lelei mo e kovi (molale) kae ‘uma ‘a e totonu mo e hala (...‘efika) ‘o ‘e ne mo ‘ui. Ka ‘oku mahu ‘inga ke mahino he ‘ikai te tau talanoa ki he faihala ‘o hange ‘e lava ‘o to ‘o faka ‘aufuli mei he ‘etau mo ‘ui. - ‘Inoke Fotu Hu‘akau
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Monday 23 May 2005
Auckland, New Zealand
I must thank Sailosi Finau for his letter of 20 May about this issue of Shoreline that has been around in Tonga for so long! Let me join the good questions that you raised Sailosi and I think some of these questions remain answerable for the officials of the TEPB and the Government of Tonga (GoT) including members of Parliament. This is one of the obvious mistakes that the GoT always learns from and that is part of the unfortunate practices that Tonga needs to be awaken and start exploring remedial solutions for.- Henry Alexanda Tonga

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