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06-05-2011, 03:21 PM (This post was last modified: 07-02-2011 06:46 AM by Enna G.)
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Monday, 06 June, 2011 1400 Hrs :
'Independence (Tau'ataina) Day' in Tonga today and it is mild and calm.The web-log up-dating process is continuing this new week. All schools are taking the 4th June Holiday today (i.e. from Saturday) but those in power had better know that if a public holiday falls on Saturday, it is not deferred to another day but if the holiday is on Sunday, then it is commemorated on the next Monday. This has always been the provision in the Public Holiday's Act. However, there may have been a subsequent Amendment Act by the Sevele government to change the law ? The ceremonial Guard of Honour had raised & lowered the flag at the Flag Staff at 8 am & 6 pm sharp today. As stated in previous postings, this web-log will only be ammended as & when there is a need.

Tuesday, 07 June, 2022
1400 Hrs :
The Reply to the Address from the Throne was directed by Parliament to be conveyed by Lord Tu'i'afitu and Semisi Tapueluelu, MP to HM.

Lap-tops were donated to Parliament for the use of all members of the House. Each member was given a lap-top from the 30 donated by China.

The Preliminary Enquiry on the drugs charges on the former Speaker of the House has been referred to the Supreme Court. The lawyer for the defendant is Manamo'ui Kaufusi.

The proponents of the Kingdom of Hawaii issuing false travel visas have been arrested and are facing criminal charges in the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.

The 1,200 students plus staff, parents & friends of Tonga High School did mark the 64th Anniversary of the school on the 4th June. The sermon was by ex-student, Rev Lt Tevita 'Ofahulu currently the Press & Public Relations Officer of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga. Tapuvakai Panuve was elected by the AGM as the President of the THS Ex-students.
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06-08-2011, 01:53 AM
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Thursday, 09 June, 2011 0100 Hrs :
It is a fine Thurs in Nuku'alofa with so many funerals of young people passing away in Tongatapu this week. A USP B.Sc. extension student, 19 y.o. Pilimilose Toafa (Ex-Tonga High School) will be buried in Tofoa this afternoon following a short illness.

The Hon Deputy Speaker of the House & Semisi Tapueluelu (MP) has delivered today the letter in reply to the Address from the Thrown and the House can proceed with the Budget Statement & the Estimates on the morrow.

(To be continued).
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06-08-2011, 12:59 PM (This post was last modified: 06-08-2011 01:34 PM by Enna G.)
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Th. 06 Sept. 1100 Hrs : (continued)
The stated funerals continue in Tonga today. Pilimilose who will be buried in Tofoa today is the daughter of 'Asenita Toafa (of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission) & Latu (of the FWCT Education Office). The funeral 'aa 'aho today is packed with Tonga High School & USP class-mates & friends of Pilimilose. It is moving how friends recount their happy times together on Parliament Opening Day at the marching. She reportedly bought snacks for her friends with T$50 and they did have a good time before her heart did give up on her that evening & she was rushed to hospital but all efforts to save her were too late by then. RIP Pilimilose.

Parliament is being broadcast live on Radio Tonga today. The main news headlines & items are covered in the main news sites from Tonga.
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06-09-2011, 01:10 PM (This post was last modified: 06-10-2011 04:15 AM by Enna G.)
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Friday, 10 June, 2011 12 noon :
Its a fine end-of-working week day in Tonga. The spate of current funerals in Tonga will end by this week-end it is hoped. That is until the 'boat' comes in again.

The main news item of the week has been the increasing theft from homes & plantations throughout Tonga of 'ahi' (sandal wood). In this respect, an attempted theft at a Fua'amotu (Mala'e-vakapuna) ahi tree of last Sunday. What happened was two young men were using a saw to cut a ahi tree across from the airport. Unknown to them, a young man of the family owning the property had gone to 'uta' for a Sunday drive and caught one of the boys. He gave the thief caught a good hiding & they waited for the 'pick-up truck'. The Mu'a Police had been called who had apprehended the said thieves who were father, son & 4 y.o. grandson. The said thieves were 'pre-punished' before they were arrested and kept in Police custody awaiting preliminary inquiry & trial. The said defendants are from Lapaha living in Fua'amotu.

Lt Col Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara, Commanding Officer of the Fiji 3rd (Army) had left Tonga for Sydney, Australia yesterday (Ih) purportedly under a Tongan passport. The Fiji Government are welcome to deport their dirty laundry & personal effects if the Fiji Foreign Ministry sends a nice third-person note.

Tongatapu is bracing itself for the main game today (F) at 'Teufaiva' Park between 'Apifo'ou College and Tonga College 4 pm. All school students are so happy with the fellowship at 'Teufaiva' today. 'Atele had won the game against 'Apifo'ou by 15 to 13.

The match has been dismissed by some spectators as "tau kai pinati ta'x colour" !
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06-10-2011, 04:32 AM (This post was last modified: 06-11-2011 08:18 AM by Enna G.)
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Saturday, 11 June, 2011. 0700 Hrs :
The main game at 'Teufaiva' yesterday was broadcast live by A3Z under the sponsorship of two Tonga College old boys & MP's : Sunia Fili & 'Isileli Pulu. The Tonga College victory at the last minute with a try did really break the hearts of 'Apifo'ou students. Tonga College faces Tupou College in the main game of next week.

Her Majesty is in residence at the FWCT Presidential Residence at Nuku'alofa prior to HMQ's departure for 'Eua, Hofangahau College 'Silver Jubilee' this week.

The background to Lt Col Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara's sudden departure for Sydney last Thursday is still very much of interest in Nuku'alofa & the region because of its secrecy and smooth execution- it is worthy of note. Its timely media coverage by Snr Sgt Pesi Fonua (Res) has been noted but it may be purely coincidental. The 'Fifth Column' is A-OK in Nuku'alofa.

The recent 'Taliai' Camp, Marching-out parade of the present recruits (including 6 ladies bound for the Royal Corps of Music) does bode well for the future of the TDS.

It is noted that the Estimates now before Parliament has held back any down-sizing of the Civil Service until a future time (hopefully not for the sole reason for a future government to face the inevitable). Democracy in action. "When the going gets tough, the tough go home ?

The final religious radio & TV programme for the week by former LDS Temple President, Eric Shumway, is so inspirational & spiritual indeed, especially in the homilies in the Tongan language. Eric is indeed a very dedicated and true church leader & his radio & TV homilies will be very much missed in Tonga. He has been a true friend to royalty and the common person & citizen in Tonga.

Recent regional events in the South Pacific has shown the superior reading by the Tongan leadership of the political & diplomatic front in the region and in getting Fiji to be 'heads-on' with both Australia & NZ.

The way Tonga has nurtured over time a long-term strategic interest in maintaining good relations with Fiji can be seen in how it has recently welcomed two Fijian High Chiefs of the highest order into the Tongan system. There is the Roko Tui Bau who was appointed to the Tongan Privy Council and the Tongan Judiciary (as a Law Lord-in-waiting in the last two years. The latest issues (which stand to be corrected) concerning the Roko Tui Lau, we shall all await and see. Tonga should also foster its traditional links with Burebasaga, Tailevu, Rewa, Kubuna and the remaining traditional districts of Fiji.
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06-11-2011, 11:16 AM (This post was last modified: 06-11-2011 02:56 PM by Enna G.)
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Sunday, 12 June, 2011 0800 Hrs :
The Fijian connection is carried forward in this link as it is important to understand the deep historical & blood-tie roots between the Tongan & Fijian traditional leadership as is the case with both Samoas. To cut a long story short, it will be noted that the present PM of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielangaoi was entitled as a leading South Pacific political leader and also as a traditional leader with both Tongan & Fijian connections in his own right. 'Tuilaepa' is 'Tu'i Lakeba' in both Tonga (of the 'Fale Fisi') & Fiji.

Voreke (the traditional title of Frank Bainimarama) has very close ties to Ono-i Lau and other districts in Fiji. It is of course noted that the chiefly title of 'Ulukalala is a Ha'a Ngatatupu title with its origins in Ono in Lau too. The title literally means "No Head" or "No Brains" which is the general condition of a warrior when the Fijian bati or Tongan warrior meets you on the field of battle. The only difference is that the true Tongan warrior will not participate in a cannibal ('bokola') feast (with a few exceptions in the lower orders in the troops).

Be that as it may, the links with Lau did go back to the 1st Tui Lau with his top troops drawn from Faleva, Taungai and the 'Otu Motu Lalo in Vava'u (kainga of his wife, 'Elenoa Ngataialupe daughter of Fakatulolo). Some troops were from the Ha'a Havea in Tongatapu, Ha'apai & Vava'u and the areas of his kainga toto (Kolomotu'a, Felemea & 'Uiha) and from the then Tu'i Kanokupolu.

Subsequent Tui Lau have been Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna and Ratu Sir Kamisese Kapaiwai Mara. There is no Tui Lau at present.

The interesting interwoven historical links is noted and is continued under a separate thread.

In any case, the recent presence in Tonga of the Samoan Head of State and the Fijian First Lady (wife of the Head of State) and King Tuheitia & High Chiefs of Waikato and Aotearoa (following in the footsteps of Princess Tepuea, King Koroki and Dame Te Atairangikaahu (the Maori Queen) and other Pacific Royalty does stand Tonga well. This has just been witnessed by the firm support shown by NZ and Australia to Tonga in the latest case involving Roko Tui.

It is kuata 'li pa'anga kuata') Sunday in Tonga today. It is a fine & balmy day with no rain whatsoever anywhere in Tonga. Teleki Tonga and Teleki Tokelau are also reported to be fine except for the aid to navigation lights, markers & beacons so 'bravely' damaged and wrecked by the Fiji Navy. Cruise yachts and vessels have reported the senseless-damaged aids-to-navigation to 'Nuku'alofa Radio' at 'Atele & Fongoloa. Just as well satellite comunications and aids-to-navigation are not adversely affected. Tonga ought to be more careful considering the current telecommunications-talks on the submarine cables now being laid via Tonga & Fiji to the US and other countries. The strategic issues ought to come to the forefront in the minds of the current policy-makers in Nuku'alofa. It will also help Tonga if "off the cuff" statements made by Cabinet Ministers to the regional media on these issues are kept to a minimum if not prevented altogether.

The Log-Team are very happy with the latest write-up by 'Kaniva' on the Minerva Reefs issue (Teleki Tonga & Teleki Tokelau) as it has all the basics correct. The matter of the Minerva's were also seriously raised and discussed by the Tongan representatives to the initial U.N. International Law of the Sea Conferences held in Caracus, Venezuela ( in the 1970's). Tonga was well-represented by ; then Crown Prince Tupouto'a (Foreign Affairs), Taniela Hoko'ila Tufui (Secretary to Government), Tevita Poasi Tupou (Solicitor General) and an Oxford University Law Professor of All Souls College (& a world authority on the Law of the Sea) from South Australia who was the legal advisor to the Government of Tonga at the time.

It is quite amazing how Tonga had painstakingly "prepared the ground" over the last 30 years for its diplomatic initiatives of today on the 'Telekis'.

The Suva Government.... talk about 'Bloopers'.
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06-12-2011, 07:26 AM (This post was last modified: 06-12-2011 01:10 PM by Enna G.)
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Monday, 13 June, 2011 0700 Hrs :
The new week will bring with it new challenges. Parliament will be continuing with the Estimates this week. The fall in the Government's revenue collection is noted and added to that is the marked decline of overseas remittances due to the world-wide economic recession, inter alia.
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The Acting/Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon Samiu Kuita Vaipulu has announced this Monday morning on NZ One News and Radio Tonga that Tonga is certainly ready to go into armed conflict with Fiji over Teleki Tonga and Teleki Tokelau if it comes to it. Tonga's troops (a platoon plus) is ready to debark from the Middle- East & will be returning to Tonga this Thursday via the United Arab Emirates and Australia. A second platoon plus is combat-ready in Nuku'alofa for rapid deployment to the UK for final orientation before deployment to the Middle East or ? if the need arises. TDS Headquuarters at 'Senee' are currently looking into its assets and logisticts. The option of re-engaging its Reseve & TF is for the future.

In the meantime, the VOEA patrol vessels are two on the Minervas to reinstate the aids to navigation damaged by the Fiji Navy. Tonga's Forces are proud of its VOEA 'Neiafu' and VOEA 'Pangai' with the VOEA 'Savea' (which went into Fiji to rescue Lt Col Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba) is the reserve naval asset & on active 'stand-by'.

When one looks at the bottom line (Treasury & Finance), neither Tonga nor Fiji can afford to go into armed confrontation. No prize for guessing who is winning the 'diplomatic upper-hand'. It is very clever how Tonga is playing its "Politics of Shame" card against Suva.

All attempts should be made to avoid 'naval armed conflict' at all costs. The respective Diplomatic Services certainly have their work cut out. At such times, it is hoped that Tonga will still maintain the diplomatic and moral upper-ground.

(To be continued)
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06-12-2011, 08:30 PM (This post was last modified: 06-13-2011 05:28 AM by ennag.)
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(06-12-2011 07:26 AM)Enna G Wrote:  Monday, 13 June, 2011 0700 Hrs :
The new week will bring with it new challenges. Parliament will be continuing with the Estimates this week. The fall in the Government's revenue collection is noted and added to that is the marked decline of overseas remittances due to the world-wide economic recession, inter alia.

The Acting/Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Hon Samiu Kuita Vaipulu has announced this Monday morning on NZ One News and Radio Tonga that Tonga is certainly ready to go into armed conflict with Fiji over Teleki Tonga and Teleki Tokelau if it comes to it. Tonga's troops (a platoon plus) is ready to debark from the Middle- East & will be returning to Tonga this Thursday via the United Arab Emirates and Brisbane, Australia. A second platoon plus is combat-ready in Nuku'alofa for rapid deployment to the UK for final orientation before deployment to the Middle East or ? if the need arises. TDS Headquarters at 'Senee' are currently looking into its assets and logisticts. The option of re-engaging its Reserves & TF is for the future but unlikely.

In the meantime, the VOEA patrol vessels are two on the Minervas to reinstate the aids to navigation damaged by the Fiji Navy. Tonga's Forces are proud of its VOEA 'Neiafu' and VOEA 'Pangai' with the VOEA 'Savea' (which went into Fiji to rescue Lt Col Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba) is the reserve naval asset & on active 'stand-by'.

When one looks at the bottom line (Treasury & Finance), neither Tonga nor Fiji can afford to go into armed confrontation. No prize for guessing who is winning the 'diplomatic upper-hand'. It is very clever how Tonga is playing its "Politics of Shame" card against Suva.

All attempts should be made to avoid 'naval armed conflict' at all costs. The respective Diplomatic Services certainly have their work cut out. At such times, it is hoped that Tonga will still maintain the diplomatic and moral upper-ground.

It has been confirmed that Tonga's first Platoon Plus will be leaving the war zone in Afghanistan today via the UAE and Brisbane. Arrival will be at Fua'amotu Airport this Thursday. In the meantime, the second TDS Platoon Plus have left England for Camp 'Sebastian' in Afghanistan as reported by Brig. Gen. Tau'aika Uta'atu today. All are reported to be accounted for this afternoon.

Of the Tongan naval assets, the 'Neiafu', the 'Pangai and the 'Savea' (in order of seniority) have all undertaken half-life dockings & refits in Australia. All the Tongan vessels are reportedly the best-kept and maintained of all the Freemantle class vessels in the Region.

Sakopo Lolohea, the CEO of tourism has reported this afternoon to the media the current state of tourism in Tonga. What is now clear is the dramatic fall of overseas remittances and it is understandable given the world economic conditions. Sakopo noted that the Tourism vote has been declining in the past years. Sakopo had also likened Tonga's progress in development is closer to Kiribati, Tuvalu and Niue rather than to Fiji, Cook Islands & Samoa.

The Government has confirmed (D/PM) that two Tongan Patrol Boats had approached a Fijian patrol boat on Minerva in the past few days but the Fijians sailed away. The Tongan patrol vessels are now safely berthed at the 'Masefield/Touliki Base.

Hofangahau College in 'Eua are preparing for its Golden Jubilee Celebrations tomorrow (T). Her Majesty Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho is currently in 'Eua to attend the celebrations.
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06-13-2011, 06:47 AM (This post was last modified: 06-13-2011 12:25 PM by Enna G.)
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Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 0600 Hrs :
* The recent events with Fiji over 'Teleki Tonga' & 'Teleki Tokelau' does highlight the need for the elected politicians in Tonga to have a closer look at Tonga's current troop deployments in Afghanistan and the Solomon Islands.

Afghanistan is not really 'visible' to the Tongan public at this stage but the ongoing massacres and bombings in that country with recent deaths to US Marines and German troops amongst others is continuing to foster increasing public awareness in Tonga. With the second deployment of Tongan troops to Afghanistan this week, the elected politidians to the Tongan Parliament should raise the issues NOW rather than to repeat what had happened in the purchase by the Government of the MV 'Princess Ashika'. Most of the debates were 'after the fact' when the disaster had struck.

There has been little or no debate in the House on the troop-deployments to Afghanistan this week. Do we wait for the first 'body bags' to arrive in Tonga before we act ?

* The Golden Jubilee Celebration (50 years) of Hofangahau College continues today in 'Eua ith Her Majesty, Queen Mata'aho as the Guest of Honour.

* The Parliament of Tonga is this morning having a live broadcast on Radio Tonga. The main issues being currently discussed in the House (1100 Hrs) after the appointment of the Parliamentary staff on an established and permanent basis. There is a petition on the coming Rugby World Cup in NZ and the Tongan Team & Rugby Board & Administration. The D/PM (Samiu Vaipulu) had given the backqround to this IRB matter and the time-frame in which Tonga has to act. The rugby matter was deferred to Thursday & Parliament resumes at 2 pm this afternoon.
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06-14-2011, 08:21 AM (This post was last modified: 06-14-2011 10:25 AM by Enna G.)
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Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 0700 Hrs :
*The Deputy/PM had yesterday up-dated the situation on Teleki Tonga & Teleki Tokelau. It is reported that the aid to navigation light/beacon was installed on Teleki Tokelau and the Teleki Tonga beacon is still not operational. Government was first informed that the aids to navigation on the Teleki's were not operational from NZ. Appropriate notices to mariners were then issued on frequency 2018 by Nuku'alofa Radio.

The matter is being closely monitored by the Government of Tonga.

* The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Hofangahau College in 'Eua had a choral recital last night with choirs from 'Eua and one from NZ. There were speakers from most districts including the FWCT MInister from Ha'afeva, Rev 'Opeti Fangupo (of Tatakamotonga) who was working there in 'Eua when the school was first opened.

* The live radio broadcast from Parliament had continued yesterday (T) afternoon. The Rep from TBU (Vaini) Sione Taione gave a speech on the need for Government to provide adequate funds for the work of the Judiciary especially the items for jury fees as it had occured during the time of Ford CJ that the vote for jury & witness fees was depleted so the CJ had to pay these fees out of his own pocket. This was later reimbursed by the Treasury.

Government should really look at the need to maintain the Independence of the Judiciary. The decision made by Government in the time of Fred Sevele to locally fund the salaries of the Judges is today not feasible as to cut the salaries & number of court staff (in orde to have vote savings) should not have been the answer. Government should swollow their pride and ask NZ, Australia and the UK to continue to fund these posts as was the case in the time of His Late Majesty.

(To be continued).
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06-14-2011, 12:37 PM (This post was last modified: 06-15-2011 02:35 PM by ennag.)
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Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 0700 Hrs :
*The Deputy/PM had yesterday up-dated the situation on Teleki Tonga & Teleki Tokelau. It is reported that the aid to navigation light/beacon was re-installed on Teleki Tokelau and the Teleki Tonga beacon is still not operational. Government was first informed that the aids to navigation on the Teleki's were not operational from NZ. Appropriate notices to mariners were then issued on frequency 2018 by Nuku'alofa Radio.

The matter is being closely monitored by the Government of Tonga.

* The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Hofangahau College in 'Eua had a choral recital last night with choirs from 'Eua and one from NZ. There were speakers from most districts including the FWCT MInister from Ha'afeva, Rev 'Opeti Fangupo (of Tatakamotonga) who was working there in 'Eua when the school was first opened.

* The live radio broadcast from Parliament had continued yesterday (T) afternoon. The Rep from TBU (Vaini) Sione Taione gave a speech on the need for Government to provide adequate funds for the work of the Judiciary especially the items for jury fees as it had occured during the time of Ford CJ that the vote for jury & witness fees was depleted so the CJ had to pay these fees out of his own pocket. This was later reimbursed by the Treasury.

*Government should really look at the need to maintain the Independence of the Judiciary. The decision made by Government in the time of Fred Sevele to locally fund the salaries of the Judges is today not feasible as to cut the salaries & number of court staff (in order to have financial savings) should not have been the answer. Government should swollow their pride and ask NZ, Australia and the UK to continue to fund these posts as was the case in the time of His Late Majesty.

*TDS Cadet Officer Tevita Vaha'i of Ha'ato'u, Ha'apai is the first Tongan to graduate from the Westpoint Military Academy in the United States. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (in systems- engineering) degree. He is currently based at the TDS Training Wing at Taliai Camp awaiting his Officer's Commission from His Majesty.

*Magistrate Similoni Tu'akalau at the Magistrates Court, Nuku'alofa has given a strict warning to 6 defendant-students from Tonga College and Liahona High School (involved in street-fighting in Nuku'alofa last week), that he will not hesitate to give custodial sentences at Hu'atolitoli (imprisonment) if they were called for in these cases.

* The current historical radio-programmes currently being aired on Radio Tonga on the beginnings of radio broadcasting (ZCO) in 1961 are very interesting indeed. Viola Ulakai has conducted programmes with Tau'atevalu (Siosiua Fonua), a former radio administrator & announcer, Tu'imala Kaho and other noted radio-personalities.

* The Celebrations in 'Eua of the Hofangahau College's Golden Jubilee continues today with the parade of Ex-students by year. Two vessels had arrived in 'Eua yesterday & today (each day) with the visitors from overseas & other districts. The small aircraft flying between 'Eua & Fua'amotu is very limited in capacity (9 pax).

* The Golden Jubilee Service will be held tomorrow (Th) with other final-day events.

* Reports from Australia indicate that Lt Col Tevita Uluilakeba Mara is visiting different states to meet the Indo-Fijian communities there. He has a 6-month visitors visa and he intends to also visit New Zealand.

* 1400 Hrs : The luncheon at Hofangahau College continues at 'Eua this afternoon. The march of ex-students from Petani to Hofangahau was led by the President of the FWCT, Rev Dr 'Ahio and the Government Representative, Semisi Halaholo. Light showers are gracing the celebrations. At the occasion today is the representative of the Minister of Education, Mr Ponapate Taunisila Deputy Director of Education ; Principal of Sia'atoutai Theological College, Rev Dr Siotame Havea,

The 'Lea Fakafisi' of the day was given by Nancy Kava, the Deputy Principal of 'Eua High School & Ex-student of Hofangahau College. The MC for the day is Rev Mapele 'Otumuli. The entertainment program was commenced by Vava'u with a tau'olunga ('Hala Vuna 'oku tapa sio'ata"). It was $7,645. The Ha'apai tau'olunga was fakatekiteki with T$10,000. The total from Ha'apai was T$10,440. The langi tau'olunga was : 'Teu fakatulou moe taua' (' 'Upe 'o Manumataongo'). The Niuafo'ou tau'olunga was fakatekiteki with T$1000 by the NF Faifekau-Pule & total T$1,128. The ng fakamanatu faka-katoa is now (3 pm) close to T$10,000. The NTT tau'olunga was TS500. The present Hofangahau College Principle ($2,000 & koloa (presented to the FWCT Education President), Head Tutor (T$1,328) & the Present School (tau'olunga tokolahi), they all had an item. The 'Eua High School had a tau'olunga ('Ete manatu'i he 'alu 'o toli' (fakapale T$1,765) to join in the celebrations. Various FWCT Trusts in 'Eua had also joined in the fund-raising.

The intermittent rains did not cease at the celebrations.

The items by the village-churches in 'Eua are raising a lot of money for Hofangahau. For example, Houma, 'Eua did raise more than T$20,000, Pangai : T$2,300, 'Eua H.S. : $1,200, Ta'anga : $5,000+, 'Ohonua T$32,885, (lau-nima & other koloa +T$1000).Ta'anga : T$4,000+, Tufuvai : T$6000+. The current Faifekau Pule of 'Eua, Rev Taufa Filiai is an ex-student andformer Head Prefect of the school. He had a vala koloa faka-Tonga & T$2,445.

Sia'atoutai Theological College (about 100) did fully participate with a tau'olunga by a student-deaconess. The tu'ulaafale were Rev Dr Siotame Havea & the Head Tutor of Sia'atoutai, Rev Viliami Petelo. All the Sia'atoutai students were in white tupenu & blue 'aloha. The choral competition for tonight will be held at 'Eua High School as Hofangahau is all covered in mud. The Special Edition of the School Magazine is being presented tonight to HMQ by the Organizing Committee. There was also an item by Hango Agricultural College (a tau'olunga). The celebrations may end by 5 pm. T$161,668 was collected on the day.


The lea-fakamaloo of the day was by Rev Dr 'Ahio... who concluded that it was a 'afuafu' day not ' 'alotaamaki'. He also concluded that 'Eua was 'kite noa' because of its height like Kao, Tofua & Late. The President gave the Benediction at 1515 Hrs. The Golden Jubilee of the Hofangahau Celebrations will conclude tomorrow (Th).

Salote Sisifa & the A3Z live-broadcast team had conveyed the events live from 'Eua.
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06-15-2011, 04:51 AM (This post was last modified: 06-15-2011 06:30 PM by ennag.)
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Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 0400 Hrs :
*Tomorrow is the final day of the Hofangahau College final day of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Hofangahau College in 'Eua. The Golden Jubilee Church Service was the main program for today (at 'Ohonua). It is hoped that Her Majesty the Queen will be able to grace the final day's events of tomorrow with her presence.

It has been a very happy occasion thus far and it is hoped that the rains will keep away from the Celebrations. Despite the rains, all was according to the program and the A3Z broadcast team did a fine job.

It is hoped that all will go as planned & on schedule in 'Eua tomorrow as the Tongan saying is apt : "Ko e katoanga mo hono tutuku" ! An up-date will be rendered later today (TH) The Log Team from Nuku'alofa are trying their best to cover the coming Free Wesleyan Church Conference in Nuku'alofa next week.

*A temporary running web-log will be used to cover that event. This 'Political Bloopers' link may be used in this respect as the Tonga Council of Churches and what has traditionally been a conservative sector of Tongan society is now showing signs of questioning the political & socio 'status quo'.


Thursday, 16 June, 2011 12 noon :
*Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara was admitted to Tongan Nationality on 8 June, 2011 according to Tongan Solicitor General, 'Aminiasi Kefu in Tonga today.

*Radio Tonga had reported in the lunch-time program that Toni Fakahau has informed from Christchurch that the Tongan-community has met & to help about 100 families particularly affected by the recent earthquake.

* The final day of celebrations (Hofangahau) continues at 'Eua today. The final day's program is again being broadcast live on A3Z from Hofangahau College as from 2 pm.

The Golden Anniversary Cake ritual was undertaken by HMQ. The cake was from the NZ Ex-students. Rev 'Aisea 'Eukaliti ('Katoa-ki-Hofangahau', the Head Tutor of Hofangahau gave the welcome speech for the celebrations of today. Vakalahi Ha'atala'uli & Kau'atoa were faifatongia today. T$50,000 was from Princess Pilolevu and her associated businesses. The opening tau'olunga today for Tongatapu was T$57,000+, USA was : Alaska ; (5 families) represented by Felila a Samoan lady who gave their greetings in Tongan & they donated US $25,000+, Hawaii ; 'Play Fair Blue' US $60,000, etc... The total American contribution was USD$150,000+.

NZ ex-students : $20,000+ & Australian ex-students had also contributed generously (T$7,000). 'Eua High school had donated another T$1000 today.

The music competition of last night was won by the 'Pelikani 'o e Funga Fonua'. Visiting family members to 'Eua were noted such as members of the Manukia family from Auckland.

Other ad hoc contributions would be in the vicinity of T$20,000+. Petani was T$20,000, Kolomaile was T$10,200, Tu'ilautala family T$5,000+(fakamanatu for deceased First Head-Prefect, Tupou Tu'ilautala), Mu'a T$16,00+, Mata'aho, Angahaa T$10,00+, Sapa'ata T$6,823, Fata'ulua, Present Teachers T$1,300. The weather was better today (no rain) than yesterday at the Funga Fonua.

The last item was by Tupou College & their ex-stidents which had donated the Science Labs, the entire fencing of Hofangahau College and other class-rooms. Vakalahi gave the thank-you for the day and the Celebrations.

The total funds collected today was $200 K so the total funds collected for the past 3 days for Hofangahau College was : T$337,660 or thereabouts (unaudited).

The President, Rev Dr 'Ahio gave the final Thank You speech and the Benediction.

The A3Z finished its live broadcast from 'Eua at 5.30 pm.


* A World War II returned serviceman Pulu Seleti has passed away in Kolomotu'a and his funeral service will be held at Sopu tomorrow (F) before burial with Military Honours. Pulu Seleti had served with the Tonga Commandos in the Solomon Islands in World War II.



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06-17-2011, 11:38 AM (This post was last modified: 06-18-2011 12:00 AM by ennag.)
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Saturday, 19 June, 2011 0900 Hrs :
It is a fine day in Nuku'alofa and all is "All Go" at 'Maamaloa', Nuku'alofa with Conference to commence next week.

* The funeral of the second-to-last Returned Serviceman yesterday (F), Private Tau'akipulu Seleti was a dignified funeral service at 1500 Hrs at the FWCT Sopu followed by a Military Burial at 'Telekava'. The Sermon was conducted by Rev Dr 'Alifaleti Mone and there was attendance by the TDS Commander, Brig Gen Tau'aika 'Uta'atu and Navy Captain, Toni Fonokalafi (Deputy Commander) and the TDS Officer Corp and the Royal Corps of Musicians led by Major Hon Ve'ehala (OIC Training and Lt Taulama Aleamotu'a (Director of Music). The Military Obituary was given by WO 1 Pakofe Kava.

Private Tau'akipulu was a Recon Scout of the Second Contingent of the Tonga Commandos serving together with the Fijian Forces in the Solomon Islanders.

The First Contingent of the Tonga Commandos was officered by Lt Ben Masefield and Lt 'Ikani Taliai both of whom were killed-in-action in the Solomon Islands in the early to mid-1940's. They were replaced by Lt Sione Inukiha'angana.

The Officer Commanding the Second Contingent was Lt Kolo Ngungutau annd had included officers such as then Warrant Officer Musa (later Commissioned as a Lt).

The Bearer Party, Firing Party and the Funeral Escort were formed and officered from the Tonga Marines and the Royal Guards. The funeral route was Vuna Rd to 'Alipate Rd to 'Telekava'.

The funeral acknowledgements to the Hou'eiki, Kainga and the TDS Commander, Officers and all Other Ranks and the tu'utu'uni given by the District Officer of Kolomotu'a, Mataiasi Lua Holani was "Tutuku 'Osi".

It is understood that the last surviving Tongan Commando from WW II is Private Kavapalu of Kolomotu'a residing in Melbourne, Australia.

* The FWCT Conference Program, as amended from time to time is posted in a 'running log' under 'Religion'.

* A wedding at the Centenary Church at 1400 Hrs today is that of Sisilia Filinga Palesiteni 'Elisi Kemoe'atu (of Oahu, Hawaii, Vava'u & 'Eua) with
Viliami Taueli Falekava Manu of Kolofo'ou & Neiafu.

Following the Wedding Ceremony will be the Reception at the Janfull International Dateline Hotel. The Sapate will be at the Vakaloa Beach Resort at Kanokupolu.

The parents of the Bride are Rev Manako Melino Siketi Kemoe'atu and Mrs Ahea Kolovetekina Napa'a Kemoe'atu.

The parents of the Groom are Sione 'Alaimoana Manu and Lesieli Kavaliku Manu.

2300 Hrs : The wedding of Falekava & Filinga was a happy occasion at the Centenary Church and at the wedding reception at the Dateline Janfull. The FWCT President, Rev Dr 'Ahio had conducted the wedding at the Church. The guests had included the Prime Minister, Hon Lord Tu'ivakano, Havea Tu'iha'angana, Fulivai, Fielakepa, Fakatulolo and members of both families. The Maopa Choir and members of the TDS were also present as Falekava had served in the Royal Corps of Musicians.

In all, it was a very happy occasion and the brothers of Filinga had played their role in supporting their sister (and helping to pay for the reception etc...).



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06-18-2011, 06:52 PM (This post was last modified: 06-18-2011 07:07 PM by ennag.)
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Sunday, 19 June, 2011 1600 Hrs :
*The Morning Service at the FWCT Centenary Church was packed and the TDS Contingent recently returned from Afghanistan (52) under the command of Commander Satisi Vunipola had attended the Service by Rev Siupeli Taliai (of Melbourne). Many of the Conference members already in the Kingdom such as Rev Barakana Havea had attended. The PM and some Ministers & Nobles were in attendance. The choir was Kolofo'ou District.

*The TDS Commander, Maj Gen Tau'aikauta'atu had given an account of the duties performed by the 1st Contingent in Afghanistan who, after 7 months in Afghanistan (active service) & the UK (pre-deployment training) have all returned home safely under Commander Satisi Vunipola. The Second Contingent, now in Afghanistan is under the command of Lt Com Sione Fifita & Maj Mapakaitatolo.

*The ' 'Uluaki Sapate' of Falekava & Sisilia was at Saione and the reception was at 'Vakaloa' at Kanokupolu. Many dignitories had attended such as Baroness Tuputupu and relatives of the family.

Speeches were given by the fathers of the couple, Rev Siketi Kemoe'atu and Sione Manu. The speakers had included Dr Massasso Paunga, Dr Viliami Manu, Uimeipulotu, Sina Kavaliku Vaipuna and others. The MC was 'Anolo Manu. It was indeed a happy event.

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06-28-2011, 06:24 AM (This post was last modified: 06-29-2011 07:35 PM by Enna G.)
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 0600 Hrs :
It is the final day of the 2011 FWCT Conference today. Deatails may be found under 'Religion'.

Be that as it may, the Rev Moderator of the Solomon Islands, Pastor Tevita Barakana Havea did give his 'last farewell' to the FWCT Conference yesterday (T 28/06).

Barakana did provide a 'flash back' on his life when he & Reuben (Lupeni) were brought to Tonga from the Solomon Islands as infants. He had started school in the pre-scool in 'Petani' Ha'apai. He had then proceeded through FWCT Middleschools before he had entered Tupou College, Toloa. Palakana di admit that he did not excell in academics but he did leave his mark as an accomplished athlete at Toloa. He was the Senior Athlete in Tupou College before the Commonwealth GoldSilver medalist Sanitesi Latu. In their day, he did secialize in Middle distance whilst Peni Tu'ipulotu was the star sprinter of inter-college athletes. Palakana's arch-rival in athletics then was Feleti Sevele of St Johns High Scool. Palakana was the gold-medalist. Palakana's silver medalist rival then was Samiu Tu'ifangaloka. As it happened, Palakana got married in 1963 & was not able to compete at the Suva South Pacific Games of that year where Tu'ifangaloka was the Gold Medalist. This was the team which had also starred Peni Tu'ipulotu and Keta 'Iongi for Tonga.

Thursday, 30 June, 2011 :
Conference did all go well yesterday with the ships (MV ' 'Otuanga'ofa' & MV 'Pulupaki') for Tokelau leaving this morning. The last conference talitali was Havelu/Tofoa last evening. They had catered for all the Conference Delegates and the 12 choirs of the last session and all who did come to 'Maamaloa'. The fehikitaki was not too surprizing apart from the posting of Rev Lopini Filise to Auckland, NZ and Rev 'Opeti Fangupoo from Ha'afeva to Hihifo in Ha'apai.

It is understood that many if not most conference attendees from overseas have returned to their respective destinations.

The country returns to 'business as usual' today and Parliament seems to be annoyed (including the peoples representatives) that articles in'Tnews' appear to question the appropriateness of the questioning by members of the public of the hiring by the Speaker & MP's of the employment by the House of their mistresses and their children & for them to be paid from Public Funds.

If it was OK in the Sevele Government why is it inappropriate in the new democratically- elected Government ?

It appears that only the FWCT is the only church in Tonga which has publically condemned such immoral behaviour amongst its members. Other faiths have been 'lasaiz (sp?) fair' about it all as a private affair and not a matter for church or state.

The FWCT conference notes are under the appropriate page on religion & spiritual matters.
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07-01-2011, 12:44 PM (This post was last modified: 07-02-2011 05:26 AM by Enna G.)
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Saturday, 02 July, 2011 0700 Hrs :
This beautiful Sat morning was woken up by a 21 gun-salute fired by a visiting Navy frigate/war-ship visiting Nuku'alofa harbour. It was an effective wake-up call at the end of a very busy week indeed in Tonga.

The delegates to the FWCT Conference are still departing the shores of Tongatapu but the majority of overseas guests have left. Tonga resounds to the start last night at Teufaiva Park of the Golden Jubillee Music Competitions with Hon Frederica Tuita as the Guest of Honour.

The final days of the FWCT Conference is covered in the appropriate page on Tnews on church & spiritual activities suffice it to say that all in Conference had gone well and ahead of schedule. This Conference thanks to the administrative efficiency of the President and the General Secretary meant that Conference was effectively finished in 24-hours with the only outstanding item for the final day being the 'fehikitaki' of Ministers & kau setuata faka-Konifelenisi.

The march-past of the Tupou College ex-students through Nuku'alofa was effevtive indeed with the QSC brass band leading followed by contingents (by year of entry) led by the Tupou College & Tupou High School brass bands.

It does make a big difference that Seneti of Nafualu & Heleni of Toloa & other household names from Tupou College did make it to Tonga for the Tupou College Day of 2011.



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07-02-2011, 05:59 AM (This post was last modified: 07-02-2011 06:03 AM by Enna G.)
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Sunday, 03 July, 2011 :

TBC GOLDEN JUBILEE
It is a windy day in Tonga today with gusting winds and some rain. The 50th Anniversary Church Service of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission will be held at the Centenary Church at 1000 Hrs.

TUPOU COLLEGE ANNIVERSARY
The Tupou College Roll Call at the Centanary Church was a packed event indeed following the march through Nuku'alofa. There were still a numbewr of ex-students from Tupou College, Nafualu the oldest to march being 96 year-old Tevita Vaingalo Ikavuka. He was still fluent & coherent despite his advanced age.

PARLIAMENT PASSED ESTIMATES FOR NEW FY
The new Estimates is now being used having been passed by Parliament last week. There are no major surprizes save for the gloomy financial forecasts.

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07-03-2011, 01:43 PM (This post was last modified: 07-03-2011 01:45 PM by Enna G.)
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Monday, 04 July, 2011 12 noon :

*Tonga Broadcasting Golden Jubilee
The Golden Jubilee Service at the Centenary Church yesterday was marred by rain but it did (despite the late start) proceed well. The commissioning today of the new trasmission tower at Popua should suffice for the next 50 years. It will be followed by Morning Tea.

* The PM has decided in favour of the Town Planning Team led by Tukua-'i-ututau Tonga in the apparent stand-off between the Town Planneres & consultants Melino Maka & Dr Tina from Auckland. The latter's contract has purportedly been brought to an end.

* It is understood that Hon Fulivai has been appointed as the new Governor of Vava'u to replace Lord Feleti Sevele of Vailahi.

(continuous updating of non-mainstream news)

* It is interesting to see the support displayed by some Peoples MP's to the continued payment of salaries to the new Lords of the Realm. Pay is about on par with hereditary nobles & estate holders. Their job description is not really known at this stage.
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07-04-2011, 09:21 AM (This post was last modified: 07-04-2011 06:42 PM by Uoleva.)
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Tusite, 05 Siulai, 2011 0900 Hrs :
Koe pongipongi 'uho'uha 'eni 'i Tonga ni talu pe mei 'anepo.

* Na'e lava lelei 'a e dinner fakalanilangi 'o e Siupeli Koula 'o e Komisoni Faka-mafolaleaa 'o Tonga 'i he International Dateline Hotel 'anepo (1900 Hrs). Na'e faka-afe fakalangilangi ai 'a Kuini Halaevalu Mata'aho pea na'e me'a ai mo Pilinisesi Pilolevu mo Pilinisesi Siu'ilikutapu. Na'e fakahoko 'a e huufi 'o e transmission mast fo'ou 'i Popua 'i he houa pongipongii. 'Oku 'amanaki 'e toe lelei ange 'a e signal 'a e Letio Tonga ki he ng tapa kotoa 'o e 'otu Tongaa pea pehee ki Fisi mo Ha'amoa mo e ng 'otu motu 'o e Pasifiki Sautee.

Ko e ng ouau lotuu na'e fakahoko ia 'e His Lordship Paini Mafi, ko e 'Epikopoo 'o e Siasi Katolika Lomaa 'i Tonga pea mo Niue.

'I hono fakakatoaa, ko e katoanga hao mo fiefia 'a e Siupeli Koula 'o e Komisoni Fakamafolalea Tonga. Na'e tafimala'e 'i he polokalama faivaa 'a e Ma'ulu'ulu 'a e kau ngaaue 'o e Komisonii na'e vahenga ai 'a 'Eiki Frederica Tuita. Koe kau faifatongia 'i he Siupeli Koulaa na'e kau kiai 'a e kau memipa kotoa 'o e poatee 'aia 'oku kau atu kiai 'a Masaso, Rev Siotame Havea, Papiloa Foliaki, Tuna Fielakepa pea mo e kau ma'u lakanga ex-officio. Na'e tau'olunga ai foki mo Tu'imala Marina Aleamotu'a mo Ms Fulivai.

Na'e malie 'aupito 'a e ng faiva faka-me'ite 'a e kau ngaaue pea lelei 'aupito 'a e MC 'a Laumanu Petelo 'o hokohoko lelei mo faka'ei'eiki 'a e katoangaa.



* 'Oku mahino 'eni mei he ng nusipepa fakalotofonua fakamuimui tahaa (uike kuo'osii) 'oku 'i ai 'a e matu'aki tokanga 'i he fonuaa ki he vahenga 'oku 'oange ki he kau 'life peers' pe ko e kau 'nopele fakataimi' 'e he 'Ene 'Afio. Ko e fehu'ii pe ko e ha honau ng tefito'i ngafa mo e fatongiaa ? 'Oku 'i ai ha fakangatangata ki honau tokolahii he 'e malava pe kenau tokolahi ange 'i he Fakataha Tokonii 'i he hau minisitaa mei he Fale Alea kuo fili 'e he kakai 'o e fonuaa ?

* 'Oku lahi pe foki 'a e ng ongoongo mei Tonga ni ka 'oku 'oatu pe ia 'e he ng nusipepa mo e ng ma'u 'anga ongoongo anga mahenii.
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Pulelulu, 06 Siulai, 2011 0800Hrs :
* Ha'ele (State Visit) ki NZ : 'O hangee koia kuo haa 'i he ngaluopee mo e ngalu'eaa, 'oku lolotonga 'i NZ 'a e ha'elee 'i ha State Visit pea 'e 'oange 'e he Pule'anga Nu'uSilaa 'a e ng fakalangilangi kotoa 'oku taau moha Taki 'o ha Pule'anga (Head of State). Na'e fai 'a e ha'ele 'a'ahi ki he ngaahi 'Apitanga Tau ofi ki Wellington.

* 'Oku lolotonga hoko atu pe 'a e Fale Alea 'o Tongaa pea kuo mei fai 'a e ng 'a'ahi fakalotofonuaa 'o a'u ki he tukui motu 'i Tokelau.

* 'Oku hanga atu 'a e Kolisi Tutuku 'a e Tonga High School ki hono katoanga'i honau 'ahoo (64th) 'i 'Aokalani. 'Oku folau ki 'Aokalani 'i he 'aho ni 'a Tuna Tonga Fielakepa, Kelepi Po'uliva'ati, Siutaula Tonga Cocker mo ha kau ako tutuku 'e ni'ihi.

* Kuo mahino mai 'eni 'i he ngaahi 'aho ni 'a e ng taumu'a ha ng airlines 'e ni'ihi 'i hono fakaloto'i 'a e kakai Tonga nofo Nu'u Silaa mo e ng feitu'u kehe pe kenau boycott 'a e Royal Tongan Airkines pea ke feinga'i ke fakafoki 'a e DC 10 mo e ng vaka na'e lisi ma'ama'a mai 'a e Brunei airlines. Na'e 'ikai foki kenau loto ke kei hoko atu hono train 'a e tamaiki pailate Tongaa moe cabin crew ki he ng vaka lalahi ange 'i he B-737. 'Oku mahino 'eni hili 'a e ng Konifelenisi 'a e ng siasii 'a e matu'aki faka'ofa 'a e tu'unga fefolau'aki vakapuna sivile 'i he fonua ni. Kuo mahino mai 'eni ko e kau Fakafofonga Fale Alea na'a nau poupou fefeka ki hono tamate'i 'o e Royal Tongan Airlines 'oku nau kei folau pe 'i he 'enau ng tikite Gold Elite ka e palopalema 'a e fefolau'aki 'a e kakai 'o e fonuaa no e kakai Tonga nofo mulii.

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07-06-2011, 12:35 PM (This post was last modified: 07-07-2011 08:53 AM by Uoleva.)
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Tu'apulelulu, 07 Siulai, 2011 1100 Hrs :

*Kaniseli fakatokanga tsunami ki Tonga.
Kuo kaniseli 'a e fakatokanga tsunami (ETA 0935) ki Tonga ni 'i he pongipongi ni. 'Oku hu'u ia ki Nu'u Sila 'i he taimi ni. Na'e tupu 'a e tsunami mei he mofuike 7.2 'i he Kermadec Islands ofi ki NZ.

* 'Oku hoko atu pe 'a e teu 'o e katoanga Ta'u 64 'a e 'Apiako Ma'olunga 'a Tonga 'i 'Aokalani, Nu'u Sila 'i he uike ni. Kuo tukufolau kiai ha kau folau mei Tonga ni. 'Oku anga pehe ni 'a e tu'u 'a e polokalamaa :

Thursday, 07 July : Welcoming Evening : Theme : House Colours.
Guest of Honour.

Guest Speaker.
Introduction by country/Chapters.
Finger food to be served.
'Meet & Greet' music.

Friday, 08 July : Grand Ballroom, 0830 Hrs :
AGM
Lunch
Cultural Evening : items by Chapters followed by light supper & music. Theme : Island Fantasia !
Laka Fakata'u.

Saturday, 09 July : 1000 Hrs start.
'Wine trail/tennis/golf
Lunch
1800 - 0100 Hrs : Grand Ballroom : Ball (theme to be confirmed).

Sunday, 10 July : Grand Ballroom 1000 Hrs -
Thanksgiving Service - chorus by Chapters
Lunch
Cake Ceremony
Farewell Speeches by Chadters.
Closing Remarks.

The present houses of Tonga High School : 'Kava', 'Nua', 'Sangone' & 'Tele'a' did have their origins in the original houses of the Matriculation School : 'Kohai', 'Koau' & 'Momo'.

* Ngaahi 'ulu'i ongoongo 'o e uikee :

'Lele'a' : 'Launga fekau'aki mo e $80,000 pekia he 'Asika.' ; 'Ikai tali 'e he Fale Alea 'a e lao ki he Royal Nuku'alofa Town' ; 'Puke tangata ('esia) tukuaki'i faito'o kona tapu' ; 'Fiefia kakai 'i hono toe faka'ataa kula kakano'i manu' ; 'Revelation of financial mismanagement by the Sevele Regime' ; 'Taki hala'i Feleti Sevele Poate Taulanga' : 'Aisea Taumoepeau ; 'Ta'efakalao fakamole Uafu Vuna mo e Palasii' ; 'Fakatokolahi kau ngaaue Hu'atolitoli ke fakasi'isi'i hola kau populaa'.

'Talaki' : 'Hola toko 24 ngaaue toli 'i Nu'u Sila ; 'Situ'a IRB mei he feinga liu Poate 'Akapulu 'a Tonga' ; 'Ala mo'ua Tonga ni a'u ki he lau miliona' (ko e kumi maka-koloa 'i tahi 'a e kautaha kuo laiseni 'i Tonga 'a e Nautilus Minerals Incorp, Tonga Offshore Mining Ltd (TOML) ;'Fehu'ia Semisi Tapueluelu vahenga e 'Ateni Seniale' ; 'Oku ki'i fakaloloa taimi e fakafekiki noa'ia 'a e Fale Alea (Samiu Vaipulu) ; 'Fu'u fakavalevale vahe 3 kilu nima mano taha 'o e ongo Fakamaau Lahi' : 'Situ'a Poate 'Akapulu 'a Mamani mei he hoha'a 'a Sangster' ; (To be continued).

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Friday, 08 July :
*'Oku hoko mai pe faka'osinga e uikee moe kei fakaakeake 'a e kotoa e ng ako'angaa mei he fakatokanga tsunami ki Tonga mo NZ kuo toe kaniselii.

* 'Oku feinga pe 'a e peesi ni ke nofo pe ki he non-mainstream news items 'o e uikee.

* 'Oku lele lelei pe 'a e THS Reunion 'i 'Aokalani (from all accounts). Tau ange 'e 'ikai toe hoko ha ng palopalema 'o hangee koia na'e hoko 'i Senee 'i he katoanga 'aho fakamuimui 'ae THS mo 'ene mavaeua ki he 'Bankstown' v 'Hilton' groups.

*'Oku 'iai e 'amanaki 'oku faka'ofo'ofa pe me'a kotoa 'i he 'Rendezvous' 'i 'Aokalani. Sai pe he koe rendezvous pe mo honau takitaha hoa ka e 'ikai ha toe manatu ki he to'uako mei he kuohili atuu !

* Na'e no'o ha vaka meili 'i Nuku'alofa 'aneafi 'i he Uafu Kuini Salote pea ko e fa'ahinga ngaaue fakatakimamata 'eni 'oku matu'aki fiema'u 'i Tonga 'i he ng 'aho ni telia ke hakeaki'i 'a e tu'unga pa'anga hu mai 'a e Fonuaa he kuo kamata ke haa 'a e ng faka'ilonga faka'ofa 'a e tu'unga faka'ikonomika 'o Tongaa.

*'Oku lele lelei pe 'a e nga fakataha 'a e ng kulupu 'a'ahi faka-Fale Alea ki he ng vahefonuaa pea 'oku ongona mai 'a e ng fakataha / fono 'oku lolotonga fakahoko 'e Samiu Vaipulu, Viliami Latu pea mo Lisiate 'Akolo mo ha kau fakafofonga 'i he Vahefonua Vava'uu.
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Tokonaki, 09 Siulai, 2011 1000 Hrs :
*Ko e pongipongi maluu 'eni 'i Nuku'alofa neomgo ko e uike na'e lahi hono ngaahi me'aa. 'I he tafa'aki 'o e quick & ready reaction lelei taha ki he fakatokanga tsunami, na'e lelei taha ai 'a e Tupou High School 'i he mahino na'e 'osi 'iai pe 'enau palani ngaaue ki he ngaahi me'a fakatu'upakee. Na'e lava pe ke marshall mo muster 'a e Kolisii pea kenau ngaue ki he higher ground na'a hoko mai ha fakatu'utamaki. 'Oku mahino 'aupito 'a e taki lelei mo fakapotopoto 'a Dr 'Ungatea Fonua Kata mo e kau faiako 'o e Kolisii.

Na'e mahino 'aupito 'a e ako lahi 'a Tonga ni mei he fakatamaki tsunami koia na'e hoko 'i Ha'amoa mo NTT 'i he hake ai 'a e peau kulaa.

* 'Oku ma'a hake pe 'a e pongipongi Tokonaki ni 'i Nuku'alofa mo e lea 'a e ng sirens 'a e ng me'alele 'a e Potungaaue Tamateafii 'i ha ngaahi vela 'oku hoko 'i Nuku'alofa.
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RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Wednesday, 13 July, 2011 1100 Hrs :
'Oku hoko mai pe 'a e 'aho ni (W) mo hono toki lava ke solova 'a e ngaahi palopalema faka-tekinikale 'i he web-log ko'eni.

*NZ Foreign Minister (Hon Murray McCully) & Polynesian Mission Delegates 'i Nuku'alofa :
Na'e tu'uta mai ki Tonga ni 'aneafi 'a e Minisitaa ki Muli 'a NZ mo'ene kau folau mai ki Tonga ni, Ha'amoa mo ha ng feitu'u kehe pee. Na'e talitali kinautolu 'ane efiafi 'i he NZ High Commission Residence 'e H.E. Dr Jonathan & Salote Austin. Na'e lea ai 'a e Talafekau Lahi (Jonathan), Murray McCully, Jonah Lomu pea mo Samiu Vaipulu (Palemia Le'ole'o).

Ko e 'dress-code' ko e " 'Aloha"Na'e faka'ali'ali ai 'a e ifi 'a e Kolisi 'Apifo'ouu pea hiva ai 'a Angela 'Afeaki.

* 'Oku hanganaki ai pe ke fakahoko 'a e King's Birthday 'i he uike 'uluaki 'o 'Aokosi, pea ko e talitalii 'e ngaohi pola kiai 'a e kau Minisitaa pea tauange pe 'e 'ikai ke toe vahe hifo 'a e ngaohi polaa ki he kau 'ofisa ma'ulaloo.

* 'Oku mahino mai 'eni 'i he 'ene tu'u 'i he lolotonga ni 'e 'ikai pe ke malava 'a e kau Fakafofonga 'o e Kakaii (MP's) kenau ngaaue fakataha ko ha 'cohesive force' pea 'i he 'ene pehee, 'e kei tataki pe 'a e Fonuaa 'e he Hou'eikii neongo 'enau 'i he 'minority'. Koe fee leva 'a e taukei 'i he mala'e 'o e politikalee 'oku lauu ?

* 'Oku lahi foki 'i he taimi ni 'a e ng kulupu ako 'a'ahi mai ki Tonga ni mei 'Aositelelia (Melbourne, Sydney) mo e ng fonua kehe pee pea 'oku talitali kinautolu 'e he Kolisi Kuini Salotee mo e Kolisi ko Tupouu.

* 'Oku kamata 'i he 'aho ni 'i he Tonga National & Cultural Centre 'i Tofoa 'a e 14th Tonga Research Association Conference (11-16 July). Theme : 'Tonga - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow'.

(To be continued).
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08-11-2011, 07:53 AM
Post: #85
RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
F. 12 August, 2011 0600 Hrs :

Please excuse the long disappearing act from me & my sincere thanx to 'Uoleva' for briefly holding the fort.

Since the last time I was on line, many things have certainly happened in Tonga & in the Tongan communities oversseas.

To cut a long story short, the Political front in Tonga needs to be closely watched as political rifts are now beginnning to be more marked. The Vv reps need to be closely warked as they certainly now hold the 'balance of power' in the Tongan Parliament. The current events of today in Neiafu to mark the appointment of the Vv Governor, Fulivai will be memorable indeed for Vahe Motu & all of Vv ! Furthermore, the pending royal marriage of Prince 'Ulukalala will be a cause for celebration indeed !

Be that as it may, we shall continue to monitor current events in Tonga.Sad
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08-11-2011, 09:57 AM
Post: #86
RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
Thank you Enna, and wlecome back. I miss you and news from the island. Keep it coming please. God bless.
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08-11-2011, 12:00 PM
Post: #87
RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
(08-11-2011 07:53 AM)Enna G Wrote:  F. 12 August, 2011 0600 Hrs :

Please excuse the long disappearing act from me & my sincere thanx to 'Uoleva' for briefly holding the fort.

Furthermore, the pending royal marriage of Prince 'Ulukalala will be a cause for celebration indeed !

Thank you Enna, and welcome back. Quite a lot of people are dropping their undies and pants cos' of the pendning royal marriage of 'Ulukalala and his cousin. This is an embarrasment! Is that what you call "a cause for celebration..." Makes me wanna vomit my lady! Perhaps the whole of Pasikole and Moheofo clan are pending!!!1TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Pending from top to bottom.
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08-11-2011, 03:50 PM
Post: #88
RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
(08-11-2011 12:00 PM)Kehekehe Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 07:53 AM)Enna G Wrote:  F. 12 August, 2011 0600 Hrs :

Please excuse the long disappearing act from me & my sincere thanx to 'Uoleva' for briefly holding the fort.

Furthermore, the pending royal marriage of Prince 'Ulukalala will be a cause for celebration indeed !

Thank you Enna, and welcome back. Quite a lot of people are dropping their undies and pants cos' of the pendning royal marriage of 'Ulukalala and his cousin. This is an embarrasment! Is that what you call "a cause for celebration..." Makes me wanna vomit my lady! Perhaps the whole of Pasikole and Moheofo clan are pending!!!1TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Pending from top to bottom.

Kehe,
please come to my wedding under the banana tree next week. The menu for my katoanga mali koe mea tokoni pe mei tahi. alu hifo ki he 'etau palepale mali, teu tali atu ai moe tohi fakaafe moe menu.

Ta oo kae oua teta longoa'a heni naa 'ita 'a Enna o taufale'i kitaua hehehehe C'MON BRO!!! my brother from a different mother lol
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08-12-2011, 06:27 AM (This post was last modified: 08-12-2011 06:36 AM by Uoleva.)
Post: #89
RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
(08-11-2011 03:50 PM)Tatau Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 12:00 PM)Kehekehe Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 07:53 AM)Enna G Wrote:  F. 12 August, 2011 0600 Hrs :

Please excuse the long disappearing act from me & my sincere thanx to 'Uoleva' for briefly holding the fort.

Furthermore, the pending royal marriage of Prince 'Ulukalala will be a cause for celebration indeed !

Thank you Enna, and welcome back. Quite a lot of people are dropping their undies and pants cos' of the pendning royal marriage of 'Ulukalala and his cousin. This is an embarrasment! Is that what you call "a cause for celebration..." Makes me wanna vomit my lady! Perhaps the whole of Pasikole and Moheofo clan are pending!!!1TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Pending from top to bottom.

Kehe,
please come to my wedding under the banana tree next week. The menu for my katoanga mali koe mea tokoni pe mei tahi. alu hifo ki he 'etau palepale mali, teu tali atu ai moe tohi fakaafe moe menu.

Ta oo kae oua teta longoa'a heni naa 'ita 'a Enna o taufale'i kitaua hehehehe C'MON BRO!!! my brother from a different mother lol

Saturday, 13 August, 2011 0400 Hrs :
The pending Royal Wedding is, as some say, a cross-cousin marriage which is permissable under the Laws of Tonga. Some people do have problems of course with the close blood ties because it is one thing to comply with the Laws of Tonga & quite another to look at the dangers of genetics & intermarrying within a limited gene pool. Be that as it may, one can only look at the royal families of Europe & where are they today ? Heading the way of the dinosaurs !

Both the pending bride & groom are extremely pleasant young people & we can only wish them All the Best !

'Kehe' & 'Tatau', with all due respect : Are you two related ? Whatever.

Tonga is fine this week-end though there is news of a pending Cabinet reshuffle ? It will be interesting to watch what happens to Police, Prisons, Tourism & Labour, Commerce & Industries ?

The court cases now coming before the courts in Nuku'alofa are most 'interesting' to say the least ! It includes the sad case of two close relatives. So sad.
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08-12-2011, 09:59 AM
Post: #90
RE: 'Tonga Weekly-Watch'.
(08-12-2011 06:27 AM)Uoleva Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 03:50 PM)Tatau Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 12:00 PM)Kehekehe Wrote:  
(08-11-2011 07:53 AM)Enna G Wrote:  F. 12 August, 2011 0600 Hrs :

Please excuse the long disappearing act from me & my sincere thanx to 'Uoleva' for briefly holding the fort.

Furthermore, the pending royal marriage of Prince 'Ulukalala will be a cause for celebration indeed !

Thank you Enna, and welcome back. Quite a lot of people are dropping their undies and pants cos' of the pendning royal marriage of 'Ulukalala and his cousin. This is an embarrasment! Is that what you call "a cause for celebration..." Makes me wanna vomit my lady! Perhaps the whole of Pasikole and Moheofo clan are pending!!!1TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Pending from top to bottom.

Kehe,
please come to my wedding under the banana tree next week. The menu for my katoanga mali koe mea tokoni pe mei tahi. alu hifo ki he 'etau palepale mali, teu tali atu ai moe tohi fakaafe moe menu.

Ta oo kae oua teta longoa'a heni naa 'ita 'a Enna o taufale'i kitaua hehehehe C'MON BRO!!! my brother from a different mother lol

Saturday, 13 August, 2011 0400 Hrs :
The pending Royal Wedding is, as some say, a cross-cousin marriage which is permissable under the Laws of Tonga. Some people do have problems of course with the close blood ties because it is one thing to comply with the Laws of Tonga & quite another to look at the dangers of genetics & intermarrying within a limited gene pool. Be that as it may, one can only look at the royal families of Europe & where are they today ? Heading the way of the dinosaurs !

Both the pending bride & groom are extremely pleasant young people & we can only wish them All the Best !

'Kehe' & 'Tatau', with all due respect : Are you two related ? Whatever.

Tonga is fine this week-end though there is news of a pending Cabinet reshuffle ? It will be interesting to watch what happens to Police, Prisons, Tourism & Labour, Commerce & Industries ?

The court cases now coming before the courts in Nuku'alofa are most 'interesting' to say the least ! It includes the sad case of two close relatives. So sad.

Uoleva, Kehe is my bro. from another mother hahahaha he is my bro. coz he is Tonga. I am working on my geneaology to see if we have blood tie in order for us to marry, according to the constitution of Tonga hahahahaha if the royal people can why not us?? hahahaha

Uoleva,
oku mooni ho'o lau ki he mali famili, 'ae haa tui. Oku ikai ko Pilitania pe, pe ko Tonga pe, ka oku kau atu ki ai e ngaahi fonua kehekehe pe i mamani, asia, maikolonisia ma melanisia. Oku faka-Otua nai? kiate au Io, oku fakatevolo nai? kiate au Io. Oku 'iai pe hono lelei moe kovi. Koe mali ko eni oku ikai hono na loto, koe loto oe matu'a ke fakahoko ae me'a mali, pea toki faiteliha ai pe ongo me'a mali kena fall in love i ha faahinga taimi pe lolotonga kuo osi e mali. Lahi ai e palopalema, pea taimi tatau ai pe oku ma'u ai pe ae lelei.

Ofa atu Uoleva, ofa atu Enna, and Kehe get you cutie face to our palepale hahahahha love you too bro. kehe
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