Commentary

TONGA ‘O E ‘AHO NI mo Fie’ilo

‘I HE mala’e vakapuna na’e fetāngihi ai ha ki’i famili ko e teu ‘o e mavaé. Ko e fakahekeheka ‘eni ‘o e fanau ‘a ha ongo mātu’a ke foki ki muli. Lolotonga e fetāngihí kuo ‘ofa ange e fānau te nau ō ‘o feinga’i ke langa fo’ou mai honau falé.… Read More

TONGA ‘O E ‘AHO NI mo Fie’ilo

TA’UFO’OU ‘OKU ‘ikai ko e me’a fo’ou kotoa pe ko e me’a lelei, ‘oku ‘i ai pe ngaahi me’a ‘oku lelei pea toe lahi mo e ngaahi me’a, pe tō’onga ‘oku maumau taimi, ‘o ‘uhinga ‘oku ‘ikai sai pe ‘aonga ‘a e me’a fo’ou kotoa pē ki he ‘etau mo’uí.… Read More

Lamentations from the Pacific

  Kalafi Moala  A cry is being heard from almost every corner of the Pacific; a cry against injustice, a cry against the harsh hand that has been dealt against us in the centuries old deliberate attempt by the powerful West and their allies to shape us and our social… Read More

‘Oku ‘i fē ‘etau fānaú? Ko Fehu’i mo e Tali

  Ko e taha ‘eni ‘o e ngaahi fehu’i mahu’ingataha ‘o e ‘aho ni. Talu mei he lahi  e vāvākovi hotau to’utupu mo e fakahoko ‘e he Letio Tongá ha polokalama felafoaki, ‘a ia ko ‘enau faka’atá ‘a e kakai ke nau telefoni ange ke tālanga’i ‘a e kaveinga: “‘Oku… Read More

Ikale Tahi – where to from here?

- By Kalafi Moala NUKU’ALOFA: Maybe this is not a question for the Ikale Tahi as much as a question for the Coach, ‘Isitolo Maka to answer. He does have a lot of explaining to do to the people of Tonga, and the supporters unmatched by any team supporters in… Read More

Sea Eagles in Dove’s Feathers

Sea Eagles in Dove’s Feathers

– by Lopeti Senituli  The New Zealand media gave prominent coverage to the humongous reception that the Tongan national rugby team, the ‘Ikale Tahi received on their arrival at the Auckland International Airport for the World Cup. The New Zealand Herald’s website headline read, “Tongan World Cup Spirit Eclipses Rest”,… Read More

Polynesian culture offers barriers, blessings, Part II

Polynesian culture offers barriers, blessings, Part II

ORIGINAL ARTICLE on the Mormon Times, Deseret News Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series exploring the cultural barriers and blessings in the Polynesian culture. The tiny, remote island of Niuatoputapu was made famous in the movie, “Other Side of Heaven.” It was where Mormon missionary John… Read More

Paul Wilkinson, General Manager, Westpac Bank of Tonga

‘Money Talk’ with Paul Wilkinson

By Paul Wilkinson, General Manager, Westpac Bank of Tonga Understanding goodwill Have you considered how much your business is really worth? Many business owners struggle with understanding the true value of their business, limiting their perceived value to their tangible assets only. In reality, the value of your business may… Read More

US-Pacific Relations: Pacific Minded

US-Pacific Relations: Pacific Minded

The World Today, April 2011 View article on source site on Chatham House       In early March, United States (US) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made unusually direct comments to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about America’s position in the Pacific. “Let’s just talk straight real politik. We… Read More

New Zealand Inquires In To The South Pacific: Part Four

New Zealand Inquires In To The South Pacific: Part Four

By Cleo Paskal Last December, the Government of New Zealand released an Inquiry into New Zealand’s relationship with South Pacific Countries, it’s the biggest public rethink on South Pacific issues since the end of the Cold War. This, the fourth of a series analysing the findings of the Inquiry, examines the… Read More