Author: Taimi o Tonga

‘E lava vakapuna lalahi ke tu’uta mai ki Fua’amotu

Kuo mei ‘osi ‘a e ngaue ki he mala’evakapuna Fua’amotu, pea ‘e lava leva ke tu’uta mai ki Tonga ni ‘a e ngaahi vakapuna lalahi.   Na’e pehe ‘e he Pule (CEO) ki he kautaha Tonga Airports Ltd, Viliami Ma’ake, ko e fakalelei’i ko ia ‘o e to’anga vakapuna ‘i Fua’amotu, ‘oku lava ai ke to mai ‘a e kalasi vakapuna Boeing 777.   Ko e taimi ni ko e kalasi vakapuna lahitaha ‘oku lava ke to mai ki Fua’amotu, ko e Boeing 767.   Kae kapau ‘e lava ‘o to mai ‘a e Boeing 777, ko e faingofua ange ia ‘a e alea ki ha fakahoko e puna hangatonu mai mei he ngaahi fonua hange ko Siaina mo Kolea Tonga.   Ko e ngaahi fonua foki ‘eni ‘oku faka’amu ‘a Tonga ke ha’u lahi mei ai ‘a e kau folau ‘eve’eva. Pea ‘oku ‘osi ‘i ai e puna hangatonu mai mei he ngaahi fonua ko ‘eni ki Fisi.   Ko e ngaahi vakapuna ‘oku to hangatonu mai mei muli ki Tonga ko e Fiji Airways mei Fisi, ‘Ea Nu’usila mei Nu’usila, pea Virgin mei ‘Aositelelia. Kapau ‘oku te folau mai mei ha toe fonua kehe, kuopau ke te fou mai he taha e ngaahi fonua ko ‘eni ke a’u mai ki Tonga.   Na’e ‘ikai ke ngata pe he fakalelei’i ‘a e to’anga vakapuna, ka na’e toe fai...

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Bigger planes ready to land at Fua’amotu Airport

Work at Fua’amotu International Airport is almost complete, enabling larger airplanes to land.   CEO of Tonga Airports Ltd., Viliami Ma’ake, said that the resurfacing of Fua’amotu Airport runway makes it possible for a 777 jetliner to land on Tongatapu. The biggest passenger aircraft that could land at Fua’amotu at present is the Boeing 767.   Enabling an aircraft the size of the Boeing 777 to land in Tonga will widen the options for direct flights to be negotiated from countries such as China and South Korea.   Direct flights coming into Fua’amotu currently are from New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji.   Upgrading of the security services as well as a redesigning of the terminal was included in the upgrading of the Fua’amotu Airport.   The Lupepau’u International Airport in Vava’u also underwent a resurfacing and a minor extension of the runway, which would now enable the MA60 aircraft to comfortably turn around. The biggest aircraft that now land at Lupepau’u is a New Zealand Air Force Hercules.   Both the upgrade of Fua’amotu and Lupepau’u was financed by a US$28 million grant from the World Bank.   Lupepau’u International Airport will start receiving scheduled flights from Nadi, Fiji in April. It will be the beginning of international air service provided by Fiji Airways, connecting Tonga to Nadi, and to the rest of the world....

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Talamai ‘e he Fakamaau’anga tu’unga ‘oku tau ‘i ai

Kapau ‘oku tau fie’ilo ki he tu’unga ‘oku ‘i ai hotau Sosaieti fekau’aki mo e tauhi e lao mo e faihia, ‘oku fiema’u ia ke fai ha vakai ki he Fakamaau’anga pe ko e hā e me’a ‘oku hoko ai. ‘I he ‘aho kotoa pe ‘oku fakahoko e hopo pe ko e fakatonutonu ‘i he Fakamaau’anga Polisi pe ko e Fakamaau’anga Lahi, ‘o kinautolu kuo faka’ilo ki he maumau’i ‘o e Lao. Na’e ‘i ai ‘a e taimi ‘i he fonua ni, ko e me’a fakamā ‘a e ‘asi ha taha ‘i he Fakamaau’anga ‘o tukuaki’i ki ha hia. Ko hono ‘uhinga he ko e ‘asi pe ha taha ‘i he Fakamaau’anga, ko e mahino ia ‘oku ‘i ai ‘a e palopalema ‘o e tokotaha ko ia ‘oku ‘ikai lava ke solova, pea ko e Fakamaau’anga ko e vete’anga fakamuimuitaha ia ki he palopalema ‘o e tokotaha ko ia. Kapau ‘e fai hano ‘analaiso ‘o e me’a kuo hoko ‘i he Fakamau’anga ‘i he fonua ni, ‘oku fakaninimo mo’oni, he ‘oku ‘ikai ngata pe he lahi e ngaahi hopo kehekehe, ka kuo toe a’usia foki ‘a e faihia ki he ngaahi hia, kau ai e fakapo, tamate tangata, fakalavea lahi, tohotoho, kaiha’a fakamalohi, mo e ha fua. ‘Oku hange koee ‘a e Fakamaau’anga ko ha sio’ata ‘oku ne ‘omai e ‘imisi ‘o e tu’unga ‘o e faihia ‘i he...

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Ngaahi fakakaukau kuopau ke liliiu

‘OKU ‘i ai ‘a e ngaahi fakakaukau kuo kamata ke nofo maka he ‘atamai ‘o ha kakai ‘e ni’ihi ‘i he Sosaieti Tonga, pea kuopau ke liliu kae lava ke fai ha laka kimu’a.   Ko e fakakaukau ko ia ko e hā pe me’a ‘oku loto ki ai ‘a e tokolahí, ko e me’a ia ‘oku tonu. ‘Oku hala ‘aupito ‘a e fakakaukau ko ‘eni, he ko e fiha ‘eni ‘a e ngaahi fakatātā mei he hisitolia ‘oku fakamo’oni mai ai ‘oku ‘ikai ke tonu ma’upe ‘a e fili ‘a e tokolahi. Ko e mo’oni foki ia, ‘oku tau faka’amu ko e me’a koee ‘oku totonu, ‘e loto ki ai ‘a e tokolahi. Ka, ‘oku ‘ikai ke fa’a hoko ‘eni ia. ‘E lava pe ke fili ‘a e tokolahi ki ha me’a ‘oku ta’efakalao, pe ko ha me’a ‘oku ‘ikai ke fakamolale, pe ‘ikai ke faka’otua. ‘Oku ‘ikai ko e fili ‘a e tokolahi ‘oku ne fai hono fakatonuhia’i ha me’a ke totonu. ‘Oku ala fili ‘a e tokolahi ia ki he me’a ‘oku hala. Na’e ‘ave ‘a Sisu ‘o fakamaau’i ‘i he Fakamaau’anga Loma, ka ko e kakai na’a nau fai hono fakamaau’i, pea ko e tokolahi na’a nau fili kinautolu ke kalusefai ia kae fakahaofi ‘a e tokotaha ko Palapasa, ko e kaiha’a. Lolotonga ‘a e ‘i he mo’unga ‘a Mosese ‘o fai ‘ene fetu’utaki mo...

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Zika cases reported in Tonga

NUKU’ALOFA: Feb15 (Taimi) – Several Zika virus cases have been confirmed by laboratory blood tests in Tonga. Two of the cases reported were in Tonga, and five were reported from New Zealand, of people who have travelled to Tonga and became sick when they returned. Dr. Reynold Ofanoa, Tonga’s chief medical officer for public health, confirmed the report on Zika.   He said there are 542 cases suspected of the Zika virus in Tonga to date.   In the meantime, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Tonga Red Cross, the Military, and others, had initiated a national clean up campaign to eliminate possible breeding sites for the mosquitos that spread the virus.   Tonga’s media are also engaged with the health authorities in running community awareness programs on the Zika virus....

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