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Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank South Pacific (BSP) Tonga has donated $30,000 to Tonga Red Cross relief program to support the victims affected by Cyclone Gita. Sione Taumoefolau, Secretary Generale for Tonga Red Cross Society said “this will go a long way in assisting their work in hiring trucks to deliver aid to affected areas, feeding the volunteers and other needed support.”
Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“The sooner that we reopen for business, the better,” is Pangia Earl Emberson's reaction to the devastation of the Pangaimotu Island Resort by Tropical Cyclone Gita during the night of 12 February.
Monday 19 February 2018

Pyeongchang, South Korea
With only 3 months of training, Pita Taufatofua finished his cross-country 15km race in 114th place out of 116 skiers at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pita and other skiers displayed the Olympic spirit at the end of the race when they greeted and carried the last placed skier - German Madrazo of Mexico at the finish line.
Monday 19 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police in Nukunuku are looking for two male suspects in their 20s who are alleged to have assaulted a 62-year-old woman on the head with a rock on Sunday afternoon, February 18.
Monday 19 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four male teens have been arrested by police for allegedly stealing goods from a Chinese shop at Fanga on Saturday afternoon, February 17.
Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan is sending more emergency relief goods to Tonga at the request of the Tongan Government, in the wake of Cyclone Gita.
Monday 19 February 2018

Houma, Tongatapu
Cyclone Gita destroyed 18 homes and damaged another 60 houses in Houma, on Tongatapu, where a massive clean-up operation is underway this week. Lord Vaea of Houma said some tarpaulins had been distributed on Saturday, but "We need the tents!"
Friday 16 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Meliame Matu, in her 50’s, stands outside her home battered by Tropical Cyclone Gita in Ha’ateiho, doing her laundry. She said they are thankful to be alive after having to run from a collapsing house to a nearby church during the cyclone.
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Friday 16 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Gita evacuees currently staying in an evacuation centre at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ha’ateiho, said today that listening to the cyclone warnings helped them decide to move to the evacuation centre before the massive storm hit Tongatapu.
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Friday 16 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fisherman, Latu Kamisese (60s) who lost his house at Patangata during Tropical Cyclone Gita is appealing for food donations to help sustain his family for now until he can get back to making his living from the sea.
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Friday 16 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Widow, 'Oto’ota Tapa’atoutai of Patangata is thankful to be alive with her family, and despite the cruel reality that Tropical Cyclone Gita demolished her small house on Monday February 12, she talked with a smile today as her family picked up the pieces of their life in one of the most vulnerable areas of Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 16 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All nightclubs and bars in Tongatapu will be shut down today, February 16 for a week to ensure the safety of people, under powers given to Police in Tonga's current State of Emergency.
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Friday 16 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male security guard at Nauti Ruby's Bar on the Faua Wharf at Ma'ufanga, was today charged with the murder of a man in his early 20s, whom he allegedly beat up with a baseball bat on Friday night, February 9.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI urged Tongans to work with a cooperative spirit to rebuild their country after Cyclone Gita, in an address to the nation this evening, particularly mentioning the people of the worst-hit islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua. The first assistance to any hardship that happens in our country should come from us, he said.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Minister for Health, Hon Saia Piukala said today that all main roads on Tongatapu have been cleared of debris and were accessible today. He called on people with leaking taps to fix them quickly to preserve the water supply on Tongatapu. He also warned of water-borne diseases such as diarrhea spreading after the cyclone.
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Thursday 15 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One man who sustained severe injury due to flying debris is currently at the hospital in ‘Eua, after Tropical Cyclone Gita affected 264 families and completely destroyed 52 houses on the outer island.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Essential ferry services to the outer islands have resumed today after Tropical Cyclone Gita caused severe damage in Tongatapu. A scheduled cruise ship visit to Nuku'alofa tomorrow was cancelled.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two teenagers were arrested with boxes of goods stolen from the Central Business District of Nuku’alofa on February 14. The CBD night curfew has been extended for another week under the current State of Emergency.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva is back in Tonga, after travelling to New Zealand on February 5 for medical check-ups following an illness. "I'm fine!" he told Matangi Tonga this morning. Parliament will meet tomorrow at a central location to be decided.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many people are living in evacuation centres on Tongatapu today after 119 homes were completely destroyed and 1131 partially damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita, initial assessment reports revealed today, February 14. Damage figures are expected to rise. Reports from outer islands are still coming in.
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