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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Much needed food supplies were today distributed to impoverished families in Popua, who were left living under tin sheds or damaged houses by Tropical Cyclone Gita last week.
Wednesday 21 February 2018

Suva, Fiji
Around 14,000 Tongan students will be able to return to school soon with new emergency education supplies provided by UNICEF in partnership with the NZ Defence Force, after Cyclone Gita damaged around 129 classrooms in 83 primary and secondary schools in southern Tonga last week.
Wednesday 21 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
UN agencies are applauding Tonga’s early warnings of Tropical Cyclone Gita to the community, saying it helped to reduce the impact on human lives after the islands of Tongatapu and ‘Eua were struck last week.
Wednesday 21 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When Cyclone Gita blasted a dilapidated little Tongan fale into Fanga 'Uta Lagoon on the night of Monday February 13, home to a non-conformist Tongan artists group, the ferocious winds could not destroy the creative spirit of the Seleka International Art Society Initiative.
Tuesday 20 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Photographs taken today around the eastern area of Tongatapu from Ha'ateiho up to Nukuleka, show extensive damage to homes, vegetation and schools caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita.
Tuesday 20 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Seven men aged 20-35 years were arrested when a police operation seized unlicensed firearms, ammunition and cannabis.
Tuesday 20 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A falling tree branch on Taufa'ahau Road hit Senior Police Constable ‘Apisai Fihaki (36), knocking him unconscious and fracturing his right ribs, while he was responding to a call for emergency evacuation during Tropical Cyclone Gita. But recovering today at his home in Ha'asini, Fihaki said that saving people’s lives was the utmost priority. By Linny Folau
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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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