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The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints LDS has partnered with the Government of Tonga to rebuild over 100 homes that were either destroyed or damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in the Ha’apai group of islands in January.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tonga’s inter-island ferry MV ‘Otuanga’ofa has gone to Fiji for dry dock maintenance after some cracks were found inside a ballast tank.
Thursday 17 July 2014
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Six-days of birthday celebrations for HM King Tupou VI start today Tuesday July 1 in Neiafu, Vava’u. The king will officially mark his 55th birthday on Friday July 4, a public holiday in Tonga.
Tuesday 1 July 2014
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Two containers of food, petrol and cleaning supplies have been donated to Ha’apai by the Canberra Tongan Community Partnership.
Thursday 19 June 2014
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The World Bank on 29 May approved a US$12 million in grants and low-interest credits for the reconstruction and repair of hundreds of homes in Ha’apai, and to restore critical community facilities like markets, health centers and schools that were badly damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian.
Thursday 29 May 2014
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Vegetable nurseries are being established for 17 communities in the cyclone-hit islands of Ha‘apai and Vava‘u to help them recover and sustain their food crops.
Thursday 15 May 2014
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Tonga’s domestic ferry the MV ‘Otuanga’ofa hit a rock and its bow grounded at the Pasivulangi Harbour, Niuatoputapu yesterday evening, before freeing itself.
Thursday 1 May 2014
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The Ministry of Infrastructure has stopped the Tonga Red Cross from constructing temporary shelters for families in Ha‘apai after Tropical Cyclone Ian devastated the islands in January. Two houses completed on the island of Mou’unga’one were handed over to affected families this week but the Red Cross had planned to build another 24 to alleviate the suffering.
Friday 4 April 2014
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Tonga’s Ministry of Agriculture is ready to ship 5100kg of mixed Talo and Kumala to relieve the food shortage in Ha’apai following Cyclone Ian.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
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The MV Niuvakai cargo vessel is to start service this month and transport aid supplies to Ha’apai, after it was launched by Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala today, March 14.
Friday 14 March 2014
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Queensland’s Tongan Community has raised $13,000 (AUD) to aid cyclone relief in Ha‘apai.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
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Donations of food, clothing and building materials continue to flow in for the people of Ha’apai, in Tonga, whose homes were destroyed by Cyclone Ian in January. The Tongan community in Hilo, Hawaii this week shipped a container of goods.
Friday 7 March 2014
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A new cargo ship MV Niuvakai is expected to start service this month, March 2014, and transport aid supplies to Ha’apai after it was bought by the Friendly Islands Shipping Agency.
Friday 7 March 2014
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Tongans in Melbourne have donated $7,150 pa’anga to Tonga’s Red Cross to assist with the ongoing relief efforts in Ha’apai following Tropical Cyclone Ian.
Monday 24 February 2014
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The Friendly Islands Shipping Agency FISA, yesterday 19 February announced its acquisition of the cargo vessel, MV Theresa, to transport cargo to the outer islands of Tonga and to nearby Pacific Nations.
Thursday 20 February 2014
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The World Bank has announced that it will fund repairs to damaged port, airport and roads in Ha’apai. “Cyclone Ian has caused devastating losses to thousands of people and will require long term efforts to rebuild safer and stronger,” the bank’s Director for the Pacific Islands, Franz Dress-gross stated this week.
Wednesday 19 February 2014
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The New Zealand Government has committed $40,000 (NZD) to Tonga’s Red Cross to purchase guttering kits for over 500 homes in Ha’apai for clean rainwater collection.
Friday 14 February 2014
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A $600,000 (USD) cash grant was handed over to the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano from the Government of the People’s Republic of China on 12 February, to assist relief efforts in Ha’apai.
Wednesday 12 February 2014
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Essential food items were distributed to the people on ‘Uiha Island in Ha’apai on February 5 by the Tonga Red Cross Society. The food was donated by the ‘Uiha Community in Nuku’alofa.
Wednesday 12 February 2014
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The Sea Mercy charity – a floating health care service that routinely visits remote islands throughout the Pacific will visit Tonga’s Ha’apai Group to offer medical support earlier than usual this year.
Tuesday 4 February 2014
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