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Thursday 12 June 2014
Neiafu, Vava'u
The inaugural “Tu’i Vava’u” festival will commence tomorrow Friday 13 June with events to 10 July 2014.
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Thursday 29 May 2014
Washington DC, USA
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.
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Thursday 15 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Hihifo, Niuatoputapu
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.
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Friday 4 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 18 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 14 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 12 March 2014
Brisbane, Australia
Queensland’s Tongan Community has raised $13,000 (AUD) to aid cyclone relief in Ha‘apai.
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Friday 7 March 2014
HIlo, Hawaii
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.
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Friday 7 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Monday 24 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Thursday 20 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Friday 14 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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.
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
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.
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Sunday 2 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A grant funding of NZ$1.7 million from the New Zealand Government was signed in Nuku'alofa on January 29 as part of a package to rebuild the electricity network in Ha’apai destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian.
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The reconstruction of destroyed homes in the Ha'apai group by Cyclone Ian on 11 January, stepped up another gear this week, with the arrival in Pangai, Lifuka island of the Minister of Land and Natural Resources, Lord Ma'afu and 30 staff. The team will start working to determine land-boundaries and land-ownership.
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Living in small tents superheated by the mid-summer sun, while going through the trauma of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian, is the reality of life for families in the Ha'apai Group who are relying on outside assistance, after loosing all on the afternoon of January 11. A survey team has estimated that by mid-February the food crops would be used up in all the districts of Kauvai Ha’ano, Lifuka, Foa and ‘Uiha, which were badly damaged. Photos courtesy Mana'ia Halafihi.
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