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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.
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.
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
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
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
The water supply is expected to be fully functional by this evening says Tonga Water Board (TWB) Acting CEO, Kolopeaua Tonga, after Cyclone Gita destroyed the water pump shed located at Mata-ki-‘Eua on Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At least 80% of the electricity network was severely damaged from Nuku’alofa CBD up to Lavengamelie, to Tofoa and back to Patangata and Popua, said Seti Chen, Manager Operations at Tonga Power Ltd. today as damage assessment after Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita continued. He estimates power should be fully restored within five weeks once extra help arrives.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death toll is at one from severe Tropical Cyclone Gita on the night of Monday February 12, while three people suffering major injuries were admitted to Vaiola Hospital, in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old woman who he allegedly assaulted with a machete on a road leading from Vuna Toad to ‘Umusi, yesterday February 13.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matangi Tonga is back online, thanks to Digicel Wifi services in Nuku'alofa. Our apologies for the delay in posting our news. Internet and telephone connectivity is currently disrupted on Tongatapu and 'Eua, following Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita on Monday night. News updates and photos will be posted soon. Happy Valentine's Day! Matangi Tonga Team.
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Monday 12 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Under Tonga's current State of Emergency, a curfew in the Central Business District area of Nuku’alofa will start from 9:00pm tonight (Monday) until 7:00am tomorrow Tuesday 13 February 2018, Commissioner of Tonga Police, Stephen Caldwell stated tonight, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita closes in on Tongatapu.
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Monday 12 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A State of Emergency has been declared for Tonga at 10:00am this morning in preparation for severe Tropical Cyclone Gita as threatens to hit southern Tonga witha potential Category 5 force from around 7:00pm tonight, Monday 12 February 2018.
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Friday 9 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first Court of Appeal session is expected to begin on March 19, in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 9 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Fifita (25) is named as the man arrested and charged in relation to the housebreaking and theft of more than $10,000 pa’anga at Office Equipment premises on January 6.
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Thursday 8 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hateni Kaufusi (32) who is charged with murder in relation to the death of Tolifili Tu'alau (27), appeared at the Nukunuku Magistrate’s Court on February 8, and was moved to Hu'atolitoli Prison until February 15.
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Wednesday 7 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A five-year Quick Rip rugby health program was launched on February 6 in Nuku’alofa with ambassadors Former All Black Pita ‘Alatini and Black Fern Charlene Gubb taking the game across Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 7 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A car agent at Longlongo who orders used cars from Japan has been charged with obtaining money, reportedly $20,300 pa’anga by false pretense from a client.
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