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  • Friday 4 February 2022 7:22pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tonga's broken submarine telecommunications cable is not where it is supposed to be. A search last night by an ROV from the cable boat Reliance, could not locate the break, after it arrived in the area yesterday. By Linny Folau.
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  • Thursday 3 February 2022 9:40pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : No further COVID-19 positive cases were found in Tonga, after negative tests were returned for 389 port workers yesterday, the Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni told a media conference today. The number of active cases has reduced from five to four.
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  • Thursday 3 February 2022 6:36pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Two people have been confirmed to have drowned last week in Vava’u, a 17 year old youth, and a 30 year old woman in separate incidents.
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  • Thursday 3 February 2022 6:29pm
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    Apia, Samoa
    : The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme is deeply concerned about the impact of the Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano eruption, and tsunami, on the people of Tonga, Director General, Mr Kosi Latu stated today. The events again highlighted the vulnerability of the Pacific region and its people to natural disasters. SPREP is working on ways to support Tonga during its environmental recovery and rebuilding phases.
  • Wednesday 2 February 2022 5:34pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Three new positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed for Tonga today, February 2 bringing the number to five in total. The new cases are a spouse (29) and their two children aged 4 and 3 years of one of the first two COVID-19 positive cases confirmed yesterday.
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  • Tuesday 1 February 2022 11:17pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Breaking news: Tonga has recorded its first two COVID-19 positive cases today, among the front liners handling incoming cargo shipments, Tonga's Prime Minister announced in a urgent press conference at 9:00pm. tonight, Tuesday. Tonga now faces its first COVID-19 lockdown before full telcommunications have been restored, and businesses and homes and communities are left without working internet.
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  • Tuesday 1 February 2022 10:40pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A possibility that Tonga’s shellfish, Kaloa’a, and reef fish may be contaminated and inedible following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption has been a major concern for the CEO for the Ministry of Fisheries, Dr Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi.
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  • Tuesday 1 February 2022 9:57pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The Nomuka health clinic in Ha’apai, destroyed by tsunamis on January 15, is now operating temporarily out of a school in Nomuka, the Ministry of Health CEO, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, said today. Another health clinic that was damaged at Sopu, Tongatapu, has been closed.
  • Tuesday 1 February 2022 9:43pm


    Nuku’alofa, Tonga
    : Motesio Vaioleti (33), who knew he was driving with faulty brakes with his children in the vehicle, and crashed into another vehicle, was fined $300 pa’anga. Mr Justice Niu “This offence is serious,” said the Judge who recommended that the Legislature heavier penalties be legislated for this offence, because there are many vehicles on the road, “we should not wait until a life is lost,” he said.
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  • Monday 31 January 2022 10:57pm
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    Wellington, New Zealand
    : The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has provided Tongan communities with more than half a million litres of fresh water and continues to transport much-needed aid to Tonga with a fourth Hercules flight scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday.
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  • Monday 31 January 2022 10:24pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Damage estimated at nearly $39 million pa'anga was inflicted on Tonga’s agricultural sector by the Jan. 15 Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai eruption, which energised a tsunami and heavy volcanic ash fall over Tonga. While root crops that are ready to be harvested were not affected, the last season crops that were just sprouting were wiped out, said Viliami Manu, CEO for the Ministry of Agriculture.
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  • Monday 31 January 2022 6:02pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Tulapa Samoa Pese (38) was sentenced to three-years imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm to a 22-year-old man with a machete at Lapaha. The judge found that the defendant carefully calculated and planned his attack. The way he carried out the attack was chilling, they ambushed the victim. “This is not only brutal; it is a cowardly behaviour to attack an unarmed person,” he said at the sentencing.
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  • Monday 31 January 2022 5:48pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A man in his 40s was sentenced to two-years six-months imprisonment for three counts of serious indecent assault of a minor aged 12 years old, in Tongatapu. Hon. Mr Justice Cooper ordered there be no publication of any detail that could lead to the identification of the victim in this case.
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  • Saturday 29 January 2022 8:35pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : When Tongatapu’s small business community met on Thursday Jan. 27, to discuss their concerns, amid an unfolding national catastrophe, following volcanic eruptions and devastating tsunamis, they slumped in chairs and their faces showed how seriously concerned, worried, exhausted and frustrated they are. But after all of that, what's really destroying them is the total failure of Tonga's international communications two weeks ago. Tonga's telecommunications authorities have put spectrum licensing roadblocks around the local private sector's ability to find relief in a commercial satellite broadband service solution. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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  • Friday 28 January 2022 11:36pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Around 95 children and youths, among the families evacuated from ‘Atata Island after the tsunamis destroyed their homes on Saturday Jan. 15, are currently staying at a Church Hall in Kolomotu'a, Nuku'alofa and also at a Hofoa evacuation station, where the Talitha Project is actively supporting their recovery from trauma. By Eleanor Gee.
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  • Friday 28 January 2022 11:13pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : “We were lucky that it was daylight when the tsunami happened and we fled to higher grounds,” said ‘Aliki Moavuka (53), a school principal, on the outer island of Fonoifua, one of the worst affected by the natural disaster in the Ha’apai Group.
  • Friday 28 January 2022 10:36pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : The World Bank has donated USD$8 million to Tonga for emergency support due to the widespread damage caused by tsunamis generated by the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption on January 15.
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  • Friday 28 January 2022 10:06pm
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    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : Eleven people on Pangaimotu Island climbed into a fau tree as tsunamis ravaged the coast of the low-lying atoll on Jan. 15, following the massive explosion at Hunga volcano.
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  • Friday 28 January 2022 8:52pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : A 20-year-old man from Malapo died after he was allegedly assaulted on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Hofoa.
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  • Friday 28 January 2022 8:46pm


    Nuku'alofa, Tonga
    : An intoxicated driver, Siuta Taufa (25), who was speeding to get home before the midnight curfew, was found guilty of dangerous driving causing the death of his passenger in an accident on Taufa‘ahau Road, at Malapo in July 2021. They had had been drinking alcohol and taking methamphetamine. He awaits sentencing.
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