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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Gita inflicted $356 million pa'anga worth of damage on Tongatapu and ‘Eua on 12 February this year, said Balwyn Fa’otusia, the CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The damage assessment is equivalent to 38% of Tonga's GDP.
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Saturday 31 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Republic of Fiji has made a generous donation of $50,000 FJD ($53,000 Pa’anga) to assist Tonga in its post-cyclone recovery.
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Monday 12 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government today extended the current national State of Emergency to finish on 9 April. Tonga’s State of Emergency was first declared on 12 February – the day Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua.
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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a rush by the Tonga Government to hold a parliament session yesterday 5 March in order to address the urgent needs of the country, it was decided that Parliament will have a two-day break as the Kingdom receives New Zealand’s Prime Minister Hon. Jacinda Ardern who arrives tonight for a one-day visit. Parliament will resume on Thursday 8 March.
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Wednesday 28 February 2018

Victoria, Australia
A donation of computer equipment including laptops to the Tonga Parliament was announced by the Parliament of the State of Victoria in Australia, today as part of a coordinated effort with the United Nations Development Programme to assist Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Gita.
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Tuesday 27 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Na’e tonu ke ‘uluaki kole mai ‘e he tafa’aki kotoa ‘oku nau kākunga ki he tokanga’i e veve ke ‘oua ‘ave e veve lanu mata ki Tapuhia he ko e koloa eni ki he fakalelei kelekelé mo e fefie. - Netatua Pelesikoti-Taufatofua.
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Thursday 22 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten days after Tropic Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua with a Category 4 cyclone on the night of 12 February, life is slowly getting back to normal on the islands. The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) under the directorship of Leveni ‘Aho with the assistance of civil societies, civil servants and volunteers, is coping with the initial recovery stage from Gita.
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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.
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.
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Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Less than eight months after being officially re-opened, Nuku'alofa's Teufaiva Stadium has fallen back into disrepair with much of the stadium’s tin roofing torn off by Cyclone Gita on Monday night.
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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!"
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Thursday 15 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI urged Tongans to work with a cooperative spirit to rebuild their country after Cyclone Gita, in an address to the nation this evening, particularly mentioning the people of the worst-hit islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua. The first assistance to any hardship that happens in our country should come from us, he said.
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Thursday 15 February 2018

PyeongChang, South Korea
Tonga’s Olympic skier, Pita Taufatofua, in PyeongChang, South Korea told journalists from around the world today that Tongans were coping well in the aftermath of Cyclone Gita because of a “unique personality”.
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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
Many people are living in evacuation centres on Tongatapu today after 119 homes were completely destroyed and 1131 partially damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita, initial assessment reports revealed today, February 14. Damage figures are expected to rise. Reports from outer islands are still coming in.
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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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Monday 12 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Gita will reach Category 5 by the time it hits Tongatapu and ‘Eua this evening, the strongest in recorded history to approach Tonga, warns Director of Tonga MET, 'Ofa Fa'anunu at a press conference this morning. “Category 5 means that the winds have reached 110 knots. This is around 220 and 230 km per hour winds....We need to move now to evacuation centres.”
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