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Thursday 9 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Extraordinary flooding on Fonoifua Island, Ha'apai last weekend is concerning Tonga's National Emergency Management Office (NEMO). This is the first time severe flooding has occurred on the small island after prolonged rainfall, raising health concerns after homes were contaminated with water over one meter-deep in places. "We are experiencing something extraordinary..." said Leveni 'Aho.
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Wednesday 29 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people, including five children, were happy to reach Tongatapu safely yesterday evening after their small boat had failed to reach its destination Fonoifua Island in the Ha'apai Group on Monday, triggering a search and rescue operation. “When it got dark we had not spotted any island, it started raining and our navigation was off route so we decided to anchor the boat, and slept overnight intending to continue our journey the next day,” said the Captain Tevita Mateaki Fonua, but the boat went adrift. Photos by Linny Folau
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Search and rescue operations today found no sightings of a small boat carrying 11 people including five children, that failed to arrive at Fonoifua Island in Ha'apai, after leaving Nuku'alofa on Monday afternoon. The first report from a New Zealand surveillance aircraft that searched the area this afternoon had no sightings but the aerial and sea search is continuing.
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Tuesday 28 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A sea search has begun in Tonga for 11 people, including five children (four boys and a girl aged between 2 -12 years old), who were reported missing at sea this morning after their small boat failed to reach Fonoifua Island in Ha’apai as expected, last night.
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