“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.
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Friday 28 January 2022
Thursday 7 July 2016
A multi-purpose training centre for the 120 people living on the small island of Lofanga in the Ha’apai Group was commissioned on Wednesday, 6 July, funded with $183,914 pa’anga under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security project.
Tuesday 28 June 2016
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.