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Friday 29 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pilima Langi (63) is the woman who died on Thursday, January 28 after the small boat that she was in with 17 others capsized in heavy seas off Foa Island. Tonga Police have opened an investigation into the marine incident.
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Thursday 28 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Ha'apai woman has died today after being rescued with 18 people, who were on board a small local ferry boat that capsized in heavy seas off Foa Island, on Wednesday afternoon. A rescuer said the woman had refused one of his four life jackets so it could be given to a child. There were no life jackets on the boat. Two people remain in hospital.
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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tag Tournament by Talitha Project will be held next week in Ha'apai aimed to increase young girls participation. A community outreach program is being held this week to encourage youths to sign up.
Tuesday 22 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An inquest this week has confirmed that Rev. Sila ‘Ahoafi (49) from Ha'avakatolo, drowned, after his body was recovered at sea in Kotu, Hapa'ai, on Friday morning December 18 .
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Thursday 26 November 2020

Pangai, Ha'apai
A billboard displaying a Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) toll-free phone number to enable women and girls to access support services was launched in Pangai, Ha’apai, on 25 November.
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Tuesday 17 November 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Emergency Operation Centre was officially opened in Pangai, Ha’apai on 13 November. The centre aims to strengthen early warning and preparedness for any approaching hazard.
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Monday 19 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old Faleloa man died on Sunday, October 18 following a road crash in Pangai, Ha’apai.
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Tuesday 6 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament yesterday 5 October with a majority vote of 16-0 passed a number of old Government Ministries Annual Reports, some going back to 2009, that had never been tabled into Parliament. Today, 6 September parliament sat for a half-day, because after lunch it did not have a quorum. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Wednesday 23 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The body of a 20-year-old male diver was recovered early Saturday morning, September 19, near Lofanga in Ha’apai waters.
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Tuesday 1 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The village of Felemea, Ha’apai needs clean drinking water, and the challenge to find a solution has been taken up by a group of four student engineers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, as their team design project. The idea for the project came from Siale Faitotonu a technician at the University.
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Saturday 16 May 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On November 2, 1866, the Reverend Shirley Waldemar Baker, missionary and eventual Prime Minister of Tonga, gave a lecture in which he describes the last traditional God House in Ha'apai....“I have stood in the old Fale Mee at Haano, which is the last fale otua (temple of their god) still standing in Haapai. At the foot of the principal post there is buried a man, who was said to be the best singer in all Tonga. He was offered a living sacrifice to the god at the building of the temple, as an act of dedication.” By David V. Burley.
Monday 27 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Red Cross distributed Household Relief Kits to 24 Ha'apai families living in the most affected communities, after Tropical Cyclone Tino, which impacted Tonga on January 18.
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Monday 20 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Tino has caused storm surge damage to homes mainly in Ha’apai and Niuatoputapu said Tonga's National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) Director, Paula Ma’u today, 20 January.
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Sunday 19 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a surprising trick of nature, the eye of Severe Tropical Cyclone Tino (Cat. 3) passed over Tonga on Saturday afternoon, 18 January, while barely grazing the capital Nuku'alofa, which was on track for a direct hit. The eye passed between the Ha'apai Group and Tongatapu Group. UPDATED.
Wednesday 15 January 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We can confidently position first settlement in Ha’apai between 825 and 810 BC, only three generations (75 years) after the first Lapita canoes arrived at Fanga ‘Uta Lagoon on Tongatapu. The dates for individual Lapita sites are informative. They not only answer the question of when, but they reflect upon the process by which the expansion was undertaken. Within Ha‘apai, simultaneous settlement, widely dispersed hamlets on different islands, and small groups of people clearly speak to a planned and organized strategy. In its creation of a settlement network northward from Tongatapu, it brilliantly laid title to these islands. By David Burley.
Wednesday 6 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI opened the new Princess Fusipala Hospital in Ha’apai this morning, November 6. The new hospital replaces the old one that was damaged by Cyclone Ian (Category 5) in 2014.
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Friday 25 October 2019

Brisbane, Australia
A six-man fund-raising delegation from Ha’apai is visiting Australia this week seeking assistance from the Tongan diaspora for development projects on Foa Island.
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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
People living in remote communities on the outer islands of Ha‘apai and Vava'u were made more aware of a range of social support services, after teams after visits from a mobile service, called “Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH or A'u Tonu Ki Ai).
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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An intermittent smoke eruption towering to 15,000-17000ft above the summit of the Metis Shoal Volcano, Ha'apai, this morning, has an increased likelihood of eruption, with an aviation VONA alert now increased to Orange, the Tonga Meteorological Service advised at 10:20am.
Friday 4 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ha'apai Group recorded record rainfall for the month of December when almost half a year’s worth of rain fell in one month, opening up a sinkhole on Holopeka Road, Lifuka.
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