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Monday 4 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A search and rescue operation is underway to find three fishermen from Nomuka, Ha'apai, who have been missing since Wednesday, 30 July.
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Wednesday 23 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints LDS has partnered with the Government of Tonga to rebuild over 100 homes that were either destroyed or damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in the Ha'apai group of islands in January.
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Thursday 19 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two containers of food, petrol and cleaning supplies have been donated to Ha’apai by the Canberra Tongan Community Partnership.
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Thursday 8 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s Royal Agricultural Show will be held in August, starting in Niuatoputapu on August 6 and ending in Tongatapu on August 23, Cabinet announced yesterday.
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Friday 2 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A rise in Tonga's Gross Domestic Product in the coming years will be driven primarily by the reconstruction of Ha'apai, according to the IMF 2014 Article IV consultation report on Tonga, which also recommended a broading of the Consumption Tax base.
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Friday 4 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ministry of Infrastructure has stopped the Tonga Red Cross from constructing temporary shelters for families in Ha‘apai after Tropical Cyclone Ian devastated the islands in January. Two houses completed on the island of Mou'unga'one were handed over to affected families this week but the Red Cross had planned to build another 24 to alleviate the suffering.
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Friday 4 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Ha’apai Group will not be joining the Royal Agricultural, Fisheries and Industrial Shows in 2014 due to the extensive damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian in January this year.
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Tuesday 18 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Ministry of Agriculture is ready to ship 5100kg of mixed Talo and Kumala to relieve the food shortage in Ha'apai following Cyclone Ian.
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Friday 7 March 2014
HIlo, Hawaii
Donations of food, clothing and building materials continue to flow in for the people of Ha'apai, in Tonga, whose homes were destroyed by Cyclone Ian in January. The Tongan community in Hilo, Hawaii this week shipped a container of goods.
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Monday 24 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans in Melbourne have donated $7,150 pa’anga to Tonga’s Red Cross to assist with the ongoing relief efforts in Ha'apai following Tropical Cyclone Ian.
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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The World Bank has announced that it will fund repairs to damaged port, airport and roads in Ha’apai. “Cyclone Ian has caused devastating losses to thousands of people and will require long term efforts to rebuild safer and stronger,” the bank's Director for the Pacific Islands, Franz Dress-gross stated this week.
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Friday 14 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Government has committed $40,000 (NZD) to Tonga's Red Cross to purchase guttering kits for over 500 homes in Ha'apai for clean rainwater collection.
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $600,000 (USD) cash grant was handed over to the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano from the Government of the People's Republic of China on 12 February, to assist relief efforts in Ha’apai.
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Monday 3 February 2014
Canberra, Australia
Nauru has donated $25,000 (AUD) toward recovery efforts in Ha‘apai following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian on January 11.
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Sunday 2 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A grant funding of NZ$1.7 million from the New Zealand Government was signed in Nuku'alofa on January 29 as part of a package to rebuild the electricity network in Ha’apai destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Ian.
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Living in small tents superheated by the mid-summer sun, while going through the trauma of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian, is the reality of life for families in the Ha'apai Group who are relying on outside assistance, after loosing all on the afternoon of January 11. A survey team has estimated that by mid-February the food crops would be used up in all the districts of Kauvai Ha’ano, Lifuka, Foa and ‘Uiha, which were badly damaged. Photos courtesy Mana'ia Halafihi.
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Saturday 25 January 2014
Sydney, Australia
Tonga will be the first to receive an immediate payout of US$1.27 million under the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot towards the recovery in Ha'apai from Cyclone Ian, the World Bank announced on January 23.
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Thursday 23 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand is providing a further $1.4 million to help Tonga recover from Tropical Cyclone Ian, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced on January 22. The contribution will cover resources needed to reconnect power to villages including on smaller outer islands.
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Thursday 23 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Red Cross is doing “fantastic work in helping Tonga get back on its feet,” said Westpac-Tonga's country head Dennis Quayle, whose staff is assisting in the the cyclone recovery effort.
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Wednesday 22 January 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Electric power has been restored to over 100 homes and shops in Ha‘apai's main town Pangai, Ha'apai. However, Tonga Power Ltd's CEO John Van Brink has estimated it will cost around $5 million pa'anga to rebuild a more cyclone resistant power network on the island group, and the work will take a few months.
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