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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The storage and disposal of refrigerants at the Customs area is a concern for Tonga's National Ozone Unit, while more research is needed on the control of methyl bromide by the Quarantine Division. These concerns were raised at a meeting, held to oversee Tonga's obligations to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, on 15 June in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 14 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The remote island of Niuafo'ou has received 168 water tanks that were shipped on the MV Taka ‘i Pomana and the Ports Authority barge on June 11. The NZD$565,000 MFAT and Tindall Foundation funded project aims to ensure the community has access to safe drinking water.
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Friday 27 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s first strategic roadmap for Emergency and Disaster Risk Management was launched by MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u today, 27 August.
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Tuesday 22 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A New Zealand grant of $30,000 pa’anga to plan the phase out of single use plastics was provided to Tonga today, 22 June.
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Wednesday 7 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four repatriation flights are being planned to arrive in Tonga on April 28 and 30. While, a flight from Australia today took more seasonal workers.
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Tuesday 23 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day training course for Maritime Radio Operators was held last week in Vava’u at the new Vavau Emergency Coordination Centre, which as opened on March 17. The course to certify operators included participants from government ministries and the community.
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Monday 15 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are expected to open a new government building for MEIDECCC on Wednesday March 17.
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Tuesday 16 February 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new warehouse for the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to safely stockpile goods to assist in times of disasters, was commissioned on February 16, at Poutaha.
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Monday 5 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new classroom building for Mo'unga'olive College at Kolonga was commissioned on October 2, under a recovery project after the school was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita in 2018.
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Friday 18 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Forty-five people repatriated from Fiji and Kiribati tested negative for CoViD-19 and are now in home quarantine for seven days after completing their 14 days quarantine at the Tanoa Hotel.
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Friday 28 August 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A website raising awareness on cybersecurity was launched in Tonga today by the Minister for MEIDECC Hon Poasi Tei. GetSafeOnline Tonga aims to raise awareness about online risks and to educate businesses and individuals on how to protect themselves from online threats such as phishing scams, identity theft, ransomware, malware, and viruses.
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Wednesday 17 June 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 50 passengers to board the first repatriation flight from Auckland to Tonga will probably be selected next week, confirmed MEIDECC CEO, Paula Ma’u today, 17 June. “If that goes well, it depends on health and their analysis on whether we will increase the number and even the flights.” Otherwise at that rate, with about 7,000 Tongans overseas who want to return to Tonga, it might take years to repatriate everyone and quarantine will be costly. By Eleanor Gee.
Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three important multi-million pa'anga Climate Resilience Sector Projects were commissioned on November 18, at vulnerable low-lying areas on the Eastern District (Hahake) of Tongatapu.
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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One or two cyclones may be expected in Tongan waters, in the coming cyclone season (November-April) according to a weather outlook by Tonga's Meteorological Service. There is a high chance that one might be severe.
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Friday 8 March 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-four people involved in managing climate resilience projects have completed a certification in Project Management Practice at the USP Tonga Campus, organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its USD$24 million regional Climate Ready Project.
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Friday 19 October 2018

Neiafu, Vava'u
Consultation on the use of ocean and marine resources as well as marine spatial planning (MSP) is currently underway in Vava’u with the Minister for MEIDECC, Hon Poasi Tei, joining the team today, 19 October 2018.
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Friday 12 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A National Climate Change Donor Roundtable, discussing Climate Change Initiatives in Tonga and its linkages to national, regional and international policy instruments under the Joint National Action Plan (JNAP) will be held on 18 and 19 October.
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Tuesday 18 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Green Climate Fund (GCF) Pacific Structured Dialogue attended by 140 regional delegates is being held in Nuku’alofa from July 18-21, to help Pacific countries access climate financing.
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Monday 12 June 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
The people of Tonga need to take the PM to task and hold both him and his government accountable for such a blatant disregard of his own laws and policies...The PM’s Popua project already is a disaster and will take on monstrous proportions, if it is allowed to progress...this governing body acts senselessly and carelessly, endangering the lives of the people with their poor decisions. Kat Lobendahn
Thursday 30 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is getting serious about keeping public places clean as people and companies caught littering or disposing of waste illegally will be fined starting this Saturday, 1 April. Fines will range from $20 per infringement to $2,000, depending on the severity of the disposal and on the spot fines may also be issued.
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