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Tuesday 8 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former All Blacks, Charles Piutau and UK rugby communities have donated a total of £45,850 GBP (estimated TOP$136,000) to support disaster relief efforts through Friends of Tonga (FoT), an affiliate of the Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT).
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Monday 7 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is a moderate 50% chance for at least one severe Tropical Cyclone for Tonga during the remainder of the Tropical Cyclone season from March to April 2022, said Tonga Met in an updated outlook.
Monday 7 March 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tonga's National Day was marked at the Expo 2020 in Dubai on March 4 with a special event that included cultural performances.
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Monday 7 March 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was with profound sadness, that we learned of the death in Washington D.C. of the eminent scholar and great friend of Tonga, Adrienne L. Kaeppler (86), this weekend. Vava'u Press Ltd, publishers of Matangi Tonga Online, were privileged to have worked with Adrienne over the last 35 years. An American research anthropologist and writer, known for her books devoted to the culture of Tonga and Hawaii, Adrienne brought to the English-speaking world important insights into Polynesian cultures, especially Tonga, Hawaii and Rapa Nui, and also Asian dance, in a body of scientific work written over five decades. Her insights were also greatly appreciated by the people and cultures she worked with. - MLF.
Friday 4 March 2022
715 positive

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Another 70 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24-hours in Tonga (between Thursday Mar. 3 and Friday Mar. 4) as the number of active cases continues to rise. Lockdown restrictions are continuing but will be eased further, with liquor-licensed shops allowed to open, and a few outdoor sports may play.
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Friday 4 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two women, including a 41-year-old police officer, were found guilty on a joint charge of advertising a pyramid scheme, where people who invested money did not receive the return promised. They will be sentenced on May 3 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Friday 4 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38-year-old man was acquitted on two charges of serious indecent assault on a teenager committed in Tongatapu in 2021. The judge did not believe the evidence of the complainant.
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Thursday 3 March 2022
290cases

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga now has 342 active COVID-19 cases, the Minister for Health, Hon Dr Saia Piukala confirmed today, March 3. There were 290 new cases reported between Feb. 25 and Mar. 3.
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Thursday 3 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Families who lost their houses in the tsunamis on January 15, will be assisted by government to rebuild homes. A groundbreaking ceremony to start the “Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Volcanic Eruption Tsunami Recovery Project” was held on February 28 at Patangata and Sopu on the coast of the capital.
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Thursday 3 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 174 repatriated passengers, were released from the Tanoa Hotel quarantine on Tuesday, March 1, after testing negative to COVID-19. Dr Reynold ‘Ofanoa said those arriving on the next repatriation flights, who would like to quarantine in their own homes can write a letter to the Ministry of Health, who will inspect the homes before approvals.
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Thursday 3 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Bank of South Pacific Tonga Limited today announced a Net Profit After Tax of T$11.85 million for the financial year ending 31 December 2021. The result was driven by the release of Covid-19 provisions, good foreign exchange revenue, and strong transaction volumes. BSP Tonga Country Head, Mrs Marcellina Wolfgramm-Haapai said this result was 20% above the 2020 financial result.
Thursday 3 March 2022
Mango children

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Table Tennis is providing a powerful distraction for the youth among the most affected by the volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, which devastated homes on the islands of Mango and ‘Atata. The trauma of their recent experiences will no doubt remain with the displaced communities for a long time to come – but, in the meantime, the smiles of joy on the children’s faces as they play table tennis brings happiness in these difficult times.
Thursday 3 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Laptops, tablets and other IT equipment worth AUD19,000 was handed over to the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to help with data collection of displaced people during disasters this week. The equipment and software is a gift from the International Organization for Migration.
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Wednesday 2 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross Society has been doing “an extremely wonderful job over the past month”, said ANZ Tonga Country Head, David Dudley, today, in presenting a donation of AUD$50,000 to support their efforts and work in Tonga's recovery from the natural disasters on January 15. By Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 2 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New private sector donations have been committed to assist the Tonga Government in its recovery program and to assist some of the urgent needs of those badly affected by the January 15 volcanic eruption and tsunamis in Tonga.
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Tuesday 1 March 2022
Canberra

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three of Australia's largest defence ships entered the Nuku'alofa harbour in formation, this afternoon, and were welcomed by Tonga's Prime Minister and officials at Vuna Wharf.
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Tuesday 1 March 2022
Reliance

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's domestic fibre optic telecommunications cable was torn apart by tremendous forces and deeply buried under volcanic debris on the ocean floor. It may take up to a year to fix. Tonga Cable Ltd. is looking worldwide for anyone with a 110km spare cable, but it may have to be specially manufactured and delivered from France. It was one of two cables broken during the Jan. 15 eruption.
Tuesday 1 March 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Pangaimotu Island monument was cleaned up by a work party from HMAS Adelaide during a small islands clean-up operation, following the devasting tsunamis and ash fall from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption on January 15. Navy and Army personnel scrubbed the cross clean from the sand and ash and cut overgrown vegetation.
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Monday 28 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A range of emergency relief goods, including food, water, and equipment, donated by Japan have been received by the Tongan Government.
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Monday 28 February 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 53-year-old man died when the car he was driving crashed into a coconut tree on a road travelling from Kahoua to Sia’atoutai on Sunday evening, February 27. A passenger was injured, in the accident which recorded Tonga's first road death for the year.
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