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Tuesday 8 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand High Commissioner Tiffany Babington presented a NZ$7 million grant contribution to Kilisitina Tuaimei'api, the Acting Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning last week, 4 May.
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Monday 23 April 2018

'Eua, Tonga
Vanilla-growing communities in ‘Eua affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita in February, have received supplies donated by a group of New Zealand businesses, donors, and individuals. The vanilla harvest this year was destroyed by the cyclone.
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Friday 23 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Julie Bishop visited Tonga today and announced that her Government would contribute AUD$10.5 million towards Tonga's recovery from Cyclone Gita.
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Friday 16 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Shoppers are warned to pay extra attention when buying goods as they may be damaged, expired or defective following Tropical Cyclone Gita says Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading. World Consumer Rights Day was marked on 15 March, with the theme “Be a more Cautious Shopper”.
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Friday 9 March 2018

Nuku'alofa
A Police Community Reassurance Taskforce was recently formed to provide reassurance to communities in Tongatapu and ‘Eua, post cyclone Gita.
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Friday 9 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament is up and running this week thanks to support from parliaments throughout the Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), after Tropical Cyclone Gita destroyed its century old building and technical equipment last month.
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Friday 9 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More aid is being distributed to those affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita, not only by the major aid agencies, but other businesses, such as the South Pacific Business Development SPBD Microfinance Tonga, are joining in the relief effort. Over 750 relief kits have been handed out with more given out this week.
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Wednesday 7 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, who was in Nuku’alofa today, has committed $7 million dollars to assist schools to fix roofs that were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita last month.
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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local Chinese company joined the thousands of people who helped clean up Tonga after Tropical Cyclone Gita thrashed Tongatapu and ‘Eua last month. Using a small mobile crane, eight staff from the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) removed a huge satellite dish that was laying across Tupoulahi Road.
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Saturday 3 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone relief goods are being stored for free by a local company, Dateline Transam Shipping and their partner Pacific Direct Line, valued at more than TOP$20,000 in support of Tonga Red Cross.
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Thursday 1 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
French Navy Ship, D’Entrecasteaux, delivered cyclone relief items to Tonga after detouring from its normal navigation trip in the Pacific soon after Cyclone Gita struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua on the evening of 12 February. The ship brought 46 cubic meters of items from Suva, Fiji, including tents, medical equipment, water and food parcels.
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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the wake of Cyclone Gita, some banks and financial institutions in Tonga are making it easier for the flow of remittances coming into Tonga, and to obtain housing loans, to help people get their lives back to normal.
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Monday 26 February 2018

Carson City, Nevada, USA
A Brigadier General with the Nevada National Guard, who was in Tonga when Tropical Cyclone Gita struck on February 12, said they didn't expected Gita to turn towards Tongatapu or expect it to become a serious category of cyclone, but “In terms of sheer destruction, it’s up there with anything I’ve seen.”
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Friday 23 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten power lines workers and two support staff from Australia have joined forces with Tonga Power Ltd staff to quickly restore power to homes and businesses on Tongatapu and ‘Eua. The extra help will ease the workload of Tonga Power staff who have been working tirelessly to get the electricity network up and running since Cyclone Gita struck last week.
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Friday 23 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two severely injured cyclone victims remain stable in Vaiola Hospital today. A man, 'Ofila Havea, suffered a severe spinal injury at Popua, and a woman, Ying Wang, sustained severe head injuries at Ma'ufanga, during Tropical Cyclone Gita on the night of February 12.
Thursday 22 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given $6 million to Tonga for early recovery activities following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita last week. Rehabilitation costs for electricity, water and sanitation, schools, and other sectors are likely to be very significant, said Hon Poasi Tei, Acting Minister for Finance and National Planning.
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Thursday 22 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Gita has hit Tonga with a massive power bill. It will cost an estimated NZ$20 million to fix the cyclone damage to the power grid on Tongatapu and ‘Eua, said Seti Chen, Operations Manager for Tonga Power Ltd today. By Eleanor Gee and Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Much needed food supplies were today distributed to impoverished families in Popua, who were left living under tin sheds or damaged houses by Tropical Cyclone Gita last week.
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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Suva, Fiji
Around 14,000 Tongan students will be able to return to school soon with new emergency education supplies provided by UNICEF in partnership with the NZ Defence Force, after Cyclone Gita damaged around 129 classrooms in 83 primary and secondary schools in southern Tonga last week.
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Wednesday 21 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
UN agencies are applauding Tonga’s early warnings of Tropical Cyclone Gita to the community, saying it helped to reduce the impact on human lives after the islands of Tongatapu and ‘Eua were struck last week.
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