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Tuesday 21 May 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixty New Zealand soldiers working at Lifuka, Ha’apai, were joined by ten army personnel from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Japan and New Caledonia, on their annual mission to offer humanitarian aid and disaster relief to Pacific Islands countries.
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Thursday 18 April 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Early warning systems are essential to mitigate the impact of natural disasters in Tonga. “Timely and accurate warnings save lives, protect livelihoods and preserve the fabric of our communities," said the Acting CEO of MEIDECC Mr. Vatulele Tuputupu at a stakeholders consultation in Nuku'alofa today.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Collaborative efforts by stakeholders are needed to address Tonga's disaster management, with proper and timely responses, especially where there is a need for evacuation and when people are displaced.
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Tuesday 16 April 2024
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Wellington, New Zealand
Skilled soldiers from New Zealand and overseas will deploy to Tonga later this month, to assist local communities with various projects and help increase their resilience to natural disasters during Exercise Tropic Twilight.
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Thursday 18 January 2024
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two years on, very few tourism businesses have recovered from the impact of the HTHH volcanic eruption and tsunamis that hit Tonga in January 2022. At the time, it was forecast that the disruption to tourism would be felt for at least two years, but now it is clear that it will take much longer for the industry to bounce back after the multiple shocks of recent years. "Recovery is rather slow," says Ministry of Tourism CEO, Viliami Takau. But he is determined that Tonga can build back tourism better.
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Friday 15 December 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Red Cross Society (TRCS) this morning donated cash assistance of $500,000 for 632 families who were affected by the 2022 HTHH tsunami, in Tongatapu, ‘Eua and Ha’apai, in partnership with the Tonga Development Bank (TDB) who will distribute the cash assistance.
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Monday 23 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are not putting enough money into disaster prevention, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Mami Mizutori, said in Nuku'alofa today.
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Friday 20 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new tsunami evacuation signboard was unveiled by the visiting UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Mami Mizutori, on ‘Apifo’ou College grounds today, 20 October 2023, followed by a tsunami siren drill exercise.
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Wednesday 18 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cheque for $52,306 pa'anga was donated to Her Majesty’s Charity by the Peau Kula Art Fundraiser, yesterday, 17 October. Tanya Edwards, a local visual artist and New Zealand Artist, Benjamin Work, presented the cheque to HM Queen Nanasipau’u, at the Royal Palace.
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Saturday 14 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Corrosive ash residue from the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai eruption is destroying Tongatapu's new High Voltage network, in what Tonga Power Ltd. said yesterday is an unprecedented crisis that will cost around $20 million pa'anga to fix.
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Tuesday 10 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Disaster response requires effective coordination and communication, the participants in Exercise Longreach were told this week. More than 70 representatives from first responder agencies in Tonga are meeting in an ongoing collaboration between the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the National Disaster Risk Management Office (formerly NEMO) and His Majesty's Armed Forces, in an exercise to make sure all systems are in place for the next disaster response whenever it may strike in Tonga.
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Monday 4 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 30 new houses have been completed, with more under construction for families in Tongatapu and ‘Eua, whose homes were destroyed by Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in 2018.
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Wednesday 19 July 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Red Cross Society Household Recovery Assistance project will provide cash assistance up to 5% to build new homes for some families affected by the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in 2022.
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Friday 26 May 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Toyota Land Cruisers were handed to the Ministry of Fisheries from the Government of Japan to assist in the sector's recovery, after the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in 2022.
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Wednesday 24 May 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand Army personnel are helping to restore community buildings and other structures in Tonga's recovery from the 2022 volcanic eruption and tsunamis, part of its Exercise Tropic Twilight.
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Tuesday 2 May 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An “Essentials of Humanitarian Practice” course is underway in Nuku’alofa this week. The course is aimed to provide 27 participants with an understanding of the complexity of the international relief system when responding to disasters and conflict-induced emergencies.
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Thursday 30 March 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of 200 solar home lighting units received by the Tonga Red Cross Society will be distributed to families affected by the 2022 HTHH volcanic eruption and tsunamis, with priority to the outer islands of Ha'apai. The donation which includes livelihood materials, is from the Government of India's Pacific Island Regional Initiative. 
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Thursday 9 March 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM Queen Nanasipau‘u received a donation of USD$250,000 from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assist Tonga’s recovery efforts, after the 2022 Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis.
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Thursday 2 February 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The newly established village, located west of Tonga has now been officially named ‘Atatā Si‘i on the estate of Prince Ata.
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Tuesday 31 January 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-two houses are now standing at Masilamea (Atata Si’i) in the new settlement built for the displaced families of Atata. It’s been a year, two weeks and one day since the catastrophic tsunami destroyed their island village life on of January 15 2022. However, more than five houses are yet to have electricity and/or water supplies connected.
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