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Thursday 30 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vakaloa Beach Resort, received a $1.67 million insurance claim from National Pacific Insurance after the resort was wiped out on January 15. To date, NPI has paid out NZ$7.6 million worth of claims in relation to the Hunga Tonga- Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Saturday 11 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are leading a ‘Paletu’a Project’ to build a new neighbourhood near Matatoa for the resettlement of hundreds of Kanokupolu people whose homes were destroyed by the Hunga tsunamis in January. Newly released plans estimate the development will about $24 million pa'anga, to be raised from various sources, including donor funding. While Mango islanders' will be resettled to Ta'anga in 'Eua.
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Friday 27 May 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Vulnerable families in Tonga have received emergency multi-purpose cash hand-outs from the International Organisation for Migration, following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in January.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Donations raised from a benefit concert in the United States were handed out to two local organizations on 17 May, to assist in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis that impacted Tonga on 15 January this year. A. further donation will be given to a local primary school.
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Wednesday 18 May 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The island community of Mango in Ha’apai who were affected by the tsunamis and volcano eruption on 15 January will have their homes rebuilt on the outer island of ‘Eua.
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Wednesday 11 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's future management of catastrophes and national planning for disaster risks will be strengthened by improving national information systems and data collection, particularly disaster risk finance data. This is a focus for a Stakeholder and Surveyors Training Workshop this week, under a Tonga government project to assemble a comprehensive inventory of population and properties at risk.
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Friday 22 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Relief kits and cash were donated to members of the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD Tonga) Microfinance today to aid in recovery efforts from the volcano eruption and tsunami that impacted Tonga in January.
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Thursday 21 April 2022

Auckland, New Zealand
Tonga’s Prime Minister Hon. Hu’akavameiliku visited the Moana Pasifika rugby players in Auckland yesterday to thank them and their supporters for “for helping Tonga in our time of need”, in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on January 15.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two 20ft containers filled with donations of relief items are being sent to Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to distribute to those impacted by the January volcano and tsunami event.
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Saturday 16 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An Australian NGO, the Nerang Men’s Shed and other Men's Sheds on the Gold Coast, have collected tools to assist households in Tonga devastated by the Hunga Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in January.
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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The keys to the first new home, built by the Tongan government under the volcano and tsunami rebuilding program, were handed over to ‘Ahau resident Halaime Veilofia by the Prime Minister Hon Hu’akavameiliku yesterday.
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Tuesday 29 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight United Nations personnel, who recently completed their 15-day mandatory quarantine in Tonga, are now providing direct support to the country's ongoing recovery efforts from the volcanic and tsunami event that occurred in January.
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Wednesday 16 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga today thanked members of a joint military 'Tonga Assist Operation' for their assistance over the past six-weeks, in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption and tsunamis on January 15.
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Monday 14 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonnes of plastic water bottles have been coming into Tonga through aid supplies since the Hunga Tonga- Hunga Ha’apai Volcanic eruption and tsunami devastated coastlines in January. Volunteers have been collecting bottles and plastic waste from over 1,500 households in Tongatapu, which can be compacted in two balers that were donated by the Australian Government, supporting the activities of a local 'No Pelesitiki' campaign.
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Friday 11 March 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) HMS SPEY has returned Tonga, this time to assist in patrolling Tonga’s Exclusive Economic Zone against illegal fishing.
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Friday 11 March 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two fire trucks and firefighting equipment were presented to the Tonga Fire and Emergency Services donated by the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Services. The Prime Minister thanked the Australian fire departments, who had provided most of the equipment for Tonga over the last 15 years.
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Thursday 10 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Small boats donated by New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart and Tongan Olympian Pita Taufatofua Jr were presented to representatives of some of the tsunami affected communities on March 9 at Vuna Wharf, Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 9 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand will contribute $9 million pa’anga to support the improvement of water supply and sanitation for Tonga's most vulnerable households, in a project to deliver 1500 watertanks and 400 latrines.
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Wednesday 9 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A donation of FJD$38,000 from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and Pacific Island countries towards Tonga’s recovery efforts from the volcanic eruption and tsunamis, was received on March 8.
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Tuesday 8 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The disaster stricken island of Nomuka on March 5 received a visit from the Prime Minister Hon. Hu'akavameiliku, who was flown to the island on a Australian Defence Force Chinook helicopter with Australia's High Commissioner, HE Rachael Moore.
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