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Friday 23 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fire razed a classroom building for Forms 1-3 at Niuafo’ou High School on Wednesday 21 September at around 3:00pm. Teachers and students used water to stop the fire from spreading to the nearby office, saving the computers and supplies. No-one was injured.
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Thursday 1 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One man has died, while three men remain missing after their small open boat sank between Niutoua and 'Eueiki on Tuesday night, 30 August, with six men onboard. One man swam to Niutoua and another was rescued.
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Friday 1 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fire gutted the Rotomould Pacific Ltd building at the Small Industries Centre compound at Ma’ufanga in the early morning on 30 June.
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Wednesday 30 March 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six new motor vehicles were donated to Tonga Fire Services from the Chinese Government on March 29.
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Friday 28 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eleven people on Pangaimotu Island climbed into a fau tree as tsunamis ravaged the coast of the low-lying atoll on Jan. 15, following the massive explosion at Hunga volcano.
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Tuesday 25 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only underground water supplied by the Tonga Water Board may be used for bottled water that is processed in Tonga, to sell for public consumption, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, Jan 17. The restriction was introduced following the volcanic eruption at Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai islands on Jan. 15, which spread tons of ash over Tonga, affecting water tanks collection. Meanwhile, some water processing companies had filtered water reserves in their tanks that was in heavy demand after the eruption.
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Monday 24 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The people evacuated from Mango island in Ha'apai are being brought to Tongatapu, to relieve pressure on Nomuka, where the whole population of Mango were moved last week, the new Prime Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, said on Friday Jan. 21, at his second public briefing, following the Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha‘apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis that hit Tonga on Saturday Jan. 15. The government has declared two States of Emergency for the whole of Tonga, and outlined their responses during the briefing. By Matangi Tonga reporters.
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Saturday 22 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are emotional. One week after the catastrophic Hunga explosion and multiple tsunamis in Tonga, we have a chance to let you, our readers, know that we at Matangi Tonga are fine. You may have seen reports coming out of Tonga by satellite phone and through a few people who have full internet access. Tonga is dealing with a disruptive catastrophe. From our office we felt the massive blast of the Hunga eruption and watched many powerful tsunami waves arrive. We have articles and reports to bring you, but right now we're just saying “we're back - and thanks for all the well wishes and concerns”. We will upload our articles and photos when and as we can. 'Ofa atu, Pesi and Mary Lyn Fonua
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Wednesday 1 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 7,000 litre water tanker was handed over to the Tonga Fire and Emergency Services, donated from Japan, today, December 1. The Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Mr. Kensaku Munenaga said that in the aftermath of natural disasters, this water tanker will also deliver essential water sources to vulnerable people.
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Monday 29 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A blaze engulfed a small house situated behind the Tufumahina Royal Residence on Saturday night, November 27. The main house at the front of the compound was not affected.
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Wednesday 28 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 76-year-old woman died last night, July 27 at Vaiola Hospital from the Nuku'alofa CBD house fire, which has now claimed three lives. A man (61) and a child (7) also died. Their names have not yet been confirmed by Tonga Police.
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Tuesday 27 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A man and child died in a house fire early this morning July 27, opposite the Nuku’alofa Central Police Station, on Salote Road. Seven people were in the house during the blaze and five escaped. Three survivors remain in Vaiola Hospital.
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Thursday 28 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Ha'apai woman has died today after being rescued with 18 people, who were on board a small local ferry boat that capsized in heavy seas off Foa Island, on Wednesday afternoon. A rescuer said the woman had refused one of his four life jackets so it could be given to a child. There were no life jackets on the boat. Two people remain in hospital.
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Monday 24 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A blaze engulfed two houses situated in one property at Patangata as firefighters fought to put it out on a windy afternoon, today June 24.
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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Gita inflicted $356 million pa'anga worth of damage on Tongatapu and ‘Eua on 12 February this year, said Balwyn Fa’otusia, the CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The damage assessment is equivalent to 38% of Tonga's GDP.
Wednesday 11 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All eight patients at Niu’eiki Hospital in Angaha were evacuated at 8:00am this morning, after 50 percent of the hospital's roof was blown off by Tropical Cyclone Keni.
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Tuesday 20 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The night curfew for the Central Business District was extended on March 19 to April 2 as Tonga remains under a State of Emergency after Tropical Cyclone Gita.
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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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Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Less than eight months after being officially re-opened, Nuku'alofa's Teufaiva Stadium has fallen back into disrepair with much of the stadium’s tin roofing torn off by Cyclone Gita on Monday night.
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Monday 19 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan is sending more emergency relief goods to Tonga at the request of the Tongan Government, in the wake of Cyclone Gita.
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