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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.
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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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Saturday 24 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The handing over of $3 million pa’anga in Emergency Assistance from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA, to Tonga was completed yesterday, 23 February at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Vaololoa, Nuku'alofa.
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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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Monday 19 February 2018

Houma, Tongatapu
Cyclone Gita destroyed 18 homes and damaged another 60 houses in Houma, on Tongatapu, where a massive clean-up operation is underway this week. Lord Vaea of Houma said some tarpaulins had been distributed on Saturday, but "We need the tents!"
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Friday 16 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cyclone Gita evacuees currently staying in an evacuation centre at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Ha’ateiho, said today that listening to the cyclone warnings helped them decide to move to the evacuation centre before the massive storm hit Tongatapu.
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Friday 16 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Widow, 'Oto’ota Tapa’atoutai of Patangata is thankful to be alive with her family, and despite the cruel reality that Tropical Cyclone Gita demolished her small house on Monday February 12, she talked with a smile today as her family picked up the pieces of their life in one of the most vulnerable areas of Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The water supply is expected to be fully functional by this evening says Tonga Water Board (TWB) Acting CEO, Kolopeaua Tonga, after Cyclone Gita destroyed the water pump shed located at Mata-ki-‘Eua on Tongatapu.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
At least 80% of the electricity network was severely damaged from Nuku’alofa CBD up to Lavengamelie, to Tofoa and back to Patangata and Popua, said Seti Chen, Manager Operations at Tonga Power Ltd. today as damage assessment after Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita continued. He estimates power should be fully restored within five weeks once extra help arrives.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death toll is at one from severe Tropical Cyclone Gita on the night of Monday February 12, while three people suffering major injuries were admitted to Vaiola Hospital, in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Matangi Tonga is back online, thanks to Digicel Wifi services in Nuku'alofa. Our apologies for the delay in posting our news. Internet and telephone connectivity is currently disrupted on Tongatapu and 'Eua, following Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita on Monday night. News updates and photos will be posted soon. Happy Valentine's Day! Matangi Tonga Team.
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Monday 12 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Under Tonga's current State of Emergency, a curfew in the Central Business District area of Nuku’alofa will start from 9:00pm tonight (Monday) until 7:00am tomorrow Tuesday 13 February 2018, Commissioner of Tonga Police, Stephen Caldwell stated tonight, as Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita closes in on Tongatapu.
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Monday 12 February 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A State of Emergency has been declared for Tonga at 10:00am this morning in preparation for severe Tropical Cyclone Gita as threatens to hit southern Tonga witha potential Category 5 force from around 7:00pm tonight, Monday 12 February 2018.
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Wednesday 20 December 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten recruit fire fighters, including one woman, graduated on December 20, after completing training at the Central Fire Station in Longolongo, Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 20 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23-year-old man died in a house fire at a home in Haveluloto on December 15.
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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Search and Rescue Coordination Training over four days this week aims to increase understanding and coordination between agencies involved in Maritime Search and Rescue in Tonga, where 86 lives have been saved from 24 marine SAR operations.
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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A blaze engulfed a house at Sia-ko-Veiongo this morning on Wednesday, September 20.
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