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Tuesday 14 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With more unseasonal heavy rain falling today in Tongatapu, homes in low lying and swamp areas in Kolomotu’a were flooded. Sio Tuiano, the Kolomotu’a Town Officer, who is concerned about the health risks of floodwaters contaminated with E.coli, said a few of the residents have taken shelter in an evacuation centre, but most people do not want to leave their homes.
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Wednesday 20 April 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two classrooms were razed by a fire early this morning, Wednesday 20 April at Tonga Side School main campus in Nuku'alofa. An investigation by police and fire services is underway to determine the cause.
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Thursday 25 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mahe Fonohema (10) died in a house fire last night Wednesday, 24 February at Ha’akame in Tongatapu, while two other boys escaped. The parents were allegedly not at home when the fire broke out.
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Friday 19 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand Government yesterday committed NZD60,000 to Tonga to immediately assist with Cyclone Winston response, NZ High Commissioner in Tonga, Sarah Walsh said today.
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Friday 22 January 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police rescued a driver who was swept into the sea with his vehicle with three other men yesterday and have closed a causeway connecting Lifuka and Foa in Ha'apai today, due to high tidal waves as Tropical Cyclone Victor moves through southern Tongan waters. The men were understood to be missionaries from the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Ha'apai.
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Friday 20 November 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four people escaped a fire that destroyed the home of Siosifa Fatafehi Fuatakifolaha (formerly Noble Veikune) in Longolongo, Nuku’alofa this afternoon.
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Monday 5 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old man died in a house fire early Sunday morning, 4 October in Folaha, Tongatapu.
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Friday 18 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tsunami Marine Warning for Tonga was cancelled this morning by the Tonga Meteorological Service. A tsunami generated during earthquakes in Chile yesterday no longer poses a threat to Tonga.
Thursday 17 September 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga remains on alert tonight during a Pacific tsunami watch, after a tsunami was generated off the coast of Chile earlier today. Tonga’s Chief Meteorological Officer ‘Ofa Fa’anunu said at 6:15pm that if the wave remains at its forecasted height of between .3 -1M as it approaches the Pacific islands, they will issue a marine warning later this evening.
Tuesday 1 September 2015

Neiafu, Vava'u
A VHF radio installed at the Neiafu Police Station yesterday August 31, will assist with emergency responses over land and sea in Vava'u. The VHF system covers the archipelago of Vava'u and 40 nautical miles.
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Friday 17 July 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fire razed a home in Fasi moe Afi this afternoon. No casualties were reported.
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Thursday 16 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A seven-year-old boy who was sleeping at home alone, died in a house fire last night at Haveluliku in Tongatapu.
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Monday 18 May 2015

Kanokupolu, Tonga
A driver who decided to turn a rental car into a beach buggy on Kanokupolu Beach at the weekend found himself stuck in the sand and sloshed by the tide.
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Thursday 23 April 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fire gutted the home of Tonga's Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva this morning at Hala-‘o-Vave while the Prime Minister was away in New Zealand on family medical leave. He is expected to return to Tonga this weekend. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 19 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four Tongan law students who arrived in Tonga today are hoping that government will assist the remaining Tongan students to return. They are grateful to be back home after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu five-days ago, “but we feel really bad that we had to abandon the rest of our Tongan students,” said Esther ‘Aholelei in tears at Fua'amotu airport.
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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eight Tongan law students stranded in Vanuatu are appealing for assistance from the Government of Tonga since their living condition at the campus has worsened with no clean drinking water in the aftermath of Super Cyclone Pam.
Tuesday 17 March 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four fishermen who were rescued on Friday night, 13 March after their boat’s engine failed some 54 nautical miles south of Tongatapu were today thankful to New Zealand’s Orion P-3 aircraft and Tongan Navy for the swift search and rescue operation.
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Monday 16 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four fishermen who activated a live beacon on Thursday night, 12 March after their boat’s engine failed 54 nautical miles south of Tongatapu, have been rescued by a Tongan Navy vessel, after an aerial search by a New Zealand Orion P-3 located their position.
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Monday 16 June 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An abandoned wooden building next to the Emerald Restaurant on Vuna Road in Nuku'alofa went up in flames this afternoon. Photos by Caroline Manu.
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“Courageous” is how a surviving passenger, Naita Fe‘ao, praised the pilot who belly-landed their flight at ‘Eua airport this morning.
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