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Wednesday 1 August 2018
Noumea, New Caledonia
Meteorogical services in the Pacific islands are aiming to improve tropical cyclone warning services in the region.
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Thursday 19 July 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently in its cool dry season of lower rainfall and cooler temperatures, experienced from May to October.

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of $300,000 pa’anga has been allocated to provide psycho-social support to those dealing with stress after losing homes during severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in February this year.
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Friday 22 June 2018

Washington DC, USA
An additional US$10 million has been approved by the World Bank to help Tonga continue recovering from Tropical Cyclone Gita that struck Tongatapu and ‘Eua causing widespread damage in February. TC Gita, a category 4 storm, is the strongest cyclone to severely impact Tonga since 1982.
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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Bonn, Germany
International observer organizations, concerned with the environment, are urging rich countries to stop holding back their climate change financial support to developing countries, after the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting on the Paris Agreement Work Program, attended by Tonga and other parties, was held between 30 April – 10 May, in Bonn, Germany.
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Monday 23 April 2018

'Eua, Tonga
Vanilla-growing communities in ‘Eua affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita in February, have received supplies donated by a group of New Zealand businesses, donors, and individuals. The vanilla harvest this year was destroyed by the cyclone.
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Wednesday 11 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Centre has deactivated its Watch for Tropical Cyclone Keni as the storm has moved out of Tonga's boundary this afternoon. NEMO reported damage at 'Eua and power outages on both 'Eua and areas of Tongatapu today.
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Wednesday 11 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Keni (category 2) has moved away from Tonga locating 415km south of Nuku’alofa at noon today, after bringing heavy rain, lightning and strong wind. In cental Nuku'alofa, government offices, schools and majority of businesses were closed today.
Tuesday 10 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tropical Cyclone Keni, on its current track, is expected to be a Category 1 system, when located about 300km southwest of Nuku’alofa tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 11. Air New Zealand has cancelled tonight's flights between Auckland and Tonga and return.
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Tuesday 10 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni which has intensified into a Category 3 in Fiji waters, is expected to be about 265km southwest of Nuku’alofa tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 11.
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Monday 9 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tropical Cyclone Alert was issued for Tonga today by the Fua'amotu Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in response to Tropical Cyclone Keni, Category 1, that could affect Tongatapu and 'Eua land areas and coastal waters in the next 48-hours.
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Wednesday 4 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Rain is slowly easing today on Tongatapu after a bout of heavy rain, which has fallen almost continuously since the end of last week, causing widespread flooding especially in low lying areas. Roads around Nuku’alofa were still flooded today, although the water should start subsiding as rain eases over the next few days.
Saturday 31 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Easter weekend downpours dropped 104mm of rain over Tongatapu between 7:00am and 1:00pm today, 31 March, causing flooding in low lying areas of Nuku'alofa. Tonga Met expects the rain over Tongatapu will gradually ease off by Monday.
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Monday 26 March 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
Three container loads of building supplies from Fletcher Building South Pacific are set to arrive in Tonga to assist in rebuilding cyclone-damaged homes of people most in need. "We had 20 tonnes of donated roofing iron, which is enough to help repair around 25 homes,” said South Pacific General Manager Brent Leach.
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Wednesday 14 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More than 200,000 tomato and capsicum seeds are available to help Tongan farmers rehabilitate their crops after Cyclone Gita caused widespread damage last month. The seeds were handed over to The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MAFF), last week at a ceremony in ‘Eua.
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Wednesday 14 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Food and water were donated to line mechanics still working tireless to restore the power in Tongatapu post cyclone Gita, by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho on March 13.
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Monday 12 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s cabinet has approved $21.45million from the TC Gita Relief Account and $2million from the Emergency Fund to be allocated towards clusters managing emergency services for cyclone recovery after Tropical Cyclone Gita struck Tonga a month ago.
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Monday 12 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho today visited the National Emergency Management Office NEMO to find out and receive advice on what Tongans in Australia could assist in post cyclone recovery.
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Friday 9 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
More aid is being distributed to those affected by Tropical Cyclone Gita, not only by the major aid agencies, but other businesses, such as the South Pacific Business Development SPBD Microfinance Tonga, are joining in the relief effort. Over 750 relief kits have been handed out with more given out this week.
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Tuesday 6 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A local Chinese company joined the thousands of people who helped clean up Tonga after Tropical Cyclone Gita thrashed Tongatapu and ‘Eua last month. Using a small mobile crane, eight staff from the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) removed a huge satellite dish that was laying across Tupoulahi Road.
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