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Monday 23 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We are not putting enough money into disaster prevention, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Mami Mizutori, said in Nuku'alofa today.
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Friday 20 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new tsunami evacuation signboard was unveiled by the visiting UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Ms. Mami Mizutori, on ‘Apifo’ou College grounds today, 20 October 2023, followed by a tsunami siren drill exercise.
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Wednesday 18 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six volcanic eruptions were detected from active Home Reef volcano in the last 24 hours, and volcanic ash was observed by satellites, Tonga Geological Services reported today, advising the Aviation Community. “to maintain vigilance and take caution when flying near Home Reef airspace.”
Wednesday 18 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A cheque for $52,306 pa'anga was donated to Her Majesty’s Charity by the Peau Kula Art Fundraiser, yesterday, 17 October. Tanya Edwards, a local visual artist and New Zealand Artist, Benjamin Work, presented the cheque to HM Queen Nanasipau’u, at the Royal Palace.
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Tuesday 17 October 2023
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One more volcanic eruption was detected in the past 24 hours from Home Reef and prior to this were five eruptions, Tonga Geological Services reported today. Home reef is located soutwest of late Island in the Vava’u Group and mariners are still required to remain at least 4km away from the area.
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Monday 16 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Continuing volcanic activity at the Home Reef in Tonga poses low risk to the Vava’u and Ha’apai Communities, Tonga Geological Services stated today, after recording five recent eruptions - two in the past 24 hours and three during the last two days.
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Saturday 14 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Corrosive ash residue from the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai eruption is destroying Tongatapu's new High Voltage network, in what Tonga Power Ltd. said yesterday is an unprecedented crisis that will cost around $20 million pa'anga to fix.
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Tuesday 10 October 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Disaster response requires effective coordination and communication, the participants in Exercise Longreach were told this week. More than 70 representatives from first responder agencies in Tonga are meeting in an ongoing collaboration between the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the National Disaster Risk Management Office (formerly NEMO) and His Majesty's Armed Forces, in an exercise to make sure all systems are in place for the next disaster response whenever it may strike in Tonga.
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Wednesday 4 October 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A drought has been declared for Tongatapu and ‘Eua, with alerts for Niuafo’ou and Niuatoputapu, and warnings for Ha’apai and Vava’u this month by Tonga Meteorology. From this month until December, Tongatapu, Vava’u, Ha’apai, and ‘Eua, will expect a 30% rainfall deficiency, while Niuafo’ou and Niuatoputapu expects a 15-20% rainfall deficiency.
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Friday 22 September 2023
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New York, USA
Tonga co-hosted a Climate Mobility Summit on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held under the theme “Harnessing Climate Mobility for Adaption and Resilience”, on 18 September, in New York, organised by the Global Centre for Climate Mobility.
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Tuesday 12 September 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emergency equipment, including new chainsaws, loud-hailers and protective gear will be deployed to town officers and district officers across the Kingdom, through Japan’s Non-Project Grant Aid, to the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO).
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Monday 4 September 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 30 new houses have been completed, with more under construction for families in Tongatapu and ‘Eua, whose homes were destroyed by Severe Tropical Cyclone Gita in 2018.
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Monday 7 August 2023
Seismic events

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 58 seismic events were recorded within Tonga’s region, in the month of July compared to 155 seismic events in June, the Tonga Geohazards team reported today.
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Wednesday 2 August 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is experiencing unusual cold weather, with cool days and cooler nights, and local people are trying to keep warm. Sunday's 9.3°C at Lapaha was close to the national record low of 8.7°C experienced in 1994.
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Thursday 27 July 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 5.8 magnitude (Mw) earthquake was felt by the people of Niuatoputapu at 1:29pm today, 27 July. There was no tsunami threat or damage. Last month there were 155 seismic events over 4Mw in the Tonga region.
Wednesday 19 July 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Red Cross Society Household Recovery Assistance project will provide cash assistance up to 5% to build new homes for some families affected by the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in 2022.
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Wednesday 12 July 2023
Tofua

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no immediate threat or warning associated with the Tofua volcano and although the ongoing steam eruption is considered a normal occurrence. The localized volcanic activity is being closely monitored by the Tonga Geological Services.
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Monday 3 July 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A  6.7Mw earthquake woke-up sleeping residents of Tonga last night at 11:27pm local time, 2 July. It was felt strongly in Vava'u, and more lightly in Ha'apai and Tongatapu.
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Friday 26 May 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Toyota Land Cruisers were handed to the Ministry of Fisheries from the Government of Japan to assist in the sector's recovery, after the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption and tsunamis in 2022.
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Wednesday 24 May 2023
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand Army personnel are helping to restore community buildings and other structures in Tonga's recovery from the 2022 volcanic eruption and tsunamis, part of its Exercise Tropic Twilight.
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