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Monday 26 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two families have moved into their new houses constructed on Nomuka and Tungua in Ha’apai, after being displaced by the volcanic eruption and tsunami disasters of 15 January this year. The proud new homeowners are Sepeti Haikeni of Nomuka and Papaea Tau (76) of Tungua.
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Monday 26 September 2022

Pangai, Ha'apai
The Princess Fusipala Hospital in Ha'apai has a new medical incinerator, built under an AUD$2.1 million aid program that is improving medical waste management systems in Tonga.
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Monday 12 September 2022

Foa, Ha'apai
Construction of nine ramps by communities in Foa, Ha‘apai, will improve access to community centres and schools for disabled people. The project was supported by the Australian Direct Aid Program with H.E. Rachel Moore marking the official completion at the Foa Health Centre on 9 September, 2022.
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Tuesday 12 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new warehouse for Tonga's National Emergency Management Office, will be built on the outer island of Ha’apai, with $1.3 million pa'anga committed by the New Zealand Government.
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Tuesday 5 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Niuafo’ou Water Tank project was commissioned in 'Esia on 30 June, after 168 tanks were to the remote outer island in northern Tonga.
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Tuesday 14 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The remote island of Niuafo'ou has received 168 water tanks that were shipped on the MV Taka ‘i Pomana and the Ports Authority barge on June 11. The NZD$565,000 MFAT and Tindall Foundation funded project aims to ensure the community has access to safe drinking water.
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Friday 28 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“We were lucky that it was daylight when the tsunami happened and we fled to higher grounds,” said ‘Aliki Moavuka (53), a school principal, on the outer island of Fonoifua, one of the worst affected by the natural disaster in the Ha’apai Group.
Tuesday 25 January 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sixty two survivors, including about 18 children and babies, evacuated from Mango Island, Ha'apai Group, were brought to Tongatapu on Saturday Jan. 22 by a Tongan navy patrol boat. Two Tonga Red Cross trauma counsellors were meeting the families and talking to them after their extraordinary ordeal. The community leaders have shared their stories of survival. By Linny Folau and Eleanor Gee
Monday 20 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It was busy at the Nuku'alofa waterfront today as hundreds of travellers left on the domestic ferries for the outer islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u for the holidays. By Eleanor Gee.
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Tuesday 28 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A drought alert was issued today, September 28, for Niuatoputapu by the Tonga Meteorological Services. Rainfall has been very low, recording only 1.0mm from the last week of August to September 5, which has impacted water supplies in most areas.
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Monday 20 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Y-12 aircraft of the Lulutai Airlines blew out a tyre when it landed at the Kaufana Airport, ‘Eua on Friday morning, 17 September, with 12 passengers, including a cabinet minister.
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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three waste management vehicles gifted from the Government of Japan will be used by Waste Authority Ltd. to extend its services in Ha'apai, to collect garbage more efficiently in all villages from Lifuka to Foa.
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Tuesday 17 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Villages in Niuafo‘ou will receive new water tank, under a project to improve rainwater harvesting that was launched on 16 August.
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Thursday 5 August 2021

Neiafu, Vava'u
Tonga’s first Life Vest Loaner Station was opened at Houmelei Wharf in Vava'u last week.
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Thursday 29 July 2021

Neiafu, Vava'u
In Vava‘u, HM King Tupou VI officially launched the Fungalelea Business Complex on the Neiafu waterfront of the Port of Refuge, on 28 July.
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Monday 19 April 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Training in the building and maintaining of Popao (outrigger canoes) is being held in ‘Eua, starting on April 14, with the aim to complete 20 canoes within two weeks. This initiative invests in indigenous knowledge for resilient communities.
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Tuesday 23 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day training course for Maritime Radio Operators was held last week in Vava’u at the new Vavau Emergency Coordination Centre, which as opened on March 17. The course to certify operators included participants from government ministries and the community.
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Wednesday 17 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HM King Tupou VI accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u opened a new Vava’u Emergency Coordination Centre today in Neiafu.
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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tag Tournament by Talitha Project will be held next week in Ha'apai aimed to increase young girls participation. A community outreach program is being held this week to encourage youths to sign up.
Monday 12 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A new community hall was handed over on Friday, October 9 in Angaha, ‘Eua. It was a joint collaboration funded by the people of Japan and also by the Tonga Government, the 'Eua community, IFAD and MORDI Tonga.
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