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Monday 2 November 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon Feleti Vaka'uta Sevele, spent the weekend in Niuatoputapu, in order to review the status of the emergency relief work on the island since it was declared nationally as a disaster zone on 30 October.
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Tuesday 27 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After the tsunami of September 30, it is possible there will be a drought in Niuatputapu, during the coming months, said Sione Talifolau Lihau, a Tonga Red Cross volunteer, who returned to Nuku'aofa last Friday, 23 October, after spending three weeks on the island.
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Monday 26 October 2009
Canberra, Australia
The Australian Government has provided a $1 million package of support to assist in the relief and recovery efforts on the island of Niuatoputapu after it was severely damaged by Tsunami waves on 30 September 2009.
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Thursday 22 October 2009
Niuatoputapu,Tonga
Food is in short supply on Niuatoputapu following last month's tsunami that devastated the coastal areas, destroying many homes and fishing boats and nets, along with the pandanus trees which were the source of the islanders weaving income.
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Tuesday 20 October 2009
Niuatoputapu,Tonga
The first part of Niuatoptapu relief operation isnearing completion, according to Paula Ma‘u, Deput Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, who is visiting the area.
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Monday 19 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Niuatoputapu flights will resume in November, the Chatham Pacific Airline, Tonga's sole domestic carrier, told Matangi Tonga on October 16.
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Friday 16 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A bank vault that was swept into the sea by the September 30 tsunami at Niuatoputapu has been recovered intact with cash, wet, but fully accounted for.
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Thursday 15 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four tons of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) will be arriving in Pangai, Ha‘apai on Tuesday 20 October, on board the MV Southern Tiare, the CEO of Homegas Ltd, Frank Schaper told Matangi Tonga this morning.
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Thursday 15 October 2009
Niuatoputapu,Tonga
The relief effort in Niuatoputapu stepped up a gear yesterday with the arrival of the New Zealand navy's multi-purpose vessel, HMNZS Canterbury. The helicoptering in of supplies began straight away and continued on Wednesday, though there has been some delay in the bringing ashore of vehicles and heavy clearing equipment due to heavy seas and the difficulty of loading onto the landing craft.
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Thursday 15 October 2009
Niuatoputapu,Tonga
The HMNZS Canterbury anchored west of the tsunami-affected Tongan Island of Niuatoputapu, and on October 14, 2009, was operating the embarked No 6 SQN Seasprite helicopter and the ship's Zodiac Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to move aid and supplies to the shore.
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Wednesday 14 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Gas supplies to the Ha'apai Group of islands have ceased for the past two weeks after Uata Shipping Company the owner of the sole inter island ferry MV Pulupaki restricted the shipment of hazardous goods onboard its passenger vessel; the lack of gas leaving tourism operators, businesses and home frustrated as they return to cooking on open fires.
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Sunday 11 October 2009
Hunganga, Niuatoputapu
Three waves actually hit Niuatoputapu, each successively bigger than the last - the final one higher than the coconut trees.
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Thursday 8 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The REVI, a French Navy Ship departed Nuku'alofa on its second trip to Niuatoputapu this afternoon with 30 tonnes of cargo of food, diesel, medical supplies and tyres donated by the Tongan Government, local churches and other organisations.
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Thursday 8 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
71-year-old 'Anamalia Vea, the oldest survivor of the tsunami that wrecked Hihifo village and left nine dead in Niuatoputapu on September 30, is amazed that she came out of the churning waters alive. By Linny Folau,
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Thursday 8 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lying injured in Vaiola Hospital, 65-year-old Sulifa Losalu mourns the loss of her beloved husband Heneli Losalu (69) who died helping her to escape the September 30 tsunami wave they saw rushing toward their Hihifo, Niuatoputapu, home engulfing everything in its path.
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Wednesday 7 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kakala Lefai (58) of Hihifo, Niuatoputapu, is recovering in Nuku'alofa's Vaiola Hospital with an injured knee after surviving the devastating tsunami that in one terrible moment took the lives of her 60-year-old husband Sosefo, and two young grandchildren aged one and two years old.
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Wednesday 7 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Responding to an appeal for drinking water and blankets in the tsunami devastated island of Niuatoputapu, Air New Zealand in Nuku'alofa this afternoon handed over a shipment of bottled mineral water, blankets and overnight kits to the Tonga Red Cross.
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Wednesday 7 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The town of Pangai in Tonga's central Ha'apai Group of islands was hit by the September 30 tsunami, with the Police reporting damage to two houses, several boats and a wharf.
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Sunday 4 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The names of the nine people who died from the Tsunami that struck Niuatoputapu on Wednesday morning, September 30 was released by the Prime Minister's Office last night.
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Friday 2 October 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Revi, a French Navy Ship is the first to arrive in Nuku‘alofa to assist in transporting much needed supplies to Niuatoputapu following the tsunami disaster that struck the island on Wednesday, September 30.
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