Tonga

Bad weather hampers efforts to fix microwave link in Tonga

Friday 28 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Poor weather conditions are preventing a team of engineers from repairing a damaged microwave link on the uninhabited island of Kao in Tonga.

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Australian vessel with Covid-19 cases arrives in Tonga waters

Wednesday 26 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tonga is concerned an Australian naval vessel has arrived in the Kingdom with 29 people onboard who have tested postive to Covid-19.

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Covid-19 confirmed aboard HMAS Adelaide enroute to Tonga

Tuesday 25 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Twenty-three people onboard an Australian Navy vessel enroute to help with the recovery effort in Tonga have tested positive for Covid-19.

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Forum launches Pacific appeal for Tonga

Tuesday 25 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Pacific Islands Forum has launched a "Blue Pacific Appeal" for Tonga.

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Collection for Tonga underway today in Auckland

Thursday 20 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Three shipping containers are being set up at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium to be filled with donations for Tonga today.

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Non-perishables being collected in Auckland for Tonga from Friday

Wednesday 19 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Aotearoa Tonga Relief Committee is gearing up to collect and send non-perishable foods to Tonga in the wake of the twin disaster.

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Tongan government confirms all homes on Mango destroyed, fears death toll to rise

Tuesday 18 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Tongan government has confirmed that all houses on the island of Mango were wiped out in the tsunami that followed Saturday's volcanic eruption.

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Stranded Tongans better off in NZ, says RSE scheme official

Monday 17 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

A group of Tongan seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand because their flight home this week has been cancelled are better off staying in Aotearoa, says an RSE scheme official.

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Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai erupts again

Friday 14 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Underwater volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai has erupted again sending ash, steam and gas 20 kilometres into the air.

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Tonga's King will open Legislative Assembly

Monday 10 January 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tonga's King King Tupou VI will open the first session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga this morning.

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Tonga's PM names new government

Wednesday 29 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Tonga's new Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni has announced his new 12-member Cabinet and the two Governors for Vava'u and Ha'apai.

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Ash cloud from Tongan volcanic eruption spreads

Wednesday 29 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano continues to erupt intermittently, and ash has been detected in all directions up to 30km away.

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Tonga volcano continues to pump out plumes of gas and dust

Friday 24 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga is continuing to pump plumes of gas and dust several kilometres in to the air.

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Acid rain and eruption prompts warning in Tonga

Wednesday 22 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Acid rain from a large volcanic eruption in Tonga continues to threaten water tanks, and ash threatens air quality as huge plumes of gas and dust are thrust into the air.

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Former Tonga halfback Taniela Moa has died

Thursday 16 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Former Tonga halfback Taniela Moa has died at the age of 36, the country's rugby governing body said.

Regional


Tongan noble dies in Auckland City Hospital

Monday 13 December 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The Tonga Government has announced that Lord Ma'afu died in Auckland Hospital on Sunday.

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Plea for way home for hundreds of Tongan seasonal workers

Tuesday 23 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

Hundreds of Tongan seasonal workers from the RSE scheme are stranded in New Zealand and desperate to get home.

Regional


Twelve new MPs in Tonga election - but no women elected

Thursday 18 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Tonga

Tonga has elected an all-male parliament, with nine new faces coming in via the 17 People's Representative seats, and three among the nobles.

Tonga


Polls in Tonga open for 2021 election

Wednesday 17 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Tonga

About 60,000 Tongan voters are able to vote in a new government today.

Tonga


72 candidates to contest Tonga's election next week

Friday 12 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Tonga

The number of candidates in next Thursday's election in Tonga has dropped. This is on top of one of the shortest candidate lists in Tongan history - at 75. But one candidate has since died and another two have stepped aside to help their colleagues.

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