News - Tonga

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Feb '18

23 Feb 2018

Tonga

Western Union Enables Fee-Free Money Transfers to Tonga in the Wake of Cyclone Gita

UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 – To support communities affected by Cyclone Gita, Western Union, a leader in cross border, cross currency money movement, has activated...

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20

Feb '18

20 Feb 2018

Tonga

Cyclone Gita: Are Money Transfer Companies Offering a Reduced Fee to Send to Tonga?

Updated: 20.02.18 Here is a summary with the latest information we have on special pricing or network information from companies offering money transfer services to Tonga:   ANZ Australia...

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18

Feb '18

18 Feb 2018

Tonga

Sport: Taufatofua's result a success for Tonga

Tongan skier Pita Taufatofua has finished 114th in the men's 15km freestyle at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.Competing in only his sixth major race, the 34 year-old completed his run in 56...

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15

Feb '18

15 Feb 2018

Tonga

MoneyGram Announces Zero-Fee for Transactions to Tonga Following Cyclone Gita

Sydney (February 15, 2018) – MoneyGram announced today a waiver for all transactions from Australia and New Zealand to Tonga to support disaster relief following cyclone Gita. The fee waiver...

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14

Feb '18

14 Feb 2018

Tonga

ANZ announces relief package for customers impacted by Cyclone Gita

ANZ announces relief package for customers impacted by Cyclone Gita - $100,000 (NZD) donation to Red Cross; waives fees for International Money Transfers and other services ANZ today announced...

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13

Feb '18

13 Feb 2018

Tonga

Cyclone Gita: Tonga devastated by worst storm in 60 years

Winds of more than 230km/h recorded as parliament building flattened and power lines brought down. The islands of Tonga in the South Pacific have been devastated by Tropical Cyclone Gita with...

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11

Feb '18

11 Feb 2018

Tonga

Tonga: It doesn't get much worse than this, Cyclone Gita to make direct hit as Cat5

The latest forecast for Tonga is not something you want to see - a forecast for already Category 4 Severe Cyclone Gita to reach Category 5 status (the highest on the scale) and make a direct hit...

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31

Jan '18

31 Jan 2018

Tonga

Free surgical programmes to head to Tonga

A plastic and reconstructive surgery team from Australia is to provide free surgical interventions in Tonga. Interplast has been sending teams annually to counter the tens of millions of people...

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24

Jan '18

24 Jan 2018

Tonga

Tonga to increase number of community sports events

Tonga's Sports Minister says an increase in sporting tournaments in the country will give more opportunities for talented athletes to be identified. 'Akosita Lavulavu wants to introduce regular...

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22

Jan '18

22 Jan 2018

Tonga

Sport: Tonga's Pita Taufatofua qualifies for Winter Olympics

Pita Taufatofua has become just the second Tongan athlete ever to qualify for the Winter Olympics.The 34-year-old admitted to a big feeling of relief after he booked his ticket to Pyeongchang in...

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18

Jan '18

18 Jan 2018

Tonga

Tonga's Pohiva said to be recovering well

Family of the ailing Tongan prime minister Akilisi Pohiva say he is recovering well and there are reports he met with King Tupou VI this afternoon.Mr Pohiva was admitted into the local Intensive...

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14

Dec '17

14 Dec 2017

Tonga

New Tongan island made of 'tuff' stuff, likely to persist years, NASA shows

Source:NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterSummary:In late December 2014, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash and rock into the...

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