News - Tonga

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May '18

31 May 2018

Tonga

Gifts from San Francisco Tongans for Cyclone Gita relief

A container of relief packages and food items for families in Tongatapu and ‘Eua who were affected by Cyclone Gita in February were handed over by Sela Tukia from the Tonga Consul General...

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27

Apr '18

27 Apr 2018

Tonga

Duties credited with reducing tobacco consumption in Tonga

New import duties have been credited with reducing consumption of tobacco in Tonga. According to the Pacific Community's deputy director of public health, Sunia Soakai, the duties were having an...

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27

Apr '18

27 Apr 2018

Tonga

Leitis in Waiting wins audience award in London

A film documentary, 'Leitis in Waiting', has won the audience award, after premiering at the Festival of Commonwealth Film 2018 in London earlier this month. The film is about Joey Joeleen...

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09

Apr '18

9 Apr 2018

Tonga

Tonga earns US$45m a year from seasonal work

Tonga's government says the country earns close to US$45 million every year from the seasonal workers programme in Australia and New Zealand.The Minister of Internal Affairs 'Akosita Lavulavu...

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20

Mar '18

20 Mar 2018

Tonga

Push for Pacific youth involvement in Commonwealth body

Next month a new Pacific Regional Representative will be elected onto the Commonwealth Youth Council. That person will help form a nine member executive aiming to advance the youth development...

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15

Mar '18

15 Mar 2018

Tonga

Tonga receives 200,000-plus seeds

MORE than 200,000 tomato and capsicum seeds were handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MAFF) Tonga to help Tongan farmers rehabilitate crops after Tropical Cyclone Gita. ...

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15

Mar '18

15 Mar 2018

Tonga

EU provides €300,000 aid to Tonga

The European Commission today announced that it will be contributing €300 000 ($790,860 Pa’anga) in humanitarian funding to assist Tongans in their recovery from Cyclone Gita. The EU declared...

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08

Mar '18

8 Mar 2018

Tonga

NZ supports Tonga recovery effort post Cyclone

RT HON JACINDA ARDERN 
Prime MinisterTonga will receive $10 million in assistance to help recover from the major damage done by Cyclone Gita Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced...

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05

Mar '18

5 Mar 2018

Tonga

Shipping company supports Tonga Red Cross

Cyclone relief goods are being stored for free by a local company, Dateline Transam Shipping and their partner Pacific Direct Line, valued at more than TOP$20,000 in support of Tonga Red Cross. ...

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28

Feb '18

28 Feb 2018

Tonga

Banks and money transfer agents offer relief to customers after Gita

In the wake of Cyclone Gita, some banks and financial institutions in Tonga are making it easier for remittances coming into Tonga, or to obtain housing loans, to help people get their lives back...

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26

Feb '18

26 Feb 2018

Tonga

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

Updated: 26.02.18 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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23

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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