News - Tonga
23 Feb 2018
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...
15 Feb 2018
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...
14 Feb 2018
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...
13 Feb 2018
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...
11 Feb 2018
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...
24 Jan 2018
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...
22 Jan 2018
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...
14 Dec 2017
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...