Tonga

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86,000 bottles of water on the wall: Tonga struggles with post-volcano waste problem
Tonga has seen an increase in plastic waste since the tsunami in January, after huge quantities of supplies were brought in for relief efforts

Taina Kami Enoka in Nuku'alofa

17, Apr, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Covid outbreaks in Samoa and Vanuatu chip away at Pacific islands’ virus-free status
Case numbers in the two Pacific nations have exploded over past week following first cases of community transmissionRead all our coronavirus coverage

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

24, Mar, 2022 @3:56 AM

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‘We just keep going’: the Tongan resort destroyed by nature’s fury – for the third time
Despite a narrow escape from last month’s tsunami and the arrival of Covid in Tonga, Ha’atafu manager Moana Paea is determined to rebuild her resort once again

Taina Kami Enoka in Nuku'alofa

25, Feb, 2022 @9:00 PM

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‘They didn’t think help was coming’: a month on from Tonga tsunami – in pictures
When a tsunami and volcanic eruption devastated Tonga, photographer Leki Lao boarded a navy boat to deliver emergency supplies. He witnessed destruction, heartache and fear

Leki Lao in Tonga

14, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘We had to mimic to everyone to run’: how Tonga’s volcano and tsunami disaster unfolded
Journalist Marian Kupu recounts the moment of the eruption and the panic that followed

Kate Lyons

23, Jan, 2022 @10:55 PM

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Elon Musk offers to send terminals to restore internet to volcano-hit Tonga
Tesla billionaire says he could send Starlink terminals via SpaceX to Pacific island nation where communication is down

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

21, Jan, 2022 @10:26 PM

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Diary of a disaster: the week that Tonga went silent
Seven days after a massive volcanic eruption that spawned a tsunami and ash cloud, communications are still largely down and the scale of the catastrophe unknown

Kate Lyons

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Tonga turns back aid flight from Australia after positive Covid case discovered
Morrison government promised Tongans Covid-safe humanitarian relief after volcanic eruption and tsunami

Paul Karp and Reuters

21, Jan, 2022 @6:59 AM

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‘Absolutely amazing’: Tongan man swept away by tsunami stayed afloat for 24 hours
Lisala Folau climbed a tree on his home island before being washed away and eventually managing to reach the capital

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

20, Jan, 2022 @6:12 AM

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New photos show Tonga tsunami devastation as first aid plane arrives from New Zealand
First aid supplies have arrived in Tonga amid fears over contaminated water sources after volcano eruption

Helen Livingstone and agencies

20, Jan, 2022 @4:24 AM

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Peru demands compensation for disastrous oil spill caused by Tonga volcano
Volcanic eruption caused spill, described as the worst ecological disaster to hit country in recent history, at refineries operated by Spanish oil giant Repsol

Dan Collyns in Lima

19, Jan, 2022 @10:42 PM

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Fears for Tonga’s tiny Mango island as every house destroyed
Tsunami waves reaching up to 15 metres hit remote area that sent distress signal

Kate Lyons

19, Jan, 2022 @5:34 AM

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