Tonga volcano

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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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‘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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Tsunami-hit Tonga goes into lockdown after workers helping deliver aid catch Covid
Stay at home orders come into force on Wednesday, as Pacific nation deals with aftermath of last month’s huge volcanic eruption

Kate Lyons

02, Feb, 2022 @1:16 AM

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Tonga volcano: 84% of population affected by ashfall and tsunami
Some residents relocated after homes destroyed as communication remains ‘an acute challenge’ and more international relief on its way

Kate Lyons

24, Jan, 2022 @12:58 AM

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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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First aid shipments leave for Tonga, amid fears aid workers could bring ‘tsunami of Covid’
Australia and New Zealand dispatch naval vessels carrying material to help provide temporary shelter and clean drinking water after volcanic eruption

Royce Kurmelovs

19, Jan, 2022 @4:12 AM

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