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Mt Smart to be a drop off centre for Tonga care packages

By 1News.co.nz and is republished with permission. A newly-established relief committee is calling for donations and care packages to be sent to the people of...

As extent of damage revealed, Tongan families in Australia wait anxiously for communication lines to re-open

As the first details of the extent of damage in Tonga from Saturday’s volcanic eruption begins to emerge, Tongans in Australia remain anxious to...

Volcanic eruption could be inspiration for Tonga’s rugby league players in World Cup

Last weekend’s volcanic eruption could be an inspiration for the nation’s rugby league team. Speaking from the UK, Tonga’s coach Kristian Woolf told the Sydney...

Tonga tsunami death toll: Two dead after eruption and tsunami, MFAT says

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed two deaths so far following the volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga on Saturday.. "Initial reports...

Stranded Tongans better off in NZ, says RSE scheme official

By Christine Rovoi, RNZ Pacific Journalist and is republished with permission.  A group of Tongan seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand because their flight home this...

Tonga tsunami: Body of Briton Angela Glover found, says brother

The body of a British woman swept away by the tsunami in Tonga has been found, her brother says. Nick Eleini told broadcasters the family...

Distress signal prompts UN concern after Tonga volcanic eruption

This story appeared on RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. A distress signal has been detected in an isolated, low-lying group of islands in the...

Tonga’s undersea cable could take weeks to repair

By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission. It could be weeks before Tonga's crucial undersea cable - which connects it to the world - is...