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Two years since Tonga Volcano Eruption - ongoing impact and learning

Posted on 18 January 2024

15 January marked two years since the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption caused immense devastation to the Kingdom of Tonga. The biggest explosion of this kind in over 100 years, the eruption…
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Ongoing recovery and extended state of emergency following Bougainville eruption

Posted on 24 August 2023

Last Wednesday it was voted in that the State of Emergency, declared after last month’s eruption of Mount Bagana on the island of Bougainville, has been extended for a maximum two…
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Psychological impact of Tongan eruption and tsunami

Posted on 17 February 2022

The psychological effects of the Tongan tsunami and volcanic eruption, and now a Covid-19 outbreak, are becoming a concern for locals, a veteran journalist told Stuff reporters recently.
The Tongan government predicts the road to recovery…
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NZ aid charities channel funds direct to Tongan partners

Posted on 21 January 2022

Needs assessments are now coming in, following the Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption in Tonga.

New Zealand aid charities are already responding and running appeals to support the work of their Tongan partners…
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A call on banks and business to drop fees in support of Tonga response

Posted on 18 January 2022

The umbrella organisation for New Zealand’s aid agencies, Council for International Development is calling on banks and money transfer businesses to drop (or reduce) any bank fees as Tongan New…
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