New Zealand High Commission Nuku'alofa, Tonga

14-03-14

On behalf of Dunedin business Leslie Rugby, New Zealand High Commissioner, Mark Talbot, today handed hundreds of rugby balls, more than a thousand pairs of shorts, and other rugby kit to Tongatapu Secondary Schools.  Over a hundred rugby balls are also being given to school children in Ha’apai.

10-03-14

An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.

05-03-14

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Tonga’s Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano today agreed to reaffirm the strategic direction of the development partnership following talks late last week and early this week.

05-02-14

On Saturday 11th January, the northern part of Tonga’s Ha’apai island group was devastated by Tropical Cyclone Ian.  TC Ian passed over Ha’apai as a category 4 cyclone.  On some islands, over 70 percent of buildings were damaged or destroyed. Relief efforts are under way. 

31-01-14

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will visit Tonga for two days this week.

Mr McCully will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Lord Tu’ivakano, as well as other cabinet ministers.

30-01-14

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced an additional $370,000 for cyclone recovery efforts in Tonga, including the provision of six technicians to help repair the electricity network.

30-01-14

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is providing a further $1.4 million to help Tonga recover from Tropical Cyclone Ian.

“Following a request from the Tongan Government, New Zealand will provide equipment and materials to help restore the electricity network on the affected islands of Ha’apai. We have also made an offer to provide New Zealand-based technicians, if needed,” Mr McCully says.

30-01-14

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand will assist with the immediate response effort following Tropical Cyclone Ian in Tonga.

"An RNZAF P3 Orion arrived in Tonga this morning to assist with aerial assessments following Tropical Cyclone Ian. We will also make $50,000 immediately available to respond to specific requests for assistance," Mr McCully says.

30-01-14

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is providing further assistance to Tonga in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Ian.

“Following a request from the Tonga Government, New Zealand will supply 300 emergency shelter kits, which can provide interim shelter to over 2000 people, and assist the New Zealand and Tongan Red Cross with the provision of clean water on the islands of Ha’apai,” Mr McCully says.

13-01-14

Tropical Cyclone Ian has passed through Tonga causing damage to parts of the country. There are reports that the northern islands of the Ha’apai island group have been badly affected. 

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