New Zealand High Commission Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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. 

29-10-13

On 24 October 2013, Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, the Hon Samiu Vaipulu, and the New Zealand High Commissioner, Mark Talbot, announced a new maritime safety partnership.

20-09-13

New Zealand High Commissioner, Mark Talbot, today presented funding to the ‘Ahopanilolo Technical Institute to buy furnishings for two classrooms, including the renovation of a simulation housekeeping class.

20-09-13

New Zealand and Tonga celebrated their continued partnership in education on July 24, 2013.

29-05-13

New Zealand will provide assistance to the Vava’u Side School to furnish 3 new classrooms. New Zealand High Commissioner, Mark Talbot, today presented funding towards four tables, chairs and a cupboard for three classrooms.

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