Latest News for: Radio tonga


Tonga warning system put to test by recent tsunami threat

RNZ 18 Nov 2022
Tonga was hit by a huge jolt recently ... RNZ Pacific's correspondent in Tonga, Iliesa Tora, said he was drinking kava with friends at the time of the quake ... "It was packed all along the road between town and Mata-ki-'Euawe waited and just kept listening to Radio Tonga for updates, and when they said it was safe, we returned home.".

Powerful 7.9 magnitude quake in Tonga

NewstalkZB 12 Nov 2022
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Tonga just before midnight local time, 211km from the capital Nuku’alofa. Tonga’s government said the marine tsunami warning issued earlier for the entire kingdom has now been cancelled ... Residents were advised to listen to Radio Tonga for further updates.

World Cup: Tonga v Samoa in last quarter-final - watch, listen & text

BBC News 06 Nov 2022
England await the winner of the Rugby League World Cup quarter-final between Tonga and Samoa - follow live BBC Two, radio and text coverage ... .

Pacific Games Council and Tonga settle dispute over jilting

Inside The Games 18 Oct 2022
PCG chief executive Andrew Minogue told Radio New Zealand the organisation was "very pleased with the settlement announcement" and that it meant the PGC could "move forward completely with Tonga one of our valuable members of the Pacific Games Council into the future.".

Tonga joins in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II

RNZ 12 Sep 2022
Flags were flown at half-mast as Tonga joins the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the rest of the world in mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. RNZ Pacific's correspondent in Tonga, Kalafi Moala, writes about the strong links Tonga shares with the royal family ... There was no TV or Radio then, so people came to town to have a glimpse of her.

Unhappiness in Tonga at US embassy move

RNZ 15 Jul 2022
An initially positive response to news the United States plans to build an embassy in Tonga has turned sceptical ... China recently completed building a large embassy in Nuku'alofa, and Moala said people were asking - via social media and talkback radio - if that was why Washington had chosen Tonga for the new mission.

Pacific news in brief

RNZ 08 Apr 2022
Save the Children donates $US750,000 to Tonga. Tonga is receiving over $US750,000 dollars in support from global charity 'Save The Children' ... Education in Tonga has been conducted remotely via radio broadcast since the country entered lockdown on February 2 following a Covid-19 outbreak.

In brief: Covid-19 news from around the Pacific

Cook Islands News 10 Mar 2022
Exams canned in Tonga; passengers test positive in Samoa; and cut-off time for vaccinations imposed. Exams canned for some Tongan students ... Schooling in Tonga has been conducted via radio since the country went into lockdown in early February. There are over 1000 Form 5 students in Tonga. More passengers test positive in Samoa ... Tahiti covid latest ... ....

Tonga - Volcanic Eruption/Tsunami ETC Situation Report #7 (24 February - 2 March 2022)

Reliefweb 03 Mar 2022
... tsunami which hit Tonga on 15 January 2022 ... Several preparedness and response measures are being planned based on lessons learned from the current emergency, including strengthening of the HF/VHF radio communications system across Tonga.

Emotional send-off for drums with donations bound for Tonga

RNZ 25 Feb 2022
A community-driven initiative to send food and non-perishable items to Tonga has surpassed the expectations of organisers, with more items donated than could be delivered ... Once the drums arrive in Tonga, an announcement will be made over the local radio station that they are ready to collect from the wharf.

After weeks of being cut-off, correspondent reveals magnitude of Tonga's disaster

RNZ 25 Feb 2022
RNZ Pacific reporter Lydia Lewis speaks with Tonga correspondent Kalafi Moala for the first time following the violent volcanic eruption and tsunami ... As the sun set, a large ash cloud blanketed the Tonga islands, said Tonga Meteorological and Coast Radio Services director 'Ofa Fa'anunu ... Hopes Tonga may go to 'green' in Covid-19 traffic light setting.

Undersea cable repaired in Tonga

Shenzhen Daily 22 Feb 2022
According to Radio New Zealand, chairman of Tonga Cable Ltd ... He added that they just had a long meeting with the cable repair team and they were preparing a presentation to Tonga’s Prime Minster Siaosi Sovaleni today.

Tsunami-damaged undersea cable repaired in Tonga 22 Feb 2022
According to Radio New Zealand, Chairman of Tonga Cable Ltd Samiuela Fonua confirmed that the cable was restored and handed over to his company just before midday on Tuesday ... He added that they just had a long meeting with the cable repair team and they were preparing a presentation to Tonga's Prime Minster Siaosi Sovaleni on Wednesday.

COVID-19 Hampering Tonga’s Volcano Recovery

Voa News 15 Feb 2022
The United Nations is urging the international community to maintain its support of the South Pacific island nation, Tonga, a month after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami ... resident coordinator responsible for Tonga, Sanaka Samarasinha, told Radio New Zealand the international aid effort must continue.

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