AUCKLAND, New Zealand-February 20, 2018: 3.30pm (Heilala Vanilla/Nuku’alofa Times): In response to the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita, New Zealand based vanilla brand Heilala Vanilla has announced it will provide aid to badly affected farming communities on the island of ‘Eua.
NUKU’ALOFA-February 20, 2018: 10.35am (Nuku’alofa Times/Digicel): Digicel Tonga has restored 98 percent of its network here in Tonga, following devastation caused by Cyclone Gita last week.
NUKU’ALOFA-February 19, 2018: 10.50am (Nuku’alofa Times): Fiji’s Roving Ambassador to Tonga, Ratu Tui Cavuilati is in Nuku’alofa at the moment to hold talks on his country’s assistance to the Kingdom following Cyclone Gita’s davastation here last week.
By MERRIT KENNEDY PYEONGCHANG, Korea-February 18, 2018: 8.50pm (National Public Radio/US): Pita Taufatofua, who lit the Internet on fire with his coconut-oiled, shirtless walk as Tonga’s flag-bearer during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony, had two goals for his cross-country skiing event on Friday.
By ILIESA TORA NUKU’ALOFA-February 18, 2018: 4.45pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The people of Tonga, both locals and expats, have come together to rebuild following the short, disastrous visit hereby Cyclone Gita on Monday night.
NUKU’ALOFA-February 12, 2018: 4.25pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Tonga Police have announced that a curfew will be in force from 9pm tonight until 7am tomorrow morning in Nuku’alofa as Tropical Cyclone Gita continues to move towards the capital.
NUKU’ALOFA-February 12, 2018: 4.10pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Cyclone Gita has continued on its path towards Tongatapu and ‘Eua, with all indications that it would intensify to category 5 by 8pm tonight.
NUKU’ALOFA-February 12, 2018: 10.40am (Nuku’alofa Times): Cyclone Gita is well on its way to ‘Eua and Tontatapu, with the weather office predicting it will intensify to category 5 when it hits the two islands later tonight.
NUKU’ALOFA-February 12, 2018: 10.20am (Nuku’alofa Times/Media Services): Locals have started preparing for Cyclone Gita this morning as the Tonga Weather Forecasting Office said the cyclone is intensifying.
NUKU’ALOFA-February 8, 2018: 4pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva had today dismissed rumours that he had sacked Finance and National Planning Minister Dr Pohiva Tu’ionetoa.