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NZ pledges extra $370,000 for Tonga

NZ pledges extra $370,000 for Tonga

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. New Zealand will provide a frontend loader and tractors to clear debris-covered land on the islands of Ha’apai, hand tools for the less assessable islands, and assist […]

NZ gives Tonga $1.4 mllion for cyclone recovery

NZ gives Tonga $1.4 mllion for cyclone recovery

Press Release: 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 […]

Comment: Stop grovelling to the Chinese government

Comment: Stop grovelling to the Chinese government

Comment: The Tongan government must stop grovelling to the Chinese government. Last week the Tongan government made a big fuss about China’s donation to Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Ian. The Chinese government donated TP$10,000, the equivalent of $NZ6522. The New Zealand government gave Tonga $NZ500,000, but did not rate the extravagant praise heaped […]