Relief and Support Underway in Tonga With Royal New Zealand Navy

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS Wellington arrived in the Kingdom of Tonga yesterday for recovery and support in the wake of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami…

NZ Government Ready to Support Tonga Following Eruption and Tsunami

New Zealand has formally offered to provide assistance to the Kingdom of Tonga following the recent Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption. Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta says, “the thoughts of…

New Zealand Government Congratulates New Prime Minister of Kingdom of Tonga

New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta has congratulated the Kingdom of Tonga’s newly appointed Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni on his appointment. An all-male parliament was elected in…

NZ and Tonga Health Ministries Investigate Reports of COVID-19 Positive Case in Tonga

The Ministry of Health is investigating reports in Tongan media of a positive COVID-19 result from a person who boarded a commercial flight to Tonga from Christchurch on Wednesday. The…

Minister for Pacific Peoples’ Vaccination Message During Virtual Celebration for Tonga Language Week

Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Ako Lelei- enriching Aotearoa with holistic education, is this year’s theme for Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e lea faka-Tonga – Tonga Language Week. Tongans make up…

Pacific Leadership Development Programme Goes Back to Kingdom of Tonga

Six members of Tonga’s His Majesty’s Armed Forces (HMAF) have spent time in New Zealand taking part in a six-week Pacific Leadership Development Programme workshop to help them deliver the…

Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu Receive Millions in Grants from Asian Development Bank for COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) alongside the governments of the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu signed separate grant agreements to support the rollout of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19.…