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  1. Volcanic eruption in Tonga creates new island, although it could soon disappearRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | UAport

    by Associated Press Volcanic eruption in Tonga creates new island Associated Press - 21 January 2015 01:53-05:00 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A volcanic eruption in Tonga has created a new island - although scientists say it could soon disappear. ...

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  2. Volcano gives birth to new islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    An undersea volcano erupts off the coast of Tonga, tossing clouds of smoke, steam and ash thousands of metres into the sky. The volcano has been erupting for a month in the ocean about 65 kilometers northwest of the capital, Nuku'alofa.

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  3. Volcano eruption creates new islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | Sunday Herald

    ... 1.2 miles. He said there is no name yet for the new island, and he has been told that any naming rights will fall to Tonga's king, Tupou VI. We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a ...

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  4. Tonga's new volcano-made island could disappearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | HawaiiNews

    In this photo, taken Jan. 14, 2015 and released by New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a volcano erupts near Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean. A volcano that has been erupting for several weeks near Tonga has created a new island in the ocean.

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  5. Young Tongans lack motivation at home, says youth leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    ... with single mothers or parents who could not afford to pay for schooling. We covered nearly all the schools in Tonga." "The scholarship included school fees for the whole of the year, three sets of school uniforms, school supplies, bus fares if they ...

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  6. Cruise ships visits increase for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Sixteen cruise ships carrying over 30,000 passengers are scheduled to arrive to Tonga tin 2015, with seven of the cruise ships to visit Vava'u, an increase on last year. According to the General Manager of Tourism Tonga, Stuart Perry "In 2015 we have 61% more cruise ship visitors expected into Nuku'alofa, and over 100% more into Vava'u.

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  7. Prime Minister sworn-inRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Hon 'Akilisi Pohiva was sworn in this morning as the Prime Minister of Tonga during the first sitting of the Legislative Assembly 2015-18 session, at Parliament House. The Speaker Lord Tu'ivakano led the swearing in of 'Akilisi as Prime Minister and as Minister of Education and Foreign Affairs.

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  8. Non-stop eruptions from Tonga volcano create new island in South PacificRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    ... It said ash and acidic rain was deluging an area 10 kilometres around the volcano, adding: "Leaves on trees on Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai have died, probably caused by volcanic ash and gases." Tonga, which is almost 2,000 kilometres northeast of ...

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  9. Cultural diplomat' awarded...Read the original story

    Jan 18, 2015 | Samoa News

    Former diplomat, magazine columnist, Pacific historian and poet Leilani Tamu from Auckland will spend three months in Hawai'i writing about "Cultural Diplomacy" for a book of the same name, as recipient of the 2013 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency. A self-professed "pale-skinned, brown-eyed woman of Pacific Island descent", Leilani examined her mixed Samoan/PakehaA heritage in an opinion piece for Spasifik magazine in mid-2012, while working as a New Zealand diplomat to the Kingdom of Tonga.

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  10. Tongan volcano creates new island: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2015 | Turkish Daily News

    ... It said ash and acidic rain was deluging an area 10 kilometres around the volcano, adding: "Leaves on trees on Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai have died, probably caused by volcanic ash and gases." A number of international flights were cancelled ...

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  11. Tongan Volcano Creates New IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2015 | Criminal Report Daily

    Smoke rises from a volcano some 65 km south-west of the South Pacific nation Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa. A Tongan volcano has created a substantial new island since it began erupting last month, spewing out huge volumes of rock and dense ash that has killed nearby vegetation, officials said on Friday.

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  12. New island in Pacific by volcanic eruptionRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2015 | Dear Kitty

    An underwater volcano off Tonga was spewing ash high into the air on Tuesday, causing several carriers to suspend air travel to the South Pacific island nation and turning the surrounding ocean blood red, residents and officials said. The Hunga Tonga- Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano, located about 65 km north of the capital Nuku'alofa, was sending volcanic ash up to 4,500 meters into the air, the Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre said.

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  13. Tongan volcano creates new island since last month's eruption: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | The China Post

    NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga -- A Tongan volcano has created a substantial new island since it began erupting last month, spewing out huge volumes of rock and dense ash that has killed nearby vegetation, officials said Friday. The volcano, about 65 kilometers southwest of the South Pacific nation's capital Nuku'alofa, rumbled to life on Dec. 20 for the first time in five years, the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry said.

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  14. Today in Photos, January 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | South China Morning Post

    A cloud of ash and smoke rises from a volcano which has created a new island for the South Pacific nation of Tong, while an Asian elephant of trainer Elvis Errani performs in Monaco, and more ... A cloud of ash and smoke rises from a volcano which has created a new island for the South Pacific nation of Tonga. Since the volcano began erupting last month, it has formed an island about 1km long and 2km wide.

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  15. Underwater volcano erupts off TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Reuters

    An underwater volcano off Tonga continues to spew ash hundreds of metres into the air, erupting about every five minutes. Rough cut .

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  16. Tonga volcano causes plane to return to AucklandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | ABC News

    Air New Zealand says ash from a volcano in Tonga caused one of its planes en route to the Pacific island nation to return to Auckland. The flight and a return journey had been scheduled by Air New Zealand to accommodate passengers delayed by cancellations due to ash clouds from the underwater Hunga Ha'apai volcano.

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  17. Tonga Airports open after ash cloudRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... food because of the eruption. Mr Keeling is also paying helpers to look after the 340 cows he is contracted to milk. Tonga Airports are open and the chief executive expects flights should be able to leave after a volcanic ash cloud disrupted travel ...

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  18. Volcano disrupts international and domestic flightsRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    All domestic flights except those to 'Eua were cancelled today, while an Air New Zealand flight that left Auckland for Tonga this morning was diverted back to Auckland, due to the continuing volcanic eruption in Hunga, Ha'apai to the north west of Nuku'alofa. of Tonga Airports Ltd., said due to the ash from the volcanic activity the Air New Zealand flight had to return to Auckland.

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  19. Ash emission slows, following dramatic Jan 6 eruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Matangi Tonga

    Eruption of tephra at 600m altitude. Hunga Tonga on the right has no activity. The ash extends just over 2km over the sea surface eastward.

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  20. Ash Plume from Hunga Tonga-Hung Ha'apai Strands TouristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Wired

    The steam-and-ash plume from Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, seen on January 7, 2015 via Terra/MODIS. Image: NASA Last month I noted that a new submarine eruption had started at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai in the Pacific Ocean.

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