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

    Saturday Jan 17 | 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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  2. New island in Pacific by volcanic eruptionRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | 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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  3. Tongan volcano creates new island since last month's eruption: officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | 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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  4. Today in Photos, January 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | 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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  5. Underwater volcano erupts off TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | 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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  6. New island forms in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Matangi Tonga

    Steam rises over 1000m as a new island forms between Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha'apai, seen from the South east. Photo Tonga Govt.

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  7. Nature plays with the sea and sky in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Matangi Tonga

    Nature played with the sea and the sky over Tonga this week as an algae bloom turned the seas frothy white, chocolate and red, while the sun shone through a champagne sky - captured on camera at Kanokupolu Beach this morning. "Pretty bizarre out here this morning," said Shane Egan, at the Blue Banana Beach House, who watched the algae tide coming in on January 14. "Started out ordinary enough then the beach misted over with a brown haze and the ash cloud created rings around the sun," he said.

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  8. Volcanic eruptions disrupt more Tonga flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | The New Zealand Herald

    In the third day of flight disruptions, Air New Zealand confirmed that a return service scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to volcanic activity. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano, which is about 63km north of the kingdom's capital city, Nuku'alofa, spewed a plume of ash 9km into the sky, disrupting air travel to and from Tonga since Tuesday.

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  9. Princess leads colourful Pea paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Matangi Tonga

    ... ntral Nuku'alofa. This week the Princess led various activites for youth, which stressed the importance of maintaining Tonga's history and culture, including the need to maintain important historical sites.

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  10. Parliament's session opens with short speechRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Matangi Tonga

    Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala delivers the king's speech, with Lord Vaha'i and Lord Fakafanua at Parliament House, Nuku'alofa, 15 January 2015. In a very short opening of the first session of Tonga's Legislative Assembly following the General Election, King Tupou Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala accompanied by Lord Vaha'i and Lord Fakafanua delivered the king's speech of three paragraphs, which took one minute and 10 seconds to read at Parliament House this morning. 3 comments

  11. Fua'amotu airport's busiest day, as flights resumeRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Matangi Tonga

    Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport was expected to process a record number of passengers today as International and domestic flights have resumed, following disruption to flights caused by rising ash from a continuing volcanic eruption in Hunga, Ha'apai to the north west of Nuku'alofa. Six flights were expected through the airport today, three by Air New Zealand, two by Virgin Australia and one from Fiji.

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  12. Flights resume after Tonga eruptionRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Fiji Times

    Update: 9:20AM A plane from Tonga has landed in Auckland after a volcanic plume near the kingdom's capital interrupted flights for three days. And the problems caused by the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai undersea volcano appear to be over, with only residual sulphur dioxide left in the air, Civil Aviation Authority chief meteorological officer Peter Lechner said.

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  13. 15th century Tongan fortress a tourist attraction in 'UveaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Matangi Tonga

    ... centuries ago. The fortress is believed to have been built in the mid-15th century during the peak of the ancient Tu'i Tonga dynasty. Not a mainstream tourist destination, Wallis Island is renowned for its conservation of Polynesian tradition. The ...

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  14. Watch underwater volcano spewing ash in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Independent

    ... but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai submarine volcano is located north-west of Tonga's capital and started exploding yesterday. Plumes of smoke ...

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  15. Suspended sentence for wife who ran over husbandRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Matangi Tonga

    Sau'iluma Guttenbeil, who was found guilty of manslaughter for the death of her husband whom she ran over with her vehicle in Neiafu in 2012, has received a suspended sentence. Mr Justice Cato sentenced the 38-year-old mother of seven to two-years nine months imprisonment, which was fully suspended upon conditions on December 12, 2014 at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.

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  16. Heavy rainfall breaks drought, while El Nino Warning remains in forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | Matangi Tonga

    ... welcome relief to residents after months of enduring unusually dry weather. For the last seven months since June, the Tonga has experienced a drought with significantly below normal rainfall for Ha'apai and Tongatapu. The rain, which fell heavily ...

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  17. Tongan volcano eruption leads to flight diversionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    New Zealand authorities have issued an alert to aviation as a large volcanic eruption continues to take place near Tonga's capital's Nuku'alofa, sending ash and steam into the sky. The Wellington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, part of the Metservice, this afternoon issued an advisory to aircraft saying the Hunga Ha'apai volcano is reportedly sending "dark volcanic cloud" up to 16,000 feet and 10 nautical miles around the small island.

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  18. Two nobles in court this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | Matangi Tonga

    Two re-elected Nobles' Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly are due at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court this month. One noble is up for sentencing while the other for sentencing submissions on separate firearms and ammunition charges.

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  19. University engineers developing model hybrid power system for Ha'apaiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 11 | Matangi Tonga

    ... Christchurch, New Zealand. During Cyclone Ian last year, Ha'apai's two 186 kilowatt diesel generators were destroyed. Tonga has since received assistance from Canterbury University, an institution renowned for its engineering school. A thesis is ...

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  20. UoC designing hybrid power model for Tongan island...Read the original story

    Sunday Jan 11 | Scoop

    University of Canterbury designing hybrid power model for Tongan island group January 12, 2015 A University of Canterbury postgraduate electrical and computer engineering student is designing a hybrid renewable energy power system for the Haapai Island A University of Canterbury postgraduate electrical and computer engineering student is designing a hybrid renewable energy power system for the Ha'apai Island group in Tonga following a devastating cyclone last year. Cyclone Ian, which struck the Ha'apai group last January, destroyed up to 70 percent of homes and buildings and affected more than 80 percent of the infrastructure including the previous power system supplied by two 186kilowatt diesel generators.

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