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

    Tuesday Jan 13 | 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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  2. Volcano disrupts international and domestic flightsRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | 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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  3. Ash emission slows, following dramatic Jan 6 eruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | 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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  4. Ash Plume from Hunga Tonga-Hung Ha'apai Strands TouristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | 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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  5. Volcanic eruption causes cancellation of flights to TongaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | West Hawaii Today

    All international flights to the small island nation of Tonga were cancelled Tuesday after a volcanic eruption sent plumes of ash into the sky. Carriers are hoping at least some flights to the Pacific archipelago that's home to about 106,000 people will resume Wednesday.

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  6. Australia flights affected by Tonga ashRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Yahoo!

    Flights between Australia and Tonga should be back up and running by Wednesday after plumes of volcanic ash above the small island nation grounded planes. Virgin Australia said it would be putting on an additional service from Sydney to Tonga's Fuaamotu International Airport on Wednesday after it was cancelled on Monday.

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  7. Hunga Ha'apai underwater volcano erupts to turn the sea blood redRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Daily Mail

    ... underwater volcano erupts to turn the sea blood red and the sky grey with ash An underwater volcano off the coast of Tonga is spewing ash high into the air - causing air travel chaos and turning the surrounding ocean the colour of blood. The Hunga ...

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  8. Volcanic ash, smoke affect all flights to TongaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Nerve News

    Rising ash and smoke from a volcanic eruption in Tonga have forced cancellation of all international flights to the Pacific island country, media reported Tuesday. Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand and Pacific Blue have all cancelled their flights to Tonga as the volcanic ash and smoke rising from an undersea vent spread over hundreds of kilometres in the atmosphere above the Tongatapu region of Tonga, Xinhua reported.

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  9. Volcanic ash plume grounds flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | NEWS.com.au

    ... in 2015 and only one Australian city has made the cut. You'll be surprised by which one. FLIGHTS between Australia and Tonga have been cancelled after plumes of volcanic ash above the small island nation grounded planes. Virgin Australia said it ...

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  10. Volcano erupts on TongaRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | Castanet.net

    All international flights to the small island nation of Tonga were cancelled Tuesday after a volcanic eruption sent plumes of ash into the sky. Carriers are hoping at least some flights to the Pacific archipelago that's home to about 106,000 people will resume Wednesday.

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  11. Tonga volcano forces Virgin, Air New Zealand to cancel flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | ABC News

    Ash from an underwater volcano north-west of the Tongan capital has forced several airlines to cancel flights in and out of the country. Air New Zealand said ongoing volcanic activity in Tonga caused the cancellation of some if its services between New Zealand and Tonga.

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  12. Volcanic eruption, ash halt flights to TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | New York Daily News

    An undersea volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga, sending plumes of steam, ash and smoke into the air on March 18, 2009 off the coast of Nuku'Alofa, Tonga. The volcano, which is situated approximately 6 miles off of the main Tongan island of Tongatapu, is one of around 36 undersea volcanos clustered in the area.

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  13. St George Palace construction postponedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | Matangi Tonga

    The construction of a new $25 million pa'anga Government office building dubbed "St George Palace" at Pangai Si'i in the Nuku'alofa The Tonga government and the People's Republic of China agreed for the project in 2012, and construction was scheduled to start in July 2014 but was delayed until November last year. Because most of the cultural activities relating to the coronation will be performed at Pangai Lahi and in central Nuku'alofa, it was decided that it would not be desirable to have the whole of Pangai Si'i and the Prime Minister's Office barricaded during the coronation. 2 comments

  14. Pope Francis casts into the deep to find two cardinals for OceaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | DFW Catholic

    Wellington, New Zealand, Jan 5, 2015 / 05:01 pm .- At his Angelus address on Jan. 4 Pope Francis announced the appointment of 20 cardinals, among whom are two representatives from Oceania: Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, and Bishop Soane Mafi of Tonga. "We are in the vacation season celebrating the joy of Christmas and the appointment of Archbishop John Dew of Wellington is a proud moment and has brought us great joy," Dame Lyndsay Freer, head of social communications at the Archdiocese of Auckland, told CNA Jan. 5. Hearing the announcement, Archbishop Dew said, "I'm honoured and humbled to be given this new task in my priestly vocation and in representing the people of Aotearoa New Zealand and the region in the global Church."

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  15. New CEO for Tonga Chamber of Commerce & IndRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 5 | Matangi Tonga

    Viliami Takau of Ma'ufanga has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Tonga Chamber of Commerce . He is currently a general manager at Pacific Retail Ltd, a former general manager of Leiola Group Ltd and a former manager at Foodstuffs South Island Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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  16. Valerie Adams in aircraft accident near miss in TongaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Stuff.co.nz

    Olympic shot put medallist Valarie Adams has had a near miss with an aircraft accident involving a Chinese plane that started to skid off a runaway in Tonga. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has been warning Kiwis for the last year not to travel on the Real Tonga Airlines Xian MA60 aircraft saying it is not safe.

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  17. Valerie Adams is centre of attention 'back home'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... Instagram, she described it as a great honour, while a New Zealand friend quickly put it in perspective: "The King of Tonga having the Queen of NZ at his reception lol." News outlet Matangi Tonga said Adams was the star of the reception, which ...

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  18. Looking back at 2014 - a year of extreme weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Matangi Tonga

    Starting with the Severe Tropical Cyclone Ian, which devastated Ha'apai on January 11 and killed one person, the year ended with a severe drought for Tongatapu and an El Nino warning for the whole of Tonga. January's images of destruction from Ha'apai, and the massive relief effort that was required, came in a year when the region hosted the conference, where Pacific island leaders talked about climate change and its impact on small island states.

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  19. Eleora Havea, Tonga's first-born in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | Matangi Tonga

    ... January. Mele is the daughter of Sesalili and Sione Hu'ahulu from Folaha. The fourth and the last child to be born in Tonga yesterday, 1 January was a boy, Sione Lautaimi who arrived at 7:00pm. Sione is the son of Sione and Lata Makafilia from ...

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  20. How the stars rang in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 1 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... declared her love and gratitude to her "soulmate". Olympic champ Valerie Adams saw in the New Year from the Kingdom of Tonga. She attended a reception yesterday at the royal palace hosted by King Tupou VI. MP Jacinda Ardern and boyfriend Clarke ...

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