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Latest news: Tonga

Pacific cities predate European influence, ANU reveals

The first cities in the Pacific were established much earlier than previously thought, long before European colonisation, according to ANU.

ACT rugby club raises $40,000 for Tongan village destroyed by tsunami

Owls Rugby (ACT) today presented a $40,000 cheque to Her Royal Highness, Princess Angelika Tuku’aho, Tongan High Commissioner, following the club's fundraising efforts earlier this year. 

More deaths feared in Tsunami-hit Tonga

Authorities fear the death toll could rise in tsunami-hit Tonga after footage emerged of extensive damage on small outer islands.

Australia on standby as Tonga awaits further volcanic eruption

Australian support remains on standby amid concerns an underwater volcano that erupted in Tonga and sparked a tsunami is likely to erupt again in coming days. 

All Australians accounted for in Tonga

Australians and officials in Tonga have been accounted for after an underwater volcanic eruption off the Pacific nation while marine warnings remain for NSW.

Volcano erupts near Tonga, tsunami warning

Tonga has issued a tsunami warning after an undersea volcano erupted, with video posted to social media showing large waves washing ashore in coastal areas.

Tonga records first ever case of Covid-19

The Pacific kingdom of Tonga has reported its first case of Covid-19, Prime Minister Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa says.

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