Posts Tagged ‘Tongan Cyclone’

Caritas and Habitat helping Tongans rebuild after Cyclone Gita

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is working with communities affected by Cyclone Gita to provide training and repair kits in a joint programme with Habitat for Humanity. The programme will ensure that communities have the skills necessary to rebuild, said Amelia Ma’afu the acting director of Caritas Tonga. The Support to Self-Recovery programme provides timber, tools, equipment Read more

Tonga’s King attends National Prayer for Forgiveness

Monday, April 9th, 2018

His Majesty King Tupou, Her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu and Lord Tuita were among those who attended an evening of  National Prayer that took place in Nuku’alofa on 25th of March. Thousands of people gathered, despite the poor weather, to pray for forgiveness and for the country in the face of the growing challenges it is experiencing. The Tonga National Forum of Read more

St Vincent de Paul extends a helping hand to Pacific after Gita

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has stepped up with financial assistance to help Tonga and Samoa recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita. The Society has forwarded $10,000 to Tonga and $3,000 to Samoa from its disaster relief fund. Tonga’s needs are around health, hygiene and basic food needs; in Samoa the Read more

South Auckland churches aid Tonga after Gita

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Churches send relief to Tonga to recover from Gita

South Auckland churches hopes to send eight shipping containers’ worth of aid to help Tonga cope with the devastation of cyclone Gita. Cyclone Gita’s destruction prompted the Lotofale’ia church in Māngere to co-ordinate relief efforts for Tonga for a third time. Organiser, Sefita Haouli, says the congregation aims to send $60,000 worth of perishable goods. Read more

Mufti Mania day to help cyclone damaged school in Tonga

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals Association in partnership with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand are encouraging Catholic primary schools to get involved in this year’s Mufti Mania Day, Friday 4 July, by wearing mufti to school in exchange for a gold coin donation. When Cyclone Ian hit Tonga in January 2014, the roof of St Read more