TONGA’S NIUATOPUTAPU ISLAND LOW ON FOOD

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TONGA’S NIUATOPUTAPU ISLAND LOW ON FOOD

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, Jan. 8) - The Telecommunications Officer for the remote Tongan island of Niuatoputapu says people there are worried about their future because of the effects of Cyclone Heta.

Heta swept past the northern islands of Tonga earlier in the week, causing substantial damage to crops and plant-life.

Ta’e’iloa Kilioni says communications around the island have been repaired but now the locals hold other concerns.

Mr Kilioni says the food they are eating now is that which fell down in the hurricane, and he fears they will run out

January 9, 2004

Radio New Zealand International: http://www.rnzi.com/

 

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