Te na koe NZ acting High Commissioner first update from the Kingdom last night everyone for your thoughts and concern. Tonga’s internet is down after the undersea cable broke yesterday. Thankfully we have satellite connectivity through the MFAT system – but only in the NZ High Com office. It’s been an awful time, but Nuku’alofa is still standing, electricity has been restored to many homes, local mobile phones working but not internationally. The big clean up will be getting under way this week. Volcanic ash has blanketed Nuku’alofa. Will try and load some photos this week.

Scientist are predicting that Tonga’s main Island, Tongatapu, could be blanketed in an ash this morning. An Auckland University volcanologist, Shane Cronin, said that magma type erupted by Hunga- Tonga – Hunga- Ha’apai is called is an ‘intermediate composition’ similar to what comes from Ruapehu volcano. It was not especially rich in volatiles such as sulphur or flourine, and as a result this volcanic ash was not especially toxic. How ever, all volcanic ash could produce acid rain. “Help will be needed to restore drinking water supplies” Dr Cronin said the Hunga- eruption was one in -1000-year event. Radiocarbon dating suggested one major eruption of this scale occurred about AD1100 and another in AD200, he said. “This along with other data from the volcanic ash records, suggests a recurrence interval of 9000 to 1000 years for very large eruptions at the volcano. “The current eruption seems to be one of these large events which fits with the timing since the last of these in ( circle ) AD1100 Ofa lahi Atu ki he famili katoa ‘i Kolovai Moe Tonga katoa ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Kolovai Public Library Fala’o Ata Membership information. Register for a free membership to get access to Kolovai Library extensive collection of books, magazines and DVD’s, simply visit Kolovai Community Public Library and present a photo ID ( Driver’s License, Passport. Kolovai Public Library memberships are open to all ages. You’ll also have access to Free WiFi, library Kolovai Public Library Fala ‘o Ata. Kingdom of Tonga. If you haven’t used the library in a while and you’re not sure check on www.kolovaicpl.wordpress.com or www.kolovailibrary.mykoha.co.nz or call +67641413/ +6767717343 home +67641293 email: mounu17kamoto@gmail.com

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Saturday 9:30am – 3pm

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Level up your Whanau reading and have fun with Kolovai Community Public Library this summer. Dive into our fun reading charllenges from today.

Please call manager Mounu Kamoto on +6767717343/+67641413/+676 41293

Free access to wifi this New year holiday break



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Kolovai Community Public Library Christmas Holiday Opening hours. Please check back For future up dates. If you really want to use Wifi during Christmas holidays. Free access to wifi. Please don’t hesitate to call Kolovai Library manager Mounu ki Holeva Kamoto on: +6767717343 Em: mounu17kamoto@gmail.com or library landline +67641413. Leave a message and Mele Mounu can return your call accordingly when free. ” Here’s to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold “May you have a prosperous New Year” “Wishing you a happy, Healthy New Year ” May the New Year bless you with health, wealth, and happiness “Have a sparkling New year . Malo ‘aupito for using our only Public Library and first public library in the Kingdom of Tonga. ‘Ofa lahi Atu. Meia au Kahoa Meimuli, Brendan Damien, Mounu ki Holeva Mele Kamoto & best catologuer Daisy ‘Ahoika ‘Aho mei Tamaki Makaurau Aotearoa ♥️

Wednesday 29/12 Closed

Thursday 30/12 Closed

Friday 31/12 Closes

Saturday 01/01 Closed

Sunday 02/01 Closed

Monday 03/01 Closed

Tuesday 04/01 Closed

Thursday 05/01 Closed

Friday 06/01 Open

Saturday 07/01 Open

Sunday 08/01 Closed

At this Special time of Year, Kolovai Community Public Library Fala ‘o Ata Kingdom of Tonga Brendan and myself want to thank The Manager Librarian Mele Mounu ki Holeva Kamoto, NZ Deputy High Commissioner Peter Lund, Librarian Daisy’Ahoika ‘Aho for all your hard work and dedication. Wishing you all & your family a very Merry Christmas.🎄🎄🎄🎄 May this joyful season greet you with health and Happiness. Your Dedication and Hard work is Highly Appreciated. Happy Holidays & a safe New Year. Malo e Ngaue

Kolovai Public Library Fala ‘o Ata. Kingdom of Tonga will be closed from today 21st December – January the 6th. Our family & the Ha’akili ‘Ahau community is deeply saddened by the loss of ‘Apaiata Manumanu a cousin to Mele Mounu ki Holeva Kamoto the librarian. Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. Rest in Peace ‘Apaiata Manumanu. ‘Oku mau ‘ofa lahi Atu