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Scoop Full Coverage: Tonga Riots

Scoop Full Coverage: Tonga Riots

Scoop Audio.KiwiFM Audio: Wammo talks to Scoop's Selwyn Manning, fresh from the first flight into Tonga after last week's rioting. Selwyn discusses the reactions of Tongans and background events from his last visit for the royal funeral.

Scoop Audio.95bFM Audio (click here to listen): Selwyn Manning speaks to bFM's Noelle McCarthy about the situation in Tonga. Selwyn will be reporting from Tonga on the situation after riots in the capital Nuku'alofa.

Keith LockeTonga Deployment: NZ Troops Seen As Supporting Monarchy - The New Zealand Government should take note of concerns that the presence of New Zealand troops in Tonga could be seen to strengthen the hand of the monarchy, Green MP Keith Locke warns. Leaders of Tonga's democracy movement have expressed concerns that Australian and New Zealand troops in Tonga's capital Nuku'alofa could in practice reinforce the political system that caused unrest in the first place. Meanwhile, the New Zealand joint defence force commander in Tonga says troops are likely to increase their presence. See... Listen to the Tongan democracy movement ALSO:

  • Peace Action Wellington - Protest Against Deployment of Troops to Tonga
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    UPDATE ON TONGA: Alleged Riot Agitator Arrested - Tonga Now

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courtesy of Tonga Now Tonga Now reports that a pro-reform supporter has been arrested for allegedly supplying fuel to those who set fire to buildings in Nuku’alofa... Also, Community Support groups have formed to protect Chinese from being targeted. See... UPDATE ON TONGA: Alleged Riot Agitator Arrested

    ALSO: Tonga Airport Secured And Now Open - The New Zealand led Combined Joint Task Force newly arrived in Tonga wasted no time in securing the airport and confirmed the airport open for civilian air travel this morning. See... NZ Led Force Declares Fau’amotu Airport Open
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  • Scoop Report - Tonga Calls For NZ's Help To Restore Order
  • NZ Defence - New Zealand Led Joint Task Force heads to Tonga
  • Australian Defence Force - ADF Support To Tonga - Update
  • National - National expresses support for Tongan deployment
  • MFAT - Foreign Affairs Issues Updated Travel Advisory
  • Scoop Link - Tonga Now Reports Nuku'alofa Set Ablaze
  • Tongan King - Message from His Majesty King George Tupou V
  • NZ Govt - Peters condemns rioters in Tonga
  • Air NZ - Air New Zealand cancels service to Tonga
  • House of Travel - Tonga Riots
  • Tongan Advisory Council - Tongan Advisory Council - A Call to account
    Scoop Audio.Scoop Video: Tonga - An Island On The Brink

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