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What's Happened

Tongan Volcanic Eruption & Tsunami - January 2022

Our Tongan families were very concerned when the events unfolded back in Tonga. All families were affected so they decided to do something. The small congregation decided to send a full container back to Tonga to help support their families.

This is their story. 
Touchstone Magazine August 2022, page 2

Cyclone Gabrielle - February 2023

This cyclone has caused wide spread damage through the Hawkes Bay & surrounding provinces.
Our Tongan & Fijian congregations have grown with the arrival of the RSE (Recognised Seasonal Workers) for the 2022-2023 season.
Hundreds of stories have been heard since communications & power have been returned to the Hawkes Bay

This is the story of the Tongan RSE's & the assistance given to them by the Tongan congregation 
Touchstone Magazine March 2023, Front page

Napier- Tongan Congregation 25th Anniversary 
30th August 2023

Back in 1998 Rev 'Epeli Taungapeau along with the growing Tongan families joining the Trinity 10am service decided to establish a Tongan branch within the church. This year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our congregation. (The cake detail was amazing!!)

This article is by Olivia Ofa
Connexions September 2023   

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