First aid flights arrive in Tonga after big volcano eruption

First aid flights arrive in Tonga after big volcano eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The first flights carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga finally arrived Thursday after the Pacific nation’s main airport runway was cleared of ash left… Read more
Despite huge volcano blast, Tonga avoids widespread disaster

Despite huge volcano blast, Tonga avoids widespread disaster

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The blast from the volcano could be heard in Alaska, and the waves crossed the ocean to cause an oil spill and two drownings in Peru.… Read more
Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts

Tonga issues tsunami warning after undersea volcano erupts

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion Saturday near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending large tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to… Read more
The AP Interview: James Shaw wants climate talks to deliver

The AP Interview: James Shaw wants climate talks to deliver

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The coronavirus pandemic has shown that humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister James Shaw. But when… Read more