2018 Tonga – Tropical Cyclone Gita

On Tuesday 13th February 2018, a three person Forward Planning Team (FPT) departed Auckland via RNZAF C-130 to Tonga as part of the Ministry of Affairs and Trade (MFaT) Join Reconnaissance Team (JRT) to assist the Government assess the damage and humanitarian need following the impact of Tropical Cyclone Gita.
Following a needs assessment conduct in conjuntion with the Tongan Ministry of Health, no further assistance from NZMAT was required.
See a news article about the deployment on: