Australian HC inspects disaster relief operations on Ha’apai

Australian High Commissioner, Mr Andrew Ford, visited Ha’apai this past weekend to inspect disaster relief operations.

The operations were carried out under Tropic Twilight in a joint operation by the Defence Forces of Tonga, New Zealand, USA, France, Australia and China over the past 3 weeks.

Tropic Twilight is an annual joint exercise, led by the New Zealand Defence Force to conduct humanitarian efforts focused on disaster relief.

The operations focused on water storage, sanitation and improved environmental health. In the closing ceremony for the exercise, the people of Ha’apai happily celebrated their gratefulness for the efforts of the combined forces.