18 Feb 2014

Heavy swells badly damage wharf in Tonga's far north

7:30 am on 18 February 2014

The people of Niuafo'ou in the far north of Tonga are having to contend with a wharf that has been severely damaged by heavy swells in recent weeks.

Radio Tonga reports Niuafo'ou's government representative, Saia Monu, saying they are seeking help from the Ministry of Infrastructure.

He says the waves have caused a hole up to 15 metres wide in the wharf.

Mr Monu says this is hindering the movement of goods onto and off ships.