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The band plays on - Gisborne Herald;

The band plays on - Gisborne Herald

Gisborne HeraldThe band plays onGisborne HeraldSURVIVORS from the Christmas Eve bus crash that killed two members of a Tongan brass band, performed last night at Gisborne's House of Breakthrough Church, and experienced the generosity of this community. Last night's performance was the first time ...and more »

Songs and prayers for bus crash victims - Radio New Zealand;

Songs and prayers for bus crash victims - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandSongs and prayers for bus crash victimsRadio New ZealandHundreds of members of the Tongan community filled an Auckland church with song and prayer last night to remember the two people who died in a bus crash near Gisborne on Christmas Eve. Sione Taumololo and Talita Fifita, who died in a bus crash near ...and more »

Tongan bus crash victims mourned at memorial service - Newshub;

Tongan bus crash victims mourned at memorial service - Newshub

NewshubTongan bus crash victims mourned at memorial serviceNewshubA memorial service was held on Thursday night for the two members of a Tongan brass band who died in a bus crash near Gisborne on Christmas Eve. The service was held at Vaine Mo'onia Methodist Church in the central Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn, ...and more »

Bus crash victims remembered in Auckland memorial service - Newstalk ZB;

Bus crash victims remembered in Auckland memorial service - Newstalk ZB

Newstalk ZBBus crash victims remembered in Auckland memorial serviceNewstalk ZBThe Tongan band members killed in a tragic Christmas Eve crash have been referred to as the "Aotearoa two" at a memorial service in Auckland tonight. (Nick Reed). The Tongan band members killed in a tragic Christmas Eve crash have been referred to as ...and more »

Support continues for survivors of tragic bus crash - Radio New Zealand;

Support continues for survivors of tragic bus crash - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandSupport continues for survivors of tragic bus crashRadio New ZealandSupport continues to pour in for the survivors of a tragic bus crash that left two people dead and others injured in Gisborne, New Zealand. Kristina Williams posted this picture to the Givealittle page she has set up to raise money to help the ...and more »

Tongan bus crash survivors to continue tour - Radio New Zealand;

Tongan bus crash survivors to continue tour - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandTongan bus crash survivors to continue tourRadio New ZealandThe spirits of Tongan students who survived a fatal bus crash are beginning to lift, says an organiser of the school trip. Sione Taumalolo, 11, died along with Talita Fifita, 33 in the bus crash near Gisborne on Christmas Eve. Photo: Supplied. Fifty ...and more »

Many go out of their way to help injured - Gisborne Herald;

Many go out of their way to help injured - Gisborne Herald

Gisborne HeraldMany go out of their way to help injuredGisborne HeraldTrauma not over for children and adults involved in accident that killed two and injured more than 40. Trauma not over for children and adults involved in accident that killed two and injured more than 40. The bus is taken away. The bus is taken away.and more »

Road toll now equal to last year's holiday total - New Zealand Herald

Road toll now equal to last year's holiday totalNew Zealand HeraldBus crash victims Sione Lelenoa, Viliami Palavi perform at last night's fundraising concert. Photo / Supplied. A man has died after a motorcycle crash in the South Island, bringing the number of deaths to 12, the same as last year's holiday road toll ...and more »

Tongans killed in NZ bus crash to be flown home on Saturday - Radio New Zealand;

Tongans killed in NZ bus crash to be flown home on Saturday - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandTongans killed in NZ bus crash to be flown home on SaturdayRadio New ZealandThe bodies of the two Tongan victims killed in a bus crash in Gisborne on Christmas eve will be returned to Tonga on Saturday. Sione Taumalolo, 11, died along with Talita Fifita, 33 in the bus crash near Gisborne on Christmas Eve. Photo: Supplied ...and more »

Survivors of fatal Christmas Eve crash thankful to be alive - New Zealand Herald

Survivors of fatal Christmas Eve crash thankful to be aliveNew Zealand HeraldSH2 was closed yesterday as the bus involved in the fatal crash was recovered. PHOTO/SUPPLIED. Victims involved in a fatal Christmas Eve accident have spoken about their relief to be alive, after the bus crash that killed two of their fellow passengers.and more »

Gisborne bus crash victims recovering at local church - Newshub;

Gisborne bus crash victims recovering at local church - Newshub

NewshubGisborne bus crash victims recovering at local churchNewshubThere were emotional scenes in Gisborne as items retrieved from the Christmas Eve bus crash were returned to their owners. Much of State Highway 2 between Wairoa and Gisborne was closed on Wednesday morning as salvage crews retrieved the wreck ...and more »

Air New Zealand gifting airfares to bus crash survivors - Newstalk ZB;

Air New Zealand gifting airfares to bus crash survivors - Newstalk ZB

Newstalk ZBAir New Zealand gifting airfares to bus crash survivorsNewstalk ZBAir New Zealand is gifting airfares to the survivors of the bus crash near Gisborne on Christmas Eve. (Getty Images). Air New Zealand has broken out the Christmas spirit. The national carrier is gifting airfares to the survivors of the bus crash near ...and more »

Air NZ will fly Gisborne bus crash survivors back to Auckland, one person remains in a critical condition - Stuff.co.nz;

Air NZ will fly Gisborne bus crash survivors back to Auckland, one person remains in a critical condition - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nzAir NZ will fly Gisborne bus crash survivors back to Auckland, one person remains in a critical conditionStuff.co.nzA Givealittle page for the group who's bus crashed near Gisborne has raised more than $30,000. The Tongan school group who survived a bus crash that claimed two lives near Gisborne will be offered free flights to Auckland. The Ministry for Pacific ...and more »

Tongan college shocked by NZ bus crash - Radio New Zealand;

Tongan college shocked by NZ bus crash - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandTongan college shocked by NZ bus crashRadio New ZealandThe bodies of the two Tongan victims killed in a bus crash in New Zealand on Christmas eve are expected to arrive in Auckland by Thursday. Sione Taumalolo, 11 died along with Talita Fifita, 33 in the bus crash near Gisborne on Christmas Eve.and more »

Tongan bus tragedy: Survivors to perform in Gisborne - New Zealand Herald

Tongan bus tragedy: Survivors to perform in GisborneNew Zealand HeraldSione Taumalolo and Talita Moimoi , the two killed in the Christmas Eve bus crash between Wairoa and Gisborne. Photo / Facebook. Survivors of the deadly Christmas Eve bus crash in Gisborne will perform a tribute concert - the same day the bus was ...and more »

Gisborne bus crash: Vehicle recovered from steep bank - Newshub;

Gisborne bus crash: Vehicle recovered from steep bank - Newshub

NewshubGisborne bus crash: Vehicle recovered from steep bankNewshubTwo men injured in the fatal Christmas Eve bus crash near Gisborne say they are recovering well, despite one losing his leg. The bus, carrying 53 people, crashed through a road barrier about 30km south of Gisborne. Two people died and several others ...and more »

Gisborne road reopened after fatal crash cleared - Newstalk ZB;

Gisborne road reopened after fatal crash cleared - Newstalk ZB

Newstalk ZBGisborne road reopened after fatal crash clearedNewstalk ZBUPDATED 1.55pm: Authorities have reopened State Highway 2 after earlier closing it to recover the wreck of a bus, which had crashed down a steep bank killing two people. Police, with help from contractors, will be working to recover the bus that ...and more »

Community support for bus victims 'amazing' - Gisborne Herald;

Community support for bus victims 'amazing' - Gisborne Herald

Gisborne HeraldCommunity support for bus victims 'amazing'Gisborne HeraldEmergency services and the many people who assisted at the crash site have been praised. Emergency services and the many people who assisted at the crash site have been praised. RECOVERED: The bus involved in the Christmas Eve tragedy in the ...and more »

Christmas Eve bus crash: The devastating news that the smallest boy on board had died - Waikato Times;

Christmas Eve bus crash: The devastating news that the smallest boy on board had died - Waikato Times

Waikato TimesChristmas Eve bus crash: The devastating news that the smallest boy on board had diedWaikato TimesWhen she heard about the Christmas Eve bus crash, 11-year-old Sione Taumololo's sister kept calling hoping he'd pick up. When she heard the smallest boy on board had died, she cried. She knew it was him. The bodies of two victims, Sione and his teacher ...and more »

Bus recovered after fatal Christmas Eve crash - Radio New Zealand;

Bus recovered after fatal Christmas Eve crash - Radio New Zealand

Radio New ZealandBus recovered after fatal Christmas Eve crashRadio New ZealandPolice say they can now examine the bus involved in a deadly crash in Gisborne on Christmas Eve for any mechanical faults. after removing it from the side of State Highway 2 near Gisborne. Parts of State Highway 2 between Wairoa and Gisborne were shut ...and more »