In a first photo, a new heir to the the Tongan throne, the new baby Prince Taufa’ahau Manumataongo Tuku’aho is being held by his mother Princess Sinaitakala (at left)
King Tupou VI
Diabetes cannot be cured, Tonga’s King Tupou VI said today and expressed concern that an increasing number of youth are being diagnosed with the disease in Tonga.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is making an official visit to Tonga May 9-10.
Tonga’s King Tupou VI said today from Auckland that he hoped Government and Parliament would continue to work together to revive the Tongan economy, which has been badly affected by the global financial crisis. He outlined projects that were being undertaken by government in the hope of energizing economic development in his speech that was read out by Prince Tu’ipelehake, accompanied by Prince Tungi and Lord Luani for the opening of a special session of the Tonga Legislative Assembly today.
King Tupou VI hoped Government and Parliament will continue to work together to revive the local economy affected by the global financial crisis. He outlined projects undertaken by government in the hope of energizing economic development.
The New Zealand Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae hosted a State Welcome for the King of Tonga, HM King Tupou VI, and HM Queen Nanasipau’u at Government House in Wellington on 25 February 2013.
Tonga’s King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u are currently on their first official state visit to New Zealand.
The Tongan noble, Baron Fielakepa (51) was laid to rest at Paini-tu’u-ua Cemetery in Haveluloto on February 15. The funeral was attended by HM King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.
The new Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Mr Brett Aldam today presented his letter of credence to King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace.
The new High Commissioner for New Zealand, HE Mr Mark Talbot presented his letter of credence to King Tupou VI on Friday January 18.