In New Zealand on Saturday August 18, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u visited Turangawaewae Marae to meet Tuheitia Paki, the Maori King and Te Arikinui of the Kingitanga, on the celebration of the 6th anniversary of his coronation.
King Tupou VI
King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u departed Tonga for New Zealand today to attend the Maori King’s coronation celebrations Koroneihana hui which began this week.
The United States has stepped up its commitment to work with its Pacific Island partners with the second visit to the region by the US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Kurt M. Campbell, and the Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Cecil Haney, with an interagency delegation.
Tonga’s first solar farm named “Maama Mai” or “Let there be light” was opened this morning, July 24, by King Tupou VI, at the Popua Power Station and is expected to start operation in early August.
King Tupou VI has revoked Lord Lasike’s appointment as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga and he is no longer a member of parliament.
HM King Tupou VI will mark his birthday on a new date, tomorrow, July 4, the official birthday of his late father, King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV.
A healthy body for a healthy soul and a healthy mind, HM King Tupou VI told members of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga when he officially open the 89th Annual Conference of the church yesterday morning, June 28.
The Tonga Government is facing up to the challenges presented by the current global financial crisis by developing a strategic plan to revive the economy, HM King Tupou VI said in opening Tonga’s 2012-13 parliamentary session yesterday, June 7. He reminded the MPS that the livelihood of the people was in their hands.
Hundreds of secondary school students marched through central Nuku’alofa yesterday morning to mark the opening of the Tongan Legislative Assembly’s 2012-13 session.
HM King Tupou VI will open the 2012-2013 parliamentary session on Thursday, June 7, a spokesperson from the Parliament Office confirmed this morning, June 5.