My personal opinion is that in 1952 Prince Tupouto'a-Tungï (then Premier of Tonga) arranged for the purchase of the property by the Government of Tonga and that Queen Sālote agreed to the purchase because of her growing family and the likelihood of grandchildren later being educated in Auckland, as she had been and because of the promised hostels for Tongan students, in whose welfare she took a great interest. - Besi Wood-Ellem.
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Wednesday 24 November 2010
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In a dramatically worded official statement Tonga's Minister of Information 'Eseta Fusitu'a on November 4 denounced a group that is questioning the King's sale of the 'Atalanga royal residence in Auckland, apparently for daring to ask questions of Tonga's king.