PM to meet Tongan community in Auckland

Prime Minister Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa will meet formally with the Tongan community in Auckland, New Zealand for the first time since he took up office.

The meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday 16 November, when the Prime Minister is in New Zealand on his way back to Tonga after a meeting in Europe.

The event will be held at the hall of the United Church of Tonga Taufa’ahau Tupou IV, 2 Gray Avenue, Mangere East at 7 – 8.30 pm, a Tongan Church and Faith-based Leadership Network spokesperson told Kaniva News.

The Network said it wished to invite all members of the Tongan community to the meeting.  

It was an “important opportunity” for the community, it said.  

Former Prime Ministers including the late ‘Akilisi Pōhiva have also held formal meetings with Tongans in Auckland in the past.