GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

MEDIA RELEASE

(3 July 2015)

“New Zealand Governor General arrives for the Coronation of King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.”

The New Zealand Governor General, Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae, arrived at the Fua’amotu International Airport around 4:00 pm today, Friday 3rd July as New Zealand’s Official representative to the Coronation of King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.

The New Zealand Royal Air Force special flight, that brought the Governor General to Tonga, also had other government officials on it.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni and Cabinet Minister, Hon. Poasi Tei were at the airport to welcome Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae, who was also received in the waiting room by Her Royal Highness, Princess Latufuipeka Tuku’aho.

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