29 Jun 2011

King of Tonga to make state visit to New Zealand

5:21 pm on 29 June 2011

The King of Tonga is to make his first formal visit to New Zealand later this week.

King George Tupou the 5th arrives in Auckland on Saturday where he is to be met by prime minister John Key soon after his return from India.

No details of the trip have yet been made available but it is known he'll also visit Queenstown.