11 Feb 2013

Tongan noble dies in hospital in Auckland after long illness

7:33 pm on 11 February 2013

A Tonga noble, Baron Fielakepa, died at the weekend at an Auckland hospital.

Matangi Tonga reports that 51 year old Baron Fielakepa had been ill for some time.

He had served Tonga in a number of roles, including as a private secretary to the King, the Governor of Ha'apai, a Cabinet Minister, a Law Lord, and had been the chair of the Royal Lands Commission.