Tonga's government has announced a public holiday to mark the death of the Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata'aho.
Queen Mata'aho died last weekend at the age of 90 in Auckland.
The government has now declared that as a tribute to the late Queen Mother, Wednesday 1 March will be a Special Public Holiday.
All flags in the country will also be flown at half-mast from Tuesday, the day Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules taking Queen Mata'aho back to Tonga is scheduled to arrive.
The flags will remain at half-mast for 10 days of mourning.