21 Mar 2012

Tongan community saddened King won't lie in state in NZ

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 21 March 2012

The Tongan Government has decided King George Tupou the fifth's body will be flown directly to Tonga from Hong Kong, without coming to Auckland. That decision has disappointed some Tongans here who had been hoping his body would lie in state in Auckland first, so they could pay their respects.