The New Zealand Parliament was represented tonight during the fourth memorial service held in remembrance of the Tongan Queen Mother’s passing.

Labour Party MP Jenny Lātū Salesa was one of the speakers during the service.

She told mourners she wished to represent a symbol of love and sympathy as a Member of New Zealand Parliament.

“I am here this evening to send lots of love from the only Tongan-born and Tongan speaking representative in the New Zealand Parliament, and especially from the Labour Party”, she said.

The Government was represented by the Minister of Pacific Peoples, Hon Alfred Ngaro.

MP Sua William Sio was also in attendance.

Princess Pilolevu Tuita, Princess Lātūfuipeka Mataʻaho Jr and some members of the royalty attended the service.

Salesa was at the memorial service as a member of Lord Veikune’s clan.

She told the thousands who gathered inside the church of the time when the Queen Mother’s sisters took on the role of the fahu during her own grandfather’s funeral.

After the three-hour memorial program in the church, mourners proceeded to the Lesieli Tonga Auditorium for refreshments.

The food was prepared by the families of Lord Veikune, Lord ‘Akau’ola and Faletau as well as by members of the Tuingapapai Free Wesleyan church.

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  1. Ne fakahoko atu e ʻofa e Fale Alea ʻo Nuʻu Silá ʻe he Fefine Tonga Mēmipa Fale Alea Nuʻu Silá ki he Taʻahine Kuini Fehuhú lolotonga ʻa hono ouau fakamanatú he poó ni.

    Naʻe fakafofongaʻi e Fale Aleá he poó ni lolotonga ouau fakamanatua hono faá

    Ne kau ʻa Fakafofonga Leipá Jenny Salesa he kau lea lolotonga ouaú.

    Ne ne fakahā ki he kau tengihiá ʻa ʻene fakaʻamu ke fakahoko atu ʻa e ʻofa mo e fie kaungā mamahi mei he Fale Alea ʻo Nuʻu Silá.

    “ʻOku ou ʻi heni ke fakahoko atu ha ʻofa lahi mei he Fale Alea ʻo Nuʻu Silá tautefito ki he Paati Leipá”, ko e meʻa ia ʻa Salesa.

    Ne fakafofongaʻi mai ʻa e Fale Aleá ʻe he Minisitā ki he Kakai Pasifikí, Hon Alfred Ngaro. Ne kau mai foki mo MP Sua Williams Sio .

    Ne kau mai ʻa Salesa foki ia tuʻunga ʻi heʻene konga kia Looti Veikuná.
    Ne ne fakahā ʻi heʻene leá ʻa ʻene pehē ko e taimi ne mate ai ʻene kui tangatá ko e fanga tehina pe ʻo e Kuini Fehuhú ne nau fahú.

    Hili e ouaú lotu houa ʻe tolú ni ne hoko atu ki he talitali he ʻAotitoliume ʻo Lesieli Tongá.

    Ko e tali he poó ni ko e kāinga ʻo Veikuné, ʻAkauʻola, Faletau pea kau atu ki aim o e Siasi Uēsiliana Tuingapapaí.

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