By Radio New Zealand
Tonga’s King Tupou VI and his wife Queen Nanasipau’u were welcomed to Government House in Wellington today by New Zealand’s Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy.
This is his first visit to New Zealand as Tonga’s King, following his coronation in 2015.
During the meeting Dame Patsy thanked the King for the support shown by the Tongan community in New Zealand following the terrorist attacks in Christchurch.
King Tupou VI is expected to meet with a number of New Zealand government officials, and tonight a dinner will be held for him at Government House.
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