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Tongan king to arrive today

Saturday 23 Feb 2013 8:10 a.m.

King Tupou VI (Reuters)

King Tupou VI (Reuters)

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The King of Tonga will arrive in New Zealand today.

His Majesty King Tupou VI will make his first official state visit to New Zealand with his wife and Minister of Education.

The touring party’s first engagement will be a service at Wellington’s Wesley Church tomorrow, before he is given a formal state welcome at Government House on Monday.

The Tongan Education Minister, 'Ana Maui Taufe'ulungaki, will meet with Hekia Parata to discuss education policy and meet education providers in Auckland during the visit.

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