New Zealand High Commission Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Condolence books for His Majesty King George Tupou V of Tonga
In memory of His Majesty King George Tupou V of Tonga, two condolence books have been made available for members of the public to sign in either Auckland or Wellington.
For two weeks from 21 March, a condolence book will be held by the concierge at the Town Hall, Ground Floor at 301 Queen Street, Auckland. Hours for signing are between 8.30am -5.00pm Monday to Friday.
In Wellington, members of the public are invited to sign the condolence book in the main foyer at Parliament House between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and between 10.30 am and 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
When the House sat on Tuesday 20 March, representatives of political parties expressed their sadness at the passing of the King. King George had special ties with New Zealand as he studied at Auckland's King’s College before going on to complete his education in England.
New Zealand has a strong relationship with Tonga, and King George Tupou V’s passing is sadly felt throughout New Zealand.