Insight

Insight for 6 May 2012 - Tonga: The Future

Karen Mangnall reports from Nuku'alofa onthe challenges facing Tonga and the new King.

 

tonga sailorsKing Tupou VI was installed as Tonga’s new Monarch at the end of March,  but his powers are very different to those held by his Father.

The King's brother, George Tupou V relinquished many of his powers as Tonga moved toward greater democracy.

Radio New Zealand's Pacific Correspondent, Karen Mangnall, was in Nukualofa for the late King's funeral and reports on what challenges might lie ahead for the new King.