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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.

Coming Up on Insight

8:12 am Sunday 7 September: Insight: Sparking the Youth Vote

Gen Zero croppedPhoto: The Wireless/Levi Brinsdon-Hall II

There’s an unprecedented number of campaigns aiming to get out the youth vote for this year’s election.

But four weeks out from polling day, more than 100,000 people under 25 were not enrolled to vote.

Is it apathy or something else stopping them from engaging?

Megan Whelan and Elle Hunt from The Wireless investigate.