28 Jun 2010

New Zealand names new High Commissioner for Tonga

7:33 pm on 28 June 2010

New Zealand's next High Commissioner to Tonga will be career diplomat Jonathan Austin.

Dr Austin has previously served as the deputy Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, and has also served in South Africa, East Timor and Tonga.

He will take up his position in August, replacing Christine Bogle, who returns to Wellington.