15 May 2015

New NZ High Commissioner to Tonga appointed

7:58 pm on 15 May 2015

New Zealand's foreign minister, Murray McCully, has announced diplomat Sarah Walsh as the new High Commissioner to Tonga.

Ms Walsh was the acting High Commissioner to Solomon Islands until early 2014, and was previously the New Zealand Aid manager in Timor-Leste.

Mr McCully says the High Commission in Tonga is responsible for overseeing a 20 million US dollar aid programme, which has a focus on renewable energy, education and training, private sector development and policing.