Tonga – Round 8

The farce of Lord Mayor for life, He who must be obeyed, Sir Barry Curtis’s little Tongan promise is being sheeted home by the Howick and Pakuranga Times.

They have discovered that government has so far pledged $500,000 to relief and reconstruction efforts in Tonga’s devastated capital Nuku’alofa and reveals the amount will increase soon and significantly, as the government is due to release details of a full assistance package once approved by Cabinet ministers.

One has to ask why SDir Barry is trying to carry out NZ foreign policy off of his own bat?