Palace Office

The Palace Office is locate near the Pangai Lahi, opposite to the King Palace along the Hala Tu'i Road in Kolofo'ou, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu.

Halatu'i, Kolofo'ou,
Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
Ph: 21-000
Fax: 24-102

URL: http://www.palaceoffice.gov.to

Applications for Appointment of new Police Commissioner available soon

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23 September 2011 The Office of the Lord Privy Seal has issued a Media Release on the Appointment of the Police Commissioner dated 21 September 2011.

As a matter of law, the appointment of a Police Commissioner for Tonga is made by H.M. in Council acting upon the advice of The Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel ("the Panel).

The post will soon be advertised and anyone who meets the stated requirements for the post is free to apply on or before Friday 28th October 2011.

Applications will be considered by the Panel during November, and interviews with selected candidates will follow.

The Appointment itself is likely to be made before Christmas.

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Issued by the: Office of the Lord Privy Seal, V.V. Tone, Lord Privy Seal, Palace Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 April 2013 21:52 )
 

His Majesty The King donates musical instrument

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16 September 2011

His Majesty The King has been pleased to donate to the Royal Corps of Musicians one Premier Bass and six snare drums and a set of string instruments.

Five musicians are under instruction to play as the Drum and Bugle Corps on ceremonial occasions when the Royal Corps of Musicians are on ceremonial parade, and they will also come together as a Classical String Ensemble on Court Occasions.

It is the intention of the Royal Corps of Musicians eventually to require that every musician learns an orchestral instrument in addition to a brass instrument so that they may perform, when necessary, as a chamber orchestra.

So far, the Court Musicians, which is their temporary designation, consist of two violinists Mausia and Kefu, a Bass violinist Langilangi, Cellist Fusimalohi, and Viola player Fifita.

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Issued by the: Office of the Lord Chamberlain, Palace Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 April 2013 21:49 )
 

Rescue at Sea by Tongan Navy

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13 May, 2011. While on routine patrol His Majesty's Patrol Boat SAVEA was attracted to a distress signal south of Ono-i-lau and to which it immediately responded and the Navy reports that there was, thankfully, no loss of life.

The rescued passenger has been brought to Nuku'alofa where arrangements have been made for his accommodation by the Royal Household Office in deference to his rank. The King, who is travelling in Central Europe, has been fully informed of events by the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal

(Lord Privy Seal).

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Issued by the: Office of the Lord Privy Seal, Palace Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011.

 

Investiture of Ambassador Sonatane Tu’akinamolahi Taumoepeau-Tupou to the Life Peerage.

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28 March 2011 His Majesty The King has today been pleased to elevate Ambassador Sonatane Tu'akinamolahi Taumoepeau-Tupou to the Life Peerage with the Noble title of Lord Taumoepeau-Tupou of Toula and Kotu.

Lord Taumoepeau-Tupou presently serves as the Permanent Representative to the United Nations with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela, and High Commissioner to Canada.

His Lordship previously held this post of Permanent Representative to the UN and Ambassador to the United States of America, from 1999 to 2004 when he was recalled to take up the ministerial appointment of Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was also appointed Acting Minister for Defence and Acting Governor of Vava'u in 2005.

Lord Taumoepeau-Tupou was appointed Secretary for Foreign Affairs in 1979. He served as High Commissioner to the Court of St James's in 1983, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the then Soviet Union; the United States of America and the European Commission. He returned to the Foreign Ministry in 1986 and served as Secretary for Foreign Affairs until his posting to set up the UN Mission in New York in 1999.

He joined the Civil Service in 1969 as an Assistant Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office.

Lord Taumoepeau-Tupou and the late Lady Amelia Latuniua Taumoepeau-Tupou had four children: Lady Kalaniualu-Fotofili (Marcella Margaret Tupoumoheofo), Miss Odette Inez Tupou ‘Ahomee, Captain Christian David Fahaivalu Tupou and Latasi Toutoupau'u Tupou.

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Issued by the:  Office of the Lord Chamberlain, The Palace Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 27 April 2013 21:49 )
 

Applications for a National ID Card to resume 28 March

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25 March 2011

A public announcement from the Office of the Tonga National Identification Card for recommencement of applications for a National ID Card.

The Office of the National Identification Card would like to inform the public that Applications for National Identification Cards will resume as from Monday 28th March 2011.

Applications Forms will be available at the Tonga Electoral Commission office, situated at the Old Civil Aviation Office, Salote Road. Registrations will begin at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Please be informed that applicants at the age of 14 years old and over can apply for a National ID Card.

To avoid any delay in lodging your application, please be advised that you will need to bring one of these supporting documents - passport, driver's license or birth certificate.

For further information, please contact: 26884 28820

Thank you,

Office of the National Identification Card.

FANONG0NONGO  [ TONGAN]

KO E FANONGONGO ‘ENI MEI HE ‘OFISI ‘O E KAATI FAKAFONUA ‘O TONGA KE MEA'I ‘E HE TONGA KOTOA ‘E TOE HOKO ATU ‘A E LESISITA FO'OU KI HE KAATI FAKAFONUA ‘O KAMATA MEI HE ‘AHO MONITE 28 MA'ASI 2011.

KO E NGAAHI FOOMU ‘E MA'U ATU IA MEI HE ‘OFISI KOMISONI FILI ‘I HE HALA SALOTE, NUKU'ALOFA. KO E TAIMI LESISITA ‘E KAMATA IA MEI HE 9.00 PONGIPONGI KI HE 4.00 EFIAFI, MONITE KI HE FALAITE.

FAKATOKANGA'I ANGE KO E TA'U ‘E MALAVA KE KAMATA MEI AI ‘A E LESISITA KI HE KAATI FAKAFONUA ‘E KAMATA IA MEI HE TA'U 14 ‘O FAI AI KI ‘OLUNGA.

KATAKI MANATU'I ‘OKU FAKAMAMAFA'I AUPITO KE KE ME'A ANGE MO HA TAHA ‘O E NGAAHI TOHI FAKAMO'ONI KO ‘ENI -PAASIPOOTI, PE LAISENI FAKA'ULI, PE TOHITA'U KE FAKAKAKATO ‘AKI HO'O LESISITA.

KA TOE ‘I AI HA'O NGAAHI FIEMA'U PE FEHU'I FEKAU'AKI PEA MO E KAATI FAKAFONUA, KATAKI ‘O FETU'UTAKI KI HE FIKA TELEFONI 26884 PE 28820.

MALO,

‘OFISI ‘O E KAATI FAKAFONUA ‘O TONGA.

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Issued by the: Office of the National ID Card, Palace Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011.

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