King's funeral has many rushing to Tonga

By Annabel Reid

Tongans in New Zealand are scrambling to get on flights to their homeland for the king's funeral tomorrow.

A last minute date change of the funeral has left many concerned about whether they'll get there.

Chairman of the Auckland-based Tongan Advisory Council Melino Maka says there's a lot of confusion about who's going.

"The king's funeral is not on Wednesday but will now be on Tuesday. Now people are panicking and trying to get seats to get over there."

Melino Maka says for those who can't make it, there will be church services in New Zealand.

- Newstalk ZB

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