29 April 2022
The Prime Minister, Honourable Hu’akavameiliku, held a meeting on Tuesday April 26, 2022, with Professor Brett Delahunt GCLJ, the Grand Prior of Grand Priory of New Zealand of the Order of St. Lazarus in Jerusalem, in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Hon. Hu’akavameiliku and New Zealand Parliamentarian Hon. Jenny Salesa, received Prior at the Ramada Hotel and discussed potential financial support from the Order to assist recovery from the damage caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
The Hon. Prime Minister accepted the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem’s request to establish a charitable entity in Tonga with a local committee that has been set up.
The Grand prior expressed his gratitude to the Hon. Prime Minister for his support and was pleased to advise that the Order had pledged of NZD55,000 for tsunami relief.
The Grand Priory of New Zealand is a jurisdiction of the International Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem under the Governance of His Excellency Don Fransisco de Borbon, Graf Von Hardenberg, GCLJ, the 50th Grand Master.
The Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem’s representative in Tonga is Ms. Cassandra Vaea while Mrs. Salote Sisifa continues to provide advice relating to the establishment of a branch of the Order in this country.