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Hon. Havea Tuiha'ateiho Dr. Salesi Tu'imohenga'uta Veikune

BORN : 21 NOV 1932
DIED : 5 JUN 2004, Vaiola Hospital,Nuku'alofa,Tonga
BURIED : 11 JUN 2004, Mamanama'u'aho,Fungamanamo'ui,Tonga

FATHER : Hon. Havea Tuiha'ateiho 'Osaiasi Veikune [1900 - 5 JAN 1995]
MOTHER : Hon. 'Elisapesi Tu'imala Ma'afu

PARTNER : Hon. Lesieli Afu Ha'apai Namoa Vaha'i [1938 - 6 MAR 2004]
Union: 6 MAR 1958

  1. Hon. Havea Tuiha'ateiho Viliami Veasi'i Veikune

14th Tu'i Ha'ateiho [5.1.1995] - [5.6.2004]
Estate holder of Tungua, Matuku, Ha'ateiho Si'i in Ha'apai, Ha'ateiho Si'i in Vava'u, Ha'ateiho and Loto Ha'apai in Tongatapu. Appointed by HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV to the Noble and Estate-Holding Title of Tu'iha'ateiho on 5th January 1995, ed ucated at the Queensland Agricultural High School and College in Australia 1951/1954, earning a Certificate in Horticulture. Appointed as Agricultural Assistant at the Government Experimental Farm at Vaini in 1957. From 1963 to 1967 he worke d as an Extension Officer at the Department of Agriculture's Branch at Hihifo, Tongatapu. From 1968 to 1970 he was transferred to the Department's Branch in Vava'u. On 19th August 1970 he was promoted to Senior Agricultural Assistant. He graduate d with an Associate of Arts from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu in 1973. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the same university in 1982. He was re-appointed to the Civil Service as an Agricultural Officer at the Mini stry of Agriculture in 1984. On 29th May 1996 he was awarded the Medal in honour of the Silver Jubilee of the Coronation of HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV as a token of appreciation for his dedicated and industrious services to His Majesty, the Gover nment and the people. On 17th June 1997 he was promoted to Principal Agricultural Officer. Retired with effect from 5th May 1999, enabling him to pursue further academic and spiritual training at the Faith Seminary of Tacoma, Washington, USA, whic h culminated in his achievement of a Doctorate in Theology.


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