TUITA (Noble Title)

LOCATION: Tonga ('Utungake, Ha'afakahenga and Futu) AREA: xx acres CREATION: around 1760
TITLE: The Honourable Tuita HA'A: Ha'a Toutai SEAT: 'Utungake

PRESENT TITLE HOLDER: Captain Hon. Siosaia Ma'ulupekotofa Tuita [The Honourable Tuita], 9th Tuita since November 1998 (P.O.Box 14, Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga)
born 21st March 1951, educated at Wanganui College, New Zealand at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and at Oxford University, U.K; he joined the Prime Minister's Office as Official Translator in 1972; promoted to Senior Executive Officer for Foreign Affairs in 1973, then to Assistant Secretary for Foreign Affairs in 1978; he was appointed First Secretary to the Tonga High Commission in London in 1979, then became Counsellor from 1980 to 1985; appointed Deputy Secretary, Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986 and again in 1997; Tongan High Commissioner to the U.K. and Ambassador to the E.E.C. 1989/1992; Tongan Consul General to the U.S.A. 1992/1996 and again from 2010; Governor of Vava'u 1998/2002; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Nutrition 2002/-; Life Member of the Fasi Ma'ufanga Rugby Club; he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Illustrious Order of Queen Salote Tupou III on 31st July 2008, and is also a recipient of the King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV Coronation Silver Jubilee Medal on 4th July 1992, the King George Tupou V Coronation Medal on 1st August 2008 and the King George Tupou VI Coronation Medal on 4th July 2015; married 21st July 1976 in the Chapel Royal, Nuku'alofa, HRH Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuku'aho of Tonga, born 17th November 1951, daughter of HM King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga, and his wife, HM Queen Halaevalu Mata'aho (ne้ Ahome'e), and has issue, four daughters and an adopted son. PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The estates belonging to this family are, 'Utungake and Ha'afakahenga and Futu in Niuafo'ou. Title holders were...
1. "Queen Salote of Tonga : 1900-1965" by Elizabeth Wood Ellem, Auckland University Press, 1999