PREVIEW: Tonga needs Pōhiva’s message so kingdom can move forward

An interview with the biographer of 'Akilisi Pohiva, Michael Field

  • Philip Cass Unitec
  • Michael Field Independent journalist
Keywords: history, Pacific studies, reviews, Tonga

Abstract

THE LATE Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva was a clear visioned man whose message was still current, according to veteran Pacific journalist Michael Field. Field, who is writing a biography of Pōhiva, says a book about his life will be useful to the kingdom. Tongans needed Pōhiva’s message, he said (Field, 2020).

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Cass, P. (2020). Pōhiva saved Tonga, but kingdom faces dangerous times and reforms could unravel warns veteran journalist Michael Field. Kaniva News. Retrieved from http://www.kanivatonga.nz/2020/01/pohiva-saved-tonga-but-kingdom-faces-dangerous-times-and-reforms-could-unravel-warns-veteran-journalist-michael-field/

Field, M. (2020). Personal communication.

Latu, K. (2020). PM Tu‘i‘onetoa predicts PTOA party’s ‘falling apart and quarrelling’ as he speaks out amid Democrats’ pestering him following power struggle saga. Retrieved from http://www.kanivatonga.nz/2020/05/pm-tuionetoa-predicts-ptoa-partys-falling-apart-and-quarreling-as-he-speaks-out-amid-democrats-pestering-him-following-power-struggle-saga/

'Akilisi Pohiva
Published
31-07-2020
How to Cite
CassP., & FieldM. (2020). PREVIEW: Tonga needs Pōhiva’s message so kingdom can move forward: An interview with the biographer of ’Akilisi Pohiva, Michael Field. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 26(1), 302-304. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v26i1.1110