Late King George Tupou V’s wine auctioned to raise funds

New Zealand – A bottle of Cabernet Merlot 2007 wine that was given away in commemoration of the coronation of His late Majesty King George Tupou V of Tonga will be put up for auction today.

The commemorative release was a gift for the New Zealand Labour MP for Mt Roskill, Hon. Phil Golf. 

However Goff has given the wine to the Labour MP for Mangere, MP Sua William Sio to help  with his campaign fundraising.

 "The funds will be used for the Mangere Labour's 2014 Campaign", Sio said.

 “I want to give a heads up to all my Tongan relatives, friends and supporters that I will be putting this wine bottle up for auction and it will go to the highest bidder,” Sio said.

About 6500 bottles of wine were produced in  Italy and brought to Tonga in 2008 for the celebration of the historical coronation.

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