A man charged in relation to the death of a New Zealand police officer in Tonga is due to appear in court today.
South Auckland Constable Kali Fungavaka, 38, died in hospital six days after receiving fatal injuries while being held in a prison cell in Nuku'alofa.
Semisi Kalisitiane Manu, who was in the police cell with Fungavaka, will appear in court today facing a manslaughter charge.
Two Tongan policemen, Salesi Maile and Fatai Faletau, accused of involvement in Fungavaka's death appeared in a Tongan court earlier this month where it was claimed there was not enough evidence to charge them with manslaughter.
The officers were released on bail, and are expected to reappear in court on October 1 on assault charges.
Fungavaka, who was awarded a New Zealand Bravery Medal, had been in Tonga for his grandfather's funeral.
He was a pallbearer, but later that night was arrested at a club in Nuku'alofa for what police said was a minor "drunkenness offence".