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King opens Agriculture shows in Niuas

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Photos by Milika Tolungamaka (TDB Niuatoputapu)

King Tupou VI inspects the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show in Niuatoputapu. 12 July 2017. Photo: Milika Tolungamaka (TDB NTT)

King Tupou VI opened the Royal Agriculture, Fisheries and Tonga-Made Show in Niuatoputapu on Wednesday, July 12 where the small population showcased abundant food crops, seafood, fish and fine woven handicrafts at Matangimale grounds.

The King accompanied by Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku'aho said he was happy to be on the remote outer island to open the show.

The show was the result of the important work the people had completed this year and reminded us all to always prepare for times of difficultly like famine or in cases of natural disasters.


The King travelled to open the Niuafo’ou show today, July 13.

He is expected to open the Ha’apai show on 18 July and ‘Eua show on 22 July. The event concludes in Tongatapu on 29 July.

King Tupou VI started his annual outer island by opening the Vava’u show on 7 July, in Neiafu after his birthday celebrations.

Organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, this annual event is to encourage and promote the development of the agriculture and fisheries sector, working together with farmers and fishermen for food sustainability, livestock farming, handicrafts and local food production.