The first shipment of 16.6 metric tonnes of Tongan watermelons was exported to Auckland, New Zealand on December 17, after the October ban was lifted. It is a new milestone for Tonga's agricultural sector, said local farmer and exporter, Minoru Nishi Jr today.
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Friday 18 December 2020
Thursday 14 October 2010
Tonga's hope to resume exporting watermelon to New Zealand by the end of September was not realised, but there is a hope that the new fumigation facility would be eventually certified by New Zealand.
Tuesday 20 October 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
On the Tongan watermelon dilemma, your correspondent Sione Mokofisi of the US posed: Isn't there something wrong with this picture? Short supply of watermelons in NZ; high prices at the marketplace; but there is excess supply in Tonga ready to be shipped. -Sefita Hao'uli