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Thursday 22 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan squash growers hoping for some Christmas cash will be disappointed as the payments for this year' sqaush exports will not be made by the exporters to the growers until next year.
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Wednesday 2 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The fifth and the final shipment of Tongan squash is expected to leave Tonga for Japan on November 12.
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Thursday 6 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first shipment of Tongan squash to Japan for 2005 will leave Nuku‘alofa at the end of next week with 3200 tonnes of Tongan squash.
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Thursday 5 May 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After Tonga's squash growers this week became totally confused over how the new Consumption Tax applied to their businesses, the Minister of Finance has come out and promised them exemption from the CT on agricultural imports.
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Saturday 22 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mangoes for breakfast, mangoes for lunch, and mangoes for dinner - we have mangoes dropping on our heads and squashing under our feet in Tongatapu this month.
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Monday 29 November 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
When the last squash ship left Nuku‘alofa early this month for Japan it concluded the 2004 squash season. Tonga exported a total of 13,00 tones to Japan this year.
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Thursday 16 September 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first shipment of Tongan squash for Japan for 2004 is expected to leave Nuku'alofa in early October, but this year the Tonga Squash Council takes control of the Squash Industry, and is setting a maximum of 16,500 tonnes for export.
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Wednesday 18 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Queen Halaevalu Mata‘aho will officially open Tonga's 2004 Agricultural and Industrial Show at Angaha, Niuafo‘ou, on August 25.
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Thursday 4 March 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Development Bank will allocate a $2.5 million fund to be made available for loans to squash growers this year, according to the bank's Commercial Loans Manager, Simi Sefanaia.
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Wednesday 4 February 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After weeks of wrangling over the proposed $6.3 million loan by Tongatapu squash exporters, from the Tonga Development Bank, $2 million has been approved.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s annual squash exports for Japan could reach 20,000 tonnes, but people in the industry in November were predicting the price will plummet this year to a disappointing low of between 20 and 15 seniti per kilo. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Tuesday 30 December 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s export market for its treasured yams would increase if Tonga and its main trading partners New Zealand and Australia could agree on ways to eliminate fumigation for this product, say exporters in Nuku‘alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 3, December 2003.
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Monday 29 December 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Squash Exporters' Council is seeking a $6 million loan for the purpose of compensating squash growers who were hurt by low returns from their sale of squash to Japan this year.
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Tuesday 25 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In any disaster, there are always a few survivors and this is true of Tonga's squash industry this year. While most of the 2000 Tongan squash growers this season will face a huge financial loss because they will be paid only 15 to 20 seniti per kg of squash, a lucky few will receive between 61 and 84 seniti per kg.
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Monday 10 November 2003
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's annual squash exports for Japan could reach 20,000 tonnes, but people in the industry are predicting the price will plummet this year to a disappointing low of between 20 and 15 seniti per kilo.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Tonga imports $6 million worth of vegetables annually to meet demand, a surprising amount for a country with an annual trade deficit of about $90 million, which has its main export strength in agricultural produce. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 August 2003

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
The establishment of the Vava‘u Agricultural Farmers Council Inc. on April 3 is yet another attempt by farmers to pool their resources and to find a market for their produce. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 2, August 2003.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Squash exports to Japan for this year’s squash season in Tonga began in October, and the Quarantine Department reported that 10,800 tonnes of squash had been exported by the last week of October. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Tokyo, Japan
BioTechnology can be used to produce new products from Tonga’s agriculture and fisheries, and it may help Tonga maintain its claim to niche markets that it has initiated in Japan, said Dr Kyosuke Owa, a Japanese scientist working for the Nano Merchandise Development Co. Ltd. in Nuku’alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 27 February 1999

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pousima Afeaki started exporting in 1995 with one container of assorted produce…and by 1997 it had jumped to 65 containers. He is one of a handful of hard working Tongan farmer-exporters who can see a positive future for agricultural exports from Tonga. By Pesi Fonua. Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 14, no. 1, January 1999.
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