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Royal Agricultural Show 2019 to kick off at Funga Manamo’ui Grounds tomorrow

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 21/06/2019

The Royal Agricultural Show 2019 is set to kick off tomorrow at the Funga Manamo’ui Grounds where fishermen and women, growers, and handicrafts will welcome His Majesty King Tupou VI to open the show for Tongatapu.

The CEO of the Ministry of Agriculture, Foods, and Forestry – Dr. Viliami Manu says they’ve already started setting up the showground and many booths have already been decorated beginning from Thursday afternoon.

The official opening of the show will be tomorrow but the booths will have their displays ready by tonight and judging of each category will take place. Manu says they also have special programs tonight for the youth.

The theme for this year’s Royal Agricultural Show is a Tongan proverb “To’ukai mo hono lohu” which translates to each season yields a different harvest, emphasising the need to change with the times, with more technological developments in agriculture, fisheries, tourism and such, necessary changes must be made in order to keep moving forward.

The 2019 show is different in that it kicks off in Tongatapu, after years of beginning in the outer islands then wrapping up on Tongatapu.

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