Tonga Cyclone

Our hearts go out to our farmer friends and the people of Tonga. On February 12 Tropical Cyclone Gita devastated the South Pacific islands of Tonga with winds of 230km/h. Parliament House was flattened, many homes were destroyed, electricity lines were brought down and crops – including vanilla crops – were leveled. Gita was far stronger than predicted, and is the worst cyclone to pass so close to Tonga’s main islands in 60 years.

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