29 Mar 2017

Fiji kava exporter calls for price regulation

From , 6:01 am on 29 March 2017

A Fiji kava exporter is calling on government to regulate skyrocketing kava prices.

This comes after Cyclone Winston destroyed most of the country's kava crop last year and was followed by regular flooding giving farmers a hard time. 

The Fiji kava council earlier this month said some markets had stopped selling kava and where it was available it was being sold for more than $US40 a kilogram - a 76 percent increase.

Koroi Hawkins spoke with Fiji kava exporter Snehal Morris of Bilo Sinai Kava at Aucklands Pasifika Festival  over the weekend and began by asking her about the impact of Winston on the industry. 

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Photo: Facebook - Bilo Sinai Kava