Tuesday, April 25th, 2017


Workshop highlights kava’s economic potential

Dr Okusitino Mahina Photo: RNZ/ Sara Vui-Talitu

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-April 25: 11:01am(RNZI): A Tongan kava supplier and distributor in New Zealand says kava’s potential was still hugely underdeveloped and more can be done to package the crop creatively for a wide range of consumers and markets. Kava Haus Limited director, Koloa Hau, said the root crop is a gift to the Pacific region because that is where the crop grows best. He said the crop has economic potential beyond traditional ceremonies and kava bars.