15 October 2012 His Majesty King Tupou VI officially opened the 2012 Agricultural Show for the 'Eua Island on 12 October.
The Royal Agricultural Show was staged at the Malau 'o Vailahi Grounds in Niu'eiki.
Her Majesty Queen Nanansipau'u and other members of the Royal Family accompanied His Majesty during the tour of 'Eua and its people.
Their Majesties were accompanied by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano and the Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries, Hon. Sangster Saulala including the People's Representative for 'Eua, Sunia Fili, Noble's Representative. Lord Nuku and Government Representative Semisi Halaholo.
The 'Eua Royal Agricultural Show was a significant start for this year's Show, since the Vava'u Royal Agricultural Show was cancelled.
The people and communities in 'Eua were truly honoured to welcome and greet Their Majesties on such occasion, as countless displays of agricultural produce, forestry and fisheries foodstuffs from the ocean were exceptionally mark the beginning of the Royal Agricultural Show in 2012.
Their Majesties completed a 5-day tour of the Island after the conclusion of the Show and returned to Nuku'alofa on 15 October.
Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012