Graeme Crossman believes the global popularity of kiwifruit is a magnet that can draw tourists to the Te Puke area.

The former All Black likens it to the pull champagne has for the French region of the same name.

The first cruise ship of the 2019-20 season arrives in the Port of Tauranga in just three days.

It will be start of a hectic summer for Graeme and Gayleen Crossman who own and run Kiwifruit Country Tours, and Kiwifruit Country owners Andrea and Gavin Fleming, Graeme and Gayleen's daughter and son-in-law.


Graeme and Gayleen previously ran Kiwi360 with Andrea and