Revival hope for contest
THERE are hopes Australia’s only competition showcasing banana packing skills can return after it was forced to pack up for this year.
Innisfail & District Show chief banana exhibit steward, Innisfail grower Rob Zahra, said the cancellation of the packing championships had been disappointing for banana growers and showgoers.
“A lot of people were asking ‘ Will it be back next year?’ ” Mr Zahra said. “It’s a major drawcard for the show.”
Rob said the event needed a co- ordinator to plan and manage the competition.
“We’re making a call for anyone in the banana industry or business community to help us run the packing competition in 2016. Hopefully we can get enough interest to ensure we can run the event again.”