Years ago, a dairy farmer from New Zealand, John Ross, set out on the trip of a lifetime. Leaving his homeland in his self-built 52-foot launch, he headed for the island nation of Tonga to celebrate his 60th birthday. He eventually landed on the exotic tropical Island of Vava'u, part of the island nation of Tonga, and settled in the village of Utungake, befriending the local chieftain of the village and his family, the Latu family.

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