But in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the industry needed a little help.
The former squash champion 'handled packing like a champ'.
38,000 tonnes are harvested each year.
New Zealand has once again been declared free of the serious pest species.
"It's silly people, doing stupid things."
A new interactive programme has been rolled out over summer.
However, there is good news ahead for lovers of the fruit.
The top three-quarters of the country is drying out.
Prices for the small green citrus fruit have shot up this summer.