Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Rotorua’s Agrodome hosting inaugural Olive Harvest Festival

PRESS RELEASE
Rotorua’s Agrodome hosting inaugural Olive Harvest Festival

Rotorua, New Zealand – 28 May 2014: The olives are plump and ripe for picking in the Agrodome grove and the inaugural 2014 harvest will be celebrated with an Olive Festival.

The idea of new MICE Market Sales Manager Diane Curtis, the one-day festival is on Saturday 7 June from 10am-2pm in the Education Centre at the Agrodome’s olive and kiwifruit orchard, where visitors will experience the workings of an Olive Grove first hand and press their own gourmet oil.

“An artisan olive oil maker from The Village Press will demonstrate how to achieve the best results before guests turn their hand to pressing olives, sampling flavours and bottling their own vintage oil,” Diane says “Then it’s time to relax over a sumptuous lunch with an olive themed menu created by our resident Chef.”

The Agrodome is one of New Zealand’s iconic tourist attractions and not only offers farm shows and tours but also operates as a 350 acre working sheep and cattle farm, part of which includes the organic olive grove.

“We are hoping to make this an annual event. The olive grove is a bit of a hidden secret on the farm and we’re very excited to be sharing its first ever olive harvest press with everyone.”

Tickets are $79 each and numbers are strictly limited. Book online at www.agrodome.co.nz

The Agrodome has won the coveted New Zealand Tourism Award for New Zealand's Best Visitor Attraction numerous times, and has been awarded more than once for its outstanding service and contribution to the New Zealand Tourism Industry. The Agrodome is not just a fun visitor attraction with an entertaining farm show and farm tour; it is also an operating 350-acre (160-hectare) working sheep and cattle farm with 1200 sheep and 120 beef cattle.

www.agrodome.co.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Embrace Falling Home Affordability, Says NZIER

Despair over the inability to afford a house is misplaced and should be embraced as an opportunity to invest in more wealth-creating activity, says the principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Shamubeel Eaqub. More>>

Productivity Commission: NZ Regulation Not Keeping Pace

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news