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American Adventurer Sets Sights On New Zealand

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Date: 30 July 2012

American Adventurer Sets Sights On New Zealand

Management Agency B&M Creative Artists is pleased to announce the arrival of Aaron Carotta to New Zealand shores.

An adventurer, traveller, blogger and television personality, Carotta has lived an action packed life since being diagnosed with cancer.

In 2008, Florida based Carotta was diagnosed with the life-threatening illness that changed his life. With the courage to embrace the diagnosis, Carotta now credits the health scare to helping him create change, and seek new possibilities in life.

After reassessing what was important to him, Carotta set up a blog based on his adventures. This soon became a runaway success and helped pave the way for his ‘Adventure Aaron’ alter-ego.

Television opportunities soon followed hot on the heels, hosting numerous shows demonstrating his love for travel and adventure.

Reaching audiences of more than 120 million viewers across the US, India, Russia, Europe - this September, his thirst for adventure is set to hit New Zealand shores.

Carotta’s latest show Catch & Cook will air on New Zealand’s Food TV and reveals antipodean scenery at its best.

Catch & Cook sees Carotta tasked with catching his food, while enlisting the help of well-known New Zealand chefs to turn the catch into a culinary delight.

With a keen eye for adventure, Carotta is a true example of how to take an unfortunate life experience and turn it into a positive opportunity - a philosophy that has formed the basis for his latest series, Bucket Wish.

This series is an opportunity for Carotta to give back to the community and help cancer patients fulfill their dreams. Working with CanTeen, Carotta is able to make a few dreams come true by delivering on the buckets wish lists of cancer patients. Canteen comments, “Cancer is traumatic at any age, even more so for young people already facing the challenges of growing up. Aaron can relate to our members given his own cancer journey at a young age. It’s a wonderful thing that he’s doing - giving those we support an adventure of a lifetime so that they too can experience something positive from their life changing ordeal.”

Recognised as a motivational speaker, television presenter and personality, Aaron Carotta is a name to remember. You can see Carotta in action at the 2012 Auckland Food Show this week for a live cooking demonstration, Thursday 2 August 1:30pm – 2:15pm.


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