Bay Of Plenty Brews

Words Vicki Ravlich Horan The Cider Factorie Husband and wife team Rowena and Simon Pearce are both qualified and experienced winemakers.   “We saw an opportunity to diversify our skills by fermenting apples instead of grapes,” says Rowena.  “The process of making cider is almost identical to making wine (not beer), so we had the equipment […]


Words: Vicki Ravlich-Horan Whether it’s for a day, weekend or a couple of weeks, Whakatāne is a fantastic spot to play, stay and it turns out, to eat this summer. Here are our top picks to give you a little taste. Berry Delicious Whakatāne’s warm climate makes it a great place to grow berries. A […]