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Speaker sessions will be held in the Newmans Bus Shed

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated


Cider Cocktail Making


$5 tasting fee

(tastings limited to first 40 people)

Join Nick Widley, co-owner of Kismet Cocktail & Whisky bar as he guides you through making cocktails with cider. Learn a few tricks and tips to help you create fantastic drinks at home this summer. 


Nick has been bartending for 20 years, won several awards and still shakes the tins behind the bar each week. He has a wealth of knowledge he is keen to share. 

Nick will be introducing ELSEWHEN, New Zealand’s first ever applejack from the distillers at ROUGH HANDS. 


John Powell
The Cider Collective


Can we Grow Cider in to a Billion Dollar Export Industry?

John Powell, Co-Founder and Director of Cider Apples New Zealand Limited

The New Zealand wine exports are worth $1.9 billion. This success is driven by primarily by Sauvignon Blanc which accounts for 85% of wine export revenue. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is now recognised around the world as a unique premium white wine.

Can the New Zealand Cider industry recreate this success by breeding premium cider apples with a unique New Zealand profile that excites and captivates global consumers?

Cider Apples New Zealand Limited believes we can!


Everyone that attends The Cider Collective session goes in the draw to win a voucher for a 1 day cidermaking class!

(2 vouchers to be won)

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Award-Winning Ciders


Come along and hear who this year's winners were in the Cider NZ Annual Awards and why the judges chose them. Includes tasters of winning ciders

(tastings limited to first 40 people)

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