Eastern Courier : November 19th 2010
12 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 NEWS Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's SUNDAY STAR TIMES MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 21, 2010 How'sMsClarkgettingonat theUNandwasshegoodfor New Zealand? HELEN IN NEW YORK Naked holidays are on the rise (but not for the reason you'd think) Travelling light Being a woman's cool Why it's great when you're not a girl YouTube's first documentary OUR WORLD SUNDAY MAGAZINE Special food issue. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertainment. ■ Heal thyself - cheap and safe ways to look after your health. ■ Be in to win a set of great gardening tools. ■ TV - Peta Mathias' taste of the islands. ■ Helen in New York -- how's Ms Clark getting on at the UN and was she good for New Zealand? ■ YouTube's first documentary. ■ Being a woman's cool -- why it's great when you're not a girl. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) WIN u ury boutique break to Tasmania A Beinto PLUS Praise flows for virgin olive oil By MATT BOWEN Good oil: Barry Wade's olive grove produces extra virgin oil ''on par with some of the top oils in Europe''. Photo: MATT BOWEN Hints of green tea, a floral note with green bananas and apple. Judges detected each of these flavours in the River Estate's 2010 batch of award- winning cold pressed extra virgin olive oils. This month the Whitford orchard's Tuscan Blend won gold and best in class at the NZ Gourmet Oil Competition in Christchurch. All up it raked in six medals of the gold and silver variety this year in two hotly contested tasting events. Director Barry Wade couldn't believe it. My personal view is last season was a better oil,'' he says. This season we had an extremely dry summer -- the fruit was quite small but it was obviously full of all the good things.'' He says the fruit was picked on one of the year's wettest days -- not a promis- ing omen. The phenols or good properties'' can be washed away, Mr Wade says. Yet the accolades rolled in. At the OlivesNZ Awards his Frantoio took gold and best in class. The Koroneiki also earned gold while the Chemlali and Pendolino both managed silver medals. The popular Picual variety was the other gold medal winner at the gourmet oil awards. We concentrate more on quality than quantity,'' Mr Wade says. I'm quite happy to have that -- if someone wants mass produced oil they can go to the supermarket.'' One of his secrets is to pick and press on the same day to capture that freshness''. The grove on the banks of the Turanga River is now in flower. IN BRIEF Big Wednesday win Someone is about to find out they are $4.8 million richer. Paper Plus in Howick sold this week's Big Wednesday Lotto ticket. Owner and manager Katie Treneman says she hopes the winner is one of their regular customers. The prize includes $3 million cash, an Audi R8, Porsche Cayenne, $250,000 on a Visa Platinum card, $250,000 to spend on luxury travel, a Four Winns V258 power boat, and $750,000 towards a bach. The lucky customer bought a Heads or Tails ticket so they have also won second division which is another $172,151. The prizes and cash are worth just over $4.8 million and the winner has the option of cashing it all in. ''We are all really excited to find out who it is, and change their lives,'' Mrs Treneman says. The Picton St shop has sold a few first division tickets in the past but this is the biggest prize. Wholesale toys A monster wholesale toy sale in East Tamaki is giving 10 percent of sales to Kidz First Children's Hospital. The sale is at Work Store self storage, unit 68, 19 Ormiston Rd, East Tamaki. Hours are 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday until December 24. Stop crime Phone Crimestoppers 0800-555-111 to report crime anonymously.
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