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About Agroventures

Agroventures is situated within the realm of the world famous AgrodomeThe site has gone through a number of transformations since its inceptionToday Agroventures is New Zealand’s leading adventure hub
Agroventures is situated within the realm of the world-famous Agrodome, and is a business unit of its own standing, leasing the land from the Agrodome. The site has gone through a number of transformations since its inception, including the redevelopment of our reception area in 2006, gaining direct road access from Paradise Valley in 2007, opening of the Shweeb in 2007 and the consolidation of business ownership in 2010.

Today, what you will find at Agroventures is New Zealand’s leading adventure hub, offering the world’s most fun and unique array of soft to high adrenaline Rotorua activities in one beautiful location.

We’re pretty proud of our accomplishments, from winning the best Tourism and Hospitality Business Awards in 2010, to Google voting Shweeb as one of the top innovations and giving us $US1m to help develop the urban transport version of it!

Our Mission Statement
  1. To be New Zealand's leading adventure hub - providing a unique array of exhilarating and 'distinctively New Zealand' adventure activities in one easily accessible location
  2. To provide outstanding customer service
  3. To commit and practice sustainable business, incorporating the community, natural & human environmental protection, efficient use of resources, compliance with legislation and a safe and informative experience for visitors.

Directors and Owners of Agroventures

Steve Hockly - Director
Known to the rest of the team as the international man of mystery. Steve’s a busy man running a large sheet metal engineering business in Upper Hutt. Steve originally set up and built Freefall Xtreme.

Simon Short - General Manager/Managing Director
From off the farm in Fielding and into Jet Sprinting, Simon originally set up the Agrojet business at Flat Hills near Taihape and took the opportunity to bring the Agrojet to Agroventures in 1999.

Peter Cossey - Director 
The money counter and international expansion guy.  Peter spent 18 years offshore with PricewaterhouseCoopers, investment banks and start ups. His last stop was South Africa setting up and managing a game lodge (an eco friendly one).  In 2010 he became MD Agroventures and passed the baton to Simon in 2013.


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