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Hawkins Watts New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: A preferred supplier of specialised, high-grade food ingredients to many of Australasia’s leading food processing and manufacturing companies. We import and distribute premium products from the ... more
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WaterTest Products

DESCRIPTION: Watertest Products are the sole distributors of LaMotte water quality testing products for New Zealand. This includes portable test equipment, test kits, reagents, test strips and sampling ... more
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Savannah NZ Limited

DESCRIPTION: Savannah Bio Systems Pty Ltd are suppliers of specialized functional ingredients to the food industry in Australia and New Zealand. With our Head Office in Melbourne we also have sales offices in ... more
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Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ)

DESCRIPTION: Apiculture New Zealand (ApiNZ) is the peak industry body for apiculture in New Zealand representing all sectors of the industry. We support and deliver benefit to the New Zealand apiculture industry ... more
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Food Product Development - the Web Edition

DESCRIPTION: This is the free web edition of a textbook originally published in print form in 2001, which is still available to purchase in hard copy. This book studies some of the key issues in bringing a new ... more
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Clevedon Buffalo Co.: new cheese marks a decade of success

Clevedon Buffalo Co. is celebrating its first decade in business with a new delicious cheese for customers to savour. The company’s owner/operators, Richard and Helen Dorresteyn have recently marked 10 years since they began farming riverine water buffalo (the first to do so in New Zealand), initially crafting their premium buffalo cheese to sell at the Clevedon Village Farmers Market. Fast forward 10 years and the business now has 12 products and more than nine medals for its buffalo dairy products - and is still staying true to its values – delivering fresh, premium ... more


Whey To Go - Whey Protein Concentrate: A New Zealand Success Story

This is a free, online, unrevised edition of the book Whey to Go - Whey protein concentrate, A New Zealand Success Story, which was published by Ngaio Press in 2014. It tells the story of an exceptionally innovative period in the history of the New Zealand dairy industry, the development of ultrafiltration, a technology that enabled the production of a new range of food ingredients, whey protein concentrates (WPCs). These were so valuable that whey, previously a waste by-product, became the basis of a profitable industry.

Whey to Go was written by some of those early pioneers: Ken Kirkpatrick, Kevin Marshall, Dave Woodhams, Mike Matthews, Peter Hobman, Lee Huffman, Jim Harper, Robin Fenwick, and Arthur Wilson.

Photo: NZDRI, Palmerston North 1978.

Through the 60s, 70s and 80s, they led a group of talented young technologists, scientists and marketers in developing brand new products and processing technologies. From early development work and pilot plant trials at the NZDRI (now Fonterra Research Centre), to full-scale industrial production on different plants at several different dairy companies (in the days before Fonterra), and liaison with multinational customers, and international markets.

Photo: WPC gel testing

The book is not only a historical record, but a fine case study of the many disciplines involved in innovation and commercialisation in the food industry. It is the fifth and latest food science, technology and engineering text to be provided online and free by NZIFST, and makes a suitable companion to those other texts covering food product development and food engineering.

The book remains subject to copyright but may be downloaded for personal use.

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Cadbury factory shuts this week after 150 years of production at site

Production at the Cadbury factory in Dunedin will end on Friday bringing to a close 150 years of manufacturing at the site. A spokesman for Mondelez, which owns Cadbury, said final production ... more

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Food and beverage reports good news for industry

The NZ Food and Grocery Council welcomes the release of the latest growth and investment reports on the food and beverage industry. The reports – Emerging Growth Opportunities in NZ Food ... more

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Fonterra makes $11m investment in water recovery technology

Construction is underway on an advanced plant that will reduce the amount of groundwater extracted for Fonterra’s Darfield manufacturing site by around 70 per cent. Darfield is already ... more

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Keeping it in the family

André Babich joins family wine business after 18 years in investment banking. Continuing the growth of Babich Wines, André Babich joins his father, uncle, cousin and colleagues in ... more

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Mother Earth grows Vege Fruit Sticks range

The taste of vegetables just got better with the newest flavour of Vege Fruit Sticks from Mother Earth. Real pumpkin joins apple & peach in a fruit and vegetable medley that makes this a ... more

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Meat and poultry lead 0.5 percent monthly fall in prices

Lower meat and poultry prices led the 0.5 percent fall in February 2018 food prices, Stats NZ said today. Beef prices fell 4.4 percent, while chicken prices fell 3.4 percent. The average price ... more

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Food charities set to benefit from $1 million fund

Thousands of food charity recipients are set to benefit from a charitable initiative which will see $1 million allocated to community organisations that help a range of health, cultural, environment, ... more

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Villa Maria’s award winning success continues at the Royal Easter Show

Photo: Sir George Fistonich and winemaker Gianni Flego, Villa Maria. Villa Maria’s reputation as New Zealand’s most awarded winery was upheld with a total of 12 golds and two ... more

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Bay of Plenty Maori partner with Japan's Imanaka on high-value dairy products

A group of Maori organisations has partnered with Japanese food company Imanaka to develop a milk processing plant to make high-value niche products in Kawerau. Kawerau Dairy is a collaboration ... more

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Sweet start for the NZ honey sector after dismal 2017

The $5 billion-a-year honey New Zealand industry is on its way to recovery after one of its poorest seasons in decades last year. The 2017 harvest was hit hard by cold, wet and windy weather over ... more

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Lawson’s Dry Hills celebrates 25 years at the forefront of the Marlborough wine industry

In 1992, amongst Barbara Kendall winning gold at the Barcelona Olympics, the move to MMP, Shortland Street airing for the first time and The Exponents being awarded single of the year, Ross and ... more

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Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards winners announced

Consumer NZ has announced this year’s recipients of the Bad Taste Food Awards. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the awards were launched to highlight food companies marketing ... more

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Villa Maria’s passion for organic winemaking pays off

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic Hawkes Bay Merlot 2016 was awarded the Bayleys Real Estate Champion Merlot, Cabernet and Blends Trophy at the prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017 on ... more