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Directus International Ltd

DESCRIPTION: Directus International Limited, the first Directus company, was founded in 1976. Based in New Zealand, it has served as the foundation for the building of the Directus group of companies. Directus ... more
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RedSpark Creative Ltd

DESCRIPTION: RedSpark Creative is a branding, graphic design and advertising company based in Newton, Auckland. We specialise in building strong brands to help our clients achieve success. We can help you STAND ... more
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Fine Food New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: Fine Food New Zealand is the nationís leading trade event for the food retail, foodservice and hospitality industries. Every 2 years the food industry is invited to discover cutting-edge food, ... more
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James Crisp Ltd

DESCRIPTION: James Crisp Ltd, established 1916, is a privately owned New Zealand business proud to be a leading supplier of ingredients to Food Manufacturers throughout New Zealand. James Crisp specialises in ... more
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A2ZTranslate Ltd.

DESCRIPTION: Professional translation agency. Experienced in the translation of food labelling and packaging, import/export documentation, product descriptions, etc. We provide certified translation services ... more
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Three new ciders from Lewis Road Orchard - summer in a bottle!

Languid afternoons and long evenings, sparkling seas and picnics under trees, good times and sunshine ... who doesn't love that summer feeling? Now, Lewis Road is capturing the best of New Zealand summer in a bottle, by expanding from pastures to orchards and launching a new range of premium apple ciders. Lewis Road Orchard Premium Apple Ciders are made with the best, certified-organic apples from Bostock's orchards in the sunshine-filled Hawke's Bay, with a delightful difference. Have you ever been near fruit trees when they are in blossom? The flowers have a wonderful scent, ... more

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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.

www.nzifst.org.nz/publications/wheytogo.asp

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East meets west: Taura inspires global flavour combinations at FIE

Real fruit and vegetable pieces are the perfect way to combine eastern and western flavours, Taura Natural Ingredients will demonstrate at Food Ingredients Europe. With consumers seeking new ... more

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Growing Kiwi demand for bubble tea drives retail expansion

Increasing Kiwi demand for an Asian beverage known as bubble tea will see Australasia's fastest growing tea brand double the number of their New Zealand stores next year. Bubble Tea or boba tea ... more

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New South Island supermarkets as Pak 'n Save, New World owner invests

Foodstuffs is continuing to invest in its South Island network with new openings and refurbishments. During 2017, Foodstuffs South Island has invested $17 million in a 3100-square-metre ... more

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Wine Marlborough Cellar Door of the Year winners announced

The Wine Marlborough Cellar Door of the Year final was held at Brancott Estate Cellar Door and Restaurant last night where Bladen and Hunter’s Wines were announced joint winners of the title, ... more

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World butter price falls at auction

Dairy prices fell again in the latest Global Dairy Trade auction, this time by 3.4 per cent to US$2970 (NZ$4347). This followed a 3.5 per cent drop at the last auction two weeks ago, the largest ... more

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L&P and Tip Top have teamed up to bring us a new summer ice block

We’ve frozen the best of summer, on a stick! Introducing the all NEW Fruju L&P. Tip Top is kicking off summer with a match made in heaven – the new Fruju L&P ice ... more

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Manukee - taking New Zealand honey to the world

Manukee founder and "BeeEO" York Spencer talks about the challenges of selling his products in Asia and finding a distribution partner, all while making sure to keep the office vacuumed. ... more

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Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data ... more

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Public perception of fisheries management at odds with international reputation - TNC

New Zealand fisheries’ Quota Management System (QMS) is being presented as an international example by a prominent US-based conservation group. The long established The Nature ... more

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International Award for Juicies

The Nelson Tasman company behind popular Kiwi brand Juicies has scored an international award, taking out the New Zealand-Taiwan Business Excellence Award in Taipei last night. Tasman Bay Food ... more

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Fonterra continues to build UHT capacity

Fonterra has today announced it is further expanding its Waitoa UHT site as the Co-operative works to keep ahead of growing demand for its products. Five years ago the site was an empty ... more

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Kiwi Garden To Table charity recognised

Kiwi success story, Garden to Table, has been handpicked by global food group, Food Tank, as one of the world’s most innovative and inspiring organisations. Garden to Table is the only ... more

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Food innovation and commercialisation specialist to run FoodHQ

The current Director of Riddet Innovation, Dr Abby Thompson has accepted the role of FoodHQ Chief Executive Officer. Dr Thompson is experienced in commercially focused research and development ... more