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St John to get a slice of Original Foods Baking Co’s Red Velvet Cake profits

Original Foods Baking Co’s Red Velvet Cake is at the centre of celebrations in many New Zealand households, with the deep red colour, rich chocolatey flavour and creamy vanilla icing making it impossible to stop at just one slice. That sweet indulgence now comes with the added advantage of knowing your purchase is helping someone in need, with $1 NZD from every Original Foods branded Red Velvet round cake going to New Zealand charities. St John medical response services ... more

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Dairy product prices slip for second straight auction

Dairy product prices eased again at the Global Dairy Trade auction, posting two straight declines for the first time since March, as prices slid for most products except whole milk powder and butter milk powder. . The GDT price index fell 0.4 per cent from the previous auction two weeks ago to US$3,303. Some 28,574 tonnes of product was sold, up from 21,171 tonnes at the previous auction. . Even so, whole milk powder gained, rising 2.6 per cent to US$3,111 a tonne. Skim milk powder ... more

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Deepwater Group welcomes New Zealand Sea Lion Threat Management Plan

The Deepwater Group, which represents New Zealand’s deepwater fishing sector, welcomes the New Zealand Sea Lion Threat Management Plan released today by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). This new Plan is based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the threats to New Zealand sea lions, which concludes that no single factor is solely responsible for their decline. The Plan adopts a broad approach to mitigate the key threats and to ... more

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Bayer Auckland/Northern Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017 announced

Congratulations to Tim Adams from Obsidian who became the Bayer Auckland/Northern Young Viticulturist of the Year for the second year in a row on Friday 30 June at Goldie Estate. Congratulations also goes to Jake Dromgool from The Landing in Kerikeri who came second and to Nick Pett from Cable Bay who came third. The Auckland/Northern region was added to the Young Viticulturist of the Year competition last year and now in its second year the competition has grown already ... more

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Seafood’s men and women tell their stories

New Zealand’s seafood industry is publicly promising to protect the environment and secure long-term sustainable fisheries. A promise to the people of New Zealand will air tonight on mainstream television. It will feature people from throughout the country employed in catching, harvesting and processing the seafood that drives one of the country’s most important domestic and export sectors. The country’s main seafood companies have collaborated to promote the ... more

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Supreme win for Fonterra at ExportNZ Awards

Winning the Supreme Award at the 2017 ExportNZ Awards for Auckland and Waikato is recognition the Co-operative’s product innovation is meeting changing customer expectations, says Fonterra Chairman John Wilson. At an event in Auckland last night, ExportNZ Auckland and Waikato (divisions of the Employers and Manufacturers Association) gave their top award to Fonterra Foodservice after the Co-op earlier won the Westpac Exporter of the Year (total sales over $25 million) category. ... more

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New look for Māori food and drinks business Kono

Kono, a food and drinks business based in Te Tau Ihu (the top of South Island) has today launched a new look. “We’re really proud of the new face of Kono which encapsulates the power of four - four corners of beautifully woven harakeke (flax) kono from which we take our name, four iwi to whom our owners whakapapa, and ngā wāhanga e whā o te tau, giving us our four seasons,” Rachel Taulelei, Chief Executive, Kono says. “For hundreds of years, ... more

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Food Act registrations deadline looms

Companies that make non-shelf stable items and food importers, and which haven’t registered under the new Food Act, have just two weeks to do so before possibly facing fines for non-compliance, says the NZ Food and Grocery Council. This includes companies that make or process: · nuts and seeds, including businesses that roast coffee beans, roast, salt or coat nuts or seeds, or make products like nut bars or trail mix. · food for vulnerable ... more

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Moana New Zealand reports $9.9 million profit

Moana New Zealand, New Zealand’s largest Iwi-owned premium seafood company, is pleased to report a net profit of $9.9 million in the six-month period ending 31 March 2017. That is a 28 per cent ($2.1m) improvement on last year’s result for the same period. Highlights of the first half of Moana New Zealand’s financial year came through its oyster division, Ready-to-Eat meals, solid performance from finfish and an improvement in Sealord’s profit contribution. Moana ... more

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Smaller New Zealand wine vintage is full of promise

The 2017 grape harvest has come in smaller than expected according to New Zealand Winegrowers. The 2017 Vintage Survey shows the harvest totalled 396,000 tonnes, down 9% on last year said Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers. “Given strong demand in overseas markets wineries had been looking forward to a larger harvest this year. With the smaller vintage however, export volume growth is likely to be more muted in the year ahead.” Mr Gregan said the smaller ... more

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