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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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Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter spreads around the world

They like their peanuts, but peanut butter is a puzzling Western delicacy to the Chinese, according to an exporter who has just struck a deal there. Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter has been growing fast since its inception 10 years ago, when founder Pic Picot began selling it for a bit of extra income at the Nelson market. Having found its way into mainstream supermarkets in New Zealand and Australia, Pic's is now breaking into the United Kingdom, United States and Chinese markets. ... more

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Auckland loses two pie factories

Goodman Fielder plans to close two factories in Auckland, consolidating their production to a single site and shifting its pie-making operation to Palmerston North as part of an ongoing efficiency drive in what it calls "a very competitive market". The diversified manufacturer owned by Singapore-based Wilmar International and Hong Kong-listed investment firm First Pacific Co will close its Irvines bakery at Wiri and its Hot Plate bakery in East Tamaki. The Irvines line will ... more

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foodpro 2017 presents education programme

foodpro, the event that serves as a bastion for the food manufacturing and processing industry, has released its education content for 2017, presenting industry experts and topical seminars that will provide pertinent and insightful insight into industry issues. Curated with the intent to inform, challenge, and ultimately provide solutions to issues and developments in the industry, the seminars are free to attend. Each educational offering will provide a unique opportunity to learn ... more

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NZ horticulture booms as kiwifruit beats wine in exports

Kiwifruit exports have overtaken wine for the first time, helping lift export returns to $5.1 billion for the year to the end of June 2016. Produce from the New Zealand horticulture industry is worth $8.7b a year, a new record high. Kiwifruit's share of export value is $1.67b, compared to wine at $1.55b. Next largest was apples at $690 million, followed by onions ($112m) and avocados ($82m). Other stand out exports included peas ($84m), potatoes ($83m), cherries ($68m), berryfruit ... more

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Fonterra builds value-add capacity at Te Rapa to satisfy China demand

Dairy on the go is the order of the day in Asia, as market demand drives investment in some of Fonterra’s most popular value-added products. The Co-operative has taken another strong step forward on its commitment to drive more milk into value-added products, announcing an investment of almost $20 million at its Te Rapa site to meet growing demand for cream cheese and mini-dish butter. Robert Spurway, Chief Operating Officer Global Operations, says the growth in demand is ... more

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Fast-tracking health products

A new collaboration between Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see health and wellness products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market. The Innovation Cell is a new co-investment business model whereby Anagenix, a New Zealand-based small business, will launch new natural ingredients for consumer products, based on Plant & Food Research science, into the market at an early stage. The marketing stories for these products will develop over time ... more

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