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Setting new standards in Senior Lifestyle Cuisine

Marc Soper is used to creating sensational dishes for high-paying guests at the luxury Wharekauhau Country Estate in Wairarapa. Now, the multi-award winning executive chef, who was also crowned Chef of the Capital in both 2015 and 2016, is going to bring his exacting standards to bear as a judge of the 2017 New Zealand Senior Lifestyle Cuisine cooking competition at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland on Sunday 30 July. For Marc, it’s a great opportunity to find out how ... more

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Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere 2017 extra virgin olive oils competition opens

Sol d'Oro Southern Hemisphere 4th edition, 11-15 September 2017, Osaka, Japan The Sol d'Oro competition organized by Veronafiere-Sol&Agrifood is dedicated to the most important extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) produced all over the world thanks to strict assessments of the jury panel and the decision to blind tasting methods to evaluate the samples entered in the event. Since the first occasion in 2002, the event has always sought to promote - through competition and comparison - ... more

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Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 rated as ‘outstanding’ by prestigious wine magazine, Decanter

Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016, produced by Māori food and drinks company Kono, has been rated as ‘outstanding’ and given 96 points out of 100, in the August edition of specialist wine magazine Decanter. Decanter’s panel of experts blind-tasted, and then rated, over 80 New Zealand sauvignon blancs. Only two other wines were rated as ‘outstanding’, which puts Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 in the top five ... more

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Auckland woman says strategy key to world trip prize win

One Auckland woman beat 200 competitors to win a World trip for two as part of a 4km treasure hunt competition in the central city last week. More than 200 determined treasure hunters armed with passports and clues completed the hunt around central Auckland, the brisk winter weather no deterrent for those seeking the grand prize, return flights for two anywhere in the world. Te Atatu South’s Avantika Gupta and her husband Sherwin Tian says they employed a particular strategy ... more

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Bayer Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017 announced

Congratulations to Annabel Bulk from Felton Road who has become the Bayer Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017. She will be the first female contestant through to the National Final since 2011 and only the fourth ever female to compete in the finals. Bulk has placed 2nd or 3rd the last couple of years so was thrilled all her hard work has paid off and she finally took out the title. Congratulations also goes to Ben Holt from Carrick Estate who came second and Derek ... more

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Innovation vital to success of horticulture

Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award. Dr Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of Plant & Food Research, was recognised with the Award at this week’s Horticulture New Zealand conference, where he issued a challenge for the industry to continue building science and innovation into their strategies to meet the demands of the future. “Science ... more

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Competition set to find New Zealand's best young winemaker

The battle is on again to find the 2017 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year, with a new structure to the competition which is set to bring the North vs South rivalry back into play, the young wine making talent of New Zealand will compete for the ultimate title during the next few months. Now in its third year, the competition is about finding the best winemaking talent in New Zealand, as well as providing education and support for those in the industry under 30. Not ... 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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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 Zealand's top chefs to visit Japan for Ōra King Awards

Photo: Pieta Fleming Entries are now open for the fifth Ōra King Awards Some of our country's finest chefs and leading food personalities will travel to Japan this spring to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annual Ōra King Awards. The announcement was made yesterday (7 June) at an exclusive industry event held at Cocoro restaurant in Auckland. The Japanese themed launch event was catered for by the young, talented chefs who took part in this year’s ... more

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