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Judges add international flavour to Air New Zealand Wine Awards competition

New Zealand’s premier wine competition, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, will welcome three international judges to the 2017 team when judging kicks off on Monday at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. Wine producer and consultant PJ Charteris (Australia), wine writer Elaine Chukan Brown (USA), and Master of Wine and wine buyer Sarah Knowles (UK) arrive in the country over the next few days, bringing with them a wealth of international wine industry and judging experience. New Chair of ... more

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Original Foods Baking Co. takes the cake in 2017 Champion Canterbury Business Awards

One giant inflatable donut, two very impressive trophies and a crowd of 500-plus enthusiastic businesspeople combined last night to see Christchurch’s Original Foods Baking Co (OFBC) awarded winners in the 2017 Champion Canterbury Business Awards. OFBC won the title of Champion Producer/Manufacturer (medium-large enterprise) and then overall Supreme Winner (medium-large enterprise). Celebrating its 26th year in business, the family-owned, wholesale manufacturer is a New Zealand ... more

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Bad Taste Food Awards open for nominations

Consumer NZ wants nominations for its Bad Taste Food Awards. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin says the awards highlight food companies marketing their products as better choices than they really are. Ms Chetwin says Consumer NZ’s research regularly uncovers foods masquerading as nutritionally superior options, from gourmet salt to sugar-laden breakfast cereals. “We’re inviting consumers to join us in naming and shaming food marketers’ claims to ... more

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Sweet success for New Zealand wine at the International Wine and Spirits Competition

Results released today show New Zealand wines have triumphed at the prestigious UK-based International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). New Zealand scooped not only the show’s top Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Trophies, but a slew of top medals that included a record number of dessert wines. New Zealand continued its tradition of beating all international entrants to win the Pinot Noir Trophy with the Takapoto Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012 and the ... more

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Hyundai hand over keys to Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017

Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017, Tim Adams has just picked up his Hyundai Santa Fe Elite from their Head Offices in Auckland. Simon Hofmann, Head of Marketing Hyundai NZ handed over the keys to a delighted Tim. This was his premium prize for winning the national finals and he will keep the Santa Fe for an entire year. The colour is appropriately named “Merlot”. Adams who works at Obsidian on Waiheke Island will enjoy driving around the island in luxury. ... more

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2017 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year announced

The 2017 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year Final was held at Villa Maria in Auckland with the celebration dinner held at Ostro Restaurant where Kelsey Daniels (above) from Vinlink Marlborough was announced the winner and Sara Addis from Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay runner up. Alongside Kelsey and Sara, the national finalists were Abilgail Maxwell from Babich, Marlborough and Tom Hindmarsh from Dry River Wines, Martinborough. Now in its third year, the competition is ... more

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Best Ōra King Dish Awards finalists announced

Four New Zealand chefs at the forefront of New Zealand cuisine will travel to Japan this October to participate in the grand finale of the 2017 Ōra King Awards. Joining leading culinary professionals from around the world, they will embark upon a unique gastronomic tour of the country. New to 2017, the prize of a chef’s tour to Japan was introduced in order to mark the fifth year of the Ōra’s competition. Chefs from around the world were challenged to enter their ... more

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Original Foods Baking Co. named as finalist in 2017 New Zealand Food Awards

Christchurch’s Original Foods Baking Co. (OFBC) has been named as a finalist last night (31.8.17) in the New Zealand Food Awards (NZFA), in the James & Wells IP Innovation Category. The wholesale bakery produces delicious cakes, slices, bites and donuts which are sold in supermarkets, cafes, catering companies, restaurants and featured on airline menus throughout the country and the South Pacific. New Zealand’s, Massey University owns and organises the NZFA, recognising ... more

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New Zealand Food Awards finalists revealed

Celebrating 30 years of food innovation The finalists have been announced for the prestigious New Zealand Food Awards 2017, recognising Kiwi companies for their outstanding innovations in New Zealand’s food and beverage industry. Now in its 30th year, the awards, powered by Massey University, celebrate the creative innovations from New Zealand’s artisanal and large-scale food and beverage manufacturers. Finalists have submitted their finest products in the hopes of ... more

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2017 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year announced

Congratulations to Tim Adams from Obsidian, Waiheke Island, who is the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017. Tim was representing the Auckland/Northern region and it is the first time the trophy will be going back to this region. This breaks the three year run of the title going to a Young Vit from Hawke’s Bay. Tim is already 30, so at the maximum age for entering the competition, so came to the national final very well prepared and with great determination. He achieved ... more

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