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TalentNZ: Start with skills but end with qualified

The open letter signed this week by 100 companies has been applauded by the industry training organisation for the nation’s booming service sectors, ServiceIQ. But it wants a postscript. “Tourism is New Zealand’s leading source of overseas income, yet it’s crying out for talented people,” says ServiceIQ chief executive Dean Minchington. “The same applies to hospitality and retail. An insistence on someone holding a tertiary qualification to land a ... more

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High-Value Nutrition researchers tackle global health issues

The country’s top scientists are taking on two major global health issues: the tsunami of diabetes in Asia and how the right nutrition can boost immunity to the flu in research supported by the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge. Challenge Chief Scientist Professor Martin Kussmann said, “We’re bringing together the best researchers in the country to work on some very innovative science.” Professor Sally Poppitt, director of the Human Nutrition Unit ... more

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Alison.com launches new Diploma in Innovation Management for food & beverage manufacturing

Are you guiding or actively involved in delivering Innovation within a food or beverage manufacturer, or a food entrepreneur or a graduate looking for employment in innovation in the Food and Beverage Industry? This 6-hour online Diploma in Innovation Management is for food and beverage companies who are scaling their products and portfolio, to compete nationally or internationally. The Diploma course consists of shared insights, concepts, best practices, processes and skills that help food ... more

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Major international food symposium in New Zealand

International food experts flock to New Zealand this November. Leaders in food from around the world will be gathering in Auckland for a symposium to explore the future methods of making it more nutritious and sustainable. Hosted by the Riddet Institute, the symposium will look at the most recent and cutting-edge discoveries in food science, including the challenges around designing healthy and sustainable foods, getting our protein from edible insects, and how to feed the gut ... more

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Lion’s Alcohol&Me education programme a big hit

An online programme aimed at educating New Zealanders on safer alcohol consumption is proving to be a fantastic resource everyone should check out, says NZ Food and Grocery Council (FGC) Chief Executive Katherine Rich. FGC has today launched a Leaders Series video on the programme, ‘Alcohol&Me’, which is an initiative by Lion aimed at championing a positive and responsible drinking culture in New Zealand. Lion developed the programme as an internal education seminar ... more

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Food Structures, Digestion & Health Conference - program launched

Food Structures, Digestion and Health International Conference 2017 Tuesday 24 - Friday 27 October 2017 Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney The Food Structures, Digestion & Health Conference program is now available on the Conference website. The 2017 Food Structures, Digestion and Health International Conference is focused on increasing awareness that food format and food structure have a significant effect on the bio-availability of nutrients. The focus has shifted development of ... more

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Scholarship open to New Zealand sommeliers for the first time

The New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship is open to New Zealand applicants for the first time, offering local sommeliers the opportunity to take part in a memorable wine experience with their international peers. First launched in 2016, the scholarship is now a global initiative with sommeliers from Australia, Asia, Canada, UK, Europe, and USA, with New Zealand set to join the scholars in 2018. Successful applicants will engage with and learn from some of the ... more

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Avocados could be good for guts

New research shows avocados may be good for gut health, which would be another previously unknown benefit. Scientist Gunaranjan Paturi says avocados contain compounds that are already known to support cardiovascular health, blood glucose regulation and have anti-inflammatory effects. As avocados are high in ‘good fats’ and dietary fibre, Plant & Food Research’s Dr Paturi and colleagues Dr Christine Butts and Dr Kerry Bentley-Hewitt decided to see what impact they ... more

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Minister launches “stunning” Service Sector Regional Plans

Ten regions around the country now have Roadmaps and Plans for their service sectors, with four more on the way, thanks to industry training organisation ServiceIQ. Launched at Parliament, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Louise Upston said that the Roadmaps deserved to be launched at the nation’s seat of government. “This work is absolutely stunning. These are really substantial documents that are filled with data, information ... more

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Apples delivered with a side of biodiversity

Most people might assume organic growing methods are better for biodiversity, but a new study by Plant & Food Research scientists shows a different approach can work just as well. Dr Louise Malone led a Plant & Food Research study comparing the biodiversity of modern, best-practice commercial apple orchards with organic orchards. “The results were good – surprisingly good,” she says. The survey of plants and 210,000 insects caught in traps in 15 Hawke’s ... more

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