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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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‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition’, the 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference

Under the theme ‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition ’, the 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference will bring together scientific and technical experts with a focus on grain breeding, processing, nutrition and consumer foods in a truly international event celebrating grain science and technology. Hot topics include: • ‘Utilisation of transgenic methods for plant breeding reflecting on practice and regulations in Australasia and beyond’ Hosted by AACCi, ... more

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Silver lining to skills shortage

News of skills shortages, particularly a need for 200,000 more people working within the service sectors, continues to make headlines. Now, six of New Zealand’s regions have solid data for decision making as well as some concrete actions to help solve the problem. ServiceIQ has released Regional Roadmaps and Action Plans for Northland, Bay of Plenty, Queenstown-Lakes and Otago & Southland. Christchurch City also has a roadmap and plan, as does Auckland’s tourism ... more

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Breeding blue cod brings new possibilities

Scientists have managed to successfully breed blue cod for the first time, a milestone that will support the development of a new aquaculture industry for New Zealand. In association with Ngāi Tahu Seafood Ltd, the Seafood Technologies team at Plant & Food Research in Nelson are investigating how to breed different species of native fish in captivity, building knowledge of the conditions required for the fish to successfully reproduce. For the first time, they have managed ... more

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$48 billion industry at risk: service sector ITOs urge action

An industry that employs almost one in three New Zealanders is at risk. A new report on the service industry notes that ‘without these people our health and safety, and sense of national wellbeing, would be profoundly compromised.’ It also notes that another 200,000 workers will be needed in the service sectors between now and 2020. Despite this size, and the contribution of $47.8 billion to New Zealand’s GDP, the service sector and its workforce is rarely seen as a ... more

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NZ on-job training qualifications take off in UAE

A new agreement between the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai and ServiceIQ Industry Training Organisation (ITO) is a game-changer for the recognition of qualifications between the two countries. This means students or trainees who start their on-job or provider-led training in New Zealand or the UAE, will have a seamless path to achieving their qualification in either country. With an initial focus on the aviation industry, ServiceIQ has secured a ... more

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New report reveals untapped export opportunity

Leading national food and beverage innovators say non-dairy powdered food products are in high demand world-wide and New Zealand needs to act quickly to take advantage of an untapped export growth opportunity. The New Zealand Food Innovation Network report released this week explores food products in the non-dairy sector, the consumer demand for powdered versions of food by-products and the technology solutions required for New Zealand to produce these products. Food and beverage ... more

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AGSA 2017 - 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference to be held in Christchurch

AGSA - 67TH AUSTRALASIAN GRAIN SCIENCE CONFERENCE Rydges Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand September 20th-22nd 2017 The 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference will bring together Australian, New Zealand and international scientific and technical experts under the theme ‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition’. Scientific sessions will be focused around the topics: • Grain Breeding • Process Technologies • Global Product Innovation ... more

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Aquaculture growth backed by newly appointed Group Manager

With recently appointed Group Manager Dr Serean Adams at the helm, the Cawthron Aquaculture Group is set to go from strength to strength. Over thirty expert scientists and support staff make up the Cawthron Aquaculture Group. Their goal is to increase the value of New Zealand’s aquaculture sector through research and innovation. Having led projects focused on hatchery technologies such as cryopreservation and shellfish developmental biology, Dr Adams is the ideal scientist to ... more

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International team gathers in NZ to innovate a new frontier in food production

A team of world class science and engineering minds are in Nelson this week, applying their expertise to the challenge of making open ocean shellfish farming viable. If successful, the project could significantly increase New Zealand shellfish production and exports by up to $300 million a year in the long term. "We have a real opportunity here to more than double New Zealand’s aquaculture production. It is the first research project of its type in the world to look at developing ... more

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