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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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My Kitchen Rules winners open New Zealandís first-ever bone broth bar in Cambridge

Cambridge besties and My Kitchen Rules NZ winners Neena Truscott and Belinda MacDonald are bringing an international trend to Kiwi shores with the launch of New Zealand’s first pop up broth bar dedicated to organic bone broth. Broth Bar, a wellness hub and takeaway pop up broth bar by The Green Kitchen opens today (Tuesday 19 September) on Cambridge’s Alpha Street, offering flavoursome, nutrient-rich broths. Since winning the reality cooking show title in 2014, ... more

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Former Accolade Wines CEO appointed Director of New Zealandís Invivo Wines

Invivo has announced the appointment of Paul Schaafsma, former CEO of Accolade Wines, to its board as an independent director. Under Paul’s leadership, the fifth largest wine company in the world exceeded AUD$1billion in revenue with a team of 1700 employees across Australia, New Zealand, UK, China, Japan, South East Asia, USA, Chile, Canada and South Africa. His work in the industry culminated in Paul being awarded “Man of the Year” by Drinks Business magazine in 2015. ... more

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Food factory flags at half-mast fitting tribute to Sir Pat Goodman

Flags flying at half-mast at Goodman Fielder factories and offices up and down the country is a most fitting tribute to food industry giant Sir Pat Goodman, says the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council. “Sir Pat’s death at the weekend brings to a close a remarkable and inspiring story of business acumen mixed with generous philanthropy,” says Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “He changed the face of the New Zealand baking industry. “He showed that no ... 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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South Island Young Winemaker of the Year announced

The 2017 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year South Island Final was held in Marlborough on Friday with Abigail Maxwell from Babich Wines taking out the title. Kelsey Daniels from VinLink Marlborough came in second with Peter Russell from Framingham Wine Company taking third place. Both Abigail and Kelsey will compete for the ultimate title at the National Final next month against first and second place winners from the North Island Final. Now in its third year, the ... more

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Outstanding innovation in Japan marketing recognised

How can you sell more kiwifruit in Zespri’s longstanding number one market against all trends, in a country where people are bombarded by 18,000 TV commercials a year and where sales of fruit have been dropping over the past decade? Kanako Inomata, head of marketing for Zespri in Japan, was presented with the New Zealand Kiwifruit Industry Innovation Trophy yesterday for her novel solution to this challenge. The trophy, set up in 2015 by former Chairman of Kiwifruit New Zealand ... more

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Taste of Auckland announces big line-up for November

Food lovers won’t want to miss this year’s Taste of Auckland presented in partnership with Electrolux, with chefs Ben Bayly from Baduzzi, Gareth Stewart from Euro, Cameron Knox from Tok Tok and Australian MasterChef judge George Calombaris just some of the big names in a jam-packed November line-up. With tickets on sale this week, the 16-19 November festival at Western Springs is already shaping up as the most ambitious yet. Live cooking demonstrations, intimate chef ... more

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EMBER Restaurant and Bar: new beginnings

The Ember team from left: Executive chef Niels Naumann, assistant manager Hansa Malhotra, owner Mark Davis, restaurant/general manager Mark Smithells. New owner, new chef — Ember Restaurant and Bar has a new life. New owner, Mark Davis, has a background in business management and had been looking long and hard for a new challenge. The previous owners David Kerr and Ryan Ladbrook were keen to focus on their burgeoning catering business and are happy to have passed their beloved ... more

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Kono CEO Rachel Taulelei awarded prestigious scholarship

Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Koata), CEO of Kono a Maori-owned, top 100 New Zealand food and drinks company, joins 13 other senior New Zealand executives and business owners as a recipient of a 2017 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarship. Ms Taulelei received her award at a ceremony in Wellington last week. The Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships are aimed at managers and executives of New Zealand companies with an international focus, to ... more

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