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Claire Turnbull pledges high animal welfare

Ever wondered where your meat and eggs come from? A farm surely, but have you thought about what kind of farm, where that farm is, and how the animals are treated? This is part of the reason why nutritionist Claire Turnbull has signed up to become one of the SPCA Blue Tick® goodwill ambassadors and is now encouraging people to take the high animal welfare pledge. Last week the SPCA Blue Tick® launched its second ‘Feel good about high animal welfare’ digital ... more

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Bruce Campbell honoured by Royal Society of New Zealand

Congratulations to Dr Bruce Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of Plant & Food Research, on being awarded the prestigious Thomson Medal for 2016. The Thomson Medal is awarded by the Royal Society of New Zealand to recognise outstanding contributions to science and technology. It was presented to Dr Campbell for his outstanding leadership in both the agricultural and horticultural sciences over 35 years. The medal selection committee noted, “His leadership has had a positive ... more

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Sidart restaurant reinvented

Multi-award winning chef Sid Sahrawat’s pursuit of perfection doesn’t only apply to his cooking. To ensure the entire dining experience is as flawless as the food he creates, Sid’s Auckland restaurant Sidart has been reinvented – but with the same innovative menu and inspirational art on a plate. With some of the best views of the Auckland skyline, the fine dining restaurant has undergone a lavish refurbishment and extension by interior design group Orb ... more

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NZís top 2016 Young Bread Baker announced

Photo: “Matt Watson in action at the 2016 Young Bread Baker of the Year Competition. A plant bread baker from Nelson won the 2016 Young Bread Baker of the Year Competition in Auckland yesterday, after two days of rigorous theoretical and practical testing. Matt Watson of Quality Bakers Nelson receives a $10,000 research grant, which he plans to use to visit AB Mauri in the Netherlands to learn more about enzymes. Judging Co-ordinator Tania Watson of the New Zealand ... more

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Innovation challenge is staying true to beliefs, says Loaf boss

The biggest challenge around product innovation for small to medium businesses is making sure they stay true to what they believe in, says Sean Armstrong, Director of Loaf Handcrafted Bread. Speaking in a NZ Food and Grocery Council Leaders Series Video interview, he says the challenge for businesses the size of Loaf “is making sure that whatever we innovate, whatever we’re doing, we stay really true to what we believe in and what started us on that journey in business”. ... more

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Pierre van Heerden to step down as head of Sanitarium

Sanitarium Executive General Manager Pierre van Heerden has announced that he has resigned and will step down as Head of Sanitarium in December 2016, after a handover period. Van Heerden has led Sanitarium New Zealand since April 2007. He started with Sanitarium in Australia in 1996, before relocating to New Zealand. He has held various roles in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, including Managing Director of Dick Smith Foods and various other senior roles in finance, ... more

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Industry thanks Pierre van Heerden

The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council has paid tribute to Pierre van Heerden, who is stepping down as Executive General Manager of Sanitarium Health Food Company. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says Mr van Heerden contributed a great deal to the industry, both as a member of FGC and its Chair for three years, and on other industry bodies. “Pierre has played a big part in the advancement of the food and grocery industry for nearly 10 years. “He led the FGC board ... more

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Waiheke Island winemaker best in New Zealand

A former New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year has taken out the title of New Zealand Winemaker of the Year. A panel of four international wine judges picked Patrick Newton of Mudbrick Vineyard as the inaugural winner on 15 October. The competition replaces the New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year as part of the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, administered by the Canterbury A&P Show. The Waiheke Island winemaker was thrilled with the award. “It’s ... more

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2016 ‘ra King Dish NZ Awards winners

Photo: Geoff Scott, Marc Soper & Jemma McCowan, credit Richard Briggs With a dish inspired by the Marlborough region in which he grew up, Wharekauhau Country Estate chef Marc Soper has been named the winner of the Best Ōra King Dish New Zealand 2016. The hotly contested global Ōra King Awards also saw last year’s Best Ōra King Dish International winner Elijah Holland emerge as the 2016 Best Ōra King Ambassador International. Soper wowed the judges ... more

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Spend more time on better, not cheaper, says Sealord

New Zealand FMCG companies need to spend more time doing better, not cheaper, and focusing around innovation and premiumisation, says Sealord Group General Manager NZ Stuart Yorston. In a NZ Food and Grocery Council video interview on sustainability through innovation he says many businesses spend a lot of time and resource to get new products to the shelf “but you can see that the majority of these aren’t successful and they fail to make an impression with consumers. ... more

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