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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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Concours National des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs de la Nouvelle-Zélande

Sunday, August 6, 2017 Le Cordon Bleu, Wellington, New Zealand Every other year New Zealand hosts a competition within the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs members to select a national representative to compete at the International Jeunes Chefs Competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage and promote the culinary expertise of young Chefs Rôtisseurs in the tradition of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs by exposing them to a competitive environment with their ... more

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North to South at Sidart

In celebration of fine-dining restaurant Sidart’s eighth birthday, two of New Zealand’s top chefs have joined forces for a one-night only dining event in Auckland. On September 14, multi-award winning chefs Sid Sahrawat and Giulio Sturla, the chef-owner of the famed Roots Restaurant in Lyttleton, Christchurch will delight diners with an innovative six-course menu. The high-profile collaboration, North to South at Sidart, will showcase the best of local and ... more

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Bayer Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017 announced

Congratulations to Annabel Bulk from Felton Road who has become the Bayer Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017. She will be the first female contestant through to the National Final since 2011 and only the fourth ever female to compete in the finals. Bulk has placed 2nd or 3rd the last couple of years so was thrilled all her hard work has paid off and she finally took out the title. Congratulations also goes to Ben Holt from Carrick Estate who came second and Derek ... more

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