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Mentoring programme launched for rising young chefs

They could very well be New Zealand’s next generation of Matt Lamberts, Michael Merediths and Nic Watts. And now they have the opportunity to capitalise on the skills and experience of some of the country’s most successful restaurant chefs in a bid to advance their careers. Young gun chefs from around New Zealand will soon be vying for one of five positions as part of Ōra King Salmon’s new Next Generation mentoring programme launched yesterday (11 ... more

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Top nutrition scientist returns to NZ for new role at Massey

One of the world’s leading nutrition specialists, Barbara Burlingame, has been appointed to Massey University in Wellington to help advance public health nutrition and food systems knowledge. The role is a joint appointment between the School of Public Health and the School of Food and Nutrition to enhance Massey’s profile internationally in nutritional and health sciences. Dr Burlingame, who originally hails from Boston, holds a PhD from Massey and undergraduate degrees ... more

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Wine industry honours three Fellows

The New Zealand wine industry has recognised the service and dedication of industry stalwarts Alan Brady MNZM, Kate Radburnd and Dr Mike Trought by inducting them as Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers. The Fellows award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry. “The work of individuals like Alan, Kate and Mike is what enables a small industry like ours to punch above our weight on the world stage,” said John Clarke, Deputy Chair, ... more

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Waiheke Island Winemaker wins again

Patrick Newton of Mudbrick Winery has taken out the New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year Competition for the second year in a row. The Competition is run in association with the Canterbury A&P Show and compliments the International Aromatic Wine Competition with judging taking place in late September. The Young Winemaker winner was announced during a function at the Canterbury A&P Show on 12 November. Thirty-three year old Mr Newton was named as the first ever Young ... more

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MBA graduate joins Garden to Table charity

She’s got an MBA, has studied at Harvard and loves nothing better than getting her hands dirty in the garden. And those are just a few of the many relevant qualifications Linda Taylor is bringing her new role as executive officer at the Garden to Table Trust. The trust aims to build skills for life through highly practical hands-on food education programme in primary schools. It not only teaches growing and cooking skills but also builds awareness of individual and collective ... more

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Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year wins Young Horticulturist of the Year

Congratulations to Caleb Dennis, Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015. He represented the Viticultural sector in this tough and prestigious competition. Young Horticulturist of the Year was held over 11th and 12th November, where Caleb competed against 5 other finalists from various horticultural sectors including Landscaping, Nursery & Garden, Amenity Horticulture and Vegetable, Fruit & Flower Growing. The competition kicked off with the contestants submitting ... more

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Join the godfather of Italian cooking for A Carluccio Christmas at Gusto at the Grand

All eyes turn to Gusto at the Grand next month as celebrated chef Sean Connolly welcomes the godfather of Italian cuisine, Commendatore Antonio Carluccio (OBE, OMRI), to his kitchen for A Carluccio Christmas at Gusto at the Grand. On 26 November the two chefs are joining forces to curate a traditional Italian Christmas feast paired with specially selected wines. The exclusive lunch is followed by a question and answer session led by Sean with Antonio talking about his life and love of ... more

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Sir Brian Elwood awarded Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal for 2015

Last week Sir Brian Elwood was awarded the 2015 Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal in recognition of the leadership he has displayed as chairman of industry regulator Kiwifruit New Zealand (KNZ) over the past 10 years. The award was presented at an industry dinner in Mount Maunganui which followed Zespri’s inaugural Kiwifruit Innovation Symposium. Paul Jones is chairman of the Kiwifruit Industry Advisory Committee, Zespri director and chairman of the Hayward Medal judging panel, and ... more

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New independent director appointed to Fonterra board

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited announced today the appointment of a new Independent Director Clinton Dines who will take up the Board position made vacant when Sir Ralph Norris steps down at the Annual Meeting on 25 November. Chairman John Wilson said world-class governance is one of the Board’s top priorities, and the Co-operative needed directors with a broad range of talent and depth of business experience. “The Board welcomes Mr Dines, an Australian, who has ... more

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On the Road to Success - Hyundai Santa Fe prize for Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2015

Caleb Dennis, Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2015 was handed the keys to his fantastic prize from Hyundai last week and now has full use of a Santa Fe for a whole year. This was part of his prize package for winning the tough National Final in Hawke’s Bay at the end of August. “We are extremely grateful to Hyundai for their support and sponsorship.” says Nicky Grandorge, National Co-ordinator, Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year. “This is an amazing ... more

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