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Goodness Kitchen Detox Smoothie Bases - powerhouse blends of healthy fruit & veg

Raise your glass to good health with a Goodness Kitchen Detox Smoothie – the delicious way to feel great from the inside out! Goodness Kitchen Detox Smoothie Bases are 100 percent natural, pure, blended, small batch smoothie bases. Filled with all the fruity vitamins and minerals to help your body shed the nasties, Goodness Kitchen Detox Smoothie Bases contain a powerhouse blend of kiwifruit, mango, spinach and avocado, with a dash of spirulina. Easy to make – just 30 ... more

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Dairy prices on the rise after sustained low

Food prices fell 0.1 percent in November, Statistics New Zealand said today. Seasonally lower prices for vegetables in November were mostly offset by higher prices for dairy, meat, and fruit. After seasonal adjustment, food prices rose 0.3 percent. "Prices for the cheapest available cheddar cheese rose 17 percent in October, to $8.44 a kilogram," consumer prices manager Matt Haigh said. "Cheese prices overall rose 7.9 percent." Annually, food prices rose 0.6 percent, ... more

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A family tradition to relish

For three generations, Therese Mooren’s Hawke’s Bay family have been preserving the best of summer. Under the Maison Therese label, they produce a mix of modern and traditional pickles, relishes, chutneys for every occasion. This summer, the family have hand-picked their best recipes, to select six of the finest relishes and chutneys that can bring any dish to life – introducing the Maison Therese Summer Set: · Chilli Tomato Relish · Balsamic Onion ... more

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Food giants sign Healthy Kids Pledge

New Zealand food companies Fonterra and Nestle are the first fast moving consumer goods companies to sign up to the Ministry of Health’s Healthy Kids Pledge, which was published this week. New Zealand Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich says the industry commends the companies for their leadership and their longstanding commitment to producing and promoting good nutrition. “While Fonterra and Nestle have led the way, I have no doubt that many other New ... more

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Olympic and Weet-Bix Kid athlete Sarah Goss inspires next generation

Sixteen years ago, seven-year-old Sarah Goss excitedly packed her bags and travelled from her home town of Palmerston North to Taupo, to take part in her first ever Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – a decision that changed her life. At 23, the kid who featured on the front of a Weet-Bix box is now Captain of the New Zealand Black Ferns Rugby Sevens team that brought home a silver medal from the 2016 Rio Olympics – and she says the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon was an integral part of her ... more

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Devonport Chocolates - the art of chocolate making

Family-run business Devonport Chocolates has been operating for more than 25 years. Managing director Stephanie Everitt explains how her "retirement job" turned in to a full-blown business. A brief description of the business? We're an Auckland-based chocolate making and retail business that makes hand-made chocolates and truffles. We have two retail shops, an online shop and also sell to other resellers throughout New Zealand. We are a luxury hand-made product, but ... more

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SMAs ‘more cost-effective way of getting products to market’

Sales and marketing agencies offer manufacturers and distributors a better and more cost-effective way of taking their products to market, says Alliance Marketing Managing Director Paul Kenny. Speaking along with Sales Director Rob Kitson in an FGC Leaders Video interview, Mr Kenny says sales and marketing agencies (SMAs) offer manufacturers a fixed cost to take goods to market. He says employing an SMA means that no matter what happens in the marketplace, companies understand that ... more

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Industry, media ‘must ensure consumers get food facts’

The food industry and the media have a responsibility to ensure consumers are receiving information about food based on fact, not fads and hearsay, say two public relations practitioners. Jane Dodd and Adelle Keely say in an FGC Leaders Series video interview that there is so much information available that it’s hard for consumers to decide what’s right. “There’s fads here and there, and one minute fat is the enemy, then sugar is the enemy, and what am I to do ... more

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Kiwi Olympic heroes Up and Going again

After taking a bit of time out to soak up their achievements in Rio, Olympic medallists Luuka Jones and Sam Meech have set their sights on their next big challenges. Jones, whose silver medal in the K100 Canoe Slalom was one of the Games’ nice surprises, will chase double glory in Tokyo in 2016, while bronze medallist Laser sailor Meech is out to conquer a massive 200+ boat world championships fleet. Both will be powered by Sanitarium’s Up & Go after linking with the ... more

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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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