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New Zealand's top chefs to visit Japan for Ōra King Awards

Photo: Pieta Fleming Entries are now open for the fifth Ōra King Awards Some of our country's finest chefs and leading food personalities will travel to Japan this spring to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annual Ōra King Awards. The announcement was made yesterday (7 June) at an exclusive industry event held at Cocoro restaurant in Auckland. The Japanese themed launch event was catered for by the young, talented chefs who took part in this year’s ... more

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foodpro 2017 presents education programme

foodpro, the event that serves as a bastion for the food manufacturing and processing industry, has released its education content for 2017, presenting industry experts and topical seminars that will provide pertinent and insightful insight into industry issues. Curated with the intent to inform, challenge, and ultimately provide solutions to issues and developments in the industry, the seminars are free to attend. Each educational offering will provide a unique opportunity to learn ... more

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Seasonal fruit packed with natural goodness

Eating fresh fruit is a natural, easy way to boost wellness during winter, says 5+ A Day. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help to ward off sniffles and sneezes during the coldest months. Seasonal fruit, such as mandarins, oranges and lemons, taste great as well as being good sources of vitamins and minerals to help the immune system do its job well. Here are some quick tips on how seasonal produce can aid in boosting immunity, while adding a burst of ... more

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NZ horticulture booms as kiwifruit beats wine in exports

Kiwifruit exports have overtaken wine for the first time, helping lift export returns to $5.1 billion for the year to the end of June 2016. Produce from the New Zealand horticulture industry is worth $8.7b a year, a new record high. Kiwifruit's share of export value is $1.67b, compared to wine at $1.55b. Next largest was apples at $690 million, followed by onions ($112m) and avocados ($82m). Other stand out exports included peas ($84m), potatoes ($83m), cherries ($68m), berryfruit ... more

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Donovans' toasted twist to a Kiwi favourite

New Zealand owned and made chocolate company Donovans has paid homage to a true Kiwi classic with their new version of coconut rough - Toasted Coconut Clusters. The new indulgent treat combines Donovans 35% milk chocolate with toasted coconut thread. It joins the popular Donovans New Zealand line up of Clusters, with other local Kiwi treats like Rocky Road Clusters and Hokey Pokey Clusters. The new Cluster has been created for Kiwi taste buds, NZ Marketing Manager Caroline Potter ... more

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Fonterra builds value-add capacity at Te Rapa to satisfy China demand

Dairy on the go is the order of the day in Asia, as market demand drives investment in some of Fonterra’s most popular value-added products. The Co-operative has taken another strong step forward on its commitment to drive more milk into value-added products, announcing an investment of almost $20 million at its Te Rapa site to meet growing demand for cream cheese and mini-dish butter. Robert Spurway, Chief Operating Officer Global Operations, says the growth in demand is ... more

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Fast-tracking health products

A new collaboration between Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see health and wellness products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market. The Innovation Cell is a new co-investment business model whereby Anagenix, a New Zealand-based small business, will launch new natural ingredients for consumer products, based on Plant & Food Research science, into the market at an early stage. The marketing stories for these products will develop over time ... more

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Country of origin bill could affect family food budget, says FGC

The Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill proposes major problems for popular and basic parts of the family food budget, NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich said today. Mrs Rich appeared before a parliamentary select committee hearing submissions on the bill. “We absolutely support country of origin labelling on a voluntary basis and our members provide this information to consumers already. “But expressing support for ... more

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2017 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards - green tea and chai latte reign supreme

Waffle with bacon and bourbon ripple; blue cheese, pear, walnut and honeycomb; and rockmelon and prosciutto - are just a few of the innovative entries in the 21st Annual New Zealand Ice Cream Awards. But in the end, it was the exquisitely crafted green tea and chai latte ice creams that took home the Supreme Awards - for flavour, body, texture and appearance - on 26 May at the glamorous Awards Dinner held in Auckland last Friday by the New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers' Association. ... more

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Zespri recognised for China trade

Increasingly savvy Chinese consumers and significant market investment have helped Zespri win both the supreme China business award and exporter of the year at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards in Auckland last night. Photo: Zespri chairman Peter McBride (third from right) and director Teresa Ciprian (far right) with Trade Minister McClay (fourth from right) and Zespri executives at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards in Auckland ... more

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