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‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition’, the 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference

Under the theme ‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition ’, the 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference will bring together scientific and technical experts with a focus on grain breeding, processing, nutrition and consumer foods in a truly international event celebrating grain science and technology. Hot topics include: • ‘Utilisation of transgenic methods for plant breeding reflecting on practice and regulations in Australasia and beyond’ Hosted by AACCi, ... more

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Wine Industry signs GIA Deed for biosecurity readiness and response

Photo: John Clarke, Deputy Chair, New Zealand Winegrowers (L) and Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries (R) New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan, signed the Government-Industry Agreement (GIA) deed for biosecurity readiness and response on behalf of the wine industry yesterday afternoon in Wellington. “Signing the GIA deed secures the wine industry a seat around the table when decisions are being made on biosecurity issues”, said Gregan. “Making ... more

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Bliss On-the-Go

Blissful and delicious, Mother Earth has released a new wholefood snack perfect for those on-the-go moments. New Mother Earth Bliss Bites feature a delicious fruit and nut centre coated in real chocolate and rolled in coconut. The delectable bite-sized snacks come in two delightful flavours: Apricot & Yoghurt Chocolate; and Cranberry & Dark Chocolate. “We understand the need to reach for a quick bite when you are out and about without compromising on taste. ... more

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Synlait Purchases the New Zealand Dairy Company

Synlait Milk has today announced it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC). NZDC is based in Auckland, and is currently constructing a blending and canning operation at a site in Mangere. This site will now be owned by Synlait. The facility will be infant formula capable, and will enable Synlait to substantially lift its blending and canning capacity. The acquisition will also provide Synlait with a high specification sachet packaging line suitable for ... more

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Kiwi barista ready to take on the rest of the world after winning National Championship

The Coffee Club’s hunt for the best barista in New Zealand has come to an end with Ana Beatriz Vasquez Ramirez taking first place. Six finalists took on the challenge of making eight coffees in under 10 minutes at The Coffee Club’s packed Lunn Ave cafe on Tuesday 23 May. Ana, from The Coffee Club Remarkables Park, was waiting on a renewed work visa, which only came through just in time so she could take part in the competition. In the end, Ana was judged the best in the ... more

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Bluebird® captures over 100 years of rivalry between New Zealand and Britain

It’s Bluebird® vs Walkers®, Chips vs Crisps, New Zealand vs Britain, as these two rugby nations go head to head in June and July. The two countries have been clashing on the rugby field for over 100 years, and with the release of Bluebird® Lamb and Mint potato chips, and Walkers® Prawn Cocktail potato chips, the deep rivalry between rugby fans is set to reach new heights. “New Zealanders are extremely passionate about this deeply-rooted rivalry and ... more

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Zespri 2016/17 season results: record sales by volume and value

Photo: Zespri chief operating officer, Simon Limmer A remarkable season of increased yields and the largest-ever New Zealand crop helped lift total Zespri sales volume from New Zealand to a record 137.7 million trays, 18 percent up on the previous year. Sales of kiwifruit from Zespri’s Northern Hemisphere supplying locations also grew by 14 percent to 16.6 million trays, driven mainly by SunGold vines coming into production in Italy. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride says Zespri ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on genetically modified potato lines

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit food from a number of genetically modified potato lines. FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Glen Neal said some of the lines had been modified to reduce bruising and acrylamide formed during cooking and some had been modified to protect the potatoes from a type of blight. “The potato lines have been modified using the potatoes own genes and in some cases genes from wild ... more

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Fonterra ups 2016/17 Farmgate Milk Price Forecast, and earnings update

Fonterra Co-operative Group today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 15 cents to $6.15 per kgMS. Chairman John Wilson said the increase reflects the strong fundamentals supporting global dairy markets. “World dairy prices have risen in recent months and as we near the end of the season we have more visibility and certainty which makes us confident of our $6.15 position,” Mr Wilson said. Fonterra has also confirmed its forecast earnings per share ... more

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Whittaker’s ‘The Full Eighty’ celebrates the upcoming feast of rugby

Whittaker’s are getting behind the All Blacks as they take on the touring Lions team with the release of a new limited-edition product, ‘The Full Eighty’. Packed full of delicious ingredients, it’s a tribute to the staying-power of our national team. Whittaker’s ‘The Full Eighty’ combines Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate with banana, cranberry, peanuts and protein puffs. It comes in a range of sizes for fans to treat ... more

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