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Judging underway for 30th Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Photo: Australian judge Ralph Kyte-Powell tastes a line-up of New Zealand Pinot Noir at the judging Judging for the country’s premier wine competition kicked off earlier this week in Auckland, with today marking the end to an intense three days of selecting New Zealand’s top drops for 2016. The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is widely considered to be the country’s most prestigious wine competition, which recognises excellence in winemaking. 2016 marks the 30th ... more

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Fonterra Milk for Schools changing drinking habits

Photo: Wymondley Road School staff and students and Olympian Eliza McCartney celebrating Fonterra Milk for Schools this morning. New research by the University of Auckland shows that 12 per cent more kiwi kids are meeting recommended daily dairy consumption guidelines since the introduction of the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme. The findings of the research were announced by the study investigator Associate Professor Clare Wall, at an event today attended by Deputy Labour ... more

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Morning or afternoon tea, whip up a batch!

The sunny season is officially here, which means more impromptu catch ups with friends and family over a cuppa and delicious treat out on the deck in the sunshine. If your home is known for its open door policy, make morning or afternoon tea-time a breeze, with Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie! A decadent, moist and chewy chocolate brownie, Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie is full of milk and white chocolate chips. The perfect treat for dessert or little afternoon ... more

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Food industry farewells Heart Tick and thanks Heart Foundation

The NZ Food and Grocery Council laments the retiring of the Heart Foundation’s Tick rating on packaged foods and praises the contribution the programme has made to healthy food messages over the decades. “I’m saddened by this move but I fully understand the Heart Foundation’s reasoning behind it,” says Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “The nutrition landscape is undergoing constant change, as evidenced by the introduction of the Health Star Rating ... more

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Heart Foundation retires Tick programme

Twenty-five years after it was launched to help consumers make healthier food choices, the Heart Foundation’s Tick will be gradually phased out next year. Tick Programme Manager Deb Sue said the Heart Foundation had decided to retire the Tick programme, due to changes occurring across the nutrition landscape in New Zealand. “While the Tick is moving off the shelves, the Heart Foundation will continue to own the trademark and be a trusted voice in the food space through our ... more

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TV soap appearance opens door to China market

Demand for Kiwi Breakfast Food Surges in China A cameo appearance of a popular Kiwi breakfast food on a Chinese TV drama has led to a major push for the cereal product into the Asian market – a move expected to benefit New Zealand exports. Weet-Bix has been available in the Chinese market for more than eight years, but demand spiked after it featured on an episode of one of China’s most watched TV soaps, which has several hundred million viewers. International ... more

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Retail NZ and supermarket obesity pledge applauded

Retail NZ, Foodstuffs, Progressive Enterprises, Moore Wilson, and Bin Inn are to be congratulated for pledging to work on initiatives under the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, says the NZ Food and Grocery Council. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says Retail NZ’s Pledge on Reducing Childhood Obesity, which the retailers have signed up to, sends exactly the right message. “This is a powerful statement from four of New Zealand’s biggest grocery retailers. It ... more

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Christmas At The Races selling out fast

Alexandra Park’s popular Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings are fast selling out. Tickets are still available but Alexandra Park Sales & Marketing Manager Joel Reichardt is urging people to get themselves organised now to avoid disappointment. The evenings will take place on Fridays 11, 18, 25 November and 2, 9, 16 December as well as Thursday 22 December. For many of the nights some of the function rooms over multi-levels have sold out already while others are ... more

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Heilala Vanilla hits supermarket shelves in Australia

New Zealand’s original premium vanilla company, Heilala Vanilla, has launched its range into Australia’s biggest supermarket chains. After more than 12 months of negotiations, a selection of Heilala products are now available in approximately 700 Coles stores and 839 Woolworths supermarkets throughout Australia. Woolworths will stock the 50ml vanilla extract and the two-piece vanilla beans, while Coles will sell the multi-award-winning 65gm vanilla paste. ... more

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