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Hyundai Kona awarded to winner of Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018

Annabel Bulk was thrilled to receive a Hyundai Kona Elite yesterday as the premium prize for winning the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018. She will have full use of this trendy Hyundai SUV for a year, which will be perfect for driving around Central Otago where she lives and works. Bevan Meiklejohn from the Central Otago Motor Group took the especially branded Kona Elite out to Felton Road where Ms Bulk works and handed over the keys on behalf of Hyundai. Ms Bulk is ... more

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Modern Māori fusion opens in Grey Lynn - Pūhā & Pākehā

With New Zealand’s native ingredients continuing to enjoy a renaissance, the owners of the popular Pūhā & Pākehā food truck are about to add an eatery to their stable. Known for their modern Māori fusion fare, Pūhā & Pākehā’s new Grey Lynn eatery, opening October 10, will give customers a permanent spot in which to enjoy their take on traditional Māori kai and its unique flavours. The original Pūhā & ... more

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Cuisine reveals the best chefs and restaurants in New Zealand at the annual Good Food Awards, presented by Vittoria Coffee

New Zealand’s best chefs and restaurants have been revealed at the prestigious Cuisine Good Food Awards, held last night (15th October) at the historic Civic Theatre in Auckland. Auckland’s Cocoro (image above) came away with the highly-coveted Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year award, recognised as an exceptionally creative, surprising and innovative Japanese restaurant, while Guilio Sturla, the chef behind acclaimed Roots restaurant in Canterbury, was named as ... more

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New Zealand Avocado season takes off in Thailand

Rapid growth in avocado exports to Thailand continues to surge, driven by health awareness and New Zealand avocado nutrient benefits New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Right Honourable Winston Peters, opened the New Zealand Avocado official season launch event in Thailand this week, heralding the growing consumption of the fruit in Thailand. The event showcased the increasing popularity of New Zealand avocados in Thailand and was hosted by New ... more

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New Whittaker’s assortments are the perfect Christmas gift

For the first time ever, Whittaker’s introduces two delicious assortments to their permanent range, providing a local alternative to other chocolate assortments, just in time for Christmas! The premium Whittaker’s Artisan Squares assortment features six of the delicious Artisan Collection flavours in individually wrapped delicate squares. The Minimix assortment features five of Whittaker’s most iconic Mini Slab flavours. Holly Whittaker, Whittaker’s ... more

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Health Star ratings under fire as bottled water scores just two stars

Experts are calling for an urgent review of New Zealand’s Health Star Rating system with new research showing unsweetened bottled water products are unable to rate more than two stars. The Health Star Rating programme is a Government backed trans-Tasman system developed in collaboration with public health experts, the food industry and consumer groups. None of the sparkling water products on NZ supermarket shelves analysed using the Health Star criteria rated higher than two stars ... more

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Donovans - great Kiwi bakers use great Kiwi chocolate

New Zealand chocolate company Donovans Chocolates is lining the shelves of a new aisle in your local supermarket – the baking aisle. Who better to supply premium chocolate for baking than a trusted Kiwi chocolate company. Brand new Premium Dutch Cocoa Powder, along with three new Real Chocolate Drops are now available for New Zealand bakers. The Donovans baking range is a new addition for the Kiwi chocolatiers, who have traditionally produced high quality indulgent treats, ... more

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Fonterra cuts milk price forecast

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today revised its 2018/19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price from $6.75 per kgMS to a range of $6.25-$6.50 per kgMS and increased its forecast New Zealand milk collection volumes by 1.3 per cent to 1,550 million kgMS. Fonterra Chief Executive, Miles Hurrell, says the change in the forecast Farmgate Milk Price was due to a stronger global milk supply relative to demand at this time. “I know how hard it is for farmers when the forecast Farmgate ... more

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Children - teach your parents well

While youth drinking continues to fall, it’s parents and grandparents who continue to over-indulge, if health statistics are accurate, says the New Zealand Alcohol Beverage Council (NZABC). “What we want to see is the downward consumption trend that has occurred among young people in the past decade start to influence their parents,” says Executive Director Nick Leggett. Ministry of Health figures show that per-person consumption is falling across all age groups, ... more

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Solomons Gold cacao, unique superfood

Unique, value-adding cacao offers mass consumer appeal, as a new 100% “free-from” superfood Global Food Forums Report on food trends to watch in 2018 noted that nutrient dense, plant based protein indulgences were driving the ‘health treat’ trends with next-gen snacks now including wellbeing enhancing ingredients. Recognised as universally appealing, one antioxidant-rich superfood has the attention of the food and beverage sector that realise the focus is on ... more

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