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Impact PR - Auckland Public Relations Agency

DESCRIPTION: Auckland PR company Impact PR is an award winning full service public relations and advertising company with a unique understanding of the food & beverage industry. Our lead PR consultants (Fleur ... more
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Edmonds

DESCRIPTION: For over 130 years the Edmonds brand has been part of New Zealand kitchens. From the first tins of Edmonds Baking Powder to the 2008 centenary edition of the Edmonds Cookery Book, Edmonds has been ... more
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New Zealand Food Innovation Network (NZFIN)

DESCRIPTION: The New Zealand Food Innovation Network (NZFIN) is an accessible, national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth and development of New Zealand food & beverage ... more
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Prevar™

DESCRIPTION: Prevar™ is an international joint venture company established to develop and globally commercialise new apple and pear varieties and products. Prevar™ manages through its partners, the science, ... more
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Seafood New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: Seafood New Zealand provides a range of services that add value to the New Zealand seafood industry, with one voice on whole-of-industry matters. Seafood New Zealand supports seafood companies, ... more
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AIG NOVI product recall cost estimation tool wins innovation award

American International Group (NYSE: AIG) today announced that NOVI, the company’s product recall cost estimation tool, has been awarded the ‘highly commended’ prize at the New Zealand Innovators Awards 2014 for Innovation in Financial and Professional Services. NOVI is a free and confidential service that enables food and beverage manufacturers to better understand their product recall risk exposure by estimating the probable maximum loss from an accidental contamination. NOVI employs a proprietary methodology that uses more than 80 data points and considers ... more

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Al Dente by Raffaela Delmonte: Culinary adventures and festive celebrations for companies, families, associations, clubs, and everybody who wants to enjoy the best of Italy in New Zealand. Al Dente was founded in 1997 by Italian chef and author Raffaela Delmonte, to share her love and knowledge of Italian regional cuisine, along with the fun and the simplicity that being Italian means. In her words, “Cooking ….is the subtle thread which unites my diverse family, as well the only proven method of communicating the continuity of our traditions to my daughters by recreating the special atmosphere that is only possible when you are seated around a table with those you love.”

Al Dente has grown to provide a range of services including corporate events and meetings, private functions, music evenings, cooking classes, organic food courses and team building outings. The Delmonte's home, Villa Romantica is a large, rustic Italian house in a peaceful valley of rolling green hills with a view out over the sea to Tiritiri Matangi. The large professional kitchen is perfect for hands-on cooking instruction and down-home fun. A spacious external patio offers generous space for outdoor gatherings around a wood-burning oven. The beautiful venue, just 20 minutes North of Auckland City, is a welcome change from the conference centre format and is now a favoured location for many of Auckland’s leading companies.

www.aldente.co.nz/

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Meet Rebekah Savage, the Tattooed Baker

As the winner of the Weston Milling 2014 Trainee of the Year competition, Rebekah (Bex) Savage, known as The Tattooed Baker, is set to be the next big name in baking. She already has a strong ... more

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Comvita traces honey back to individual hives

Food traceability is becoming an increasingly important issue for Comvita, says Brett Hewlett, chief executive of the Bay of Plenty-based honey and health products company. "Food ... more

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Coca-Cola Life to launch in Australia & New Zealand

At Coca-Cola we are currently working towards the launch of Coca-Cola Life in Australia and New Zealand in April 2015. We will be launching a 35% less sugar and 35% kilojoule reduced formulation ... more

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Massey to host $5m food safety research centre

Massey University has been selected to host the Government’s new Food Safety Science and Research Centre, which will receive $5 million in funding to deliver food safety research for the ... more

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Coke to introduce low calorie green fizz

With less kilojoules, less sugar and less trademark red packaging, Coca-Cola's new Life drink, sweetened with plant extract stevia, will arrive in New Zealand next year. The Herald was invited ... more

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Kiwi apple JAZZ still tops in UK

Simon Bray's Jazz Apples finished top of the tree in the 'Tastiest Apple' category at the UK's National Fruit Show recently. Champion grower Bray, whose Jazz Apples were also voted 'The Taste of ... more

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A new cheeseboard hero from Moondarra

There’s a new cheese in the deli chiller set to take centre stage on your cheeseboard. The new Bruschetta Cream Cheese, from the makers of Moondarra cheeses, is a delicious combination ... more

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2014 New Zealand Café of the Year Awards finalists announced

Judgement day dawns for Kiwi cafés Think you can easily spot a mystery shopper? Well spare a thought for the 18 finalists of the 2014 New Zealand Café of the Year Awards announced ... more

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2014 Ora King Awards winners - top chefs recognised

Winners united by “commitment to the brand” There’s a cosmopolitan menu of winners at the 2014 Ōra King Awards. Chefs from a Michelin star establishment in ... more

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Babich Wines announces plans to celebrate its 100 years

Since the first bottle of Babich Wine was produced in 1916, the Babich Family has been known as a leader and innovator of the New Zealand wine industry. Now, almost 100-years later, they are gearing ... more

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New technology opens way for live fish exports

Live fish caught in New Zealand's inshore fisheries could soon be winging or swimming their way to lucrative markets in Australia and Asia. The Precision Seafood Harvesting system, which won ... more

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Show celebrates diversity, complexity and age-worthiness of Marlborough wines

The fourth annual Marlborough Wine Show judged last week, resulted in 35 gold medals, 125 silver and 221 bronze with 77% of entries receiving an award. Judging was led by Chair, Jeff Clarke of ... more

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Weet-Bix star rating further step to help consumer choices

The release this week of the first product using the Health Star Rating labelling system is a further step in helping consumers make informed food choices, says the New Zealand Food & Grocery ... more