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Hawke's Bay A & P Bayleys Wine Awards

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Liggins Institute

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Romeo Bragato Conference and Wine Awards

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Curry N Kebabs

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The Real Food Movement comes to Pet Food

There’s a new premium, natural pet food on the block with REAL ingredients and no nasties or fillers! Responding to a growing trend for real ingredients and eating food that improves health, happiness and longevity, Masterpet is bringing this real food movement to pets™, with the launch of Black Hawk® pet food in New Zealand. The quality of the food you choose is a major factor in the commitment to care for pets. People feel much better about their efforts as pet parents, when they feed great food. Which is why Masterpet is bringing this premium, natural brand to NZ pet ... more

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The History of Ice Cream in New Zealand - The first Trumpet: In 1964, General Foods Corporation (Tip Top ice cream) launched their first ever chocolate and nut-coated ice cream in a waffle cone novelty, the now iconic Tip Top Trumpet.

The new product was a technological leap ahead of any previous ice cream novelties available here, and involved new equipment, production techniques and packaging. A small production line was set up in Tip Top's then brand new Mt Wellington, Auckland factory.


Photo: Tip Top Trumpet production line, Auckland, 1964.

Television had been launched in New Zealand only two years earlier, and Tip Top's extensive advertising campaign included a live action TV commercial - a junior marching band led by a trumpet player, inspired by the hit song, "Seventy-Six Trombones". It was the first in a line of Trumpet TV ad's that have become part of Kiwi culture, and starred a young entertainer who was to become a household name over subsequent years. 


Photo: Giant Trumpet in the middle of the Panmure roundabout, 1964

The details of the 1964 advertising campaign had been lost from Tip Top's records, and would have stayed long-forgotten, except for a chance conversation at a party in 2014, and the sharp memories of some of the key players - two of the stars of the TVC, and the Producer. It is some testament to their skills that Tip Top sold 2 million Trumpets in the first month, and that over half a century later, Tip Top's Trumpet is still going strong.

Just another chapter in the fascinating History of Ice Cream in New Zealand.

www.nzicecream.org.nz/history-nz-trumpet.htm

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