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A Directory of New Zealand Food & Beverage

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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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New Zealand Juice & Beverage Awards

DESCRIPTION: The New Zealand Juice and Beverage industry recognises excellence and innovation at its annual awards with winners in a range of categories including water, milk based beverages and single origin ... more
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The Fruit Wine and Cider Makers of NZ

DESCRIPTION: We are the New Zealand association of commercial non-grape winemakers. Our members range from boutique liqueur manufacturers to high volume cider producers. New Zealand is recognised ... more
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Beef + Lamb New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: As an industry good body we work to benefit all farmers by investing in activities that would not occur unless funded collectively either because they would cost individuals too much, or because ... more
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Sugar Research Advisory Service (SRAS)

DESCRIPTION: The Sugar Research Advisory Service (SRAS) provides objective, science-based information on sugars and their role in nutrition and health. The SRAS provides scientific information on sugars and how ... more
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Small cider maker crosses Ditch and crushes Australian rivals

A cider made from New Zealand fruit by a fledgling north Auckland brewery is gaining international accolades as the drink rises in popularity here. Matakana-made Zeffer Cider won three first-in-class awards at the 2014 Australian Cider Awards over the weekend - pulling in more top honours than any other brand and being the only New Zealand brews to feature. Zeffer chief cider-maker Sam Whitmore, 33, started the business with co-owners Josh Townsend, 26, and Greg Small, 32, in 2009 after seeing the fruity drink's following overseas. "I trained as a winemaker and did make ... more


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.


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Have yourself a very Tasti Christmas!

For the first time, New Zealand company Tasti has launched a limited edition 'Christmas Tin', which is now available in supermarkets nationwide. The Christmas Tin contains a recipe card and ... more

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Trendy coconut oil seen as health hazard

Coconut oil is high in saturated fat and should not be used as regular cooking oil despite being the "trendy thing", the New Zealand Heart Foundation says. The foundation commissioned ... more

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Give the gift of health this Holiday Season

Whether it’s helping family get good sleep over the busy social schedule of the festive season; supporting the sporty people in your life to recover faster from their exercise routine; or ... more

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KiwiNet forum focuses on innovation from science to start-up

Commercialisation professionals from Universities and Crown Research Institutes around New Zealand were in Christchurch yesterday for a forum on turning clever science and technology into commercial ... more

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Fonterra to expand South Canterbury processing capacity

Fonterra has started the consultation process with the view of lodging consent applications to build two new high-efficiency milk powder driers at its Studholme site in South Canterbury. The ... more

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KFC feeds Restaurant Brands result

Restaurant Brands shares climbed to a record high today after the fast food business announced a 19 per cent increase in half-year profit. The group booked a profit after tax of $11.5 million ... more

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FSANZ: Information sought on proposed extended transition period for dietary fibre claim requirements

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released a consultation paper on an Application seeking to delay the start date of new requirements for nutrition content claims about dietary ... more

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Big beef prices no flash in pan, says industry boss

Commodity cycles are notoriously difficult to predict but Beef and Lamb NZ's chief executive Scott Champion thinks the current strength in world beef prices is not just a flash in the pan. Beef ... 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

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The French Cafe named in top 5 best fine dining in the world

A New Zealand restaurant has been voted in the top five best fine-dining establishments in the world. Auckland institution The French Cafe, run by husband and wife team Simon Wright and ... more

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Traditional treatment nets supreme award for Sealord smoked salmon

Photo: (From left) Matt Mays, Melissa Semmens, Joel Bourke, Gavin Kouwenhoven - Massey News. Sealord Group’s Hot Manuka Smoked Salmon received a resounding thumbs up from both the ... more