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A Directory of New Zealand Food & Beverage

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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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Pipfruit New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: Pipfruit NZ Inc. represents the New Zealand pipfruit industry – primarily growers of apples, pears and nashi. We provide growers throughout the country with technical, policy and marketing ... more
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Foodtech Packtech

DESCRIPTION: Foodtech Packtech is New Zealand’s premier annual trade show event for the Food & Beverage Technology and Packaging Technology industries. This market leading event offers unprecedented opportunities ... more
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Double Gold in Chicago for Sovrano Limoncello and Sovrano Limoncello Cream

Hot on the heels of winning two top awards in New York, Kerikeri specialist liqueur producer Sovrano is  excited and proud to announce that for the fifth year in a row, their original Sovrano Limoncello been recognized by the Chicago, USA-based Beverage Testing Institute (www.tastings.com) as the best on the market. Up against the very best limoncellos from Italy, Sovrano has reinforced its standing as one of the top Limoncello producers in the world. Here are the BTI  International Review of Spirits tasting notes: Sovrano Limoncello $39/700 ml. Opaque ... 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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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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Fonterra and MFAT partnership to advance dairy in developing countries

Fonterra and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge. Under ... more

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Kopparberg cider gears up for summer with a few like-minded locals

Cider brand collaborates with Aroha Harawira and Sarah & Otis Frizzell At Kopparberg we like nothing more than to collaborate with like-minded people. So in the spirit of ... more

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Irradiated Australian produce likely to be in stores soon

Irradiated fruit and vegetables from Australia are likely to go on sale here as early as next year. Importers have welcomed the move but growers say the products could be used in fruit drinks ... 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 ... 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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Kellogg cereal donations help the Sallies feed those in need

Photo: World Food Day: Julian Ng (Kellogg’s), Abbie Malakai (Kellogg’s) and Awhina Mataki (Community Missions Leader The Salvation Army) Kellogg New Zealand commits 64,000 serves of ... more

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Yersinia pseudotuberculosis update from MPI

MPI Deputy Director General Regulation and Assurance Scott Gallacher said MPI is continuing to seek to identify the origins of the outbreak, drawing upon the best available expertise and information, ... more

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Ora King Award finalists

Restaurants across New Zealand feature in salmon awards Piko piko, edible sand, wasabi and seafood foam, lime and fennel custard and roast maple seed quinoa are just some of the more ... 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