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Luring British wine professionals to New Zealand’s largest wine region

Wine Marlborough and the NZ-UK Link Foundation are proud to announce that applications for the 2014/2015 Wine Marlborough NZ-UK Link Foundation scholarship are now open. The history of the scholarship began in 2009 when Wine Marlborough and the NZ-UK Link Foundation, together with the late John Avery MW, established a scholarship to fund an exceptional wine industry professional from the UK to travel to New Zealand to experience Marlborough’s wine industry. The aim of the ... more

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Health Star Rating tools now available online

Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye yesterday announced the launch of an online calculator that will enable food businesses to determine their products’ nutritional value under the Health Star Rating food labelling system. Cabinet agreed last week to New Zealand adopting the voluntary system that has been developed as part of the Australian and New Zealand Ministers’ Food Forum. Both countries established advisory groups that deliberated for more than two years to work ... more

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NZ exporters demand crackdown on "The Great Manuka Honey Swindle"

Manuka honey exporters want the Government to clamp down on "cowboys" bringing the $150 million-a-year industry into international disrepute. "The whole thing is stupid - it's the whole New Zealand Inc reputation - the legislation is available," said Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association chief John Rawcliffe last night of a damning report into counterfeit product allegedly crowding British supermarket shelves. "We have to do things correctly and we can really ... more

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Dairy prices drop

Dairy product prices fell to the lowest level since January 2013 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, paced by a drop in butter and anhydrous milk fat. The GDT price index fell 4.9 per cent to US$3,595 a tonne, the ninth slide in the last 10 auctions. Some 41,513 tonnes of product was sold, up from 31,984 tonnes two weeks ago. In the latest GDT auction, butter slumped 13.6 per cent to US$3,181 a tonne, anhydrous milk fat decreased 7.4 per cent to US$3,606 a tonne, while whole milk ... more

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Port of Tauranga deal to bring big ships

Freight and logistics management company Kotahi and the Port of Tauranga have struck a strategic 10-year freight alliance that will involve Kotahi taking a small stake in the port. Port of Tauranga will issue 2 million shares to Kotahi - a joint venture between Fonterra and Silver Fern Farms - representing 1.5 per cent of Port of Tauranga's issued share capital. In addition, Kotahi has agreed to commit export traffic to Port of Tauranga subsidiary TCTS, which holds a 35 year lease over ... more

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Whey To Go - Whey Protein Concentrate, A New Zealand Success Story

Whey to Go Whey Protein Concentrate, A New Zealand Success Story Edited by John MacGibbon Chapter authors: Ken Kirkpatrick, Kevin Marshall, Dave Woodhams, Mike Matthews, Peter Hobman, Lee Huffman, Jim Harper, Robin Fenwick, John MacGibbon, Arthur Wilson. Ngaio Press ISBN 978-0-9864685-7-5 TO BE RELEASED IN EARLY JULY. The development of whey protein concentrate is New Zealand's biggest waste to riches success story. Beginning in the early 1970s, we led the world in the magical ... more

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Tegel chicken takes off overseas

Chicken company Tegel is spreading its wings to export its products to Africa and emerging markets in Asia. In three years Tegel has doubled its exports to more than $100 million a year. It recently won the Supreme Award at the 2014 Air New Zealand Cargo Export NZ Auckland export awards. It also won the BDO Food & Beverage Exporter of the Year category award. Chief operating officer Phil Hand said Australia was the largest export destination for the company's products, but they ... more

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Fonterra announces two appointments

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced two senior appointments to the Fonterra Management Team. Kelvin Wickham, who is currently President Greater China, will take up the newly created position of Managing Director Global Ingredients. Johan Priem, who is currently a member of the Office of the CEO, will become President Greater China, when Mr Wickham assumes his new role on 1 August. Chief Executive Theo Spierings said the appointments would further ... more

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New Zealand wine industry gets WiSE

A world leading sustainability scorecard and reporting tool is being launched to New Zealand wineries and grape-growers today. WiSE (Wine Industry Sustainability Engine) will be used by around 2000 wineries and vineyards from Northland to Otago. It will record and manage winery and vineyard activities to ensure they meet international sustainability standards required by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. The New Zealand wine industry is already seen as a driving force in ... more

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PIQA®BOO® brand pear licensed in Australia

Prevar® Limited has signed an agreement with the Australasian company Freshmax Pty Ltd for the new PIQA®BOO® brand pear to be grown in Australia. The new cultivar with denomination “PremP009”, branded as PIQA®BOO® and bred by Plant & Food Research, combines characteristics from European, Japanese and Chinese pears. This gives the fruit a crisp, juicy texture and refreshing flavour, as well as exceptional storage and shelf life. PIQA®BOO® is ... more

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