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New Zealand avocados achieve record sales for 2013-14 season

New Zealand's avocado industry today announced it has more than doubled its sales from last season to $136m, setting new records in both export and New Zealand markets. This stunning return eclipses the previous sales record of $84.1m set in 2009-10 and is far in excess of the $60.4m worth of avocados sold last year. Jen Scoular, Chief Executive of NZ Avocado, says this season's success is due to a number of reasons including initiatives which are transforming the industry into a ... more

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Sealord Hoki - your sustainable choice this winter

Sealord are celebrating the beginning of hoki season by using a New Zealand first virtual experience today at Downtown Shopping Centre to showcase their leadership in sustainable fishing. Auckland commuters will find themselves swimming with sharks and dodging schools of hoki with an interactive augmenting reality experience. This is the first time a live interactive augmenting reality experience has been used in New Zealand. Sealord believes this innovative technology is the ... more

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Flour producer gets grant to develop nutrition focussed products

Farmers Mill is the first independent grower-owned and operated flour producer in the country to receive funding from the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT), for the specific development of nutrition focussed flour and baking products. Farmers Mill, which has partnered with Lincoln University and the Food Innovation Network, will receive support from Agmardt aimed at exploring market opportunities and encouraging innovative ideas within the agribusiness ... more

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Fonterra executive leaves for career in politics

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited Group Director of Co-operative Affairs Todd Muller has resigned his position following his selection as the National party candidate for the Bay of Plenty electorate for New Zealand’s general election. Mr Muller departs this week so he can fully focus on his campaign for the upcoming election in September. Sarah Paterson will continue as Acting Group Director Co-operative Affairs, a role she has held since April this year. A permanent ... more

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Taura Natural Ingredients helps solve the moisture transfer challenges associated with fruit based products

Technical problems associated with using real fruit in long shelf life dry products can easily be addressed with fruit ingredients from Taura Natural Ingredients. Manufacturers of products such as cookies, cakes, breakfast cereals and snack bars have traditionally had to contend with the difficulties caused by moisture transfer when using fruit ingredients. Introducing additional moisture to the product matrix in such applications poses a threat to the texture and shelf life of the ... more

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Entries open for the 2014 NZ Food Awards

The NZ Food Awards have been a highlight of the food industry’s calendar since 1987, recognising innovation in New Zealand’s largest export sector. Massey University’s stewardship of the awards since 1998 has seen them grow from strength to strength, recognising wider aspects of the business, including food safety, research and development, creativity and business success. It’s an industry that thrives on adaptation and rising to new challenges, and this year the ... more

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World dairy prices slump - down 4.2percent overnight

Dairy product prices continued their drop to the lowest level since February 2013 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, paced by rennet casein and whole milk powder. The GDT price index dropped 4.2 per cent to US$3,756 a tonne, the eighth consecutive drop and the lowest since February 2013. Some 37,012 tonnes of product was sold, up from 33,677 two weeks ago. In the latest GDT auction, rennet casein slumped 10.2 per cent to US$10,672 a tonne, and whole milk powder sank 8.5 per ... more

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Two new members to join HortNZ Board

Horticulture New Zealand’s grower members have elected two new directors to their board. Voting closed on Friday. The two new directors are: Tony Howey, a vegetable and berryfruit grower from South Canterbury, and Leon Stallard, an apple grower from Hawke’s Bay. HortNZ president Julian Raine from Nelson was re-elected for a second term. Tony Howey has been a grower since the early 1980s. His current operation in South Canterbury grows ... more

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NZ honey industry to benefit from new manuka test

New Zealand’s honey industry can now test manuka honey faster and more cost effectively than ever before thanks to a new three-in-one test introduced by the country’s leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories. The test, dubbed the Manuka Suite, is available to producers and sellers of manuka honey across the country this month and uses new technology and methodology to test the bioactive components in manuka honey. Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by ... more

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Fonterra and Nestle re-align Latin American joint venture

Fonterra and Nestlé have realigned their 10-year old Dairy Partners Americas (DPA) 50/50 joint venture and signed binding agreements covering the revised scope of the alliance. Under the agreements: · Fonterra will take a 51 per cent controlling stake in DPA Brazil, with Nestlé holding the balance; · Fonterra together with a local partner will acquire Nestlé 's share of DPA Venezuela; · Fonterra will sell its share in DPA's milk ... more

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