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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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Goodman Fielder to invest $27m on upgrade of Christchurch UHT milk factory

Goodman Fielder announced today that it will expand and upgrade its ultra heat treated (UHT) milk plant in Christchurch, New Zealand, increasing its capacity to meet growth opportunities across the Asia Pacific region. The NZ$27 million project will see the extension of the existing UHT building, installation of a new pasteurising, sterilising and palletising line as well as the installation of a new 250 ml high speed filler. The work is expected to be completed by October 2015 and will ... more

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Food innovation leaders up for national award

The two leaders of Marlborough’s Food Innovation Cluster have been short-listed for a national award within the food industry. Marlborough Research Centre chief executive Gerald Hope and general manager of the Riddet Institute at Massey University Mark Ward are finalists in this year’s New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Food Industry Excellence Awards. The awards recognise leadership, innovation, eco-efficiency and service to the food industry and ... more

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2014 New Zealand wine vintage to support export growth

The 2014 New Zealand grape harvest has been completed with high quality grapes picked across the country. “All grape growing regions experienced very favourable growing conditions through the summer and into the early autumn. 2014 is set to be another memorable, high quality vintage which will provide a further boost to growing wine exports” said New Zealand Winegrowers Chief Executive Officer Philip Gregan. According to the 2014 Vintage Survey, 445,000 tonnes of ... more

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Fonterra announces new MD Global Operations

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited announced today the appointment of Robert Spurway to the role of Managing Director Global Operations, a newly-created position on Fonterra’s management team. Chief Executive Theo Spierings said Mr Spurway was uniquely qualified for the position. “Robert is currently Acting Director New Zealand Operations in NZ Milk Products, responsible for overseeing milk collection, manufacturing and logistics for the Co-operative’s New ... more

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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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