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Marlborough winemakers positive about 2014 vintage

Marlborough winemakers are extremely positive about the 2014 vintage in spite of some challenges from late season rain, Wine Marlborough General Manager Marcus Pickens said today. “The common theme that runs through the reactions we’ve had from Marlborough growers and wineries is the earliness of the season and the impact that had on the final result,” he said. “When you combine an early season with a long run of early and mid-season dry weather, you lay the ... more

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New Zealandís top business leaders up for auction

Entrepreneurs and CEOs of companies, from Coca-Cola to Trelise Cooper, Air New Zealand to The Warehouse will be taking part in a unique charity auction for ChildFund New Zealand. Twelve New Zealand business leaders will put their time and business nous up for auction, giving Kiwis the rare opportunity to learn from and network with the often-inaccessible leader of their choice over a one-on-one business lunch. All proceeds from the winning bids will go towards ... more

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Eurofins expands its food testing laboratory capacity in NZ

Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), the global leader in food and environment testing, has announced the completion of the extensive rebuild of its Auckland microbiology, chemistry and soil testing laboratory into a large, state-of-the-art facility with total laboratory surface of 3,700m2. The laboratory was officially opened on Friday, the 16th of May by the Hon. Steven Joyce, New Zealand's Minister of Economic Development, Science and Innovation. The investment, started shortly after the ... more

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Lawson's Dry Hills looks to the future

Company expansion underway at one of New Zealand’s most iconic wine companies Well‐known Marlborough wine producer, Lawson’s Dry Hills has taken some significant steps to ensure the continued growth of their brands both in New Zealand and overseas. The appointment of new team members Derek Lilley and Belinda Jackson demonstrate the commitment the company has to expanding its sales and marketing efforts. Lilley, previously based in Sydney worked for Australian ... more

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Comvita buys Timaru-based NZ Honey

Natural health products company Comvita said it had agreed to buy Timaru-based NZ Honey from NZ Honey Producers Co-Operative in a cash and share deal worth $12.3 million. Comvita shares jumped 8.8 per cent on the news this morning, gaining 28 cents to $3.48 and have declined 12 per cent this year. The deal is conditional on the approval by special resolution of the shareholders of NZ Honey Producers Co-Operative. Comvita, which specialises in making a range of manuka ... more

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Recovery from Psa and record returns drive rebound of orchard values

New Zealand kiwifruit growers have received the highest-ever average per-hectare return for supplying Zespri Green Kiwifruit, ZESPRI’s 2013/14 annual results show. While the return to the individual grower is influenced by factors such as orchard yield, costs and fruit characteristics, the average $42,659 per-hectare Green return underlined confidence in the industry’s future, Zespri chairman Peter McBride said. “After the impact of Psa over the past three ... more

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World dairy prices slip to 15-month low

Dairy product prices fell to a new 15-month low in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, paced by whole milk powder, and are now 23 per cent lower than when Fonterra forecast a record milk payout in February. The GDT price index fell 1.8 per cent to US$3,873 a tonne, down from US$3,950 a tonne two weeks ago and the seventh straight decline. Some 33,677 tonnes of product was sold, the lowest since June 2012 and down from 38,174 tonnes at the previous auction. In the latest auction, ... more

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Vanilla grower set to boost production

Award-winning vanilla producer, Heilala Vanilla, has expanded its premises so it can boost production to meet global demand. The company was one of the first to move to Tauranga’s purpose-built horticulture innovation business hub, The Newnham Park Innovation Centre, when it opened in 2010. But it quickly outgrew its site. Cabinet minister and Bay of Plenty MP Tony Ryall and Tonga’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Sangster Saulala will officially open ... more

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Air New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers to invest in wine tourism growth

Air New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers have today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see them work together to actively promote New Zealand as a destination for wine tourism. Air New Zealand has worked closely with New Zealand Winegrowers for almost three decades as the naming rights sponsor of the country's premium wine competition the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Today's announcement signifies a further strengthening of this partnership, with the ... more

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Goodman Fielder board backs $1.37b takeover bid

The board of Goodman Fielder will unanimously back a A$1.37 billion takeover bid by Singapore-based Wilmar International and Hong Kong-listed investment firm First Pacific Co in the absence of a better offer. Wilmar, the world's biggest palm oil processor, and First Pacific will pay 70 Australian cents a share to take over the Australasian food ingredients maker, sweetening an earlier bid of 65 cents a share. On Friday, Goodman's board said it would unanimously recommend the bid in the ... more

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