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World dairy prices up 0.5 percent overnight

Dairy product prices rose in the second GlobalDairyTrade auction in a row, led by butter and whole milk powder, while volumes continued to retreat. The GDT Price Index increased 0.5 per cent from the last sale two weeks ago. The average winning price was US$5,042 a tonne from US$5,025 per tonne at the last auction. Some 35,399 tonnes of product was sold, the lowest since June last year and down from 41,024 tonnes in the previous sale. Butter rose 2.6 per cent to US$4,745 a tonne to ... more

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30th Anniversary Marlborough Wine and Food Festival - pioneers remember

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival video released · 30th Anniversary this weekend · Pioneers remember how it all began Thirty years ago, there were just four wineries in Marlborough. Now in 2014, there are dozens, with even more labels originating from the region. As Marlborough’s Wine and Food Festival prepares to celebrate the 30th anniversary of New Zealand’s largest wine event, some of the pioneers of those early festivals ... more

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Faulty pump blamed for E coli scare

A failed pump is thought to be the cause of the E coli contamination that forced Fonterra to recall 8700 bottles of fresh cream. Located at the co-operative's Takanini plant, the pump is used to flush pipes with cleaning fluids during the cleaning process. It gradually failed, resulting in a decreased flow rate of cleaning fluids in that section of the plant, Fonterra Brands NZ managing director Peter McClure said. He said Fonterra had immediately increased the flow rate within ... more

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Unprecedented Trans-Tasman collaboration yields first-ever PMA Fresh Connections in New Zealand

- 1000 visitors and a $1.3 million boost to local economy anticipated as leading Australasian fresh produce conference and trade show heads to Auckland for the first time in June 2014- Auckland is set to receive an influx of up to 1000 visitors and an estimated NZD$1.3 million boost to the local economy in June 2014, thanks to a Trans-Tasman collaboration to bring PMA Fresh Connections, the premier conference and trade show for the fresh fruit, vegetable, and floral supply chains in the ... more

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Honey prices tipped to rise

According to Airborne Honey, New Zealand’s oldest honey brand and one of the country’s most prominent exporters, honey prices in this country will rise this year but not necessarily due to a supply shortage or issues with the poor weather conditions beekeepers have experienced this summer. "The crop this year will not be a driver of price increases, regardless of whether it’s a successful season or not. Prices will go up in New Zealand because the world price is ... more

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NZ's first recycled PET plastic packaging plant opened

Flight Plastics today welcomed the Rt Hon John Key to officially open its new plastic packaging plant which is the first plastic packaging plant in New Zealand to manufacture food grade PET packaging from recycled PET (RPET) flake. The business, which was established in Wellington over a hundred years ago, has been producing food grade RPET plastic in the UK for five years and is now introducing that technology to NZ at its recently redeveloped site in Lower Hutt. Flight Plastics ... more

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Brands collaborate for the better of both

The Better Drinks Co. welcomes in 2014 announcing a collaborative relationship with super tea brand Ti Tonics. The Auckland-based company has secured the exclusive distribution rights for Ti Tonics, enabling co-founder and developer Dr Tracey King to continue to manage the brand simultaneously with The Better Drinks Co. team. With Ti-Tonics joining the existing portfolio of Charlie’s, Phoenix and recently added Real Iced Tea Co and Sunkist, The Better Drinks Co. has been ... more

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Pioneering New Zealand brewery looks to the dynamic British market for growth opportunities

Multi-award winning Marlborough brewery, Renaissance Brewing, is looking to further its overseas distribution network by focusing its export development in 2014 on the growing British craft beer market. Renaissance, who currently export to the USA, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong, will present its beers in the UK for the first time at the Craft Beer Rising event which is held at the old Truman Brewery in London’s east end. The event, which runs over the weekend of the ... more

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Queensland Fruit Fly find means anxious wait for growers

New Zealand’s horticulture industry is collectively holding its breath while it waits to find out if there will be any more Queensland fruit flies found in Northland. The Ministry for Primary Industries this morning announced the detection of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a suburb of Whangarei. “This is an anxious time for all growers and the whole horticulture industry,” HortNZ president Julian Raine says. “We are watching the response ... more

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Ahead Of The Pack: Packaging Workshop

Scion, New Zealand’s research leader in innovative packaging development and performance testing, invites registrations to its inaugural workshop on packaging. Packaging plays a critical role in successfully manufacturing and selling products both locally and internationally. This includes: - supporting the logistics of transferring product through manufacturing plants; - providing protection for long journeys; - increasing the shelf life of perishable products; - ... more

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