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KiwiNet forum focuses on innovation from science to start-up

Commercialisation professionals from Universities and Crown Research Institutes around New Zealand were in Christchurch yesterday for a forum on turning clever science and technology into commercial value. The forum titled Igniting Innovation: From Science to Start-up and Beyond is being run by the Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet), a consortium of 13 Universities, Crown Research Institutes and Crown Entities dedicated to taking a collaborative approach to research commercialisation to boost ... more

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Fonterra to expand South Canterbury processing capacity

Fonterra has started the consultation process with the view of lodging consent applications to build two new high-efficiency milk powder driers at its Studholme site in South Canterbury. The proposed investment would bring a significant boost to milk processing in South Canterbury – one of New Zealand’s fastest growing dairy regions – with around 9 million litres of additional capacity to help keep pace with rising milk volumes. Fonterra Managing Director ... more

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Big beef prices no flash in pan, says industry boss

Commodity cycles are notoriously difficult to predict but Beef and Lamb NZ's chief executive Scott Champion thinks the current strength in world beef prices is not just a flash in the pan. Beef is in short supply in many regions around the world and further tightening is expected to occur this year and in 2015. The season just passed was the second largest beef and veal export season in New Zealand's history - 383,000 tonnes - as a result of high beef production, according to Beef and ... more

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West: NZ needs to chew over food provider role

New Zealand agribusiness leader Dr Andrew West is calling for a national debate over New Zealand's role as a food provider for humanity. Speaking at the New Zealand Beef+Lamb mid-northern North Island farmer council annual meeting at Lake Karapiro, the Lincoln University vice-chancellor asked if New Zealand should be making more of a contribution given its resources. "Is it our moral obligation to make our contribution to feed the rest of humanity given the amount of resources we ... more

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Local winemaker appoints new GM Sales to continue global growth

Allan Scott Wines and Estates Limited have announced the appointment of Mitchell Gardiner as General Manager Sales to help continue the company’s growth strategy both internationally and locally. A widely-experienced sales manager, Mr Gardiner joins Allan Scott Family Winemakers after 9 years as a senior sales manager with Toops Wholesale, a key subsidiary of the Foodstuffs North Island Co-Op Society Limited. During his tenure at Toops, Mr Gardiner drove hospitality sales 450% ... more

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Babich Wines announces plans to celebrate its 100 years

Since the first bottle of Babich Wine was produced in 1916, the Babich Family has been known as a leader and innovator of the New Zealand wine industry. Now, almost 100-years later, they are gearing up to celebrate their centennial anniversary in 2016. Preparations are in full swing to mark this milestone. Kicking off early next year, the multi-award winning brand will be running an international media and marketing campaign across New Zealand and all of their export markets. This ... more

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Fonterra and MFAT partnership to advance dairy in developing countries

Fonterra and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge. Under the partnership, called Framework for International Development in Dairy Excellence, Fonterra and MFAT will seek to develop initiatives to enhance food security, knowledge and nutrition in emerging markets with relatively underdeveloped dairy industries, and help build economically viable farm ... more

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AIG NOVI product recall cost estimation tool wins innovation award

American International Group (NYSE: AIG) today announced that NOVI, the company’s product recall cost estimation tool, has been awarded the ‘highly commended’ prize at the New Zealand Innovators Awards 2014 for Innovation in Financial and Professional Services. NOVI is a free and confidential service that enables food and beverage manufacturers to better understand their product recall risk exposure by estimating the probable maximum loss from an accidental ... more

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New technology opens way for live fish exports

Live fish caught in New Zealand's inshore fisheries could soon be winging or swimming their way to lucrative markets in Australia and Asia. The Precision Seafood Harvesting system, which won the Supreme Innovator Award at this year's New Zealand Innovator Awards, enables fishermen to land fish live. Its specially patented net also allows non-target fish and juveniles to escape. Just as importantly, it will help improve the condition and quality of fish trawled in New Zealand's ... more

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Kellogg cereal donations help the Sallies feed those in need

Photo: World Food Day: Julian Ng (Kellogg’s), Abbie Malakai (Kellogg’s) and Awhina Mataki (Community Missions Leader The Salvation Army) Kellogg New Zealand commits 64,000 serves of breakfast cereal during World Food Day Coinciding with World Food Day this year, Kellogg New Zealand and The Salvation Army are reaching out to less fortunate Kiwis with the donation of 64,000 serves of breakfast cereal. The Salvation Army’s nine Auckland centres will be ... more

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