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Applications open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Coca-Cola Community Recycling Initiatives

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is today calling for applications for its nationwide Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants Programme for 2014. The programme, in its second year and supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, will see a major injection of additional funds to help local communities put in place initiatives to increase beverage container recycling. Last year 16 projects nationwide benefited from this funding. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided more than ... more

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Kiwi cheesemakers set to do battle for Champion Cheeses titles

With over 400 entries, a new milk type, three new international judges and five new cheese companies stepping into the ring, this year’s NZ Champions of Cheese Awards are set to be the most competitive yet. Now in its eleventh year, the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards see our country’s finest speciality cheese come together under one roof, in the hope of winning one of 16 champion cheese titles. New Zealand’s largest cheese exporters, our smallest artisan cheesemakers, ... more

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China Merchants Group Chairman sees strong potential in New Zealand market

Photo: Dr Fu meets Foodstuffs' Murray Jordan Dr Fu Yuning, Chairman of China Merchants Group (CMG) and Chairman of Loscam, Asia Pacific’s leader in pallet and retail ready solutions, recently visited New Zealand to meet key executives in the retail and logistics industries. CMG is China’s leading infrastructure and logistics provider with over US$50 billion in assets and oversees a number of investments in New Zealand in the logistics and specialty wholesale sectors, ... more

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PMA Australia-New Zealand & Produce Plus Marketer of the Year 2014: nominations open

Nominations are now open for the third annual PMA-Produce Plus Marketer of the Year Award, the prestigious accolade for the Australian and New Zealand fresh produce and floral industries. PMA A-NZ and Produce Plus are pleased to announce the return of the Marketer of the Year Award, recognising for the third year outstanding achievement in the marketing of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers in Australia and/or New Zealand. The PMA-Produce Plus Marketer of the Year Award 2014 ... more

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Organic blueberry producer on a roll

As recently as 2001, when Robert and Shannon Auton bought their blueberry orchard in Omaha, "New Zealanders weren't quite aware of blueberries, and demand was almost non-existent," Robert recalls. But as the numerous health benefits of this veritable superfruit became known, global demand soared, and New Zealand followed suit. The domestic blueberry market grew from $1.5 million to $10 million over a ten-year period. The Autons were ahead of the curve. They decided from the ... more

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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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