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Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday April 24

April 24 2015 marks the sixth annual International Sauvignon Blanc Day – an online initiative that started in California with St Supery Winery as a global social media wine tasting. This year, New Zealand Winegrowers will be leading the charge and holding events across the world to celebrate the variety that awoke the world to New Zealand wine. Celebrations kick off in New Zealand and make their way around the globe following the sun. Sauvignon Blanc tastings and events ... more

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Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive resigns

Horticulture New Zealand president Julian Raine has accepted the resignation of the organisation’s long-serving chief executive Peter Silcock. “We are sad to see Peter go and will miss his industry knowledge and experience. He has served our industry very well. “Peter has worked for grower representative organisations for 30 years. He played a key role in the establishment of Horticulture New Zealand in 2006 and in the development of the industry’s ... more

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Standard & Poor's affirms Fonterra credit rating

Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd is pleased to advise that it has been notified by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services that they have affirmed Fonterra’s credit rating. This affirmation follows the release of Standard & Poor’s rating criteria for agricultural co-operatives which applies to Fonterra. Standard & Poor’s has affirmed Fonterra's long-term rating of A and short-term rating of A-1. The outlook remains stable. Standard & Poor's has also affirmed ... more

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New board member for NZ Food & Grocery Council

The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Fonterra Brands New Zealand Managing Director Tim Deane to its Board. “Tim’s extensive dairy industry experience and strong track record across a variety of industries, including the FMCG sector, and pharmaceutical, financial services and tourism industries, will be an asset to the Board,” says Food & Grocery Council Chairman Pierre van Heerden. “The composition of the ... more

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World dairy prices slide 10.8 percent on supply concerns

Dairy product prices declined in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in prices for butter milk powder and whole milk powder, amid concern about an increase in supply. The GDT average winning price dropped 10.8 per cent to US$2,746, down from US$3,136 at the previous auction two weeks ago. Some 23,162 tonnes of product was sold, up from 20,258 tonnes two weeks ago. The AgriHQ Seasonal Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014-15 season decreased by 10 cents per kilogram ... more

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Meat firm Anzco Foods' profit falls by half to $6m

Anzco Foods, New Zealand's third-largest meat company, said profit halved in 2014, a year in which it bought out shareholder Itoham Foods' half stake in the nation's only large-scale cattle feedlot. Profit fell to $6 million in the 12 months ended September 30, from $12.2 million a year earlier, according to the Christchurch-based company's financial statements. Revenue declined 1.8 per cent to $1.26 billion, led by a 1.9 per cent fall in sales to $1.25 billion. Expenses slipped 1.3 per ... more

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Kiwifruit industry set for strong growth in 2015 season

The first kiwifruit charter ship for 2015 is set to sail from the Port of Tauranga tomorrow (Sunday 28 March), marking the start of a season promising strong growth with volumes back to pre-Psa levels this season, Zespri’s Chief Executive Lain Jager says. The 2015 harvest began in orchards in Gisborne, Katikati and Te Puke last week, with the first charter shipments of gold kiwifruit leaving on the MV Atlantic Erica on Saturday for Zespri’s long-standing premium market of ... more

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Innovation: A sweet spot for people with eating problems

The FoodBowl aims to increase the value of manufactured food and beverage exports, reports Graham Skellern. Sam Bridgewater couldn't bear watching his stepfather - who had cancer in the jaw - struggle to eat ordinary food. He reckoned there had to be an easier and better way to maintain a normal healthy diet. For nearly two years he and his business partners, older brother and Olympic rower George Bridgewater and Maia Royal, researched texture modified or soft food and developed their ... more

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Fonterra Interim Results: profit down, forecast dividend down

Fonterra today announced its 2015 Interim Results. Results Highlights · Forecast Cash Payout for the 2014/15 Season of $4.90 - $5.00 - Forecast Farmgate Milk Price $4.70 per kgMS - Estimated full year dividend of 20-30 cents per share · Revenue $9.7 billion, down 14 per cent · Reported EBIT $483 million, up 16 per cent · Normalised EBIT $376 million, down 7 per ... more

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New Zealand wine region honoured with its own Riedel glass

New Zealand wine has captured the attention of Riedel Crystal, the 300-year-old world leader in varietal-specific glassware, resulting in the launch of a Central Otago Pinot Noir glass. The reputation of Central Otago’s wines prompted 10th generation Georg J. Riedel to run a sensory workshop in the region in 2013 to discover the perfect glass for Central Otago Pinot Noir. Riedel Glass Owner, Georg J. Riedel, returned from Austria to launch the new glass at a media workshop ... more

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