2017 NZ Food Summit



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Dairy prices up - NZ production fall likely cause

Dairy prices posted their fourth consecutive gain at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade auction, the GDT price index rising by 9.9 per cent and pointing to a farmgate milk price for Fonterra farmers of around $5.00 a kg of milksolids. Analysts said the price action was a reflection of a likely fall in New Zealand production. Fonterra has forecast its production to fall by 5 per cent this season and some forecasters expect New Zealand's total production to fall by as much as 10 per cent. ... more

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TPP will improve NZ access to 800 million customers

The largest regional trade agreement in history, covering almost 40 percent of the global economy, was finalised in the early hours of the morning in Atlanta.  Trade Minister Tim Groser said the deal fell short of a gold standard for dairy but New Zealand was still better off. Tariffs would be eliminated or quotas expanded in all TPP countries, but would vary from one dairy product line to another. "Of course I would have wanted a better dairy deal than this, but at the ... more

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Wine industry welcomes Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

New Zealand Winegrowers has warmly welcomed the news that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators have reached a final agreement. ‘This is an excellent outcome for the New Zealand wine industry’ commented Philip Gregan, New Zealand Winegrowers CEO. ‘Finalising the TPP is strategically very important for our export future as the TPP countries already account for over 60% of New Zealand wine exports’. ‘While we have not seen the detail of the ... more

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Fonterra disappointed with TPP but appreciative of negotiation efforts

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited Chairman John Wilson said the conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Atlanta, USA, today was a small but significant step forward for the dairy sector. “TPP has been an enormous undertaking,” said Mr Wilson, returning from Atlanta. “While the dairy outcome is far from perfect, we appreciate the significant effort made by Minister Groser and his negotiators to get some gains in market access for our farmers. ... more

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Good TPP result gives horticulture room to grow

The overnight signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal ushers in a new era of trade for New Zealand’s horticulture industry. “We want to congratulate the government, particularly Minister Groser, for their determination and patience in seeing this deal through. “This is a goal that has looked at times to be almost impossible to score, and they’ve finally done it,” Horticulture New Zealand president Julian Raine says. The most ... more

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Win for kiwifruit industry in TPP Agreement

Zespri welcomes the conclusion of negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement which will generate significant value for the New Zealand kiwifruit industry. The TPP will eliminate tariffs on kiwifruit exports into all 12 Asia-Pacific nations when it comes into force and Zespri Chief Executive Lain Jager explains the most immediate impact will be in Japan. In 2014, the industry paid over $15 million in tariffs into Japan which is Zespri’s largest country ... more

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International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration adds the WOW factor

New Zealand’s first ever International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, from 1 to 3 February next year, promises to WOW attendees with a unique line up of activities. Media, winemakers, marketers and trade representatives from around the globe will converge on Marlborough to celebrate a wine variety that has captivated consumers world-wide. The popular variety will be explored by international guest speakers, as they dissect what has made Sauvignon Blanc one of the most loved white ... more

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Cloudy Bay celebrates 30th sauvignon blanc vintage

New Zealand wine is beginning to come into a style of its own, one leading label's director believes. Thirty years after Cloudy Bay winery in Marlborough launched its first sauvignon blanc vintage, the label is still expanding in a competitive industry. Estate director Ian Morden says resilience has been key to the winery's growth over the years - particularly in tough times. A vision is key to a brand's success, Morden says. And there are two pathways for wineries to take - ... more

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URC® fruit innovations take centre-stage for Taura at FIE

Taura Natural Ingredients will highlight its latest URC® fruit concepts at Food Ingredients Europe 2015, with a focus on three key points of difference: Format, Taste and Formulation. Exhibiting on Stand 6L59, Taura will showcase each of these themes on three separate ‘islands’, where visitors will have the opportunity to see, handle and taste a wide range of ingredient and snack solutions based on real fruit. ... more

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NZ gluten-free boom prompts new testing service

New Zealand’s largest privately owned testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, has announced it is offering a gluten testing service with the fastest turnaround-time in the Country. The company has introduced the service in response to the rapid increase in consumer demand for gluten free products, which according to Coeliac New Zealand Incorporated, is increasing in NZ by an estimated 26% annually-1. Technologist Sam Marengo, said Hill Laboratories developed the test to ... more

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