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Cult chocolate milk to flow south

The incredibly popular Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Chocolate Milk will be available in the South Island this winter. Lewis Road Creamery's marketing director Angela Weeks confirmed South Island retailers would be able to stock the chocolate milk later this year, thanks to the construction of a second milk processing plant. "We'll be in the South Island this winter," she said. Weeks said the company had been inundated with requests from South Island retailers who ... more

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Record wine exports mark the start of vintage 2015

Wine exports have reached a record high and now stand at $1.37 billion, up 8.2%, propelling wine to New Zealand’s 6th biggest export good. This strong demand in key markets bodes well for the wine industry, whose 2015 grape harvest is now underway. Prospects for a high quality vintage are looking very positive due to the superb summer weather said Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers. “The warm dry summer of 2015 has been absolutely perfect for ... more

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PM visits new state of the art honey facility

New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, has been given a tour of Manuka Health’s brand new multi-million dollar, purpose-built honey processing and distribution centre on a recent visit to Te Awamutu in the Waikato. Mr Key was shown through the premises by Manuka Health CEO and founder, Kerry Paul. It is now the largest customised honey facility in New Zealand and combines internationally accredited laboratories, honey-drum storage, blending, packing and distribution under one roof. ... more

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Latest GlobalDairyTrade auction: dairy prices up 1.1 percent

Dairy product prices rose in the latest overnight GlobalDairyTrade auction, as gains in the price of butter and cheddar outweighed declines in the price of anhydrous milk fat, whole milk powder and rennet casein. The GDT average winning price rose 1.1 per cent to US$3,374, from US$3,366 at the previous auction two weeks ago. Some 22,094 tonnes of product was sold, down from 22,957 tonnes two weeks ago. After the latest GDT auction, the AgriHQ Seasonal Farmgate Milk Price for the ... more

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Canned asparagus source causes stink

Heinz Wattie's has not totally canned the New Zealand asparagus industry, a Hawke's Bay grower says. Asparagus Council representative Lindsay Kay said some growers had been financed by Heinz Wattie's into the industry several years ago. The multi-national was criticised this month for sourcing canned asparagus from Peru for sale in New Zealand. "Some of that debt is still outstanding and they want to recover it by canning the asparagus - but that would be the only reason for ... more

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Fonterra maintains Farmgate Milk Price forecast

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today maintained its current forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season at $4.70 per kgMS. Along with the previously announced estimated dividend range, this amounts to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.95 – $5.05 for the current season. Chairman John Wilson said that although dairy commodity prices had gone up, the increase was not sufficient to raise the forecast Farmgate Milk Price at this time. “Since December, GDT prices ... more

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United Fresh takes the lead in food safety

New Zealand’s only pan-produce organisation, United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated, has established a new Food Safety and Traceability Committee. United Fresh Executive Member, Dr Hans Maurer (pictured below), has been appointed chairman of the committee. Also appointed to the committee are Mathew Dolan from Horticulture New Zealand, Stephen Twinn from Snap Fresh Foods and Anne-Marie Arts from The AgriChain Centre, who was also confirmed in her role as United Fresh Food Safety ... more

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Australian buyers have Wellington artisan foods in their sights

Photo: Christine Stopforth (left) and Kathy Campbell (right) and from Totara Cottage, Upper Hutt introduce their artisan gourmet baking range at the Visa Wellington On a Plate Supplier Showcase at the Michael Fowler Centre. Food and beverage buyers from Sydney are talking export deals with Wellington producers after having their taste-buds tempted at the Visa Wellington On a Plate Supplier Showcase. Over 50 of the Wellington region’s top food and beverage suppliers exhibited at ... more

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Dairy prices surge 10 per cent at latest auction

Dairy prices posted their fifth consecutive gain at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade auction, the GDT price index surging by 10.1 per cent since the last auction a fortnight ago. Analysts had expected prices to firm in response to lower supply brought on by drought conditions on the east coasts of both the North and South Islands. Whole milk prices -- the most important product for New Zealand producers - traded at $US3272 a tonne, up 13.7 per cent from the last sale. Elsewhere, ... more

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Fonterra commissions new ingredient plant in the Netherlands

New Zealand-based Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has commissioned its new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands. The plant produces whey and lactose specialty ingredients that will be used in high-value paediatric, maternal, and sports nutrition products by Fonterra and its global customers. Built on a 25 hectare site that has been developed in partnership with Dutch cheese manufacturer A-ware Food Group, the plant is Fonterra’s ... more

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