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Fonterra Milk for Schools - 170,000 Kiwi kids drinking milk

Photo: Maungaturoto Primary School celebrates the end of the national roll out of Fonterra Milk for Schools alongside local Fonterra farmers and Fonterra Maungaturoto site staff. The Fonterra Milk for Schools rollout across New Zealand is complete and the numbers are in – 1,450 schools, 170,000 Kiwi kids and their families, 10,500 Fonterra farmers, and 74 Anchor milkmen, have all helped ensure primary-school children are enjoying healthy dairy nutrition every school day. ... more

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Food and beverage sector driving growth

New Zealand’s food and beverage industry is well positioned for substantial growth, with exports on track to double in value in the next 15 years to US$40 billion, according to reports released today. Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2014 edition of the Investors’ Guide to the New Zealand Food and Beverage Industry. The Investors Guide showcases the key factors driving New Zealand’s food exporting success: high-quality ingredients, ... more

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$214m dairy factory set for new season

The first delivery of milk to a new South Canterbury dairy factory is two months away. The commissioning programme for Oceania Dairy's $214 million milk processing plant at Glenavy is scheduled to commence in July. Chief executive Aidan Johnstone said the programme will mark the final stage of the 14-month construction programme. "We anticipate the factory will take its first supplies of milk from our suppliers in late July. The first four to six weeks of supply will be ... more

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Dairy prices close to bottom of curve, say economists

Dairy product prices recorded their sixth straight decline in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, returning to levels of a year ago and adding to expectations Fonterra will trim its forecast for a record milk payout. The GDT price index fell 1.1 per cent to US$3,950 a tonne, from US$4,047 a tonne two weeks ago, the lowest since February 2013. Some 38,174 tonnes of product was sold, up from 36,549 tonnes at the previous auction. Fonterra is forecasting a record $8.65 per kilogram of ... more

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Baby milk firms in limbo

The fate of many New Zealand infant formula brands remains up in the air - a week after strict new Chinese import regulations came into force. The Ministry for Primary Industries' director of market assurance, Tim Knox, told exporters yesterday that China's Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) was yet to make any decisions about the registration of individual brands. Under the rules that kicked in on May 1, companies selling infant formula in the world's ... more

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Horticulture now 8 percent of New Zealandís exports

Horticultural products now account for 8% of New Zealand’s total merchandise exports, according to the latest edition of the industry publication Fresh Facts. In the year to 30 June 2013, the horticulture industry generated more than $3.6 billion in export revenue, with the major products being wine ($1.2 billion) and kiwifruit ($934 million). The biggest gains were seen in onion exports, which increased by 47% over 2012 values to a total $90 million, and apple exports, which ... more

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Eight decades of fellowship: Selaks celebrates 80 years

Enjoying food and wine with friends and family is a hallmark of heritage New Zealand winery Selaks Wines which is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Selaks was founded in 1934 by Croatian immigrant Marino Selak. Like many of his countrymen, Marino had brought to his adopted country the Dalmatian custom of enjoying wine and food in a family environment. Today the winemaker continues the tradition of fellowship with its support for the highly successful Selaks NZ Roast Day, ... more

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Five infant formula exporters approved, and Westland Milk

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today that five New Zealand manufacturers, including dairy giant Fonterra, and second-biggest dairy co-operative Westland Milk, had been approved to export infant formula to China. "These manufacturers represent around 90 per cent of our infant formula exports to China by volume," Guy said. Eight manufacturers have missed out. A spokesman for Guy said the Chinese had published a list of ... more

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FGC welcomes Nutriciaís investment

The intended acquisition of New Zealand milk-drying and infant formula blending and packing capacity by French-owned Nutricia is a further indication of confidence in the New Zealand food and beverage industry, says the Food & Grocery Council. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says today’s announcement is significant. “This is great news for the industry and for New Zealand’s infant formula manufacturing capacity. “Having such a renowned ... more

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Prevar announces Dawn Gray Global Consulting Inc. to undertake North American Business Development

Prevar has announced that Dawn Gray Global Consulting Inc. will undertake a North American Business Development Role. “We are delighted that Dawn has taken up this opportunity. She has enormous standing in the global fruit industry and has significant leadership, sales and marketing plus business development experience more recently with the Oppenheimer Group, Turners and Growers- Enza International and BC Hot House Foods Inc. Dawn has her own very successful consultancy company ... more

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