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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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Maori growers back record result in kiwifruit industry vote

Kiwifruit grower and post-harvest entity Te Awanui Huka Pak has congratulated growers for turning out in record numbers for the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KISP) grower referendum. “Maori are a key driving force in the kiwifruit industry, and the KISP process was about ensuring that this industry creates wealth for Maori both now and for future generations” says Te Awanui Huka Pak Chair Neil Te Kani. “With a record voter turnout and over 90% support ... more

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Zespri welcomes high turnout and support for positive change in grower referendum

Kiwifruit growers have made a strong statement about the direction they want for their industry in the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KSIP) referendum. There is a clear mandate for change with interim results from the referendum showing two-thirds of growers, representing 80 percent of production, voting so far, says Zespri chairman Peter McBride. “Over 90 percent of growers have clearly stated their desire for change in three areas which affect Zespri – ownership of ... more

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NZ kiwifruit growers united In support for industry change

Following a record voter turn-out, interim results show more than 90 percent of New Zealand kiwifruit growers have supported the outcomes of the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KISP) to lock-in long-term grower ownership and control of their industry. KISP’s Independent Chairman, Neil Richardson, said the voter turn-out and interim results were outstanding. They are a clear sign New Zealand kiwifruit growers are united in their vision for the future of their industry, he ... more

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NZ salmon swims with the export tide

One of New Zealand's most exclusive food products, King Salmon, is making an impact in the United States market. The rare King Salmon species is farmed predominantly in New Zealand, with domestic producers turning out about 70 per cent of the world's supply. Now the luxury product has been awarded a "best choice" status by influential American food watchdog Sea Watch, which is part of the Monterey Aquarium in the US. The ranking is fiercely fought over in the global ... more

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Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project on track for record turnout

On the final day of voting, grower turnout for the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KISP) referendum has surpassed all expectations and is on track to be the largest voter turnout in the horticulture sector for almost two decades. KISP Independent Chairman Neil Richardson notes, “Our initial expectations were based around the average turnout for similar referendums across different sectors being 40%, and the NZKGI Levy vote in 2011 reaching 43% of grower turnout.” ... more

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