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Hyundai Kona awarded to winner of Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018

Annabel Bulk was thrilled to receive a Hyundai Kona Elite yesterday as the premium prize for winning the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018. She will have full use of this trendy Hyundai SUV for a year, which will be perfect for driving around Central Otago where she lives and works. Bevan Meiklejohn from the Central Otago Motor Group took the especially branded Kona Elite out to Felton Road where Ms Bulk works and handed over the keys on behalf of Hyundai. Ms Bulk is ... more

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New Zealand Avocado season takes off in Thailand

Rapid growth in avocado exports to Thailand continues to surge, driven by health awareness and New Zealand avocado nutrient benefits New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Right Honourable Winston Peters, opened the New Zealand Avocado official season launch event in Thailand this week, heralding the growing consumption of the fruit in Thailand. The event showcased the increasing popularity of New Zealand avocados in Thailand and was hosted by New ... more

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Fonterra cuts milk price forecast

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today revised its 2018/19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price from $6.75 per kgMS to a range of $6.25-$6.50 per kgMS and increased its forecast New Zealand milk collection volumes by 1.3 per cent to 1,550 million kgMS. Fonterra Chief Executive, Miles Hurrell, says the change in the forecast Farmgate Milk Price was due to a stronger global milk supply relative to demand at this time. “I know how hard it is for farmers when the forecast Farmgate ... more

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Solomons Gold cacao, unique superfood

Unique, value-adding cacao offers mass consumer appeal, as a new 100% “free-from” superfood Global Food Forums Report on food trends to watch in 2018 noted that nutrient dense, plant based protein indulgences were driving the ‘health treat’ trends with next-gen snacks now including wellbeing enhancing ingredients. Recognised as universally appealing, one antioxidant-rich superfood has the attention of the food and beverage sector that realise the focus is on ... more

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The value of New Zealand-ness

How the FernMark can unlock your global food and beverage market potential By Sarah Morgan Our Ministry for Primary Industries’ goal is to double primary industry exports – from $32 billion in June 2012 to $64 billion by 2025 . Our food and beverage exports are set to account for $29.4 billion of this growth. Ambitious, yes – but we Kiwis don’t do things by halves. And the latest data on the global food and beverage market indicates it shouldn’t be ... more

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Accountability and sustainability - the seafood industry keeps its promise

The New Zealand seafood industry tonight launches the second year of a campaign that will reinforce the Promise made to the people of New Zealand in 2017. Last year, the industry admitted not always getting it right but promised to continue to raise the bar around innovation, sustainability, transparency and environmental responsibility. Seafood New Zealand chief executive, Tim Pankhurst, said the industry has a great story to tell and has made significant and genuine advances in all ... more

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Apollo Foods-Fonterra boost for NZ beverage market

Photo: Fonterra Farmers see first-hand the operations at the new plant. Two New Zealand companies have teamed up to install a state of the art technology at the Apollo plant in Whakatu, Hawke’s Bay, that will bring some of the best in fruit and dairy beverages to Kiwis’ across the country. The agreement between Fonterra Brands New Zealand and Apollo Foods, an innovative start-up company, will help both companies capitalise on the increasing global popularity for ... more

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Both lamb and beef exports expected to break $3 billion for the first time

Both beef and lamb exports are expected to break the $3 billion mark for the first time as high lamb, mutton and beef prices bump up this season’s forecast profit for sheep and beef farmers, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Mid-Season Update. The milestone for lamb exports is predicted to be reached on the back of a forecast 14 per cent increase in average export value. Meanwhile, total beef export receipts, which passed the $3 billion mark in 2014 15, are ... more

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Dairy prices fall for fourth straight auction

Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, dragged lower by an unexpected plunge in anhydrous milk fat. The GDT price index slipped 0.6 percent from the previous auction two weeks ago. The average price was US$3,477 a tonne. Some 17,222 tonnes of product was sold, down from 18,635 tonnes two weeks ago. Whole milk powder rose 1.6 percent to US$3,278 a tonne. Anhydrous milk fat sank 7 percent to US$5,806 a tonne, while skim milk powder slid 1.8 percent to US$1,849 a ... more

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Cadbury factory shuts this week after 150 years of production at site

Production at the Cadbury factory in Dunedin will end on Friday bringing to a close 150 years of manufacturing at the site. A spokesman for Mondelez, which owns Cadbury, said final production would take place on Friday, with some of the team members finishing up then and others coming back to continue to work on decommissioning the site. Pineapple Lumps were the final product being made at the site with the other lines now in the process of being decommissioned. There were about ... more

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