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Kiwi Garden To Table charity recognised

Kiwi success story, Garden to Table, has been handpicked by global food group, Food Tank, as one of the world’s most innovative and inspiring organisations. Garden to Table is the only programme from New Zealand to be recognised in such a way, and joins 18 other cutting edge programs from around the world. Food Tank made special mention of the programme’s proven ability to make “a demonstrated difference in child health, school attendance rates, food security... in ... more

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Liverworts would rather be 'red than dead'

A Plant & Food Research project into the unique way liverworts shield themselves from extreme environments has been awarded funding for ongoing research in the latest round of Marsden Awards. Liverworts, simple plants named for some species’ liver-like shape, are closely related to the first plants to evolve on land and tackle the extreme conditions on Earth millions of years ago. More than 8000 species of liverworts have colonised all parts of the planet, surviving in ... more

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New ServiceIQ guide gives service careers a kick-start

For the first time, a comprehensive new guide that introduces young Kiwis to the many career opportunities in New Zealand’s booming service industry has been published by ServiceIQ, Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for tourism and travel, retail and retail supply chain, hospitality, aviation, and museums service sectors. Service Career Kick-Starter was launched to the whole of the country via the Sunday Star Times at the end of October. It’s packed full of helpful ... more

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Food innovation and commercialisation specialist to run FoodHQ

The current Director of Riddet Innovation, Dr Abby Thompson has accepted the role of FoodHQ Chief Executive Officer. Dr Thompson is experienced in commercially focused research and development and has led this work for the Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology. FoodHQ Board Chair Sue Foley says Dr Thompson’s credentials are unparalleled. “Abby brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the commercial and scientific sectors. She is already well known throughout both ... more

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Superior skills win gold for famous Dunedin Brewery

The very best service is on tap at one of Dunedin’s finest breweries. Top-rating Emerson’s Taproom has taken out the coveted ServiceIQ Excellence in Training and Staff Development Award at the glittering NZ Hospitality Awards 2017 event held in Wellington. Emerson’s Brewery Venue Manager Charlotte Janssen says hospitality is a profession and the goal is to have the most passionate, knowledgeable and engaged team around. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all ... more

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Boosting brainpower, flavour & texture in food exports of the future

AgResearch scientists are leading new research that could revolutionise New Zealand foods – with new ways of boosting flavour and texture, and products designed to make our brains perform better. Supported by industry and research partners, AgResearch is looking to the future for premium food exports with programmes that have recently been awarded more than $21 million by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund. “The future for New ... more

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Learn the basics of labelling with Zubi

Zubi Labelling Event in Christchurch Zubi has teamed up with McFoodies Food Consultancy Services to cover the basics of getting your products label ready to go!. Topics covered will be: Ingredient Declarations, Additives, Allergens and NIP. Event details: Thurs Nov 2 10:00 - 15:30 (with a break for lunch)  BNZ Centre, Level 3, 101 Cashel St, Christchurch These topics will be presented in a lecture style and there will be a practical component of using ... more

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ServiceIQ on-job training qualifications are airborne with Emirates Flight Catering in the UAE

ServiceIQ has successfully taken its workplace education programmes to an exciting new customer and market overseas. In September, the ITO for New Zealand’s aviation, hospitality and other service sectors, awarded internationally recognised qualifications to its first graduates in the UAE. The group of 12 trainees are all employed by Emirates Flight Catering in its giant commercial kitchen complex in Dubai. Over six months, the catering cooks have been able to develop their craft and ... more

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TalentNZ: Start with skills but end with qualified

The open letter signed this week by 100 companies has been applauded by the industry training organisation for the nation’s booming service sectors, ServiceIQ. But it wants a postscript. “Tourism is New Zealand’s leading source of overseas income, yet it’s crying out for talented people,” says ServiceIQ chief executive Dean Minchington. “The same applies to hospitality and retail. An insistence on someone holding a tertiary qualification to land a ... more

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High-Value Nutrition researchers tackle global health issues

The country’s top scientists are taking on two major global health issues: the tsunami of diabetes in Asia and how the right nutrition can boost immunity to the flu in research supported by the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge. Challenge Chief Scientist Professor Martin Kussmann said, “We’re bringing together the best researchers in the country to work on some very innovative science.” Professor Sally Poppitt, director of the Human Nutrition Unit ... more

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