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Skills shortage reaching crisis levels in the service industry

There’s a skill shortage looming in the service industry that’s going to affect all New Zealanders, across all regions, and visitors to our country. “Without scaremongering, there’s a very real crisis around the corner. It puts our successful service sectors at risk, and unless things change soon, New Zealand will be worse for it,” says Dean Minchington, Chief Executive Officer for ServiceIQ, Industry Training Organisation for the tourism, hospitality, ... more

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The FoodBowl - making a difference for NZ

New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland, known as The FoodBowl, is more essential than ever in fostering innovative ideas into commercial success as the country’s food and beverage sector advances toward value-added, premium, prepared food. New Zealand’s Food Innovation Network is a national network of science and technology resources, funded largely by Callaghan Innovation, and is supporting the growth of the food and beverage sector and promoting innovative food science. The ... more

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Innovation vital to success of horticulture

Innovation will be key to the on-going success of the horticulture industry, says Dr Bruce Campbell, recipient of the 2017 Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award. Dr Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of Plant & Food Research, was recognised with the Award at this week’s Horticulture New Zealand conference, where he issued a challenge for the industry to continue building science and innovation into their strategies to meet the demands of the future. “Science ... more

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Fast-tracking health products

A new collaboration between Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see health and wellness products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market. The Innovation Cell is a new co-investment business model whereby Anagenix, a New Zealand-based small business, will launch new natural ingredients for consumer products, based on Plant & Food Research science, into the market at an early stage. The marketing stories for these products will develop over time ... more

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‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition’, the 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference

Under the theme ‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition ’, the 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference will bring together scientific and technical experts with a focus on grain breeding, processing, nutrition and consumer foods in a truly international event celebrating grain science and technology. Hot topics include: • ‘Utilisation of transgenic methods for plant breeding reflecting on practice and regulations in Australasia and beyond’ Hosted by AACCi, ... more

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Silver lining to skills shortage

News of skills shortages, particularly a need for 200,000 more people working within the service sectors, continues to make headlines. Now, six of New Zealand’s regions have solid data for decision making as well as some concrete actions to help solve the problem. ServiceIQ has released Regional Roadmaps and Action Plans for Northland, Bay of Plenty, Queenstown-Lakes and Otago & Southland. Christchurch City also has a roadmap and plan, as does Auckland’s tourism ... more

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Breeding blue cod brings new possibilities

Scientists have managed to successfully breed blue cod for the first time, a milestone that will support the development of a new aquaculture industry for New Zealand. In association with Ngāi Tahu Seafood Ltd, the Seafood Technologies team at Plant & Food Research in Nelson are investigating how to breed different species of native fish in captivity, building knowledge of the conditions required for the fish to successfully reproduce. For the first time, they have managed ... more

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$48 billion industry at risk: service sector ITOs urge action

An industry that employs almost one in three New Zealanders is at risk. A new report on the service industry notes that ‘without these people our health and safety, and sense of national wellbeing, would be profoundly compromised.’ It also notes that another 200,000 workers will be needed in the service sectors between now and 2020. Despite this size, and the contribution of $47.8 billion to New Zealand’s GDP, the service sector and its workforce is rarely seen as a ... more

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NZ on-job training qualifications take off in UAE

A new agreement between the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai and ServiceIQ Industry Training Organisation (ITO) is a game-changer for the recognition of qualifications between the two countries. This means students or trainees who start their on-job or provider-led training in New Zealand or the UAE, will have a seamless path to achieving their qualification in either country. With an initial focus on the aviation industry, ServiceIQ has secured a ... more

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New report reveals untapped export opportunity

Leading national food and beverage innovators say non-dairy powdered food products are in high demand world-wide and New Zealand needs to act quickly to take advantage of an untapped export growth opportunity. The New Zealand Food Innovation Network report released this week explores food products in the non-dairy sector, the consumer demand for powdered versions of food by-products and the technology solutions required for New Zealand to produce these products. Food and beverage ... more

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