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Meat and poultry lead 0.5 percent monthly fall in prices

Lower meat and poultry prices led the 0.5 percent fall in February 2018 food prices, Stats NZ said today. Beef prices fell 4.4 percent, while chicken prices fell 3.4 percent. The average price for cheapest available chicken breast was $12.83 a kilo, down from $13.94 the previous month. Grocery food prices also fell in February 2018, down 0.7 percent, with lower prices for chocolate. Fruit and vegetable prices fell 0.9 percent in the month, with no overall change after seasonal ... more

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Food charities set to benefit from $1 million fund

Thousands of food charity recipients are set to benefit from a charitable initiative which will see $1 million allocated to community organisations that help a range of health, cultural, environment, education and other causes. An online platform has been launched which allows Kiwis to vote for the charities they feel are most deserving of funding, which will benefit their local community. Anyone can vote for the cause of their choice each day, with $5 provided by the fund for every vote ... more

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Villa Maria’s award winning success continues at the Royal Easter Show

Photo: Sir George Fistonich and winemaker Gianni Flego, Villa Maria. Villa Maria’s reputation as New Zealand’s most awarded winery was upheld with a total of 12 golds and two trophies at last night’s Royal Easter Show Wine Awards. Villa Maria took home an impressive 20% of the total gold medals awarded in the 2018 competition. Group Chief Winemaker, Nick Picone, was particularly excited the golds spanned all four tiers of Villa Maria wines: “We are thrilled the ... more

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Te Awa’s Richard Painter named as Winemaker of the Year

Photo: Richard Painter, winemaker, Te Awa Te Awa’s winemaker Richard Painter was named ‘Winemaker of the Year’ at the 2018 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards dinner last night. Painter’s Te Awa Single Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016 won Champion Chardonnay and scooped the sought-after Champion Wine of Show trophy, thereby securing him the coveted Winemaker of the Year title. Painter said he was “honoured and proud” to be named Winemaker of the ... more

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Whittaker’s offers once in a lifetime experience this Easter

Whittaker’s is once again teaming up with Kiwis for kiwi this Easter, but this time one lucky Whittaker’s Chocolate Lover will win the unique experience of naming and releasing a baby kiwi into one of New Zealand’s protected kiwi sites, as well as a year’s supply of Whittaker’s delicious chocolate. The Great Kiwi Weight & Date Debate competition encourages Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers who purchase a Whittaker’s Chocolate Kiwi to predict the ... more

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Hollywood elite sip NZ Loveblock wine at exclusive Oscars Luncheon

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood have had a chance to sample a New Zealand-made wine at this year’s Oscar Nominees Luncheon, an event that’s widely regarded as a highlight of the awards season. The luncheon at the Beverly Hilton earlier this month featured just three wines, one of which was a premium, sauvignon blanc produced by New Zealand label, Loveblock. Approximately 175 of this year’s Academy Award nominees attended the event, including Hollywood ... more

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Fonterra Ventures partners with German nutrition start-up

Fonterra Ventures has entered into its first strategic partnership, teaming up with German active nutrition start-up foodspring® through an investment in its parent company, Goodminton AG. The new partnership will enable Fonterra to tap into the rapidly growing active nutrition consumer segment, which is valued at $200 billion globally, and forecast to expand significantly in the years to come. Judith Swales, Fonterra’s Chief Operating Officer, Velocity and Innovation ... more

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Fonterra signs new distribution deal in Bangladesh

Fonterra is breaking new ground in South Asia’s rapidly growing dairy market, with the signing of a new distribution agreement that will make Anchor available to millions more consumers in Bangladesh. The deal is part of the Co-operative’s ongoing efforts to win in key overseas markets, by spreading the goodness of dairy nutrition. The population of Bangladesh has grown by more than 10 per cent in the last 10 years reaching over 160 million people and it now makes up over two ... more

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Countdown rolls out new product range with designs from Brandhub

In 2016 Countdown embarked on a major re-design of their entire Fresh offering with Aucklandbased packaging agency Brandhub, to address an increasingly fragmented sub-brand offering and to convey the true quality of their own-brand products. Brandhub applied their unique “HUB” approach to the task (Hatch-Unify-Brand, a process that brings any consumer brand to life), to develop a creative yet practical strategy, a compelling story and total reinvigoration of Countdown’s ... more

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Stonyridge Vineyard experiences unprecedented growth for Summer

• Stonyridge Vineyard experiences record numbers of visitors in Summer 2018. • Stonyridge’s internationally acclaimed Larose Cabernet sold out in two weeks in 2017. • The vineyard is projecting its best season yet in its 37 years of operation. Stonyridge Vineyard on Auckland’s prestigious Waiheke Island is almost sold out of its estate-made wines and is experiencing record number of visitors. The café on the vineyard has also seen record ... more

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