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Riddet Institute research discovers how what we eat affects what we secrete

A Riddet Institute investigative report on food-derived bioactive peptides has gained international recognition that will lead to a paradigm shift in thinking about nutrition, that will help us better prevent ill health and combat disease more effectively. Co-authored by Ph.D. scholar Lakshmi Dave with Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan, as part of her doctoral thesis, it has been recognised as a highlight publication by the prestigious Global Medical Discovery (GMD). GMD vice ... more

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The Complete Kiwi Pizza Oven

The Complete Kiwi Pizza Oven Wood, Fire, Food and Friends By Alan Brown Bateman Publishing Published in NZ: 15 November 2014 248 x 220 mm, 288 pages, hardback, endpapers, full colour 978-1-86953-874-3 RRP: $49.99 Cooking in a wood-fired pizza oven is made for Kiwi outdoor living and The Complete Kiwi Pizza Oven is the one comprehensive source of everything you need to know to share in that lifestyle. Topics include whether to build your own or buy a pre-cast oven, the best ... more

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New president for Food Writers Guild

A former teacher at the Le Cordon Bleu cookery school in London, Kathy Paterson has been elected president of the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers (NZGFW). The NZGFW is the professional body for food journalists and others involved in writing about, presenting and teaching about the specialist area of food and beverages. Ms Paterson has been a member of the guild for 15 years and was elected at its recent AGM in Auckland. She replaces Trudi Nelson who was in the role for a year. ... more

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Ice cream artist adds taste to gluten free cones

A local ice cream chef has developed a natural gluten-free waffle cone believed to be a world-first. Giapo Grazioli’s breakthrough cone is made from egg white and almond meal and he thinks it’s the first gluten-free cone to be made from such natural ingredients. Gluten intolerant or sensitive ice cream lovers have until now had to satisfy their craving by eating their favourite treat from either containers or cones made from not-so-tasty ingredients. Now ... more

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Raw milk death prompts warning

Authorities in New Zealand have issued a warning about unpasteurised milk after the death of an Australian child. The child's death and four other children falling seriously ill have been linked to the consumption of raw milk in Victoria. The state's health department issued a warning about drinking the raw milk, which was being sold in health food shops for cosmetic purposes. The death of a 3-year-old had been referred to the coroner. A spokeswoman for the Ministry for ... more

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Sanford wants to quit Pacific tuna fishing

New Zealand's biggest fishing company wants to quit the tuna sector in the wake of the failure of international talks to control the fishery. "If somebody came along and said 'we want to buy your vessels,' we would sell them immediately," Sanford Fisheries chief executive Volker Kuntzsch said. It was no longer a viable fishery and the way it was operating meant Sanford's involvement in it was harming its image. Sanford has two large purse-seining boats, San Nikunau ... more

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Airborne National Honey Week

The Airborne National Honey Week is back for a second year in March 2015. Tying in with the end of the New Zealand honey season, it will be a celebration of the country’s sweetest natural resource, with a particular emphasis on the versatility, quality and uniqueness of New Zealand’s honey types. Among other activities, public tastings around the country will give Kiwis the opportunity to taste the eight main varieties of New Zealand single flower honey types – from ... more

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Turning a love of coffee into business

A young Wellingtonian has transformed his love for coffee into a business idea he believes is a world first. Ramsey Gyde, who has worked in the coffee industry for ten years, used his knowledge and Kiwi ingenuity to redesign the traditional plunger. Evolve 3.0 brews French press plunger, filter and stovetop methods. Ramsey, a coffee roaster at Caffe L'affare, said he enjoyed discussing brewing ideas and problems with customers and the idea for a device came after a "eureka ... more

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Fonterra slashes Farmgate Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season from $5.30 per kgMS to $4.70 per kgMS. When combined with the previously announced estimated dividend range of 25-35 cents per share, this amounts to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.95 – $5.05 for the current season. Chairman John Wilson said that although farmers were expecting this lower forecast, the revision will put pressure on their farming business budgets. ... more

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Perrier Street Art

Influential street artists add new sparkle to Perrier packaging New for summer, Perrier’s limited edition Street Art collection features original designs from leading artists around the globe. Influential street artists JonOne, Sasu and Kobra have each reinterpreted the classic Perrier brand, injecting their own unique style to create these bold and vibrant packaging designs. Paris-based New Yorker JonOne’s colourful abstract designs feature on the iconic Perrier ... more

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