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Mentoring programme launched for rising young chefs

They could very well be New Zealand’s next generation of Matt Lamberts, Michael Merediths and Nic Watts. And now they have the opportunity to capitalise on the skills and experience of some of the country’s most successful restaurant chefs in a bid to advance their careers. Young gun chefs from around New Zealand will soon be vying for one of five positions as part of Ōra King Salmon’s new Next Generation mentoring programme launched yesterday (11 ... more

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January: highest monthly rise in food prices since June 2013

Food prices rose 2.0 percent in January 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the highest monthly rise since June 2013, and follows five consecutive months of decreases. Food prices usually rise in January due to seasonally higher fruit and vegetable prices – after adjusting for seasonality, food prices rose 0.4 percent. Higher prices for all subgroups contributed to the rise, with the most significant effect from fruit and vegetables. Fruit and vegetable prices rose 4.4 ... more

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Lewis Road launches premium and artisan ice creams

Lewis Road Creamery announces their new range of ice creams: Premium Ice Cream We are very excited to introduce our Premium Ice Cream range. Churned to perfection and made with whole cream, milk and eggs they have a stunning flavour, texture and incredible creaminess that we think is the world’s creamiest ice cream! In three stunning flavours – VANILLA, made with Heilala vanilla, DOUBLE HOKEY POKEY, with rich kibbled hokey pokey and a hokey pokey base, and CHOCOLATE, ... more

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Call for submissions on GM application

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit food from a genetically modified corn line. FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Peter May said the corn had been modified to be tolerant to two herbicides. “FSANZ has conducted a thorough safety assessment on the application and no potential health and safety concerns were identified,” Mr May said. ”Based on data provided and other available information, ... more

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MOU signals closer collaboration for Zespri, T&G

Photo: Zespri Chairman Peter McBride (left) and T&G Global Chairman Professor Klaus Josef (right) sign the MOU at Berlin Fruit Logistica. Zespri and T&G today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirming their intention to work together to create value for their respective growers and shareholders. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride and T&G Global Chairman Professor Klaus Josef Lutz signed the MOU early this morning NZ time at the fruit industry trade show Fruit ... more

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Dairy prices drop again

The ink is barely dry on Fonterra's latest farmgate milk price forecast and it is already under downward pressure after dairy prices fell for the third time in a row at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade auction, the GDT price index dropping by 7.4 per cent since the last sale in mid-January. Whole milk powder prices - which are key to determining Fonterra's farmgate milk price, fell by 10.4 per cent to US$1,952 a tonne and their lowest point since last August's price slump. Prices for ... more

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Fonterra cuts Forecast Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $4.60 per kgMS to $4.15 per kgMS. When combined with the earnings per share range of 45-55 cents, this means a total available for payout of $4.60-$4.70 per kgMS and would currently equate to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.50-$4.55 per kgMS to our farmers after retentions. Chairman John Wilson said global economic conditions continue to be challenging and are impacting ... more

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New Zealand wine exports reach record $1.5 billion high

New Zealand wine exports have reached a new record high of $1.54 billion for the 2015 year, up 14% on 2014 according to New Zealand Winegrowers. ‘The new record level of wine exports is an outstanding achievement for New Zealand wine exporters and testifies to the strong global demand for our wines,’ said Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers. New Zealand wine is exported to more than 90 countries, and is New Zealand’s 6th largest export good. ... more

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PANATURA® GI - Veripan and Holista Colltech announce a breakthrough in clean label, low GI white bread

Australian-listed Holista CollTech Limited announced today a global scientific breakthrough, validated by a leading University in Sydney, a blend of natural ingredients that significantly reduces the high blood sugar caused by consuming white bread and other bakery products. The University conducted the final clinical study in December 2015 together with biotechnology firm Holista and Switzerland-based Veripan AG, Europe’s largest independent supplier of specialty baking ingredients. ... more

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Chardonnay and Sparkling the stars of Gisborne wine symposium

Gisborne will play host to some of the world’s top writers and influencers at New Zealand’s first Chardonnay and Sparkling wine symposium this February, Past, Present and Beyond... the Tale of New Zealand Chardonnay and Sparkling runs from February 4-5, and follows Marlborough’s inaugural International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration (February 1-3). The event will showcase the exciting developments that New Zealand is seeing from these wines, and invite guests to ... more

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