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2017 Ice cream Awards - entries open

THE TWENTY FIRST NEW ZEALAND ICE CREAM AWARDS are to be judged in AUCKLAND from MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017. The Ice Cream Awards which were instituted in 1997 are being held again this year. The specific objective of the Awards is the raising of standards and promoting the quality of New Zealand Ice Cream. The results will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner in Auckland on Friday, 26 May 2017 which is also the 90 years celebration of the Association. ... more

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Fonterra announces Interim Results

Fonterra today announced its 2017 Interim Results. Results Highlights · Forecast Farmgate Milk Price $6.00 per kgMS · Forecast cash payout $6.40 after retentions* · Interim dividend of 20 cents per share – to be paid in April · Revenue $9.2 billion, up 5% · Normalised EBIT $607 million, down 9% · Net profit after tax (NPAT) $418 million, up 2% · Revised ... more

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Oobie Joobie - organic meets nostalgic

New Zealand’s childhood favourite now available in all organic OOB Organic has added a drop of nostalgia to their premium Ice Cream range with their latest innovation - Oobie Joobie Ice Cream. Knowing the special affinity and nostalgia Kiwis’ have for gum drops, OOB Organic has used the genuine article as the special ingredient in their new organic ice cream. The perfect combination of chewy jubes and a bubble-gum flavoured ice cream, Oobie Joobie Ice Cream is the ... more

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Meyer Gouda Cheese - The Best of the Best at NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

A second generation cheese making family with Dutch origins, Meyer Gouda Cheese has impressed local and international judges to secure the country’s top prize for cheesemaking. Highly commended for their traditional Dutch style cheeses, this year it is the Meyer’s innovation with new cheeses that has set them apart from the hundreds of entries submitted for judging. Picking up a slew of medals and four category Champion Awards, Meyer Gouda Cheese also collected the coveted ... more

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Whole milk powder's surprise rebound

Dairy prices at Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade auction have made a surprise rebound, with the auction's index rising 1.7 per cent. The average price rose to $US3101 ($NZ4396) per metric tonne on Wednesday morning (NZT). It followed two successive falls in prices at the fortnightly event. Analysts had been expecting GDT prices to drop for a third straight auction as supply outstripped demand. However, the whole milk powder price was up 2.9 per cent to $US2855 while skim milk powder was ... more

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Pedigree launches new initiative to help match Rescue Dogs with empty nest demographic

A new charitable initiative has launched to help rehome some of the thousands of dogs from around New Zealand rescued annually from abuse and neglect. The campaign will bring together pet charities in a bid to have empty nesters ‘replace’ their children with rescue dogs. Cormac van den Hoofdakker, spokesperson for the Pedigree Adoption Drive Charitable Trust, says the campaign will target the parents of adult children or those suffering from what is known as Empty Nest ... more

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VIDOFIBRES BF - sugar beet fibre from Unipektin

A new sugar beet fibre, VIDOFIBRES BF, has been launched by UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG. The sugar beet fibre is produced at their site in Eschenz, Switzerland from 100% natural sugar beet pulp after sugar extraction. The sugar beet fibre VIDOFIBRES BF from UNIPEKTIN Ingredients AG provides a high water holding capacity in the ratio 7 g to 12 g water per 1 g fibre depending on the quality. It is available in various qualities and particle sizes. Sugar beet fibre is typically used as ... more

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Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards finalists announced

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards has assessed 57 producers as Finalists in its inaugural awards. A panel of 10 expert food judges tasted more than 150 products from 82 growers, farmers and crafted producers in early March 2017 at the Fresh Factory in Auckland. Finalists span the range of kiwi produce from primary products such as tomatoes from T & G Global, Curious Croppers and Farm Eighty4, seafood from Cloudy Bay Clams and Keewai, dairy such as buffalo milk products from ... more

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Cadbury factory closure confirmed

Cadbury's Dunedin factory will close early next year, owner Mondelez has confirmed. The company told staff on February 16 about the potential closure. Amanda Banfield, area vice-president of Mondelez for Australia, New Zealand and Japan, said no alternative to closure could be found. "Following four weeks of detailed consultation with the union and employees to assess alternatives, we could not find a viable option that met global benchmarks and ensured the ongoing ... more

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Rob Scoines appointed General Manager Sanitarium NZ

Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing New Zealand is pleased to announce Rob Scoines’ appointment as general manager New Zealand. Scoines brings excellent leadership and experience in building high performing teams to his new role. His wealth of experience in Sanitarium is represented by his significant years of service in a variety of roles, including accounting, HR, logistics, and manufacturing in locations across New Zealand and Australia. Most recently, Scoines’ ... more

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