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Matt Lambert heading to Marlborough

Michelin-starred chef to cook for Kaipupu Point fundraiser It’s not often an executive chef from a Michelin starred restaurant comes to town. And when it’s renowned ex-pat Kiwi chef Matt Lambert you can be assured that seats will be in hot demand. Lambert owns New York’s outstanding restaurant The Musket Room and he is ‘going wild in Marlborough’ in early May at a special charity lunch in aid of Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary. He ... more

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Easter Eggs meet Ice Cream in Aotearoa

When Auckland-based artist Giapo Grazioli made a promise to re-invent the way we view and experience ice cream, we knew to expect more than run-of-the-mill chocolate this Easter. With a decadent new design called Easter in Aotearoa, Giapo is delivering on his promise by creating the first cone of its kind – and in the process, he puts New Zealand ice cream firmly on the world map for creativity and innovation. His secret recipe? A mix of Kiwi ingenuity, science and a ... more

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Kiwifruit industry set for strong growth in 2015 season

The first kiwifruit charter ship for 2015 is set to sail from the Port of Tauranga tomorrow (Sunday 28 March), marking the start of a season promising strong growth with volumes back to pre-Psa levels this season, Zespri’s Chief Executive Lain Jager says. The 2015 harvest began in orchards in Gisborne, Katikati and Te Puke last week, with the first charter shipments of gold kiwifruit leaving on the MV Atlantic Erica on Saturday for Zespri’s long-standing premium market of ... more

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Innovation: A sweet spot for people with eating problems

The FoodBowl aims to increase the value of manufactured food and beverage exports, reports Graham Skellern. Sam Bridgewater couldn't bear watching his stepfather - who had cancer in the jaw - struggle to eat ordinary food. He reckoned there had to be an easier and better way to maintain a normal healthy diet. For nearly two years he and his business partners, older brother and Olympic rower George Bridgewater and Maia Royal, researched texture modified or soft food and developed their ... more

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Sovrano Limoncello wins another international award

Kerikeri liqueuer producer Sovrano is proud to announce that its Sovrano Limoncello New Zealand Made has once again been successful at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, being awarded Silver in the Limoncello category. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the largest, most influential international spirits competition in America, is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized spirits experts. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring ... more

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Big Ben wraps Kiwi pie preferences in pastry with Lasagne and Butter Chicken XXLTM

George Weston Foods is introducing two new pies – Big Ben Butter Chicken XXL and Big Ben Lasagne XXL – tasty offerings which it thinks will delight many tens of thousands of Kiwi pie aficionados. The two new pies will build on the success of Big Ben El Mexicano, launched last June, which now accounts for 24 percent of unit sales of Big Ben’s XXL™ brand. Encouraged by the demand for new tastes, George Weston looked at other opportunities to innovate. ... more

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Fonterra Interim Results: profit down, forecast dividend down

Fonterra today announced its 2015 Interim Results. Results Highlights · Forecast Cash Payout for the 2014/15 Season of $4.90 - $5.00 - Forecast Farmgate Milk Price $4.70 per kgMS - Estimated full year dividend of 20-30 cents per share · Revenue $9.7 billion, down 14 per cent · Reported EBIT $483 million, up 16 per cent · Normalised EBIT $376 million, down 7 per ... more

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Call for submissions on proposed extended transition period for dietary fibre claim requirements

​Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an Application seeking to delay the start date of new requirements for nutrition content claims about dietary fibre. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said FSANZ had assessed an application from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) seeking to extend the transition date for the requirements by one year to January 2017. “The requirements are part of a health claims standard ... more

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New Zealand wine region honoured with its own Riedel glass

New Zealand wine has captured the attention of Riedel Crystal, the 300-year-old world leader in varietal-specific glassware, resulting in the launch of a Central Otago Pinot Noir glass. The reputation of Central Otago’s wines prompted 10th generation Georg J. Riedel to run a sensory workshop in the region in 2013 to discover the perfect glass for Central Otago Pinot Noir. Riedel Glass Owner, Georg J. Riedel, returned from Austria to launch the new glass at a media workshop ... more

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Maori growers back record result in kiwifruit industry vote

Kiwifruit grower and post-harvest entity Te Awanui Huka Pak has congratulated growers for turning out in record numbers for the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project (KISP) grower referendum. “Maori are a key driving force in the kiwifruit industry, and the KISP process was about ensuring that this industry creates wealth for Maori both now and for future generations” says Te Awanui Huka Pak Chair Neil Te Kani. “With a record voter turnout and over 90% support ... more

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