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Tuesday 12 December 2023

Awards

Hospitality NZ launches inaugural gastropub awards…
11 Dec 2023   /

Hospitality NZ launches inaugural gastropub awards…

The search is on for New Zealand’s best gastropubs, with entries now open for the inaugural Estrella Damm Top 50 New Zealand Gastropub Awards.


…while entries open for NZ Champions of Cheese Awards
11 Dec 2023   /

…while entries open for NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

The New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards is calling for entries for 2024.


F&B winners in Deloitte Top 200
7 Dec 2023   /

F&B winners in Deloitte Top 200

Comvita and Silver Fern Farms took home gongs from this year’s Deloitte Top 200 Awards.


Fix & Fogg wins Woolworths supplier award
7 Dec 2023   /

Fix & Fogg wins Woolworths supplier award

Fix & Fogg has been named Woolworths Supermarkets small trade partner of the year in Australia.


Pals commended at World Beverage Innovation Awards
29 Nov 2023  

Pals commended at World Beverage Innovation Awards

Ready-to-drink beverage brand Pals has walked away with a commended accolade at the 21st World Beverage Innovation Awards.


F&B recognised at NZTE’s International Business Awards…
24 Nov 2023   /

F&B recognised at NZTE’s International Business Awards…

Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines, meat processor Taylor Preston and nutraceutical company SRW Laboratories have all walked away from the NZ International Business Awards with gongs.


…while Trade Aid, Mataura manager win Sustainable Business Awards
24 Nov 2023   /

…while Trade Aid, Mataura manager win Sustainable Business Awards

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Alliance beef the best at World Steak Challenge
21 Nov 2023  

Alliance beef the best at World Steak Challenge

Alliance Group’s Pure South Handpicked 55 Day Aged Beef has been crowned the best grass-fed steak and the best ribeye steak in the world.


Four Wine Marlborough lifetime achievement awards for 2023
20 Nov 2023   /

Four Wine Marlborough lifetime achievement awards for 2023

Four pioneers of the Marlborough wine industry have been presented with Wine Marlborough Lifetime Achievement Awards at a celebration dinner in Blenheim.


Foodstuffs wins Reader’s Digest service award
20 Nov 2023   /

Foodstuffs wins Reader’s Digest service award

Retail banners owned by Foodstuffs have come out on top in the annual Reader’s Digest quality service awards, which identify businesses with the most satisfied customers.


Everybody Eats wins in Wellington
17 Nov 2023  

Everybody Eats wins in Wellington

Everybody Eats has been named the Supreme Award winner at the 2023 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards tonight.


Kiwi brands fly the flag at global beverage innovation awards
15 Nov 2023   /

Kiwi brands fly the flag at global beverage innovation awards

Pals and Geisen have been shortlisted in FoodBev’s prestigious World Beverage Innovation Awards.


NZ’s top 2023 F&B innovations – NIQ
13 Nov 2023   /

NZ’s top 2023 F&B innovations – NIQ

NIQ’s annual Breakthrough Innovation report took in NZ for the first time this year, so which Kiwi brands have been named innovation leaders?


Triple win for Coffee Club at franchise awards
13 Nov 2023   /

Triple win for Coffee Club at franchise awards

The Coffee Club franchise brand has won a trio of gongs at the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2023.


Carlos Bagrie among Nuffield Scholarship winners
8 Nov 2023   /

Carlos Bagrie among Nuffield Scholarship winners

Food and farming entrepreneur Carlos Bagrie has been awarded the 2024 Nuffield Farming Scholarship, alongside three fellow scholars.


AoFrio in Cool Challenge win
6 Nov 2023   /

AoFrio in Cool Challenge win

New Zealand technology company, AoFrio, has been named a winner at The Cool Challenge, a sustainability initiative led by the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable.


Young Winemaker of the Year toasted
3 Nov 2023   /

Young Winemaker of the Year toasted

Alena Kamper from Sacred Hill in Hawke’s Bay has been named the 2023 Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year.


F&B up for Deloitte Top 200 Awards
2 Nov 2023   /

F&B up for Deloitte Top 200 Awards

Westland Dairy, Comvita and Scales are among the food firms shortlisted for the Deloitte Top 200 Awards, with a number of individuals also making the cut.


Marlborough Wine Show medals doled out
30 Oct 2023   /

Marlborough Wine Show medals doled out

A total of 46 gold medals have been handed out to wines of all varieties at the 2023 Marlborough Wine Show.


Responsible dairying award nominations open
30 Oct 2023   /

Responsible dairying award nominations open

Entries have opened for the Fonterra Responsible Dairying category, as part of the 2024 New Zealand Dairy industry Award programme.


F&B spices up Deloitte Fast 50’s regional winners
26 Oct 2023   /

F&B spices up Deloitte Fast 50’s regional winners

A number of food and drink brands and producers are recognised for their significant growth.


Vegan pie winner crowned
25 Oct 2023   /

Vegan pie winner crowned

The results of the sixth New Zealand Vegan Pie Awards are in, with Piccolo Morso’s Vegan Korma pie crowned supreme winner.


Foodstuffs takes home 20 medals at sausage comp
24 Oct 2023   /

Foodstuffs takes home 20 medals at sausage comp

Foodstuffs supermarkets and brands took home 20 medals at the Great New Zealand Sausage Competition 2023, hosted by Retail Meat NZ.


Who was flavour favourite at the NZ Food Awards?
20 Oct 2023  

Who was flavour favourite at the NZ Food Awards?

Purpose-led vanilla producer Heilala Vanilla takes home the supreme silverware at the prestigious New Zealand Food Awards 2023.


B+LNZ awards winners revealed
20 Oct 2023   /

B+LNZ awards winners revealed

More than 300 attendees celebrated achievement in the country’s red meat sector at the 2023 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards.


Marlborough Wine Show judging under way
20 Oct 2023   /

Marlborough Wine Show judging under way

Over 550 wines are to be tasted over the coming days as judges get to work at the 2023 Marlborough Wine Show, sponsored by QuayConnect.


Lamb sausages snags supreme title
18 Oct 2023   /

Lamb sausages snags supreme title

Sam’s Butchery in Silverdale has been named the Supreme Winner in the 2023 Great New Zealand Sausage Competition.


Canterbury hospo celebrates top dining spots, industry achievement
17 Oct 2023   /

Canterbury hospo celebrates top dining spots, industry achievement

Waipara restaurant, cellar door and winery, Black Estate, has won the Supreme Establishment award and Outstanding Regional Establishment at the Canterbury Hospitality Awards.


Iconic Auckland Eats nominations open
12 Oct 2023  

Iconic Auckland Eats nominations open

Iconic Auckland Eats, the annual list of the top 100 dishes in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, opens for nominations on Tuesday, 17 October.


New World names Top 50 Wines under $25
9 Oct 2023   /

New World names Top 50 Wines under $25

New World has named its top 50 wines under $25 following its annual wine awards which attracted more than 1,200 entries.


Young Grower of the Year revealed
9 Oct 2023   /

Young Grower of the Year revealed

Taylor Leabourn has won the 2023 Young Grower national title.


NZ winners at World Steak Challenge
6 Oct 2023   /

NZ winners at World Steak Challenge

Four New Zealand meat companies walked away from the World Steak Challenge with silverware, with Christchurch’s Anzco Foods a big winner.


Nelson hospitality award winners revealed
4 Oct 2023   /

Nelson hospitality award winners revealed

Hardy St Eatery has been named the Supreme Establishment at the Nelson Hospitality Awards.


Woolworths NZ names best suppliers
2 Oct 2023   /

Woolworths NZ names best suppliers

Snacking company Bluebird Foods took home one of the most coveted awards after being named packaged supreme supplier of the year.


F&B finalists in franchise awards
26 Sep 2023   /

F&B finalists in franchise awards

Cobb & Co, Cookie Time and The Coffee Club are all on the shortlist for this year franchise awards.


F&B finalists in 2023 export business awards
19 Sep 2023   /

F&B finalists in 2023 export business awards

Longstanding names from the food system mix with new entrants to make the list of fifty finalists selected for the New Zealand International Business Awards 2023.


Ārepa’s Brown EY Entrepreneur category winner
18 Sep 2023  

Ārepa’s Brown EY Entrepreneur category winner

Ārepa Holdings founder Angus Brown is one of five category winners in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023.


Wellington chef wins inaugural Visa scholarship
14 Sep 2023  

Wellington chef wins inaugural Visa scholarship

Chef Joshua Ross of Wellington has been named the inaugural winner of the 2023 Visa New Zealand Hospitality Scholarship.


Majestic at Mayfair leads Canterbury hospo nods
13 Sep 2023   /

Majestic at Mayfair leads Canterbury hospo nods

The newly established boutique luxury hotel, Majestic at Mayfair, is leading the way with five nominations in this year’s Canterbury Hospitality awards.


Good show for F&B in Sustainable Business Awards shortlist
12 Sep 2023   /

Good show for F&B in Sustainable Business Awards shortlist

A healthy line-up of food and beverage companies and initiatives are among the 76 finalists in this year’s Sustainable Business Awards.


Beef + Lamb NZ names awards finalists
12 Sep 2023   /

Beef + Lamb NZ names awards finalists

Silver Fern Farm’s Net Carbon Zero Beef has been shortlisted for the Datamars Livestock Technology Award in the 2023 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards.


Vicar’s Son Gin in Australian trophy win
11 Sep 2023   /

Vicar’s Son Gin in Australian trophy win

New Zealand boutique gin distiller Vicar’s Son Gin has won the trophy for Best Contemporary Gin at the Australian Gin Awards.


Bakels’ sausage roll comp gets going
11 Sep 2023   /

Bakels’ sausage roll comp gets going

The Bakels Legendary Sausage Roll Competition is now calling for entries after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.


Rockit wins brace of marketing awards
8 Sep 2023  

Rockit wins brace of marketing awards

Snack apple company Rockit Global has won two big marketing awards this week.


Plant & Food Research scientist wins Kiwifruit Innovation Award
8 Sep 2023   /

Plant & Food Research scientist wins Kiwifruit Innovation Award

Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Annette Richardson has won the 2023 Kiwifruit Innovation Award for her groundbreaking work in budbreak techniques – a crucial stage in the growth cycle of kiwifruit.


Silverware for F&B at the 2023 Marketing Awards
7 Sep 2023   / /

Silverware for F&B at the 2023 Marketing Awards

A clutch of food and beverage manufacturers were in the spotlight at the TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards, with companies including Rockit and Silver Fern Farms taking home trophies.


Pic’s Peanut Butter finalist in NZ Tourism Awards
6 Sep 2023   /

Pic’s Peanut Butter finalist in NZ Tourism Awards

Pic’s Peanut Butter World has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards.


Burger Wellington has a winner
5 Sep 2023  

Burger Wellington has a winner

The winner of Burger Wellington presented by Garage Project 2023 is One80 Restaurant with their Goan Chicken Ros Pao burger.


Supreme ice-cream from Southern Lakes
1 Sep 2023   /

Supreme ice-cream from Southern Lakes

Queenstown’s Patagonia Chocolates has taken out the country’s top ice cream accolade being named Formula Foods Supreme Champion Boutique at the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards 2023.


Opo Bio, Miruku members in running for KiwiNet commercialisation awards
31 Aug 2023   /

Opo Bio, Miruku members in running for KiwiNet commercialisation awards

A clutch of future food innovators – both new and established like distinguished professor Harjinder Singh – are among the 18 impressive finalists selected for the eleventh annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.


Plant & Food Research a winner at Diversity Awards NZ
31 Aug 2023   /

Plant & Food Research a winner at Diversity Awards NZ

Te Tāpui Atawhai – Auckland City Mission won the Supreme Award at the 2023 Diversity Awards NZ.


MG, Alliance, Silver Fern Farms make co-op business awards shortlist
29 Aug 2023   /

MG, Alliance, Silver Fern Farms make co-op business awards shortlist

Farmers’ Mutual Group and SBS Bank are both be in the running to take home the title of Co-operative / Mutual of the Year as part of this year’s Cooperative Business NZ Annual Awards.


Cassels Milk Stout still a winner
28 Aug 2023   /

Cassels Milk Stout still a winner

Cassels Brewing Co Milk Stout has held onto the title of World’s Best Milk Stout at the World Beer Awards 2023 in London.


NZ’s top butchers revealed
25 Aug 2023   /

NZ’s top butchers revealed

The results of prestigious National Butchery Awards have been unveiled.


Clarity Distilling Company claims gin wins
24 Aug 2023  

Clarity Distilling Company claims gin wins

Clarity Distilling Company’s Clarity Dry Gin secured the Best in Class trophy and a gold medal at the recent Junipers NZ Gin Awards.


Young viticulturist countdown to final
23 Aug 2023   /

Young viticulturist countdown to final

Five finalists from around the country will take part in the 2023 Young Viticulturist of the Year national final next week.


Seafood NZ reveals 2023 award winners
21 Aug 2023   /

Seafood NZ reveals 2023 award winners

Two winners were jointly named for this year’s Seafood New Zealand’s Future Adaptation Award.


Ice cream & gelato medals dispatched
21 Aug 2023   /

Ice cream & gelato medals dispatched

The NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards 2023 has resulted in 183 medals were being awarded, including 64 golds, 74 silvers, and 45 bronzes.


‘Technical glitch’ in Bakels pie comp winners
17 Aug 2023   /

‘Technical glitch’ in Bakels pie comp winners

Bakels NZ has named a new winner of the bacon & egg category in its annual pie awards, after a “technical glitch” during judging caused the wrong baker to be named first time round.


Nadia Lim’s Royalburn leads NZ Food Awards nominations
16 Aug 2023  

Nadia Lim’s Royalburn leads NZ Food Awards nominations

The celebrity chef and entrepreneur’s farming venture and its products are among 61 finalists vying to be the supreme winner.


FSNI highest performing stores recognised in co-op awards
16 Aug 2023   /

FSNI highest performing stores recognised in co-op awards

Foodstuffs North Island has celebrated the co-op’s achievers at its annual awards held at Auckland’s Viaduct Event Centre.


Rotorua names its top places to dine
14 Aug 2023   /

Rotorua names its top places to dine

Eat Street’s Atticus Finch was cream of the crop at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards on Sunday night, taking out three awards including the supreme establishment award.


Agritech leader makes Vic’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni list
9 Aug 2023   /

Agritech leader makes Vic’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni list

Agritech leader Arama Kukutai is one of four alumni of Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington selected as Distinguished Alumni Award winners for 2023.


Warkworth’s 8 Wired wins big at beer awards
7 Aug 2023   /

Warkworth’s 8 Wired wins big at beer awards

Warkworth’s 8 Wired Brewing took out the top gongs at this year’s New Zealand Beer Awards, hosted by Brewers Guild New Zealand.


Lilly wins horticulture Bledisloe Cup for 2023
7 Aug 2023   /

Lilly wins horticulture Bledisloe Cup for 2023

One of the visionaries behind the formation of Horticulture New Zealand, Max Lilly, has won the horticulture Bledisloe Cup for 2023. 


All female lineup for Wellington’s Rising Stars awards 
7 Aug 2023   /

All female lineup for Wellington’s Rising Stars awards 

An all-star female lineup has been selected for this year’s Lumina Rising Stars programme.


Scapegrace recognised at World Whisky Masters
4 Aug 2023   /

Scapegrace recognised at World Whisky Masters

Scapegrace Distilling Co has been awarded a master medal at the 2023 The World Whisky Masters.


F&B finalists in Entrepreneur Of The Year
3 Aug 2023   /

F&B finalists in Entrepreneur Of The Year

Supie’s Sarah Balle and Ārepa Holding’s Angus Brown have been selected as finalist in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023.


Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Award winners revealed
2 Aug 2023   /

Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Award winners revealed

The winner of the 25th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards went to Patrick’s Pies gourmet Roast Duck, Onion and Mushroom product.


MPI Good Employer Awards finalists revealed
31 Jul 2023   /

MPI Good Employer Awards finalists revealed

The fourth year of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Good Employer Awards has seen a range of players from dairy, horticulture, meat processing, and food production make the shortlist.


Giesen lands international awards for 0% range
28 Jul 2023   /

Giesen lands international awards for 0% range

Marlborough-based wine producer Giesen has added two international awards for its 0% wine range to its trophy cabinet.


Plant & Food Research scientists recognised
27 Jul 2023   /

Plant & Food Research scientists recognised

Four scientists from Plant & Food Research have been recognised for their contributions to the primary sector with awards from the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (NZIAHS).


Gouda result at Vegan Cheese Awards
25 Jul 2023   /

Gouda result at Vegan Cheese Awards

The Supreme Winner of the third annual Vegan Society Vegan Cheese Awards was Sonntag’s Cumin Gouda Style.


More young regional grower, viticulture talent recognised
24 Jul 2023  

More young regional grower, viticulture talent recognised

This year’s North Canterbury Young Viticulturist of the year title has gone to The Bone Line’s vineyard manager, Tristan Van Schalkwyk.


Hastings butcher takes home the bacon at NZ awards
20 Jul 2023   /

Hastings butcher takes home the bacon at NZ awards

A Hawke’s Bay butchery has been named the Supreme Winner in both bacon and ham categories of the 100% New Zealand Bacon & Ham Awards.


F&B finalists in Hawke’s Bay Export Awards
18 Jul 2023   /

F&B finalists in Hawke’s Bay Export Awards

Animals Like Us, Nibblish, T&G Global and The Apple Press’ Sally Gallagher have been shortlisted in the 2023 Hawke’s Bay Export Awards.


Young regional grower and viticulture talent recognised
17 Jul 2023   /

Young regional grower and viticulture talent recognised

Felton Road vineyard supervisor, Nina Downer, has been named Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2023 for the second year running.


Who are NZ’s best honey producers 2023?
6 Jul 2023   /

Who are NZ’s best honey producers 2023?

Timaru-based Jarved Allan from The Mānuka Collective achieves a supreme hat-trick at the annual Apiculture NZ National Honey Competition.


Food safety award 2023 bestowed
5 Jul 2023   /

Food safety award 2023 bestowed

Dr Rob Lake has been awarded the 2023 Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award, sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety, at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Awards.


Sanford bags new PINZ annual award
4 Jul 2023   /

Sanford bags new PINZ annual award

Sanford’s Big Glory Bay Salmon has won the inaugural Food & Beverage Producer Award at the 2023 Primary Industries New Zealand Awards.


Entries open for MPI 2023 Good Employer Awards
30 Jun 2023   /

Entries open for MPI 2023 Good Employer Awards

The 2023 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards are open for entries from New Zealand’s food and fibre sector employers.


Call out for vegan cheese makers
30 Jun 2023   /

Call out for vegan cheese makers

Registrations are now open for the third annual Vegan Society Cheese Awards.


Kaiser Brew Garden reigns supreme at Hospitality Awards
29 Jun 2023   /

Kaiser Brew Garden reigns supreme at Hospitality Awards

Botswana Butchery Queenstown wins best restaurant and industry veteran Tony Crosbie is inducted into the Hospitality Hall of Fame.


Lewis Road wins Sofi product of the year award
29 Jun 2023   /

Lewis Road wins Sofi product of the year award

Following on from its gold Sofi award, Lewis Road Creamery’s 10 Star Certified Salted Butter has been named the 2023 Sofi Product of the Year.


SkyCity, Gilmours, Craggy Range leaders win hospitality awards
28 Jun 2023   /

SkyCity, Gilmours, Craggy Range leaders win hospitality awards

SkyCity Entertainment’s general manager of Auckland hospitality, David Allot, has been named the Hospitality Industry Leader of the Year.


Plan*t makes it two in a row at Vegan Sausage Awards
27 Jun 2023   /

Plan*t makes it two in a row at Vegan Sausage Awards

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Sweet success for Haddrell’s honey
20 Jun 2023   /

Sweet success for Haddrell’s honey

Prolife Foods’ Haddrell’s honey business has bagged two gold medals at the 2023 London International Honey Awards for its Mānuka Honey UMF™ 22+ and Limited Edition Mānuka Honey UMF™ 25+.


Milk lip balm wins Fieldays innovation award
19 Jun 2023   /

Milk lip balm wins Fieldays innovation award

A goats milk lip balm school project has picked up the Young Innovator of the Year Award at the 2023 Fieldays Innovation Awards.


Entries open for 2023 New World Wine Awards
12 Jun 2023   /

Entries open for 2023 New World Wine Awards

Entries are now open for the 2023 New World Wine Awards, kicking off the 21st annual search for the top drops under $25.


Naturally Good win for Proper Crisps
9 Jun 2023   /

Naturally Good win for Proper Crisps

Proper Crisps has won the Best Food Product accolade for its Cheeza Peno Tortilla Chips at Australia’s 2023 Naturally Good Awards.


Winners catch second Sustainable Seafood Awards
8 Jun 2023   /

Winners catch second Sustainable Seafood Awards

Fishers, marine farmers, kaitiaki/tiaki, and researchers from around the country were among the recipients of the MPI-hosted awards.


F&B finalists in Diversity Awards line-up
8 Jun 2023   /

F&B finalists in Diversity Awards line-up

Food system participants are among the 33 contenders for the 2023 Diversity Awards New Zealand, hosted by Diversity Works New Zealand.


King’s Birthday Honours: LeaderBrand founder, dairy, pipfruit pioneers recognised
6 Jun 2023   /

King’s Birthday Honours: LeaderBrand founder, dairy, pipfruit pioneers recognised

The founder of Gisborne vegetable growing and processing business LeaderBrand is among the food system pioneers recognised in the 2023 King’s Birthday and Coronation Honours list.


Gong for Greystone at Aotearoa Organic Wine Awards
2 Jun 2023   /

Gong for Greystone at Aotearoa Organic Wine Awards

Greystone’s 2021 Organic Chardonnay was recognised as the best organic wine in the country at the Aotearoa Organic Wine Awards.


Neo Café makes it two in a row at Dine Wellington
31 May 2023  

Neo Café makes it two in a row at Dine Wellington

Neo Café & Eatery and Pravda Café & Grill were the big winners in the 2023 Visa Wellington On a Plate Festival Awards.


NZ Food Awards entries close Wednesday
30 May 2023  

NZ Food Awards entries close Wednesday

Entries for the 2023 New Zealand Food Awards close at 11.59pm on Wednesday night.


Canstar Blue Awards rank supermarkets
29 May 2023   /

Canstar Blue Awards rank supermarkets

Foodstuffs’ New World brand secured the top supermarket spot in the Canstar Blue 2023 customer satisfaction survey.


Sprig + Fern takes four in Aus beer awards
29 May 2023   /

Sprig + Fern takes four in Aus beer awards

Nelson’s Sprig + Fern Brewing Co saw four of its beers find success at the Australian International Beer Awards, which were held in Melbourne last week.


Craggy Range leads Hospitality NZ Awards nominations, 120 finalists revealed
24 May 2023   /

Craggy Range leads Hospitality NZ Awards nominations, 120 finalists revealed

Hawke’s Bay’s Craggy Range, Christchurch’s Kaiser Brew Garden, and Queenstown’s Kamana Lakehouse lead the nominations in the 2023 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence.


Hawke’s Bay named 12th Great Wine Capital of the world
24 May 2023  

Hawke’s Bay named 12th Great Wine Capital of the world

Hawke’s Bay is now the 12th Great Wine Capital of the world, putting it amongst world leaders such as Bordeaux in France and Bilbao in Spain.


Entries open for Sustainable Business Awards
24 May 2023   /

Entries open for Sustainable Business Awards

The 21st year of the annual awards, hosted by the Sustainable Business Network, recognises business, local government, social enterprise and individuals for their sustainability achievements.


“Newest, smallest and most remote breweries” make New World Top 30
23 May 2023   /

“Newest, smallest and most remote breweries” make New World Top 30

A raft of new names hailing from small, remote and in one case not even commercial breweries have made it into this year’s New World Beer & Cider Awards Top 30.


Entries open for NZ Beer Awards 2023
23 May 2023   /

Entries open for NZ Beer Awards 2023

Entries have opened for the prestigious New Zealand Beer Awards.


B+LNZ sets date for awards
22 May 2023   /

B+LNZ sets date for awards

The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards will be held at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre on Thursday 19 October.


Fonterra Brands named Metcash Supplier of the Year
19 May 2023  

Fonterra Brands named Metcash Supplier of the Year

Fonterra Brands has been named 2023 Supplier of the Year Award by Australian wholesale distribution and marketing company Metcash.


Lewis Road export butter scoops Sofi gold
18 May 2023   /

Lewis Road export butter scoops Sofi gold

Lewis Road Creamery’s export butter has won gold at the prestigious USA Sofi Awards.


New category in Vegan Sausage Awards
18 May 2023   /

New category in Vegan Sausage Awards

The hunt for the best vegan sausage in Aotearoa is underway, with entries opening for what is the fifth annual Vegan Sausage Awards.


Finalists revealed for Fieldays Innovation Awards
17 May 2023   /

Finalists revealed for Fieldays Innovation Awards

The 2023 Fieldays Innovation Awards finalists have been unveiled with 49 entrants competing for prizes totaling over $60,000.


Food rescue data nominated for WasteMINZ award
15 May 2023   /

Food rescue data nominated for WasteMINZ award

The Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance data impact project has been nominated for a WasteMINZ Award for Excellence.


Raglan Food Co names inaugural ‘vibe lifter’
8 May 2023   /

Raglan Food Co names inaugural ‘vibe lifter’

Raglan Food Co has named the winner of its first Vibe Lifter Award – a community programme the plant-based manufacturer introduced as part of its move to become a climate-positive business.


Manawatu cheesemaker cleans-up annual awards
5 May 2023   /

Manawatu cheesemaker cleans-up annual awards

Cartwheel Creamery took home three coveted trophies from the 20th annual NZ Champion of Cheese Awards in Hamilton.


NZ Spirits Awards judging underway, dark spirit entries trend up
4 May 2023   /

NZ Spirits Awards judging underway, dark spirit entries trend up

Judging of the fifth annual NZ Spirits Awards has begun in Auckland, and while gin is still the predominant entry there had been a 20% uptick in rum and whisky entries this year.


Seafood Sustainability Awards finalists named
3 May 2023   /

Seafood Sustainability Awards finalists named

Fisheries New Zealand has announced a strong field of finalists for the upcoming Seafood Sustainability Awards.


NZ International Business Awards open for exporters
2 May 2023   /

NZ International Business Awards open for exporters

Entries are now open for the New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA) 2023, which celebrate the success of the country’s exporters.


Double gold for Tauranga dry gin at World Spirits awards
1 May 2023   /

Double gold for Tauranga dry gin at World Spirits awards

Fledging Tauranga-based Clarity Distillery Company has taken out a double gold award for its dry gin at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


NZ Food Award entries now open
1 May 2023   /

NZ Food Award entries now open

Entries are now open for the 2023 New Zealand Food Awards.


Get your entries ready for 2023 NZ Food Awards
27 Apr 2023  

Get your entries ready for 2023 NZ Food Awards

Entries for the 2023 New Zealand Food Awards open on Monday 1 May.


Two winners reign supreme at Vegan Chocolate Awards
26 Apr 2023   /

Two winners reign supreme at Vegan Chocolate Awards

Mind Your Temper ‘Speculoos’ And Lucid ‘Chuncho’ have both won the supreme prize at the 2023 Vegan Chocolate Awards.


Dairy down in ‘most trusted’ F&B brands in 2023
24 Apr 2023   /

Dairy down in ‘most trusted’ F&B brands in 2023

Regular winner Whittaker’s has claimed a triple victory in this year’s Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey, while dairy brands slip down the ranks in 2023.


Chocolatiers go head-to-head in vegan awards
24 Apr 2023   /

Chocolatiers go head-to-head in vegan awards

The Vegan Society Aotearoa will hold its second annual Vegan Chocolate Awards in Auckland today.


Pine nut pioneers take supreme title at Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards

Pine nut pioneers take supreme title at Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards

The southern hemisphere’s only pine nut producer, Pinoli Premium Pine Nuts, has been named Supreme Champion at the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.


My Food Bag co-founder Gattung, Miraka chair Smiler inducted into Business Hall of Fame
4 Apr 2023   /

My Food Bag co-founder Gattung, Miraka chair Smiler inducted into Business Hall of Fame

My Food Bag co-founder Theresa Gattung and Miraka chair Kingi Smiler have been inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame.


Entries open for Vegan Chocolate Awards
3 Apr 2023   /

Entries open for Vegan Chocolate Awards

Entries are open for the second annual Vegan Chocolate Awards, run by The Vegan Society Aotearoa.


Cheese champion medals rolled out
28 Mar 2023   /

Cheese champion medals rolled out

A total of 162 cheeses have received medals in this year’s NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.


Daily Bread takes top baking gong again
22 Mar 2023   /

Daily Bread takes top baking gong again

Auckland bakery Daily Bread has won the top prize for the second consecutive year in Baking New Zealand’s Great NZ Hot Cross Bun Competition.


Outstanding NZ food producer medals given out
21 Mar 2023  

Outstanding NZ food producer medals given out

Some 206 products received medals as part of this year’s Outstanding NZ Food Producer awards, after more than 290 products assessed in late February.


Get your entries in for the Hospo NZ awards
21 Mar 2023   /

Get your entries in for the Hospo NZ awards

Entries are open for the 25th Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence 2023, run by Hospitality New Zealand and sponsored by Lion New Zealand. 


Callaghan Innovation food scientist joins elite

Callaghan Innovation food scientist joins elite

The man behind the process that has led to some world-leading Kiwi food, beverage and nutraceutical products has joined an elite list of revered New Zealand scientists.


Judging of 700+ beers, ciders start for awards
15 Mar 2023   /

Judging of 700+ beers, ciders start for awards

More than 700 beers, ciders, and other fermented beverages are being judged this week at the 2023 New World Beer & Cider Awards in Christchurch.


Foodstuffs fêtes suppliers in annual awards
9 Mar 2023   /

Foodstuffs fêtes suppliers in annual awards

Suppliers ranging from emerging seafood specialist Mills Bay Mussels through to meat leader ANZCO have been recognised at the co-op’s partnership awards.


Cheese award judges head to Rotokauri
1 Mar 2023   /

Cheese award judges head to Rotokauri

Judging will take place this weekend for the 20th annual NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.


Entries open for the 2023 Seafood Sustainability Awards
28 Feb 2023  

Entries open for the 2023 Seafood Sustainability Awards

The Seafood Sustainability Awards are now open for entry, providing a chance to recognise outstanding contributions to sustainability across the seafood sector.


Michelin star chef joins Outstanding NZ Food producer judges
20 Feb 2023  

Michelin star chef joins Outstanding NZ Food producer judges

Michelin-star chef Pim Techamuanvivit is joining NZ chef Peter Gordon and 25 local food experts to judge the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards in Auckland this week.


MPI opens entries for Good Employer Awards
10 Feb 2023   /

MPI opens entries for Good Employer Awards

New Zealand’s top food and fibre sector employers are being called on to enter the 2023 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.


Last call for Taitokerau Māori Business Awards
7 Feb 2023  

Last call for Taitokerau Māori Business Awards

Nominations will soon close for the 2023 Taitokerau Māori Business Awards which are being held on Friday 3 March 2023 at McKay Stadium 97 Western Hills Drive Kensington Whangārei.


Entries open for New World Beer & Cider awards
3 Feb 2023  

Entries open for New World Beer & Cider awards

Entries are now open for the New World Beer & Cider Awards, now in their ninth year.


FSNI Baker of the Year finalists line up
3 Feb 2023   /

FSNI Baker of the Year finalists line up

Three bakers have been selected as finalists for Foodstuffs North Island’s annual Baker of the Year competition.


Perspectives: What’s next for the NZ Food Awards?
27 Jan 2023   /

Perspectives: What’s next for the NZ Food Awards?

An overhaul of the awards judging and categories aims to encourage larger producers to showcase their innovation and send a message that the awards are for products and processes that are truly pushing the envelope, writes NZFIN


PINZ adds F&B producer prize to annual awards
16 Jan 2023   /

PINZ adds F&B producer prize to annual awards

Two new categories comprising food and beverage producer and fibre producer have been added to the 2023 Primary Industries New Zealand Awards.


Get in for NZ Champions Of Cheese Awards 2023
16 Dec 2022   /

Get in for NZ Champions Of Cheese Awards 2023

Entry is open for the 2023 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards, which will celebrate 20 years next year.


Entries open for 2023 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards
13 Dec 2022  

Entries open for 2023 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards

Entries are open for the 2023 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards which will be judged at Homeland in February next year.


F&B wins at the Deloitte Top 200 awards
9 Dec 2022   /

F&B wins at the Deloitte Top 200 awards

Brother and sister powerhouse Jim and Rose Delegat took home the coveted Visionary Leader award for their work establishing NZ as a premium wine exporter.


Rabobank Agribusiness Leadership Awards return
7 Dec 2022   /

Rabobank Agribusiness Leadership Awards return

The annual trans-Tasman Rabobank Leadership Awards are returning after a three-year Covid-enforced hiatus – with nominations now open for 2023.


Countdown names best suppliers 2022
25 Nov 2022   /

Countdown names best suppliers 2022

Goodman Fielder, Tip Top and AS Wilcox and Sons were among the winners at the supermarket’s annual supplier partnership awards.


Karma Drinks takes top gong at sustainability awards, F&B stakeholders recognised
24 Nov 2022   /

Karma Drinks takes top gong at sustainability awards, F&B stakeholders recognised

Food and beverage brands put in a strong showing at the twentieth annual Sustainable Business Network Awards.


Yealands awarded for biodiversity
24 Nov 2022  

Yealands awarded for biodiversity

Yealands Wine Group has won two golds at the 2022 International Green Apple Awards for its Biodiversity Plan.


F&B winners in Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards
23 Nov 2022  

F&B winners in Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards

New World has taken two golds in this year’s Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards, with Liquorland and food delivery service Fitfood among the winners taking gold medals in their respective categories.


F&B winners in BNZ’s Market Made competition
22 Nov 2022   /

F&B winners in BNZ’s Market Made competition

Three food and beverage companies were among the four winners of BNZ’s inaugural Market Made competition.


MilkTechNZ scoops double awards
16 Nov 2022   /

MilkTechNZ scoops double awards

MilkTechNZ has taken out two awards at the Waikato Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, including the Company-X Innovation Award.


Craggy Range Young Vintner of the Year named

Craggy Range Young Vintner of the Year named

Bryn Craddock has been named as Hawke’s Bay A&P Society and Craggy Range Young Vintner of the Year for 2022. 


Epiphany Café in 2022 franchise award
15 Nov 2022  

Epiphany Café in 2022 franchise award

Hospitality franchise Epiphany Café has taken home a trophy from the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2022.


T&G Global manager wins Young Hort of the Year
11 Nov 2022   /

T&G Global manager wins Young Hort of the Year

Twenty-six-year-old Regan Judd has taken out the title of 2022 Young Horticulturist of the Year.


Lion, Fonterra, SFF, Foodstuffs finalists in Deloitte Top 200
7 Nov 2022  

Lion, Fonterra, SFF, Foodstuffs finalists in Deloitte Top 200

Fonterra, Foodstuffs North Island, Silver Fern Farms and Lion will all be vying for gongs at the 2022 Deloitte Top 200 Awards. 


Marisco’s Alun Kilby crowned 2022 Young Winemaker of the Year
4 Nov 2022   /

Marisco’s Alun Kilby crowned 2022 Young Winemaker of the Year

Marisco production winemaker Alun Kilby from Marlborough has taken out the 2022 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year award, with Greystone’s Georgia Mehlhopt second.


Who made the cut as NZ’s top butchers?
4 Nov 2022   /

Who made the cut as NZ’s top butchers?

The results are in from the National Butchery Awards which took place yesterday at the Due Drop Events Centre, in Auckland.


Kono, Robotics Plus’ Steve Saunders winners
31 Oct 2022   /

Kono, Robotics Plus’ Steve Saunders winners

Māori-owned food and beverage exporter Kono and the co-founder and CEO of agritech company Robotics Plus, Steve Saunders, were winners at the Māori Business Leaders Awards.


Rockit tops NZ International Business Awards
28 Oct 2022   /

Rockit tops NZ International Business Awards

The Napier-based business picked up the top gong, as well as the best large business accolade at the award’s first in-person event since 2019.


Countdown to Vegan Pie Awards
26 Oct 2022  

Countdown to Vegan Pie Awards

The fifth annual Vegan Pie Awards are taking place 31 October at plant-based restaurant The Butcher’s Son in Auckland.


Wairarapa chocolatier takes top NZ award…
25 Oct 2022   /

Wairarapa chocolatier takes top NZ award…

Johnty Tatham’s Lucid Chocolatier 68% Port has won the supreme award at the 2022 New Zealand Chocolate Awards.


…while Ahuwhenua awards open for Māori hort achievement
25 Oct 2022   /

…while Ahuwhenua awards open for Māori hort achievement

The 2023 Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in Māori horticulture and the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower awards are open for entry.


Gold medals for New World’s 2022 Top 50 wines
17 Oct 2022   /

Gold medals for New World’s 2022 Top 50 wines

The 2022 New World Wine Awards Top 50 wines under $25 has been released.


And the supreme winner of the NZ Food Awards is…
14 Oct 2022  

And the supreme winner of the NZ Food Awards is…

A traditional handcrafted smallgood specialist triumphed over 62 finalists to take the top honour.


Gallery: NZ Food Awards winners recognised
14 Oct 2022  

Gallery: NZ Food Awards winners recognised

More than 350 guests attended a gala dinner at the Central Energy Trust Arena last night for the New Zealand Food Awards 2022 – the first time the awards have been held in Palmerston North.


Venture Taranaki claims NZED gongs
14 Oct 2022  

Venture Taranaki claims NZED gongs

Venture Taranaki has been recognised for excellence in Economic Development at the annual Economic Development New Zealand Awards.


F&B Best Design Awards winners
12 Oct 2022   /

F&B Best Design Awards winners

Boring Oat Milk, Duck Island Ice Cream and Six Barrel Soda were among the food & beverage firms which were recognised at the annual Best Design Awards.


Sustainable Foods takes top award…
10 Oct 2022   /

Sustainable Foods takes top award…

Sustainable Foods has been named the 2022 Electra Kāpiti & Horowhenua Business of the Year.


…while Kapiti, Wairarapa dominate Olive Oil Awards
10 Oct 2022   /

…while Kapiti, Wairarapa dominate Olive Oil Awards

Kapiti and Wairarapa olive oil makers dominated the annual New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards, winning four of the five major awards for Olive Oil Excellence.


KiwiNet award for cauliflower ice-cream entrepreneur
7 Oct 2022   /

KiwiNet award for cauliflower ice-cream entrepreneur

Massey University student Mrinali Kumar has been feted at the 2022 KiwiNet Awards for her proposed cauliflower-based ice-cream product project, Is it ice cream? Yeah, Kinda.


Booster boosted with Mundus Vini award
6 Oct 2022   /

Booster boosted with Mundus Vini award

Booster Wine Group has been awarded the Best Producer New Zealand accolade at the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards in Germany, after receiving five gold medals in the Summer Tasting 2022.


Clock’s ticking for Fieldays Innovation Awards entries
4 Oct 2022   /

Clock’s ticking for Fieldays Innovation Awards entries

Entries for the Fieldays Innovation Awards close in three days.


Inaugural B+LNZ award winners revealed
3 Oct 2022   /

Inaugural B+LNZ award winners revealed

The winners in the inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards have been announced at a gala dinner at the Napier War Memorial Centre.


NZ Chocolate awards judging on Saturday
27 Sep 2022   /

NZ Chocolate awards judging on Saturday

A panel of judges will this Saturday taste and assess nearly 150 NZ-made chocolates in a bid to find winners for NZ Chocolate Awards 2022.


HortNZ names industry service, President’s Trophy winners
22 Sep 2022   /

HortNZ names industry service, President’s Trophy winners

Industry stalwart Michael Ahern has won the Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award, while Miriana Stephens has been given the President’s Trophy for 2022.


NZ Biosecurity Awards finalists named
21 Sep 2022   /

NZ Biosecurity Awards finalists named

The finalists for the 2022 Biosecurity Awards have been named with entries from Apiculture New Zealand, Kiwifruit Vine Health, Aquaculture New Zealand and Plant & Food Research in the running.


AgriSea, Scion win Kudos Awards
20 Sep 2022   /

AgriSea, Scion win Kudos Awards

The Scion and AgriSea partnership has taken out the primary industries category at the Kudos Science Trust Awards this week at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.


CCEP holds knees-up to mark long service
20 Sep 2022   /

CCEP holds knees-up to mark long service

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners has held an event at Auckland’s War memorial Museum following its annual Long Service Awards, celebrating collectively over 1,230 years of service.


Riddet Institute, Nestlé bag global award in wake of Massey’s biggest commercial deal
19 Sep 2022   /

Riddet Institute, Nestlé bag global award in wake of Massey’s biggest commercial deal

A Nestlé milk powder using patented food technology addressing iron deficiency out of the Riddet Institute wins at the International World Dairy Summit .


Plant & Food researcher wins Kiwifruit Innovation Award
19 Sep 2022  

Plant & Food researcher wins Kiwifruit Innovation Award

Plant & Food Research’s Dr Steve Green has won the 2022 Kiwifruit Innovation Award.


F&B campaigns win at NZ Marketing Awards
15 Sep 2022   /

F&B campaigns win at NZ Marketing Awards

Lion, Tegel New Zealand and Rangitikei Free Range Chicken were among the medal winners at the 2022 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.


NZ winners at NutraIngredients Asia Awards
9 Sep 2022   /

NZ winners at NutraIngredients Asia Awards

Ārepa, Anagenix and Calocurb were recognised for their high-value ingredients and products at this year’s NutraIngredients Asia Awards.


NZ butchery team podiums at world comps
6 Sep 2022   /

NZ butchery team podiums at world comps

The Hellers Sharp Blacks have won third place at the World Butchers’ Challenge in Sacramento held over the weekend, after two years of Covid-19 cancellations.


NZ Creameries, Much Moore celebrate ice cream awards
5 Sep 2022   /

NZ Creameries, Much Moore celebrate ice cream awards

Talley’s ice cream business NZ Creameries and privately-owned Much Moore Ice Cream both took home a swag of silverware at the 2022 NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards.


Little ‘Lato first, Tip Top tops Ice Cream & Gelato Awards
2 Sep 2022   /

Little ‘Lato first, Tip Top tops Ice Cream & Gelato Awards

Auckland artisan gelato maker Little ‘Lato has been named Supreme Boutique Champion at the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards.


F&B make NZ International Business Awards shortlist
1 Sep 2022  

F&B make NZ International Business Awards shortlist

Van Dyck Fine Foods, Rockit Global, The True Honey Co, Leaft Foods, Silver Fern Farms and Agrisea New Zealand are among 57 finalists for the New Zealand International Business Awards 2022.


Foodstuffs names best suppliers of 2022
30 Aug 2022   /

Foodstuffs names best suppliers of 2022

Suppliers ranging from dairy giant Fonterra through to oat milk startup Boring Milk were recognised at the co-op’s inaugural Foodstuffs Partnership Awards on Monday.


Cassels gets more World Beers Awards silverware
29 Aug 2022   /

Cassels gets more World Beers Awards silverware

Cassels Brewery’s flagship Milk Stout has taken home the title of the World’s Best Milk Stout for the third time in four years.


Rockit Global takes Hawke’s Bay exporter award
26 Aug 2022  

Rockit Global takes Hawke’s Bay exporter award

Rockit Global has been named ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay ASB Exporter of the Year for 2022 for the second time.


Foodstuffs preps inaugural partnership awards 
23 Aug 2022   /

Foodstuffs preps inaugural partnership awards 

The inaugural Foodstuffs Partnership Awards are set to take place on 29 August, at Te Pae, Christchurch.  


Me Today, Blis take home health awards
23 Aug 2022   /

Me Today, Blis take home health awards

Natural Health Products NZ has announced the winners of its annual industry awards, including the Supreme Award for the best overall entry, which went to Keraplast Manufacturing.


Record golds in 2022 NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards
22 Aug 2022   /

Record golds in 2022 NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards

A record number of gold medals have been awarded in this year’s NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards.


Seafood NZ Conference: Okains Bay Seafood’s Summerton takes innovation award
19 Aug 2022   /

Seafood NZ Conference: Okains Bay Seafood’s Summerton takes innovation award

The fifth-generation Canterbury fisherman scooped the Future Development Innovations Award for his trail-blazing sustainability efforts.


Hospitality Championships 2022 Open for registration
18 Aug 2022   /

Hospitality Championships 2022 Open for registration

Registrations have opened for this year’s Hospitality Championships, supported by NZ Chefs Association as part of the Hospitality Summit 22.


New Zealand Food Awards finalists line-up
17 Aug 2022  

New Zealand Food Awards finalists line-up

Sixty-three finalists will battle it out for top honours at the prestigious awards.


New styles come through NW wine award entries
17 Aug 2022   /

New styles come through NW wine award entries

There have been some notable shifts in the entries to this year’s New World Wine Awards, which begin judging today, including a jump in new red wine varieties, rosé and prosecco, according to Foodstuffs.


NZ Chocolate Awards entries open
16 Aug 2022   /

NZ Chocolate Awards entries open

Chocolate makers and chocolatiers are being called on to submit entries for the biennial NZ Chocolate Awards.


Lyre’s in non-alc award first
11 Aug 2022   /

Lyre’s in non-alc award first

Lyre’s aperitif alternative, Italian Orange, has taken out a global spirits award category – in what is said to be the first time a non-alcoholic entrant has won the category.


Hi-Tech win shows collab benefits – AgriSea
11 Aug 2022   /

Hi-Tech win shows collab benefits – AgriSea

AgriSea CEO Clare Bradley says the company’s NZ Hi-Tech Award win is proof of the benefits that come from combining indigenous knowledge with mainstream science and biotechnology.


Amateur cheesemaker award opens for entries
9 Aug 2022   /

Amateur cheesemaker award opens for entries

Students and hobby cheesemakers are invited to the revamped Curds & Whey Amateur Cheesemaker Award which is part of the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.


AgriSea wins Hi-Tech Award
8 Aug 2022   /

AgriSea wins Hi-Tech Award

AgriSea has been named Hi-Tech Kamupene Māori o te Tau – Māori Company of the Year at the 2022 Hi-Tech Awards.


Horticulture Bledisloe Cup winner named
8 Aug 2022   /

Horticulture Bledisloe Cup winner named

Bearsley Exports director Danny Bearsley has won the horticulture Bledisloe Cup for 2022.


F&B innovators take home export, arable awards
5 Aug 2022   /

F&B innovators take home export, arable awards

Native Sparkling, Tom & Luke, Angela Clifford and Auld Farm Distillery all took home well-earned silverware from export and arable awards.


Hospo stalwart Norrie reflects on Hall of Fame induction
4 Aug 2022   /

Hospo stalwart Norrie reflects on Hall of Fame induction

Wellington’s Peter Norrie has welcomed his induction into the Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame by reflecting on the opportunities in the industry over more than 40 years.


Kiwi Kai Nelson founder wins MWDI award
3 Aug 2022  

Kiwi Kai Nelson founder wins MWDI award

Reni Wereta-Gargiulo from Kiwi Kai Nelson has won the Supreme Award at this year’s Māori Women’s Development Inc Māori Businesswoman Awards 2022 held in Tāmaki Mākaurau on Friday, 29 July 2022.


Applications open for 2023 Zanda McDonald Award Programme
2 Aug 2022   /

Applications open for 2023 Zanda McDonald Award Programme

Young agricultural professionals are being encouraged to apply for the annual Australasian agribusiness Zanda McDonald Award.


F&B finalists in 2022 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards
1 Aug 2022   /

F&B finalists in 2022 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards

A clutch of food and beverage manufacturers have secured multiple shortlisted spots in the 2022 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards including J.H. Whittaker & Sons, Lion, Restaurant Brands and Rockit Global.


Queenstown’s Future Hospitality celebrates awards
29 Jul 2022   /

Queenstown’s Future Hospitality celebrates awards

Queenstown’s Future Hospitality Group is in celebration mode after winning best bar for Little Blackwood and the excellence in people and culture award for the group at the 2022 Hospitality NZ Awards.


And the Lion Hospitality supreme award goes to…
28 Jul 2022   /

And the Lion Hospitality supreme award goes to…

The 2022 winners are revealed at a black-tie dinner event at Auckland’s Grand Millennium Hotel following the two-day NZ Hospitality Conference.


Lower Hutt initiative to feed whānau wins LGNZ award
26 Jul 2022   /

Lower Hutt initiative to feed whānau wins LGNZ award

A partnership between Te Awa Kairangi Kai Collective and Hutt City Council has won a national award from Local Government New Zealand for their work to get food to people in need across Lower Hutt.


Southern Pastures gets global sustainability nod
25 Jul 2022   /

Southern Pastures gets global sustainability nod

Southern Pastures and its consumer brand Lewis Road Creamery has made the shortlist for the World Sustainability Awards 2022.


Casheta takes crown at Vegan Cheese Awards
25 Jul 2022   /

Casheta takes crown at Vegan Cheese Awards

The supreme gong at this year’s Vegan Cheese Awards went to Casheta by Savour, a cashew-based feta-style vegan cheese.


New Zealand Brewers Guild Awards: And the winners are…
22 Jul 2022   /

New Zealand Brewers Guild Awards: And the winners are…

Garage Project defends its champion large brewer title, with Behemoth, Three Sisters and Three Boys also taking home champion categories.


BOP Young Grower crowned
22 Jul 2022   /

BOP Young Grower crowned

Laura Schultz has won the 2022 Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower Competition.


Kiwi companies make the cut at NutraIngredients Asia
20 Jul 2022   /

Kiwi companies make the cut at NutraIngredients Asia

Ārepa, Zestt and Anagenix are among the homegrown ventures on the shortlist for the functional food, dietary supplement, and nutrition awards.


290 entrants for NZ Ice Cream & Gelato awards
15 Jul 2022   /

290 entrants for NZ Ice Cream & Gelato awards

Some 290 entries spanning ice creams, gelatos, sorbets and dairy-free frozen products have been received for the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards being judged on Saturday.


Whittaker’s triumphs at Wellington awards
13 Jul 2022   /

Whittaker’s triumphs at Wellington awards

Chocolate manufacturer Whittaker’s took out the supreme award at the 2022 Dominion Post Wellington Gold Awards, after also scooping the global gold category.


NZ wines in IWC London medal haul
11 Jul 2022   /

NZ wines in IWC London medal haul

A clutch of New Zealand wine companies have been recognised at the International Wine Challenge in London, including Giesen.


United Fresh among PINZ winners
8 Jul 2022   /

United Fresh among PINZ winners

United Fresh New Zealand has won the Primary Industries New Zealand team award for its work delivering 300,000 boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables during Covid-19 lockdowns. 


P&FR, Emerald Foods in NZIFST award wins
7 Jul 2022   /

P&FR, Emerald Foods in NZIFST award wins

The annual New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology award for significant contribution to food safety, sponsored by MPI, went to The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research’s Food Safety and Preservation Team. 


Healthy F&B contingent up for export awards
7 Jul 2022   /

Healthy F&B contingent up for export awards

Beverage maker Native Sparkling, and snacking category players Tom & Luke and Rutherford & Meyer have all been shortlisted for this year’s ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards.


New World Wine Awards open for entries
7 Jul 2022   /

New World Wine Awards open for entries

The 20th annual New World Wine Awards are open for entries.


The Mānuka Collective reigns again at Apiculture NZ awards
5 Jul 2022   /

The Mānuka Collective reigns again at Apiculture NZ awards

Timaru-based The Mānuka Collective has taken home the Supreme award at the annual Apiculture New Zealand National Honey Competition for the second year in a row.


Calling all Vegan Cheese Makers
5 Jul 2022   /

Calling all Vegan Cheese Makers

Registrations are now open for the annual Vegan Society Cheese Awards.


NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 crowned
1 Jul 2022   /

NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 crowned

A total of 29 trophies were doled out at the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards in Hamilton last night.


Raglan Food, Sealord win MPI Good Employer awards
30 Jun 2022   /

Raglan Food, Sealord win MPI Good Employer awards

After scooping the employee development award, the plant-based manufacturer also took home the supreme title.


Entries open for New World Wine Awards
29 Jun 2022   /

Entries open for New World Wine Awards

The 2022 New World Wine Awards are now open for entries, with the competition celebrating its 20th year.


Chatham Island Food Co reigns supreme at Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards
22 Jun 2022  

Chatham Island Food Co reigns supreme at Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards

It is the first time in six years that a seafood company has taken the top gong at the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.


‘Better’ pea protein venture wins Supernode Challenge
22 Jun 2022  

‘Better’ pea protein venture wins Supernode Challenge

Startup SuperPro has already engaged with plant-based food firms including Off Piste Provisions and Boring Oat milk about potential NPD.


Sustainable Business Awards entries open
21 Jun 2022   /

Sustainable Business Awards entries open

Entries are now open for the 2022 Sustainable Business Awards.


Supreme vegan sausage winner crowned
20 Jun 2022   /

Supreme vegan sausage winner crowned

Sustainable Foods’ plant-based brand Plan*t has taken out the supreme award at this year’s Vegan Sausage Awards for its sage and onion sausage.


Pāmu product takes best dairy ingredient at industry ‘World Cup’
17 Jun 2022   /

Pāmu product takes best dairy ingredient at industry ‘World Cup’

A deer milk product developed by the state-owned enterprise has won a global dairy innovation accolade.


Kantar Corporate Reputation Index recognises F&B
17 Jun 2022  

Kantar Corporate Reputation Index recognises F&B

Foodstuffs’ Pak’nSave and New World, kiwifruit exporter Zespri, and food company Heinz Wattie’s all made this year’s Kantar Corporate Reputation Index – a first for Heinz Watties.


Who made the cut for the 2022 Lion Hospitality Awards?
17 Jun 2022   /

Who made the cut for the 2022 Lion Hospitality Awards?

The finalists have been revealed in the Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence 2022, organised by Hospitality New Zealand.


Female F&B founders named as Rise Up finalists
17 Jun 2022   /

Female F&B founders named as Rise Up finalists

Finery Cocktails founder Jane Allan and Secret Kiwi Kitchen’s Lauren Lulu Taylor and Clare Gallagher have been named finalists for business growth eco-system Soda’s 2022 Rise Up competition.


Search on for NZ’s biosecurity champions
17 Jun 2022   /

Search on for NZ’s biosecurity champions

Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made to protect the country against pests and diseases.


Mike McRoberts to judge vegan sausage awards
16 Jun 2022   /

Mike McRoberts to judge vegan sausage awards

The fourth annual New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards take place tomorrow Friday 17 June with vegan news anchor, Mike McRoberts, lined up as the celebrity judge. 


Chia Sisters recognised by the UN
14 Jun 2022   /

Chia Sisters recognised by the UN

Chia Sisters founders Chloe and Florence Van Dyke have been picked among the world’s top women entrepreneurs for their commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.


F&B recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours list
7 Jun 2022  

F&B recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours list

Three notable food system stakeholders were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list including former Fonterra chairman John Monaghan who is made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit  for services to the dairy industry.


Nominations open for 2022 Horticulture Industry Awards
2 Jun 2022  

Nominations open for 2022 Horticulture Industry Awards

Horticulture New Zealand is calling for nominations for its 2022 Horticulture Industry Awards. 


NZ olive oil gets international recognition
1 Jun 2022  

NZ olive oil gets international recognition

Six extra virgin olive oils made by New Zealand growers have taken out top awards at the 2022 New York International Olive Oil Competition.


Call for entries for NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards
1 Jun 2022   /

Call for entries for NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards

The NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers Association has opened entries for the 2022 New Zealand Ice Cream & Gelato Awards.


Outstanding NZ Food Producer medals pinned
31 May 2022  

Outstanding NZ Food Producer medals pinned

Some 218 medal winners have been recognised this year’s Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards – 71% of the more than 300 entries received.


Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower 2022 named
30 May 2022   /

Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower 2022 named

Maatu Akonga, assistant manager at T&G Global, took out the title of 2022 Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower of the Year.


Sprig + Fern gets Australian beer award nods
30 May 2022   /

Sprig + Fern gets Australian beer award nods

Nelson’s Sprig + Fern Brewing Co has taken home a handful of medals at the 2022 Australian International Beer Awards.


Record entries for Hospitality Awards for Excellence
27 May 2022  

Record entries for Hospitality Awards for Excellence

A record 294 entries from more than 150 venues have been received for the 2022 Hospitality Awards for Excellence, hosted by Hospitality New Zealand.


Wine Marlborough bestows lifetime achievement award
27 May 2022   /

Wine Marlborough bestows lifetime achievement award

A stalwart of the Marlborough wine industry, Dominic Pecchenino, has been honoured by the board of Wine Marlborough with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Raglan Food Co, Sealord, Yealands among employer awards finalists
26 May 2022  

Raglan Food Co, Sealord, Yealands among employer awards finalists

Raglan Food Co, Sealord, Yealands and Constellation are among more than a dozen food and beverage businesses that have made the shortlist for the 2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.


Entries open for 2022 vegan sausage awards
26 May 2022   /

Entries open for 2022 vegan sausage awards

Entries are now open for the 2022 Vegan Sausage Awards, which take place on 17th June, at the plant-based restaurant The Butcher’s Son. 


NZ food firms finalists in global dairy innovation awards
25 May 2022  

NZ food firms finalists in global dairy innovation awards

New Zealand sheep and deer milk producers have made the shortlist of the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2022.


NZ Kiwifruit Innovation Award up for grabs
23 May 2022   /

NZ Kiwifruit Innovation Award up for grabs

Nominations for the 2022 New Zealand Kiwifruit Innovation Award are now open.


Pukekohe Young Grower 2022 crowned
23 May 2022  

Pukekohe Young Grower 2022 crowned

Sarah Dobson, a 25-year-old environment and sustainability technician at AS Wilcox, has won the 2022 Pukekohe Young Grower competition.


Non-alcs and newbies in New World Beer & Cider Awards winners
17 May 2022   /

Non-alcs and newbies in New World Beer & Cider Awards winners

New World has revealed its Top 30 beverages in its annual Beer & Cider Awards, and named Lion craft brand Emerson’s Weissbier its supreme winner.


NZ Dairy Industry Award winners named
16 May 2022  

NZ Dairy Industry Award winners named

Craigmore Farming Services from Canterbury and North Otago was named the 2022 Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award winner at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards on Saturday night.


Food safety award nomination open
12 May 2022   /

Food safety award nomination open

Nominations are open for the 2022 Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award, sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety.


FoodStarter 2022 finalists: Who made the cut?
11 May 2022   /

FoodStarter 2022 finalists: Who made the cut?

Ten start-up and early stage ventures are in the running to bag national distribution with Foodstuffs – with a strong showing from plant-based products.


AF wins at SF World Spirits Competition
10 May 2022   /

AF wins at SF World Spirits Competition

AF Drinks took home six medals from the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


NZ Hospitality Conference is back
9 May 2022   /

NZ Hospitality Conference is back

The New Zealand Hospitality Conference is back in-person in July after a two-year hiatus and with a theme of “The Future of Hospitality”.


Seafood Stars Awards nominations open
9 May 2022   /

Seafood Stars Awards nominations open

Nominations are open for the 2022 Seafood Stars Awards, designed to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the seafood industry.


300 in to win at Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022
6 May 2022  

300 in to win at Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022

More than 300 locally grown and made products being judged in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022 at Homeland, The Food Embassy for Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands, on 9 – 10 May 2022.


Who won at the inaugural vegan chocolate awards?
3 May 2022   /

Who won at the inaugural vegan chocolate awards?

Chocolate makers from all over the world entered the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s first Vegan Chocolate Awards with the hope of becoming a winner in one of seven categories.


Entries open for NZ International Business Awards
3 May 2022   /

Entries open for NZ International Business Awards

 Entries and nominations are now open for the New Zealand International Business Awards 2022, the national gongs for export businesses.


Which F&B brands are ‘most trusted’ in 2022?
27 Apr 2022   /

Which F&B brands are ‘most trusted’ in 2022?

A family-owned food firm remains at the top of the annual list of New Zealand’s most trusted brands, while 2022 also saw an F&B newcomer enter the top twenty.


Entries open for 2022 Hospitality Awards for Excellence
26 Apr 2022   /

Entries open for 2022 Hospitality Awards for Excellence

Entries are now open for Hospitality New Zealand’s 24th annual Hospitality Awards for Excellence, which will be held in person at a gala dinner on 27 July at the Grand Millennium Auckland.


Barrier’s Island Gin gets World Spirits Competition gong
14 Apr 2022   /

Barrier’s Island Gin gets World Spirits Competition gong

Barrier Island distillery Island Gin has won double gold at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


Toastie Takeover judging under way
14 Apr 2022   /

Toastie Takeover judging under way

The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover is back for a fifth year.


Bootleg Jerky wins People’s Choice business award
11 Apr 2022   /

Bootleg Jerky wins People’s Choice business award

Bootleg Jerky Company has taken out the People’s Choice accolade at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021, north and west region.


Consumer NZ picks best supermarket hot cross buns
8 Apr 2022   /

Consumer NZ picks best supermarket hot cross buns

Countdown and FreshChoice bake the country’s best supermarket hot cross buns, according to Consumer New Zealand.


Bakels cancels 2022 supreme pie awards
7 Apr 2022   /

Bakels cancels 2022 supreme pie awards

New Zealand Bakels has cancelled this year’s Supreme Pie Awards.


East Imperial’s medal haul
6 Apr 2022   /

East Imperial’s medal haul

East Imperial’s collection of New Zealand made mixers have won eight awards in the Tonic & Mixers Competition, run by Global Spirits Masters. 


Gouda job! NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 medals dished out
4 Apr 2022   /

Gouda job! NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 medals dished out

The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 254 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2022.


Business awards gongs for Auckland F&B
4 Apr 2022   /

Business awards gongs for Auckland F&B

Manuka honey manufacturer Wilderness Valley was the People’s Choice winner at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021 south and east region.


Inaugural Vegan Chocolate Awards open for entries
1 Apr 2022   /

Inaugural Vegan Chocolate Awards open for entries

Registration has opened for the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s inaugural Chocolate Awards.


Kabochamilk wins at World Food Innovation awards
28 Mar 2022   /

Kabochamilk wins at World Food Innovation awards

Hawke’s Bay-based plant milk producer Kabocha Milk Co has won two awards at the the 2022 World Food Innovations in London.


Final call for outstanding food producer awards entries
25 Mar 2022  

Final call for outstanding food producer awards entries

New Zealand food and drink producers have until today, Friday 25 March, to enter the 2022 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.


Maritime intelligence project takes supreme biosecurity award
23 Mar 2022   /

Maritime intelligence project takes supreme biosecurity award

The New Zealand Biosecurity Supreme Award went to maritime intelligence project Starboard from the Xerra Earth Observation Institute.


Rockit scoops nine accolades at 2022 Axis Awards
22 Mar 2022   /

Rockit scoops nine accolades at 2022 Axis Awards

Apple company Rockit has claimed nine awards – including gold – at the Commercial Communication Council’s 2022 Axis Awards.


Entries open for 2022 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award
18 Mar 2022  

Entries open for 2022 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award

Entries are now open for the 2022 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award targeted at chefs aged 16-25.


Crafty Weka gets Best Backpacking Food accolade
18 Mar 2022   /

Crafty Weka gets Best Backpacking Food accolade

Christchurch’s snack bar company Crafty Weka has been named as one of the Best Backpacking Foods of 2022 by US publication Backpacker.


Record entries for New World beer and cider awards
15 Mar 2022   /

Record entries for New World beer and cider awards

A record number of beverages will be judged for the New World Beer and Cider Awards this year.


Spring Sheep Milk wins innovation award
14 Mar 2022  

Spring Sheep Milk wins innovation award

Spring Sheep Milk Co has won an innovation award for its Gentle Sheep Toddler Milk Drink.


NZ spirits top of the world
4 Mar 2022   /

NZ spirits top of the world

New Zealand spirit producers Broken Heart and Awildian have claimed global accolades.


Kabocha on World Food Innovation Awards shortlist
4 Mar 2022   /

Kabocha on World Food Innovation Awards shortlist

Plant-based milk producer Kabocha Milk has been shortlisted at the World Food Innovation Awards.


Primary Industries award entries open
3 Mar 2022   /

Primary Industries award entries open

Entries have opened for this year’s Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.


Fonterra, MG Marketing receive co-op accolades
2 Mar 2022   /

Fonterra, MG Marketing receive co-op accolades

Dairy giant Fonterra and MG Marketing have scooped a couple of key accolades at this year’s Cooperative Business New Zealand Annual Awards.


Clearview Estate triumphs at NZ International Wine Show
1 Mar 2022   /

Clearview Estate triumphs at NZ International Wine Show

Hawke’s Bay boutique winery Clearview Estate has done it again – winning the Champion Wine of Show at the New Zealand International Wine Show on the weekend.


Dairy-free champs crowned in vegan awards
28 Feb 2022   /

Dairy-free champs crowned in vegan awards

The Vegan Society’s Dairy Free Awards have crowned the country’s best plant-based ice cream, milk, yoghurt and butter for a third year.


Blenheim viticulturist wins Young Horticulturist of the Year
24 Feb 2022   /

Blenheim viticulturist wins Young Horticulturist of the Year

Viticulturist Rhys Hall has been named the 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year.


Meat processor work earns TEG gold gong
23 Feb 2022  

Meat processor work earns TEG gold gong

TEG Risk and Sustainability Services has won a gold award from the Association of Consulting and Engineering for its consulting work with food processors.


Rockit scoops gold at Designers Institute awards
22 Feb 2022   /

Rockit scoops gold at Designers Institute awards

Miniature apple company Rockit Global took out five awards for its 2021 rebrand at this year’s Best Design Awards – an annual event hosted by The Designers Institute of New Zealand.


Watch: 2022 Fieldays Innovation Awards
21 Feb 2022  

Watch: 2022 Fieldays Innovation Awards

It’s time to solve food & fibre challenges… with the 2022 Fieldays Innovation Awards!


Bluelab triumphs at NZ International Business Awards
18 Feb 2022   /

Bluelab triumphs at NZ International Business Awards

The precision growing technology business was last night named the supreme winner at the awards.


MIA awards 2022 scholarships
15 Feb 2022   /

MIA awards 2022 scholarships

Seven new scholarships have been awarded to young people considering a career in the red meat and exporting sectors.


Last call for cheese award entries
11 Feb 2022   /

Last call for cheese award entries

Entries close today for this year’s Champions of Cheese Awards.


Amisfield shines in national food awards
9 Feb 2022   /

Amisfield shines in national food awards

Central Otago’s Amisfield has scooped a couple of key prizes at the prestigious Cuisine Good Food Awards.


Align CEO wins Zanda McDonald award
8 Feb 2022  

Align CEO wins Zanda McDonald award

A mid-Canterbury farmer and businessman has been recognised with this year’s New Zealand Zanda McDonald Award.


Young Kiwis shine in food and beverage
8 Feb 2022  

Young Kiwis shine in food and beverage

Canterbury-based Alyssa Wilson has scooped the Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in beekeeping.


NZ Winegrowers names 2021 Fellows
7 Dec 2021   /

NZ Winegrowers names 2021 Fellows

New Zealand Winegrowers has named five recipients for its 2021 Fellows awards.


New sustainability award for Champions of Cheese
7 Dec 2021   /

New sustainability award for Champions of Cheese

A new award recognising and promoting sustainability has been created as part of the 2022 New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards. 


NZ’s best vegan pies revealed
6 Dec 2021  

NZ’s best vegan pies revealed

Auckland’s Wild Grain Bakery has won the supreme award in the 2021 New Zealand Vegan Pie Awards for the second year running. It’s Triple Berry Spiced Apple pie took the top prize after winning the sweet category.


Sealord wins Woolworths supplier award
6 Dec 2021   /

Sealord wins Woolworths supplier award

Australia’s Woolworths Group has named Sealord one of its top suppliers for the year.


F&B campaigns win big at NZ Marketing Awards
2 Dec 2021   /

F&B campaigns win big at NZ Marketing Awards

Campaigns from Ingham’s, DB Breweries, and Pic’s Peanut Butter are among half-a-dozen food industry winners from today’s 2021 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.


Plant & Food Research scoops three KiwiNet awards
1 Dec 2021  

Plant & Food Research scoops three KiwiNet awards

Plant & Food Research has won three gongs at the ninth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.


Entries open for Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards

Entries open for Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards

The 2022 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards has opened for entries.


Marlborough winner at Global Seafood Alliance awards
1 Dec 2021   /

Marlborough winner at Global Seafood Alliance awards

A Marlborough company has been recognised for its oyster farm technology, picking up the 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award at the Global Seafood Alliance Awards.


“The more people we can spread our fermented love too, the better” – The Wild Fermentary
30 Nov 2021  

“The more people we can spread our fermented love too, the better” – The Wild Fermentary

The supreme winner of the NZ Food Awards wants to keep pushing product boundaries and bringing people into the fermentation fold.


Sauerkraut inspired by the whenua takes top title at NZ Food Awards
26 Nov 2021  

Sauerkraut inspired by the whenua takes top title at NZ Food Awards

The Wild Fermentary’s Smoky Kāpeti beats 65 other finalists to win the supreme award.


Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas, Citizen win Sustainable Business Awards
26 Nov 2021   /

Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas, Citizen win Sustainable Business Awards

Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas and Citizen have taken gongs at the Sustainable Business Awards, with the former just missing out on the supreme award.


Who will take tonight’s top gong? NZ Food Awards unveiled from 7pm
25 Nov 2021  

Who will take tonight’s top gong? NZ Food Awards unveiled from 7pm

The products and businesses that represent the best of Aotearoa’s food and beverage producers will be recognised at the New Zealand Food Awards.


Foodstuffs, Countdown win property gongs
25 Nov 2021   /

Foodstuffs, Countdown win property gongs

Foodstuffs and Countdown have picked up awards at the Property Council New Zealand’s 2021 Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.


Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence: QT Auckland reigns supreme
24 Nov 2021   /

Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence: QT Auckland reigns supreme

White + Wong’s, The Riverhead, Karaka Café, Good George Dining Hall and Emerson’s Brewery and Taproom also won awards.


Orchard Thieves Rosé Cider wins gold at brewing industry ‘Oscars’
24 Nov 2021   /

Orchard Thieves Rosé Cider wins gold at brewing industry ‘Oscars’

Orchard Thieves Rosé Cider has won the gold medal in the new Cider Innovation Rosé category at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2021. 


F&B winners in Reader’s Digest service awards
23 Nov 2021  

F&B winners in Reader’s Digest service awards

Countdown and New World have taken gold and silver respectively in the supermarket category in the latest Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards.


2021 vintage shines through at Marlborough Wine Show
22 Nov 2021   /

2021 vintage shines through at Marlborough Wine Show

Saint Clair’s Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021 has won the Champion Wine title at the 2021 Marlborough Wine Show.


Chia Sisters’ Van Dyke picked for $10k prize pitch
19 Nov 2021   /

Chia Sisters’ Van Dyke picked for $10k prize pitch

Chia Sisters co-founder Chloe Van Dyke is one of five female entrepreneurs selected to pitch at Rise Up for a $10,000 prize.


Whittaker’s, Fix & Fogg win export awards
19 Nov 2021  

Whittaker’s, Fix & Fogg win export awards

Chocolate maker Whittaker’s has been crowned exporter of the year at the 2021 ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards.


First pear drop takes NZ’s best cider title
16 Nov 2021  

First pear drop takes NZ’s best cider title

A bottle-fermented pear cider has been named the best cider in the country at the New Zealand Fruit Wine & Cider Awards in Hawke’s Bay.


Saint Clair, Whitehaven Wines win gold
16 Nov 2021   /

Saint Clair, Whitehaven Wines win gold

Saint Clair has won a gold medal and the trophy for the best wine from New Zealand at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition.


Alliance’s Pure South wins triple gold at World Steak Challenge
15 Nov 2021   /

Alliance’s Pure South wins triple gold at World Steak Challenge

The Alliance Group’s Pure South Handpicked 55 Day Aged Beef has won three gold medals in the prestigious World Steak Challenge.


F&B campaigns lauded, Lion’s Tiny Pub wins gold Effie
11 Nov 2021   /

F&B campaigns lauded, Lion’s Tiny Pub wins gold Effie

Agencies DDB Aotearoa & Mango Communications picked up the accolade last night for the memorable promotion of Lion’s Emerson brand.


Hospitality awards go virtual
10 Nov 2021   /

Hospitality awards go virtual

Hospitality New Zealand will hold its 2021 Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence event online this year on 23 November due to Covid restrictions.


B+LNZ awards finalists unveiled
5 Nov 2021   /

B+LNZ awards finalists unveiled

Spring Valley Enterprises, AgResearch, and a Silver Fern Farms booking app are among 24 finalists in the inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards.


Plant & Food Research’s McKenna wins innovation award

Plant & Food Research’s McKenna wins innovation award

Plant & Food Research’s Cathy McKenna has won the 2021 Kiwifruit Innovation Award for her work to create an effective armoured scale insect management programme for Gold3 – or SunGold – Kiwifruit.


F&B founders named 2021 Women of Influence finalists
1 Nov 2021  

F&B founders named 2021 Women of Influence finalists

Food and beverage founders have been named finalists for the 2021 Women of Influence awards, organised by Westpac and publisher Stuff.


Burke’s Brewing among winners at NZ Beer Awards 2021
26 Oct 2021   /

Burke’s Brewing among winners at NZ Beer Awards 2021

Tekapo-based Burke’s Brewing has won New Zealand’s best beer accolade for its Unforgiven Porter at the 2021 New Zealand Beer Awards.


Apata’s van den Heuvel wins Young Grower Of The Year
22 Oct 2021   /

Apata’s van den Heuvel wins Young Grower Of The Year

The 25-year-old is an avocado grower services representative at Apata Group, based in the Bay of Plenty.


Comvita Wellness Lab recognised in design award
15 Oct 2021  

Comvita Wellness Lab recognised in design award

Comvita has been recognised at the 2021 Good Design Awards, with its Auckland Wellness Lab receiving gold in the Architectural Design category.


Menulog launches 2021 Restaurant Awards
14 Oct 2021   /

Menulog launches 2021 Restaurant Awards

Online food delivery platform Menulog says it is using its annual Restaurant Awards to support hospitality businesses and celebrate restaurants across the country battling Covid-era conditions.


Kāpiti, Wairarapa olive oil makers sweep major awards
11 Oct 2021   /

Kāpiti, Wairarapa olive oil makers sweep major awards

Kāpiti and Wairarapa olive oil makers have swept the annual New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards, winning all five major accolades.


NZ Winegrowers, DairyNZ make Biosecurity Awards shortlist
4 Oct 2021   /

NZ Winegrowers, DairyNZ make Biosecurity Awards shortlist

New Zealand Winegrowers and DairyNZ are among 24 finalists unveiled in the 2021 Biosecurity Awards.


B+LNZ delays inaugural awards
4 Oct 2021   /

B+LNZ delays inaugural awards

The inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards has been delayed until early next year.


Hospitality Awards sets new date, venue for postponed event
30 Sep 2021   /

Hospitality Awards sets new date, venue for postponed event

The 2021 Hospitality Awards for Excellence will be held on 23 November at Auckland Museum, as long as the city is at Covid-19 alert level 1.


Top food industry events postponed
28 Sep 2021   /

Top food industry events postponed

The gala dinner for Massey University’s New Zealand Food Awards and the Grocery Charity Ball have been pushed back due to the Delta outbreak.


George Weston Foods, NZTE win at 2021 Diversity Awards
24 Sep 2021   /

George Weston Foods, NZTE win at 2021 Diversity Awards

George Weston Foods has won the supreme award at the 2021 Diversity Awards New Zealand.


Bostock, blackcurrant powder among organic award winners
21 Sep 2021   /

Bostock, blackcurrant powder among organic award winners

Six winners have been unveiled at the 2021 Organic New Zealand Awards.


Pals wins two gongs at World Beverage Innovation Awards
16 Sep 2021   /

Pals wins two gongs at World Beverage Innovation Awards

Beverage maker Pals has picked up two accolades at the 2021 World Beverage Innovation Awards.


FSNI distribution centre wins top sustainability award
15 Sep 2021   /

FSNI distribution centre wins top sustainability award

Foodstuffs North Island’s Auckland Airport distribution centre has won the New Zealand Sustainability Project of the Year at this week’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards.


Cassels lone Kiwi win at World Beer Awards
10 Sep 2021   /

Cassels lone Kiwi win at World Beer Awards

Independent Christchurch brewer Cassels Brewing Co has won the best American-style pale ale accolade at this year’s World Beer Awards.


Food firms finalists in NZ International Business Awards
6 Sep 2021   /

Food firms finalists in NZ International Business Awards

Both high profile and emerging food firms are among the 53 finalists named in the New Zealand International Business Awards 2021, run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.


NZ ice cream award dates moved
25 Aug 2021   /

NZ ice cream award dates moved

The NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers Association has moved the dates for the 2021 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards, shifting judging to the beginning of November.


NZ Food Awards finalists announced
23 Aug 2021  

NZ Food Awards finalists announced

Finalists for New Zealand Food Awards 2021 include established players in the industry, such as Wattie’s and Whittaker’s, and emerging businesses like beverage company Soochi and vegetable crusader Food Nation.


Comvita’s Wellness Lab shortlisted for design gong
17 Aug 2021  

Comvita’s Wellness Lab shortlisted for design gong

Comvita’s Wellness Lab in Auckland has been shortlisted in the New Zealand Best Design Awards 2021.


F&B firms, organisations shortlisted for Sustainable Business Awards
12 Aug 2021   /

F&B firms, organisations shortlisted for Sustainable Business Awards

Chia Sisters, Fonterra, Foodstuffs and the New Zealand Food Network are among the food and beverage sector organisations shortlisted in the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards.


Canterbury tops NZ wine tasting comp
11 Aug 2021  

Canterbury tops NZ wine tasting comp

A team from Canterbury won the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association inaugural NZ National Wine Tasting Competition.


Food sector finalists in KiwiNet commercialisation awards
10 Aug 2021   /

Food sector finalists in KiwiNet commercialisation awards

Food and agritech success stories are featured among sixteen finalists in the ninth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.


Former HortNZ boss wins Bledisloe Cup
6 Aug 2021  

Former HortNZ boss wins Bledisloe Cup

Former Horticulture New Zealand chief executive, Mike Chapman, has won the Bledisloe Cup for significant services to horticulture for more than 20 years. 


Countdown, Fresh Direct staffers make awards shortlist
5 Aug 2021   /

Countdown, Fresh Direct staffers make awards shortlist

Countdown’s Taryn Olsen and Fresh Direct New Zealand’s Avinash de Silva are finalists in the 2021 Chief Information Officer Awards.


F&B founders shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year
2 Aug 2021  

F&B founders shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

NZ Natural Pet Food Company founders Amber Cordero and Jacqueline Taylor are among four finalists from the food sector.


Fix & Fogg reigns supreme at business awards
2 Aug 2021   /

Fix & Fogg reigns supreme at business awards

Wellington nut butter maker Fix & Fogg was named the supreme prize winner at the Wellington Gold Awards on Thursday night.


Food Nation wins UN plaudit
30 Jul 2021   /

Food Nation wins UN plaudit

Miranda Burdon’s Food Nation is one of fifty small- and medium-sized food enterprises from around the world named Best Small Businesses by the United Nations.


South Island hat trick for Great NZ Toastie Takeover
30 Jul 2021  

South Island hat trick for Great NZ Toastie Takeover

The South Island remains the home of country’s tastiest toastie for the third year in a row, with relatively new Blenheim outfit Mollies Bar & Eatery taking out the 2021 Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover competition.


Grove avocado oil gets Brussels stars
29 Jul 2021  

Grove avocado oil gets Brussels stars

Te Puna-based avocado oil producer, Grove, has been granted the Superior Taste Award with two stars for its Extra Virgin Avocado Oil by the International Taste Institute in Brussels, Belgium.


New World Wine Awards judging underway
29 Jul 2021   /

New World Wine Awards judging underway

The New World Wine Awards judging has started in Marlborough, with an independent panel of experts spending three days considering more than 1,100 wine entries.


BOP Young Grower of the Year named
26 Jul 2021  

BOP Young Grower of the Year named

Twenty-eight-year-old Bryce Morrison, a grower services representative for Seeka, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower of the Year for 2021.


F&B events make awards shortlist
22 Jul 2021   /

F&B events make awards shortlist

A handful of Food & beverage events from across the country have made the shortlist for the 2021 NZ Events Association New Zealand Event Awards after a record 108 entries were received.


Vegan cheese award winners crowned
21 Jul 2021  

Vegan cheese award winners crowned

The supreme winner of the Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand inaugural Vegan Cheese Awards was Dunedin deli Let Them Eat Vegan’s Cheddar Spread.


Entries roll in for inaugural vegan cheese awards
19 Jul 2021   /

Entries roll in for inaugural vegan cheese awards

The Vegan Society’s inaugural vegan cheeses awards attracted more than 30 entries from New Zealand plant-based cheese makers.


Nominations open for inaugural B+LNZ awards
16 Jul 2021  

Nominations open for inaugural B+LNZ awards

Entries to the eight categories close on 27 August.


Who is in the running for the Hospitality NZ Excellence Awards?
15 Jul 2021   /

Who is in the running for the Hospitality NZ Excellence Awards?

Bar, restaurant and accommodation operators from around the country are competing to take home to top gongs from this year’s Hospitality Awards for Excellence.


Wheat, meat and grower awards
12 Jul 2021  

Wheat, meat and grower awards

Allen and Jo Johnstone of Te Kuiti’s Wallace Johnstone Ltd have won the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture awards.


PI Summit 2021: Industry leaders, food firms recognised
7 Jul 2021  

PI Summit 2021: Industry leaders, food firms recognised

Malcolm Bailey of Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand took out the top prize of Outstanding Contribution to Primary Industries NZ Award.


Food sector conferences kick-off
6 Jul 2021  

Food sector conferences kick-off

New Zealand’s primary industry stakeholders will gather in Christchurch from today for the annual two day Primary Industries New Zealand Summit 2021.


Calling all Aotearoa biosecurity heroes
6 Jul 2021   /

Calling all Aotearoa biosecurity heroes

Entries are open for this year’s Biosecurity Awards, which celebrate the fantastic mahi being done to protect Aotearoa, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries.


NZ nabs spots in International Wine Challenge 2021
5 Jul 2021   /

NZ nabs spots in International Wine Challenge 2021

New Zealand secured its place in the 10 best wines of the International Wine Challenge 2021 with the Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard 2019 from Central Otago claiming the IWC Sustainable Trophy.


Bangers, burgers and bees – food industry winners take a bow
30 Jun 2021  

Bangers, burgers and bees – food industry winners take a bow

From established names like chocolatier Whittaker’s and honey specialist Comvita through to hemp meat trailblazer, Plan*t, NZ food producers have been recognised in a raft of awards this week – but not always for their food.


Apiculture NZ crowns national honey competition winners
29 Jun 2021   /

Apiculture NZ crowns national honey competition winners

Timaru-based Jarved Allan of 100% Pure New Zealand Honey took home the supreme award at Apiculture New Zealand’s National Honey Competition.


Distillers celebrate NZ spirit award wins
28 Jun 2021   /

Distillers celebrate NZ spirit award wins

Kiwi companies including Reefton Distilling Co and Elemental Distillers took home nine out the fourteen trophies doled out at the the third annual New Zealand Spirits Awards.


New Zealand’s Outstanding Food Producers 2021 are….
23 Jun 2021  

New Zealand’s Outstanding Food Producers 2021 are….

From meat to mascarpone, the winners are announced with a Wairarapa business reigning supreme.


Final call for Seafood Stars awards nominations
23 Jun 2021  

Final call for Seafood Stars awards nominations

Nominations for the annual Seafood Stars awards comprising the young achiever, future development innovation and longstanding service awards close at the end of the month.


Food firms triumph at business awards
21 Jun 2021  

Food firms triumph at business awards

Family-owned Corson Grains was crowned the supreme winner of the 2021 Westpac Tairawhiti Business Excellence Awards.


Entries open for New World Wine Awards
16 Jun 2021   /

Entries open for New World Wine Awards

Entries close on Friday 2 July and judging will take place in Marlborough in late July before the results are announced later in the year.


NZ Dairy Industry Awards and Westpac part ways
16 Jun 2021   /

NZ Dairy Industry Awards and Westpac part ways

Westpac NZ is ending its position as national sponsor of New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards after more than ten years.


Foodstuffs gets MOOTY with it
14 Jun 2021  

Foodstuffs gets MOOTY with it

Foodstuffs North Island has held an inaugural Machine Operator of the Year – or MOOTY – competition last week at its Landing Drive Distribution Centre in South Auckland.


NZ triumphs at Black Jar honey contest
14 Jun 2021  

NZ triumphs at Black Jar honey contest

New Zealand honey company Manawa Honey has won the grand prize at the 10th Black Jar Contest.


Young fruitgrower of the year makes it a double
9 Jun 2021  

Young fruitgrower of the year makes it a double

A 25-year-old orchard foreman at T&G Global has won the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition for the second time.


Inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit set for September
8 Jun 2021  

Inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit set for September

The inaugural New Zealand Hospitality Summit and trade show is to be held in Auckland on 7-9 September 2021, with the theme of ‘The Future of Hospitality – Building Forward’.


Plant & Food mentoring wins HR gong

Plant & Food mentoring wins HR gong

Plant and Food Research’s in-house mentoring initiative scooped the learning and development capability category at The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand national awards.


Producers vie for primary industry award
3 Jun 2021  

Producers vie for primary industry award

The True Honey Co, NIG Nutritionals and Silver Fern Farms have been selected as finalists for the producer category in the 2021 Primary Industries New Zealand Awards.


Venture Taranaki scoops premier EDNZ award
31 May 2021   /

Venture Taranaki scoops premier EDNZ award

Venture Taranaki received the premier award for best practice for its business services grant at the 2021 Economic Development NZ Awards.


Olive Black takes gong in New York
31 May 2021   /

Olive Black takes gong in New York

Wairarapa olive oil producer Olive Black has won a gold medal at the New York International Olive Competition.


NZ Food Awards gala dinner goes to Palmy
28 May 2021  

NZ Food Awards gala dinner goes to Palmy

Around 400 guests expected to attend the event, which is supported by Massey University, at the Central Energy Trust Arena on 14 October.


Franchisees, on your marks
26 May 2021   /

Franchisees, on your marks

Entries are now open for the 26th annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.


Clevedon Buffalo moves into the black, eyes expansion
25 May 2021  

Clevedon Buffalo moves into the black, eyes expansion

The award-winning specialist cheese producer is looking to buy its own farm and factory.


Call goes out for artisanal F&B producers
25 May 2021  

Call goes out for artisanal F&B producers

Entries have opened for the NZ Artisan Awards 2021.


Cassels brewing plan for $4m cash injection
24 May 2021   /

Cassels brewing plan for $4m cash injection

The Christchurch-based brewer is mulling selling a stake to private equity investors to help drive expansion.


Hospitality NZ 2021 awards open
24 May 2021  

Hospitality NZ 2021 awards open

Winners of the annual awards will be announced on 9 September.


Fresh produce Tech Innovation Awards finalists named
21 May 2021   /

Fresh produce Tech Innovation Awards finalists named

Five finalist have been selected in the Australia and NZ Produce Marketing Association’s second annual Tech Innovation Awards.


Terrace Edge wins Organic Winery of the Year
20 May 2021   /

Terrace Edge wins Organic Winery of the Year

North Canterbury’s Terrace Edge has won the Organic Winery of the Year award at the annual Organic Wine Awards.


Whittaker’s takes 2021 resilience cake
19 May 2021   /

Whittaker’s takes 2021 resilience cake

Whittaker’s has added another feather to its cap, having been named New Zealand’s Most Resilient Brand.


Medals  doled out in Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards

Medals doled out in Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards

A total of 223 medals have been conferred in the 2021 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards – a record number in the fifth year of the awards.


Drinks giants toast Employers of Choice awards
19 May 2021  

Drinks giants toast Employers of Choice awards

Two beverage companies have been recognised in Human Resources Director’s New Zealand’s Employer of Choice 2021 awards.


Kiwi companies shine at food ‘Oscars’
14 May 2021  

Kiwi companies shine at food ‘Oscars’

Two New Zealand companies took home gongs at this year’s coveted Speciality Food Association SOFI awards – described as the Oscars of food awards.


Griffin’s takes two gongs at Foodstuffs Expo 2021
14 May 2021   /

Griffin’s takes two gongs at Foodstuffs Expo 2021

The Griffin’s Food Company took home two awards from the Foodstuffs Expo including the inaugural Foodstuffs National Partnership Award, which was launched this year.


Sustainable Business Awards open for entries
13 May 2021  

Sustainable Business Awards open for entries

Ten categories range from climate, communication and collaboration to food, nature, social impact and circular economy.


Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge winners
12 May 2021  

Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge winners

Real time lamb quality tool Clarospec scooped two awards including the overall winner in the on-farm systems category.


Are you NZ’s next sustainability champion?
11 May 2021  

Are you NZ’s next sustainability champion?

Nominations are now open for the Change Maker category of the Sustainable Business Awards which seeks to find a “trailblazing” young person who is leading the way on environmental sustainability in Aotearoa.


Cheese champions crowned
7 May 2021  

Cheese champions crowned

Awards given after judging of more than 310 cheeses entered in annual competition.


NZ International Business Awards 2021 entries open
6 May 2021   /

NZ International Business Awards 2021 entries open

Nomination’s have opened for the annual award with new categories for 2021.


Bakels pie competition kicks off
6 May 2021  

Bakels pie competition kicks off

The annual search for NZ’s supreme pie has started with entries due by 24 June.


Brewers toast ‘Top 30’ beer & cider awards
4 May 2021  

Brewers toast ‘Top 30’ beer & cider awards

Seven first-time winners from around the regions have made this year’s prestigious Top 30 list in the 2021 New World Beer & Cider Awards.


Lawson’s Dry Hill gets green gong
30 Apr 2021  

Lawson’s Dry Hill gets green gong

The Blenheim business took out the wine industry category at the 2021 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.


Which F&B brands are Kiwi’s most trusted?
28 Apr 2021  

Which F&B brands are Kiwi’s most trusted?

A raft of iconic food firms have been recognised with Whittaker’s topping the rankings for the tenth year in a row.


Entries open 1 May for NZ Food Awards
27 Apr 2021  

Entries open 1 May for NZ Food Awards

The annual awards organised by Massey University have been celebrating the country’s food and beverage manufacturers since 1987.


TWE named one of the best places to work
22 Apr 2021   /

TWE named one of the best places to work

Treasury Wine Estates has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand.


Nominations open for food and wine legends
21 Apr 2021  

Nominations open for food and wine legends

The winners will be announced at the 10th F.A.W.C! Summer Series this November.


Woop! takes top gong at business awards
20 Apr 2021   /

Woop! takes top gong at business awards

Meal-kit delivery service Woop! has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards.


Hospitality NZ, NZChefs to host inaugural Hospitality Summit
19 Apr 2021  

Hospitality NZ, NZChefs to host inaugural Hospitality Summit

Hospitality NZ and the NZChefs Association are to host the inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit and trade show in September.


Entries open for 2021 Peter Jowett Scholarship
19 Apr 2021   /

Entries open for 2021 Peter Jowett Scholarship

The winner and runner up will receive a $3000 professional development grant and a $1000 personal travel prize.


Good Employer Awards celebrate food and fibre sector – minister
14 Apr 2021   /

Good Employer Awards celebrate food and fibre sector – minister

The winners of the Good Employer Awards have been revealed.


Four picked for Zanda McDonald Award finals
13 Apr 2021  

Four picked for Zanda McDonald Award finals

The 2021 New Zealand Zanda McDonald Award Ceremony will take place at Whangara Farms on 28 April.


Entries open for Hawke’s Bay Export Awards
13 Apr 2021  

Entries open for Hawke’s Bay Export Awards

Companies from Gisborne to Pahiatua can apply.


Finalists for Queenstown hospo awards revealed
12 Apr 2021   /

Finalists for Queenstown hospo awards revealed

The winners will be announced on 3 May at Skyline Queenstown.


Hospo awards spread across eight regions

Hospo awards spread across eight regions

Eight regional awards will be held for this year’s Restaurant Association 2021 Hospitality Awards.


Nominations extended for Queenstown hospo awards
30 Mar 2021  

Nominations extended for Queenstown hospo awards

Nominations for the 2021 Queenstown Hospitality Awards have been extended until Thursday 1 April 2021.


Whittaker’s founder admitted to NZ Business Hall of Fame
29 Mar 2021   /

Whittaker’s founder admitted to NZ Business Hall of Fame

J.H. Whittaker has been admitted to the Young Enterprise NZ Business Hall of Fame.


Hawke’s Bay farmers named sustainability ambassadors
29 Mar 2021   /

Hawke’s Bay farmers named sustainability ambassadors

Farmers Linda and Evan Potter have been named new national ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.


Natural Health Products NZ introduces new award category
19 Mar 2021  

Natural Health Products NZ introduces new award category

Natural Health Products NZ has introduced a new category to its annual awards to recognise the sector’s response to Covid-19.


Nominations open for Queenstown hospo awards
17 Mar 2021   /

Nominations open for Queenstown hospo awards

The awards celebrate and promote the region’s food and beverage offerings.


2021 Canterbury/North Otago Dairy Industry Awards winners named
17 Mar 2021   /

2021 Canterbury/North Otago Dairy Industry Awards winners named

Dinuka and Nadeeka Gamage were announced winners of the region’s Share Farmer of the Year category.


F&B firms finalists in MPI Good Employer Awards
16 Mar 2021   /

F&B firms finalists in MPI Good Employer Awards

T&G Global, Trevelyan, and Constellation Brands are among the food and beverage companies recognised.


Medals for NZ Champions of Cheese announced
16 Mar 2021   /

Medals for NZ Champions of Cheese announced

The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 265 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021.


Plant geneticist recognised for contribution to horticultural science
15 Mar 2021   /

Plant geneticist recognised for contribution to horticultural science

Retired Plant & Food Research molecular geneticist Sue Gardiner has been recognised for her contribution to global horticultural science.


Top 25 chosen for Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge

Top 25 chosen for Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge

Participants would embark on an intensive seven-week accelerator programme, after which the top eight finalists would present to a panel of experts where they would compete for a share in a prize pool of more than $130,000.


Auckland lockdown delays outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards judging

Auckland lockdown delays outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards judging

Judging of the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2021 will move to a new date as a result of the Covid-19 level 3 lockdown in Auckland.


MIA awards 11 scholarships
24 Feb 2021   /

MIA awards 11 scholarships

The association awarded undergraduates $5k per year and post-graduates $10k per year.


Bakels pie awards back on
22 Feb 2021  

Bakels pie awards back on

The awards are New Zealand’s largest and longest running food competition.


Champions of Cheese judging moves to Hamilton
17 Feb 2021   /

Champions of Cheese judging moves to Hamilton

Judging of the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021 will go ahead in Hamilton this weekend after Auckland’s snap Covid-19 alert level 3 lockdown.


Kiwifruit team in top science award
7 Dec 2020  

Kiwifruit team in top science award

The Science New Zealand 2020 National Awards were held on Thursday night.


Young growers put to test in 2021 comp
7 Dec 2020  

Young growers put to test in 2021 comp

Growers in Northland and Waikato have also been invited to enter.


F&B retailers win quality service awards
4 Dec 2020  

F&B retailers win quality service awards

Countdown, Liquorland, and meal kit provider Hello Fresh have been recognised in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards 2021.


More boozy brews to choose
3 Dec 2020  

More boozy brews to choose

The search for some of New Zealand’s best alcoholic brews has begun.


‘Outstanding’ awards recognise F&B producers

‘Outstanding’ awards recognise F&B producers

The best Kiwi food and beverage businesses will be recognised in the fifth Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.


Call goes out for 2021 cheese champions
2 Dec 2020  

Call goes out for 2021 cheese champions

Entries are now open for the 19th annual New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards.


Consumer NZ spotlights  misleading claims in ‘bad taste’ awards
30 Nov 2020  

Consumer NZ spotlights misleading claims in ‘bad taste’ awards

Label claims from Nestlé, Edmonds, Lewis Road Creamery and Beehive come under scrutiny.


Pic’s picks off Whittakers in new Brand Reputation Index
27 Nov 2020  

Pic’s picks off Whittakers in new Brand Reputation Index

The likes of Pic’s Peanut Butter and Whittakers have taken the top spots.


Countdown’s Copland scoops CIO of the Year award
26 Nov 2020  

Countdown’s Copland scoops CIO of the Year award

Countdown’s general manager of digital was named in an event at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.


PINZ 2020 award winners announced
25 Nov 2020  

PINZ 2020 award winners announced

The Primary Industries New Zealand Awards were held during a two-day summit at Te Papa.


Woop scoops top prize in Auckland business awards
23 Nov 2020  

Woop scoops top prize in Auckland business awards

The meal delivery kit company was commended for its Covid-19 lockdown business strategy.


Plant & Food’s Fraser wins Women of Influence awards
19 Nov 2020  

Plant & Food’s Fraser wins Women of Influence awards

The soil scientist was among 12 other women recognised on Tuesday evening.


Snail’s pace winning recipe for Kiwi F&B businesses
19 Nov 2020  

Snail’s pace winning recipe for Kiwi F&B businesses

Fourteen Auckland food businesses have become the first in NZ to be awarded the Slow Food Snail of Approval.


Miraka scoops top biosecurity award
18 Nov 2020  

Miraka scoops top biosecurity award

The Taupō-based dairy company was recognised at the awards ceremony on Monday night.


Eat The Kiwi scoops Hong Kong online grocery award
16 Nov 2020  

Eat The Kiwi scoops Hong Kong online grocery award

It was recognised in the 2020 Hong Kong Dining Awards.


F&B firms win national marketing awards
13 Nov 2020  

F&B firms win national marketing awards

Waikato wine company Invivo & Co has scooped two awards in the TVNZ-New Zealand Marketing Awards 2020.


Farmstrong, Frucor, Fonterra win big in safety awards
13 Nov 2020  

Farmstrong, Frucor, Fonterra win big in safety awards

The awards took place in Auckland on Wednesday night.


Kiwi students scoop global food marketing awards
10 Nov 2020  

Kiwi students scoop global food marketing awards

The group took home second place in the virtual International Food Marketing Challenge.


Scientist scoops fruit development award
9 Nov 2020   /

Scientist scoops fruit development award

The award celebrates his contributions to fruit variety development.


Food tech app recognised for Covid efforts
5 Nov 2020  

Food tech app recognised for Covid efforts

Safe Food Pro has been awarded for its contribution to New Zealand’s food industry during the pandemic.


NZ’s best vegan pie named
5 Nov 2020  

NZ’s best vegan pie named

New Zealand’s top vegan pie has been named in the 2020 NZ Vegan Pie Awards.


F&B digital directory wins Felix award
4 Nov 2020  

F&B digital directory wins Felix award

A digital food and beverage directory has won an award for the way it assisted the hospitality sector during the Covid-19 lockdown.


Speight’s scoops top gong in marketing awards
2 Nov 2020   /

Speight’s scoops top gong in marketing awards

A Speight’s commercial has swept up a number of prizes at the Effies.


Clearview, EuroVintage win top gongs at NZ wine awards
27 Oct 2020  

Clearview, EuroVintage win top gongs at NZ wine awards

Clearview Estate Winery’s 2019 Beachhead Chardonnay has taken the top trophy.


Massey agri, horticulture students recognised
21 Oct 2020  

Massey agri, horticulture students recognised

Massey University celebrated its 27th annual Agriculture Awards in Palmerston North on Friday evening.


Kiwi baby nutrition start-up wins US innovation award
20 Oct 2020  

Kiwi baby nutrition start-up wins US innovation award

A Hawke’s Bay infant nutrition start-up has von the 2020 Food-Navigator USA Trailblazers award.


Reefton Distilling sweeps at NZ gin awards
20 Oct 2020  

Reefton Distilling sweeps at NZ gin awards

Reefton Distilling Co has scooped five awards at The Junipers.


Marlborough winery wins IWSC gold
16 Oct 2020  

Marlborough winery wins IWSC gold

A Marlborough winery has been awarded the only gold medal across all New Zealand wine categories.


Lawson’s Dry Hills goes gold at International Wine Show
15 Oct 2020  

Lawson’s Dry Hills goes gold at International Wine Show

Marlborough winemaker Lawson’s Dry Hills has won a number of gold medals at the New Zealand International Wine Show.


List of top 50 wines under $25 announced
5 Oct 2020  

List of top 50 wines under $25 announced

The 2020 New World Wine Awards Top 50 list under $25 has been announced, with sparkling wines emerging as the big winners and latest consumer trend.


Winners unveiled for Seafood Stars Awards
2 Oct 2020  

Winners unveiled for Seafood Stars Awards

This year’s Seafood Stars Awards winners have been announced, with a new category added to recognise the industry’s response to the pandemic.


NZ Food Heroes Awards finalists announced
1 Sep 2020  

NZ Food Heroes Awards finalists announced

Sixty of the country’s food and beverage heroes have been selected as finalists in the 2020 New Zealand Food Awards.