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Friday 20 May 2022

Awards

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
4 Nov 2021   /

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
8 Jun 2021   /

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.