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Thursday 17 June 2021

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.