Tekapo-based Burke’s Brewing has won New Zealand’s best beer accolade for its Unforgiven Porter at the 2021 New Zealand Beer Awards.
The 25-year-old is an avocado grower services representative at Apata Group, based in the Bay of Plenty.
Comvita has been recognised at the 2021 Good Design Awards, with its Auckland Wellness Lab receiving gold in the Architectural Design category.
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 and Wairarapa olive oil makers have swept the annual New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards, winning all five major accolades.
New Zealand Winegrowers and DairyNZ are among 24 finalists unveiled in the 2021 Biosecurity Awards.
The inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards has been delayed until early next year.
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.
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 has won the supreme award at the 2021 Diversity Awards New Zealand.
Six winners have been unveiled at the 2021 Organic New Zealand Awards.
Beverage maker Pals has picked up two accolades at the 2021 World Beverage Innovation Awards.
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.
Independent Christchurch brewer Cassels Brewing Co has won the best American-style pale ale accolade at this year’s World Beer 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.
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.
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 in Auckland has been shortlisted in the New Zealand Best Design Awards 2021.
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.
A team from Canterbury won the New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Association inaugural NZ National Wine Tasting Competition.
Food and agritech success stories are featured among sixteen finalists in the ninth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.
Former Horticulture New Zealand chief executive, Mike Chapman, has won the Bledisloe Cup for significant services to horticulture for more than 20 years.
Countdown’s Taryn Olsen and Fresh Direct New Zealand’s Avinash de Silva are finalists in the 2021 Chief Information Officer Awards.
NZ Natural Pet Food Company founders Amber Cordero and Jacqueline Taylor are among four finalists from the food sector.
Wellington nut butter maker Fix & Fogg was named the supreme prize winner at the Wellington Gold Awards on Thursday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The supreme winner of the Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand inaugural Vegan Cheese Awards was Dunedin deli Let Them Eat Vegan’s Cheddar Spread.
The Vegan Society’s inaugural vegan cheeses awards attracted more than 30 entries from New Zealand plant-based cheese makers.
Entries to the eight categories close on 27 August.
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.
Allen and Jo Johnstone of Te Kuiti’s Wallace Johnstone Ltd have won the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture awards.
Malcolm Bailey of Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand took out the top prize of Outstanding Contribution to Primary Industries NZ Award.
New Zealand’s primary industry stakeholders will gather in Christchurch from today for the annual two day Primary Industries New Zealand Summit 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Timaru-based Jarved Allan of 100% Pure New Zealand Honey took home the supreme award at Apiculture New Zealand’s National Honey Competition.
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.
From meat to mascarpone, the winners are announced with a Wairarapa business reigning supreme.
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.
Family-owned Corson Grains was crowned the supreme winner of the 2021 Westpac Tairawhiti Business Excellence 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.
Westpac NZ is ending its position as national sponsor of New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards after more than ten years.
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.
New Zealand honey company Manawa Honey has won the grand prize at the 10th Black Jar Contest.
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.
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 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.
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 received the premier award for best practice for its business services grant at the 2021 Economic Development NZ Awards.
Wairarapa olive oil producer Olive Black has won a gold medal at the New York International Olive Competition.
Around 400 guests expected to attend the event, which is supported by Massey University, at the Central Energy Trust Arena on 14 October.
Entries are now open for the 26th annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.
The award-winning specialist cheese producer is looking to buy its own farm and factory.
Entries have opened for the NZ Artisan Awards 2021.
The Christchurch-based brewer is mulling selling a stake to private equity investors to help drive expansion.
Winners of the annual awards will be announced on 9 September.
Five finalist have been selected in the Australia and NZ Produce Marketing Association’s second annual Tech Innovation Awards.
North Canterbury’s Terrace Edge has won the Organic Winery of the Year award at the annual Organic Wine Awards.
Whittaker’s has added another feather to its cap, having been named New Zealand’s Most Resilient Brand.
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.
Two beverage companies have been recognised in Human Resources Director’s New Zealand’s Employer of Choice 2021 awards.
Two New Zealand companies took home gongs at this year’s coveted Speciality Food Association SOFI awards – described as the Oscars of food awards.
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.
Ten categories range from climate, communication and collaboration to food, nature, social impact and circular economy.
Real time lamb quality tool Clarospec scooped two awards including the overall winner in the on-farm systems category.
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.
Awards given after judging of more than 310 cheeses entered in annual competition.
Nomination’s have opened for the annual award with new categories for 2021.
The annual search for NZ’s supreme pie has started with entries due by 24 June.
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.
The Blenheim business took out the wine industry category at the 2021 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.
A raft of iconic food firms have been recognised with Whittaker’s topping the rankings for the tenth year in a row.
The annual awards organised by Massey University have been celebrating the country’s food and beverage manufacturers since 1987.
Treasury Wine Estates has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand.
The winners will be announced at the 10th F.A.W.C! Summer Series this November.
Meal-kit delivery service Woop! has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards.
Hospitality NZ and the NZChefs Association are to host the inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit and trade show in September.
The winner and runner up will receive a $3000 professional development grant and a $1000 personal travel prize.
The winners of the Good Employer Awards have been revealed.
The 2021 New Zealand Zanda McDonald Award Ceremony will take place at Whangara Farms on 28 April.
Companies from Gisborne to Pahiatua can apply.
The winners will be announced on 3 May at Skyline Queenstown.
Eight regional awards will be held for this year’s Restaurant Association 2021 Hospitality Awards.
Nominations for the 2021 Queenstown Hospitality Awards have been extended until Thursday 1 April 2021.
J.H. Whittaker has been admitted to the Young Enterprise NZ Business Hall of Fame.
Farmers Linda and Evan Potter have been named new national ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.
Natural Health Products NZ has introduced a new category to its annual awards to recognise the sector’s response to Covid-19.
The awards celebrate and promote the region’s food and beverage offerings.
Dinuka and Nadeeka Gamage were announced winners of the region’s Share Farmer of the Year category.
T&G Global, Trevelyan, and Constellation Brands are among the food and beverage companies recognised.
The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 265 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021.
Retired Plant & Food Research molecular geneticist Sue Gardiner has been recognised for her contribution to global horticultural science.
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.
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.
The association awarded undergraduates $5k per year and post-graduates $10k per year.
The awards are New Zealand’s largest and longest running food competition.
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.
The Science New Zealand 2020 National Awards were held on Thursday night.
Growers in Northland and Waikato have also been invited to enter.
Countdown, Liquorland, and meal kit provider Hello Fresh have been recognised in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards 2021.
The search for some of New Zealand’s best alcoholic brews has begun.
The best Kiwi food and beverage businesses will be recognised in the fifth Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
Entries are now open for the 19th annual New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards.
Label claims from Nestlé, Edmonds, Lewis Road Creamery and Beehive come under scrutiny.
The likes of Pic’s Peanut Butter and Whittakers have taken the top spots.
Countdown’s general manager of digital was named in an event at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.
The Primary Industries New Zealand Awards were held during a two-day summit at Te Papa.
The meal delivery kit company was commended for its Covid-19 lockdown business strategy.
The soil scientist was among 12 other women recognised on Tuesday evening.
Fourteen Auckland food businesses have become the first in NZ to be awarded the Slow Food Snail of Approval.
The Taupō-based dairy company was recognised at the awards ceremony on Monday night.
It was recognised in the 2020 Hong Kong Dining Awards.
Waikato wine company Invivo & Co has scooped two awards in the TVNZ-New Zealand Marketing Awards 2020.
The awards took place in Auckland on Wednesday night.
The group took home second place in the virtual International Food Marketing Challenge.
The award celebrates his contributions to fruit variety development.
Safe Food Pro has been awarded for its contribution to New Zealand’s food industry during the pandemic.
New Zealand’s top vegan pie has been named in the 2020 NZ Vegan Pie Awards.
A digital food and beverage directory has won an award for the way it assisted the hospitality sector during the Covid-19 lockdown.
A Speight’s commercial has swept up a number of prizes at the Effies.
Clearview Estate Winery’s 2019 Beachhead Chardonnay has taken the top trophy.
Massey University celebrated its 27th annual Agriculture Awards in Palmerston North on Friday evening.
A Hawke’s Bay infant nutrition start-up has von the 2020 Food-Navigator USA Trailblazers award.
Reefton Distilling Co has scooped five awards at The Junipers.
A Marlborough winery has been awarded the only gold medal across all New Zealand wine categories.
Marlborough winemaker Lawson’s Dry Hills has won a number of gold medals at the New Zealand International Wine Show.
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.
This year’s Seafood Stars Awards winners have been announced, with a new category added to recognise the industry’s response to the pandemic.
Sixty of the country’s food and beverage heroes have been selected as finalists in the 2020 New Zealand Food Awards.