The Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund is contributing $8.98m to a $22.23m project to investigate plantain’s potential to help farmers protect waterways and improve freshwater quality.
After a 12-year hiatus, frozen food giant McCain has brought back smiles.
Supply chains continue to suffer from severe congestion globally according to New Zealand Trade & Enterprises latest bi-monthly update for May, although some headroom in seafreight to Australia may be on the horizon.
Forest & Bird has won a High Court legal decision confirming tarakihi catch limit decisions must put sustainability before the commercial interests of the fishing industry.
UK plant-based meat maker Meatless Farm has launched a £5m ($9.9m) crowdfunding campaign with retail investors able to buy in for just £10.
Beef + Lamb, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers have released what they describe as a new climate change education resource.
Agribusiness Scales Corporation has confirmed it has walked away from any potential purchase of NZ winemaker Villa Maria Estates.
Food price rose 0.4% in May compared with the month prior when rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers contributed to a 1.1% jump, according to Stats NZ.
Wellington-based Rangatira Investments is back in the black posting a net profit after tax of $9.9m up from a loss of $1.3m last year.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has officially launched its new online employment hub, which it describes as a one-stop shop for farm owners and managers to assist them as employers.
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.
Hawke’s Bay winery Sacred Hill has been placed on the market by its receivers.
Fieldays, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event, returns to Mystery Creek near Hamilton tomorrow after a one-year hiatus of the in-person event due to Covid-19.
NZ Apples and Pears Inc is encouraging apple industry employers to draw on new government funding to keep their workers employed during the winter season.
The High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga National Science Challenge has provided a $50,000 development grant to Hastings-based research and project management collaborator Foot Steps to investigate the Damson plum.
Healthcare and animal care company Ebos Group has appointed Dr Tracey Batten as an independent director.
International food processing technology company, MHM Automation, has designed what it describes as world-leading robotic technology for apple company Rockit Global.
Seasonally adjusted card spending rose by $189m or 2.3% between April 2021 and May 2021, with consumables rising 40%.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand is calling for comment on an application to allow an already permitted food additive sweetener – steviol glycosides – to be produced by fermentation from a genetically modified Yarrowia lipolytica strain.
A smaller than hoped for 2021 harvest means many New Zealand wineries will face tough decisions over who they can supply in their key markets, according to NZ Wine.
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.
Plant & Food Research has made eleven new blueberry varieties available to New Zealand-based growers.
Me Today announces opening of a $3.75m offer to retail investors as part of its plan to raise up to $15.75m to part-fun its $36m purchase of King Honey.
Air New Zealand is trialling new snacks on its domestic flights.
Rabobank has increased its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2021/22 dairy season to $8/kgMS – the same as peers including Fonterra.
Foodstuffs North Island has teamed up with the New Zealand Food Network to donate food for distribution to more than 40 food hubs around the country.
A new stock exchange is to be launched in New Zealand targeting small to medium-sized companies who want to access public investment but are too small to list on the NZX.
Australian-listed Happy Valley Nutrition has signed a conditional agreement with North American dairy ingredient distributor, Burt Lewis Ingredients, for the supply of nutritional milk powders.
Manufacturing sales volumes reached a record peak of $27bn in the March quarter, up 0.4% or $113m from the December 2020 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has reported strong growth and increased demand for grass-fed, pasture-raised beef and lamb in the US.
Yealands chief winemaker Nat Christensen has echoed his peers reporting on a challenging 2021 harvest alongside expectations of a stellar vintage.
Environmental programmes across the country are in line for a $6.4m grant from the Ministry for the Environment, according to Secretary for the Environment Vicky Robertson.
Asahi Beverages Oceania says it holds 14% of New Zealand’s total alcohol market by value.
The Ministry for Primary Industries will present the results of its oyster testing for the Bonamia ostreae parasite in the Foveaux Strait.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has released its submissions on menu labelling and the food processing aid enzyme β-Galactosidase from the Bacillus subtilis.
The Riddet Institute is today hosting Feed our Future: A New Zealand Sustainable Food Systems Dialogue.
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.
House of Fine Foods Limited is recalling a raft of its Eat Real brand quinoa and kale corn puffs jalapeno and cheddar due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.
New Zealand red meat exports remained steady in April with a total of $863m worth of meat and co-products exported to global markets, according to the latest analysis from MIA.
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ministers responsible for trade have acknowledged the need for action to address trade tariffs in the agricultural sector at the 12th World Trade Organisation ministerial conference.
After a smaller than usual harvest this year, family-owned winemaker Babich said New Zealand winemakers are excited about the excellent fruit and wine quality, though careful management of inventory is required to meet escalating global demand.
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.
Ashburton bridge reopened to trucks on Thursday morning after stress testing showed the flood-damaged structure was stable.
Covid-19 has highlighted the dependence of parts of the fishing sector on foreign workers, says the government.
Around 4,000 Fonterra co-operative members have so far attended a consultation meeting or joined a webinar about the proposed changes to the group’s capital structure, according to an update from the co-op’s council.
Countdown’s new 3,876 square metre Gisborne store has been officially opened by mayor Rehette Stoltz.
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is holding free information sessions for people who are thinking of setting up a food business from their home or commercial premises.
Pita Pit has become an approved provider for the Ka Ora, Ka Ako healthy school lunch programme. The move would see 88 locally-owned and operated stores provide more than 45,000 school lunches MORE »
Zeffer Cider has apologised to customers after an “isolated error” led some of its alcoholic cider to be packaged in non-alcoholic packaging and put on sale.
Manuka honey company Comvita’s in-house honey testing laboratory has been awarded accreditation under the International Accreditation New Zealand Laboratory Accreditation Programme.
Total exports of goods and services fell $14.3bn or 16.5%, to $72.6bn in the year ending March 2021, as visibility of the full Covid-19 affected year emerged, according to Stats NZ.
Me Today’s proposed $15.75m capital raise which will part fund its $36m purchase of King Honey from Sky co-founder Terry Jarvis has won support from wholesale investors.
High Street quick service restaurant chain Pita Pit has signed a deal with global mobile engagement solutions provider Plexure.
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.
New whitebaiting rules will help preserve stocks of the delicacy, says acting conservation minister Ayesha Verrall.
Zeffer Brewing Ltd is recalling specific batches of its 4-pack Zeffer Cider Co brand 0% Alcohol Crisp Apple Cider.
Rockit Global has officially opened its new global headquarters in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay, unveiling a a brand refresh at the same time.
Master franchiser and food distributor Cooks Global Foods was pushed further into the red in the year to 31 March posting a net loss of $2.8m – up from $0.2m last year – as Covid took its toll on international operations.
Trade minister Damien O’Connor will lead a ‘virtual’ trade mission to Japan this week to promote New Zealand’s relationship with one of its largest trading partners.
Queenstown distillery Broken Heart Spirits is celebrating the region’s resilience with an exclusive Queenstown Edition Gin.
AGMARDT has announced the appointment of Trish Rankin as the next associate board member to join its board of trustees.
A2 said it believes it has complied with all disclosure obligations.
Christchurch’s Peter Timbs Meats is recalling specific batches of its cooked meat due to the possible presence of Listeria.
Synlait Milk has increased its forecast base milk price for the 2020/2021 season by 35 cents to $7.55 kgMS.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has released a public consultation paper on proposed changes to the regulation of electrolyte drinks.
The Overseas Investment Office has given the green-light to the sale of a New Plymouth goat farm to a partnership owned by descendants of American Peter H Kuyper.
Australia’s Joval Wine Group is set to expand its Nanny Goat vineyard in Central Otago after being cleared to buy a $1.05m neighbouring property by the Overseas Investment Office.
Venture Taranaki received the premier award for best practice for its business services grant at the 2021 Economic Development NZ Awards.
Christchurch biotechnology company PharmaZen, which trades as Waitaki Biosciences, has made two appointments to its board.
Wine business Dionysus Investments, which owns the Messenger, Mutu and Moana Park Estate brands, has poached two marketing specialists from The Warehouse Group to expand its Auckland team.
Oamaru’s Whitestone Cheese has opened its cheese bar in Auckland’s Viaduct.
Wairarapa olive oil producer Olive Black has won a gold medal at the New York International Olive Competition.
Nine young people from across the primary sector have came together at Mataatua Marae in Whakatane for the official launch of He Tatai Rangahua – the Food and Fibre Youth Network.
Salmonella Enteritidis has been detected at an Auckland poultry farm, leading NZ Food Safety to undertake tracing work and industry testing, as well as taking measures at the farm in question.
Oversupply of fruit saw prices slump in the summer adding to what was described as a “challenging” season in Summerfruit NZ’s annual report.
Annual trade show and conference confirmed for 7-9 June despite Victoria lockdown.
Hayes Taylor has been appointed general manager of Auckland-based supplement and vitamin company Swiss Wellness NZ.
Around 400 guests expected to attend the event, which is supported by Massey University, at the Central Energy Trust Arena on 14 October.
Back Country Foods is recalling a specific batch of Back Country Cuisine brand Chicken, Corn and Noodle Soup due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely, sesame.
The official opening of the National Algae Research Centre will enable the expansion of algae research and support the establishment of an exciting new industry in New Zealand, according to the Cawthron Institute.
In April 2021, the value of total goods exports rose 1.2% or $65m compared with April 2020, to $5.4bn.
Te Kete Haumaru Kai – the Food Safety Kit – pilot has been launched at Moerewa’s Te Rito Marae, by minister for food safety Dr Ayesha Verrall.
JLG has raised more than $4m in a rights offer launched to part-fund its $17m acquisition of supplement provider About Health.
Gilmours has selected its top 20 global wine varieties available in New Zealand for its inaugural International Wine Competition kicking off this week.
Higher retail spending on electronic items and outdoor recreational goods this summer helped boost overall spending in the March 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
A new public-private partnership has been launched to improve access to digital technology and training for small businesses, to take advantage of new opportunities through e-commerce.
Entries are now open for the 26th annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.
New chief executive Colin Bond replaces outgoing boss Nikki Johnson.
New Zealand Food Safety is reviewing how wine for export is determined to be free from obvious fault.
The government has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill, doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days each year.
The 2021 Apiculture New Zealand Conference will see hundreds of beekeepers and others from the industry gather in Rotorua next month after the event was scuppered by Covid-19 last year.
Entries have opened for the NZ Artisan Awards 2021.
Tickets have gone on sale for New Zealand’s first craft chocolate festival with organisers confirming Melbourne chocolate-maker Birdsnake will be at the event.
Eight senior staffers have accessed Comvita’s new share purchase and loan scheme which has seen the company grant loans totalling $2.28m .
Nelson Tasman grower and exporter, Luv’ya, has announced a brand refresh for its entire range of apples and pears.
Countdown added $25,000 to the annual grants total which saw $75,000 awarded to 71 schools and early childhood centres across the country.
Snack food company Proper Crisps has added a pineapple salsa flavour to its range of tortilla chips.
A soil health field day is to be hosted on 2 June in Marlborough to provide a forum for grape producers and those involved in the viticulture industry to look at how to get back up to speed after a poor-yielding 2021 harvest.
Winners of the annual awards will be announced on 9 September.
The global supply network is under unprecedented pressure and New Zealand faces a double dose due to distance and port issues, according to the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
A record number of New Zealand beekeepers honoured the pollinators and honey makers this World Bee Day on Thursday 20 May.
Stakeholders from across NZ’s produce supply chain have come together to brainstorm the future of fresh food in Aotearoa, in an event hosted by pan-produce industry organisation United Fresh.
Five finalist have been selected in the Australia and NZ Produce Marketing Association’s second annual Tech Innovation Awards.
The event brings together more than 170 participants from high value food, fibre and technology industries across NZ.
Zespri Group has appointed the former Goodman Fielder and Griffins Foods chief executive Alison Barrass to its board as an independent director.
Surti Indian Samosa Limited is recalling a specific batch of Surti brand Paneer due to the possible presence of E. coli.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on a proposal to reopen the Kaikōura Marine Area to pāua fishing later this year.
Meat the Need founding partner Silver Fern Farms says over 410,000 red meat meals have been delivered to food banks in the first year of the charity.
North Canterbury’s Terrace Edge has won the Organic Winery of the Year award at the annual Organic Wine Awards.
The company which owns well-known wine business Villa Maria has been placed into receivership.
A technology issue affecting 69 Foodstuffs stores in North Island on Monday 17 May resulted in customers being overcharged at the checkout.
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.
A collection of businesses, NGOs and governments from across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands have joined together to back an ambitious range of targets to eliminate plastic waste from supply chains by 2025.
T&G Global’s chairman of nine years, Professor Klaus Josef Lutz, is to step down at the end of its annual meeting on 23 June 2021
Manawatu/Rangitikei-based food company Speirs Group has replaced $2.5m of redeemable preference shares set to mature in September with $2.2m of fresh RPS, with a 2025 end date.
AGMARDT has opened the second round of its Food & Fibres Aotearoa New Zealand Challenge, which offers the winners funding of between $200,000 and $500,000.
Parliament’s Primary Production Committee has initiated a select committee inquiry into the future of the workforce needs in the country’s primary industries.
Hyperlocal online grocer This Local Piggy is now delivering to customers in selected Auckland suburbs with its online marketplace.
Countdown’s Dunedin Central store, where four people were stabbed last week, is now open again but will have shorter trading hours for the next few days.
Food Nation is recalling a range of its Happy Patties, Amaze Balls and Magic Mince due to the possibility that the products may contain metal pieces.
New Zealand virtual fencing startup, Vence, has raised $16m which will help it prepare for its entry into the Australian and US markets.
Alliance Group has distributed almost $6m in loyalty payments for the first quarter – up on $4.5m paid out the same time last year when Covid-19 protocols slowed down processing.
The Lower Hutt development includes an in-store pharmacy, bakery, deli and cellar, alongside the main supermarket which includes more than 1,500 new products.
Two New Zealand companies took home gongs at this year’s coveted Speciality Food Association SOFI awards – described as the Oscars of food awards.
Rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers were the main contributors to a 1.1% rise in food prices in April 2021, according to Stats NZ.
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.
The government has established six new Workforce Development Councils, including one for people, food and fibre. to support the vocational education system.
Greenfern Industries has been named New Zealand’s first Toitū carbonzero certified medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp company.
New Zealand seafood company Sanford has appointed Mark Cairns as its newest board member.
The Government is set to introduce new legislation to restrict merchant fees, in a move which could save businesses up to $74m each year.
Horticulture New Zealand is putting resilience and recovery at the centre of its annual conference being held in August this year.
An initiative which allows Māori businesses to identify themselves Māori business on the New Zealand Business Number register has gone live.
Ten categories range from climate, communication and collaboration to food, nature, social impact and circular economy.
Police have examined the scene of Monday’s attack in the Dunedin Central Countdown supermarket on Cumberland Street, with “gathering evidence from the scene” noted as one of the top priorities.
Energy use in the food product manufacturing sector energy use is being put under the microscope by the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority.
Spending at supermarkets and grocery stores contracted in April falling $278m on the same time last year to $1.8bn, according to Stats NZ .
Seabirds with a larger wingspan and bills or which have larger eyes and nostrils are more likely to end up as bycatch from the fishing industry, a new study has found.
A new silicone recycling scheme, said to be a first for the southern hemisphere, has been launched by eco friendly product retailer Much Cupboard.
Listed Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has set a date to complete the spin-off of Endeavour Group, its drinks and hospitality business – a move first mooted back in July 2019.
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.
Silver Fern Farms is preparing to launch their search for the future stars of the red meat industry in the coming weeks, with applications opening for the Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships and the Silver Fern Farms Graduate Career Programme.
Seeka has been officially welcomed to Ōpōtiki to celebrate its purchase of Ōpōtiki Packing and Cool Storage.
Ebos animal care and consumer brands chief executive Sean Duggan has resigned.
A diverse range of new processed vegetable products are now available to Kiwi consumers thanks to a $147,000 investment from the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The total canopy area of gold kiwifruit has now surpassed that of the green variety, according to final agricultural production figures from Stats NZ.
The number of sheep in New Zealand in June 2020 was 26 million, down 3% on the same month in 2019, according to final agricultural production figures from Stats NZ.
The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand is calling for a trade deal with the UK which comprehensively removes agricultural tariffs.
Organics Aotearoa New Zealand is urging its member to attend upcoming Ministry for Primary Industries organic regulation and standards workshops.
Some 93% of surveyed FGC members want code to address power imbalance in NZ grocery sector.
The New Zealand Meat Board is investing some of its reserves into B+L’s genetics research programme.
Research from PwC found NZ is one of the most co-operative economies globally.
Awards given after judging of more than 310 cheeses entered in annual competition.
Fonterra yesterday went into a trading halt ahead of an announcement about its capital structure, expected this morning.
The offer is priced at a 27.1% discount.
Nomination’s have opened for the annual award with new categories for 2021.
Now in its 20th year, the event will take place on Saturday 15 May at noon.
The annual search for NZ’s supreme pie has started with entries due by 24 June.
A certificate of amalgamation is imminent, formalising the kiwifruit specialists’ deal.
Rob Hewett has been appointed Silver Fern Farms Co-operative chair following the announcement on 29 April that Richard Young was standing down.
Crayfish numbers have plummeted within reserves and numbers outside reserves are likely much lower than official estimates, a new University of Auckland study shows.
Ten ‘big ideas’ including sheep facial recognition software Genesmith have been named as finalists in the Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge.
Foley Wines has added its voice to the chorus of winemakers reporting poor harvest results with close to a 30% decrease on last year.
Eight-year old Marlborough herb and lettuce hydroponics business Thymebank has been put up for sale.
Spending over the Easter period more than doubled compared to the same period of last year, although growth in the North Island outstripped the South Island.
The gathering shellfish is no longer permitted at east Auckland’s Cockle Bay/Tuwakamana beach.
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.
Terra Vitae takes “some consolidation” that it was at the lower end of the 20% to 50% hit taken across the wider industry.
Tony Falkenstein’s Just Life Group says it completed its purchase of About Health on Friday.
Agribusiness Scales Corporation has declared a fully imputed final cash dividend of 9.5c a share for the 2020 financial year.
A shift in social attitudes to drinking is contributing to people being more moderate and responsible, says the New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council.
Foodstuffs North Island says it will make a $50,000 contribution to local South Auckland community organisations Buttabean Motivation and Māngere Budgeting Services.
Summerfruit NZ has opened registration for the Growing strong – Success in a changing world conference.
The Cawthron Institute to work with Fisheries NZ and DOC on assessment.
OIO approves T&G Global purchase of an 11-hectare Hawke’s Bay site to grow more Envy apples.
A Taiwan-listed multinational pharmaceutical company is to invest $3.5m to convert a Waikato dairy farm to goat milk production.
Rabobank has hiked its farmgate milk price forecast by 60 cents to $7.60 kg/MS for the 2020/21 season.
Synlait Milk has reset its 2018 inaugural emissions reduction targets.
The Blenheim business took out the wine industry category at the 2021 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.
The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for information on the use of the herbicide glyphosate in New Zealand in a move that could have ramifications for New Zealand $490m honey MORE »
New Zealand cheesemakers are up in arms over the European Commission’s continuing campaign to restrict the use of common names in international cheesemaking, with halloumi the latest target.
Fast food giant Domino’s, which is well-known for its value offering, has launched a range of “super gourmet” pizzas.
Researchers and campaigners call on government to use plan to halve food waste by 2030.
The Wellington Food Show returns to the capital next in May, after being scuppered by Covid-19 in 2020.
The programme was developed following conversations with the New Zealand Winegrowers to identify skills needed in the industry.
New approach in Australia means ramping up online sales and securing a new distributor.
Five horticulture heavyweight’s have thrown their name in the ring for two existing vacancies on the Horticulture New Zealand board.
New Zealand food products comprised more than half of the 8,000 tonnes of cargo shipped by Emirates SkyCargo in 2020.
Emerging Proteins Dinner event coincides with release of FoodHQ report on alt-proteins.
New Zealand Apples and Pears Inc and GoHort have backed free online courses to attract Kiwi’s into horticulture roles.
The annual awards organised by Massey University have been celebrating the country’s food and beverage manufacturers since 1987.
Five ships carrying 28,000 cartons of T&G Global’s Envy apples are on their way to Asia.
Blis Technologies says it has secured approval from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India for its BLIS M18™ and BLIS K12™ probiotic strains to be used in health supplements.
Frucor Suntory has agreed with Auckland Council to clean up a section of the Puhinui stream behind the company’s distribution centre in Wiri for a year.
ServiceIQ is seeking stakeholder input into a review of New Zealand’s suite of 155 hospitality industry unit standards.
The Christchurch event will feature international and local speakers, interactive workshops, expert panels, cross-sector networking and more.
The Agri Women’s Development Trust has teamed up with tech firm MEA to promote progress in New Zealand’s primary sector.
Zespri resumed trading on the USX at 9am Friday 23 April. The company halted the trading of its shares on Wednesday 7 April to allow the finalisation of its 2021 MORE »
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Taste Pure Nature brand has enlisted the services of US-based dietician and nutrition consultant Samantha Cassetty for World Earth Day.
Nature’s Way has launched a new website to showcase its products and provide a better user experience for customers.
The group says the vintage would deliver “excellent quality wines” for its brands.
The Food and Grocery Council will this year focus on three key items to help support its 300-plus members.
Treasury Wine Estates has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand.
Marlborough Bayleys Friday Night Feast is back for 2021, showcasing the region’s food, wine and other beverages.
Social enterprise and food poverty fighter Whenua Warrior is one of 20 Māori organisations featured at the inaugural Tāmaki Makaurau Taki Hua Māori Business Showcase.
There will be no scallops at this year’s Whitianga Scallop Festival due to a rahui on the collection of the shellfish.
Consumers should give up meat on World Earth Day, even if only for a day, says the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.
Garden City Helicopters have launched a new Heli Winery Tour to Waipara Valley.
“The Government has invested 18 months of work into figuring out how a container return scheme would work, but unfortunately vested industry groups are pushing hard to exclude glass from the scheme.”
The winners will be announced at the 10th F.A.W.C! Summer Series this November.
A kiwifruit landholding owned and managed by Seeka has been placed on the market for sale.
The co-operative began processing cows and light bull at Lorneville near Invercargill this week.
Demolition of the Cadbury site in Dunedin has begun to make space for the new billion-dollar Dunedin hospital.
Meal-kit delivery service Woop! has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards.
Royal Canin has launched a recycling programme to reduce the environmental impact of pet food bags and pouches.
NZFN says the opening of the Christchurch operation would enable it to better serve the community.
Evidence Based Eating New Zealand will present a series of health lectures in four of New Zealand’s main centres.
Hospitality NZ and the NZChefs Association are to host the inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit and trade show in September.
Cafe workers, fast food cooks and kitchen hands are now on the Government’s oversupply list for all regions except Queenstown Lakes and Mackenzie Districts.
It was the first time the event would take place in two years.
The winner and runner up will receive a $3000 professional development grant and a $1000 personal travel prize.
Former world discus champion Beatrice Faumuina is a new brand ambassador to the Just Life Group.
Food prices were flat in March 2021, falling 0.4% compared to February 2021, according to Stats NZ.
Beef and Lamb New Zealand is advising red meat processors and exporters to manage livestock volumes as current global supply chain issues caused by Covid-19 are causing bottlenecks.
Agtech firm WayBeyond is taking up the sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021.
United Fresh will lead a United Nations Independent Dialogue as part of the UN’s global initiative, the Food Systems Summit.
A Mexican national has been jailed for smuggling 113kg of methamphetamine in a shipment of avocado pulp.
WineWorks is now a certified Toitū carbonzero business.
The Government will phase out the export of livestock by sea.
Seeka is a step closer to buying kiwifruit rival Ōpōtiki Packing and Coolstorage.
It will be the firm’s first publicly available results since its listing.
NZ food and beverage start-ups are invited to apply for Rabobank’s 2021 Pitch programme for FoodBytes!
The estate is well known for its Pinot Noir, Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Gris wines.
Spending on grocery and liquor in March was down 3.3%, or $74m, from February 2021 levels, according to Stats NZ.
Climate change, international research trends and the changing global honey market to be discussed at the Apiculture NZ Conference.
The winners of the Good Employer Awards have been revealed.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has launched Kōanga Kai.
Horticulture New Zealand is welcoming Horizons Regional Council’s decision to adopt recommendations on its Plan Change 2.
Vodafone Warriors sponsor Best Foods has launched a new online fan zone for rugby league lovers.
There is opportunity for faster growth, according to the Organic Sector Market Report 2020/21.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice.
Sandi Reily is the the new marketing, events and communications manager for Hospitality New Zealand.
NZ’s ministerial engagement in the trans-Tasman GE Food Standards approval process has been silenced, says GE Free NZ.
The 2021 New Zealand Zanda McDonald Award Ceremony will take place at Whangara Farms on 28 April.
Companies from Gisborne to Pahiatua can apply.
Auckland small and medium businesses have indicated a gloomy outlook for the next six months.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has launched the first of its bi-monthly updates on freight and supply chain.
Food and beverage business Kono has featured in the new Māori Television series Home, Land and Sea, which celebrates Māori success in the farming sector.
The winners will be announced on 3 May at Skyline Queenstown.
Auckland Unlimited will partner with Spotless to supply daily lunches for some schools.
Dunedin pie maker Who Ate All The Pies has launched a new website.
T&G Fresh has begun harvesting the first of this season’s satsuma mandarins, with good weather conditions bringing an earlier harvest than usual for the fruit.
Chief executive Julie White said the extension would help struggling businesses find trained staff.
Cartel conduct included price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging.
The first Small Business Day kicks off today and New Zealanders are being asked to make a big impact by choosing to shop at small businesses.
More than $42,000 was raised at Ronald McDonald House South Island’s Supper Club in Invercargill, in an event supported by Alliance Group.
New Zealand Food Safety is again warning consumers to thoroughly cook mussels before eating after two people fall sick.
Zespri has been placed in a trading halt on the USX to allow the finalisation of the 2021 Gold3 and Zespri Red tender process.
Federated Farmers has asked the government to allow 500 skilled dairy staff into New Zealand.
Researchers have observed myrtle rust infection on mānuka seed capsules.
Subway New Zealand has launched a series of non-branded billboards, in a move it says is a brand first.
The New Zealand avocado industry has grown from a high of $68m in 2011 to a forecast of over $200m in 2020, according to NZ Avocado..
The Ministry of Primary Industries is recalling raw unpasteurised drinking milk from Central Hawke’s Bay producers Lindsay Farm following a detection of Campylobacter as part of a routine testing programme.
A Lower Hutt man and a Napier man have each received three-year fishing bans.
The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand is questioning the need for dairy exports as the industry’s affect on the environment continues to be in the spotlight.
The Climate Action Toolbox has been launched to help small businesses reduce their carbon emissions.
Pacific Island Food Revolution would hit screens on Maori TV on Friday, 9 April.
The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on submissions received in response to its Preliminary Issues paper on its grocery sector market study.
Temporary Covid-19 immigration powers will be extended to May 2023, in part to help industries facing labour shortages.
New Zealand red meat exports for February 2021 reached $906.7m, says the Meat Industry Association.
Fonterra has sold its two China farming hubs in Ying and Yutian to Inner Mongolia Youran Dairy Co.
Omega fish oils refiner SeaDragon has issued Pescado Holdings limited with 20 million shares for $4m of loan notes from the shareholder.
Spiers Group says it received an unexpected cash dividend of $229,127 from its investment in Equipment Leasing and Finance Holdings Limited.
New Zealand milk production increased 3% on a litres basis in February 2021, compared to February last year.
The co-op says it will remove coal from its sites, as it continues its transition to renewable energy.
Improving commodity prices were the key reason cited by farmers expecting NZ’s agri economy to improve.
With its 8,250 established trees, the orchard had a forecast for this season of 90,000 trays.
Eight regional awards will be held for this year’s Restaurant Association 2021 Hospitality Awards.
The agency has produced a series of films on whānau sharing their understandings of food.
Purina Pro Plan has launched a new allergen-reducing cat food into the New Zealand market.
T&G Global has shipped its first lot of new season JAZZ apples to global markets.
Egmont Honey is launching its health supplements range, Egmont Health, into Australasian retailer Coles.
5c from every pack of hot cross buns sold was donated to KidsCan.
Three Auckland fishers have been fined $4000 plus $390 in court costs for taking cockles from closed Eastern Beach.
KitKat has temporarily replaced the logo on its chocolate bar with a call to consumers to recycle the packaging.
Jobs in the accommodation and food services sectors were down 5.4% for February 2021.
Restaurant Association of New Zealand is opposing a proposed ban on new gas or LPG connections by 2025.
The supermarket has introduced Order Storage Retrieval units to its Moorhouse store at Christchurch.
Nominations for the 2021 Queenstown Hospitality Awards have been extended until Thursday 1 April 2021.
A variety of rare vintage wines will be up for auction, as Jing Song from Crown Range Cellars puts wine from her personal cellar on the block.
Foodstuffs has opened a New World supermarket in Ormiston town centre at Flat Bush, South Auckland.
Terra Vitae Vineyards is reassuring shareholders not to worry about speculation Villa Maria Estate Limited may be bought.
New catch limits have been introduced for 14 fish stocks.
A former master of a Hawke’s Bay fishing vessel has been fined for not deploying seabird protection equipment.
Farmers Linda and Evan Potter have been named new national ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.
More than 300 people attended the very first Queenstown Long Lunch, providing some much welcomed business for Queenstown Mall venues.
he big thinkers, innovators and thought leaders in agritech and agrifood will come together for the 2021 New Zealand AgriFood Week, taking place 3-9 May in Manawatū.
Hell’s Pizza has launched a natural hemp-based chicken pizza as an alternative to its Death by Chicken menu item.
A team of second year Wintec Culinary Arts students will deliver the Leading the Way Lunch at Wintec, as part of the Feast Waikato Festival.
Forest and Bird has accused the inshore tarakihi fishing industry of failing to adhere to voluntary measures it promised in a 2019 tarakihi catch limit deal.
Questions are being raised about how salmon are farmed in New Zealand following an investigation of the Scottish salmon industry that revealed suffering, breaches of Scottish animal welfare law and high mortality rates.
The inaugural Annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress takes place today.
Food delivery company Kete Kai will help give those in need Easter hampers designed by food writer and presenter Allyson Gofton.
Woolworths NZ Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Snap Frozen Cauliflower Rice as the product could contain pieces of wood.
Ngāti Hei Trust has asked the government to close parts of the eastern Coromandel coast for two years.
Wānaka’s inaugural food and wine festival Ripe drew 2000 festival goers on Sunday 21 March at Corbridge Woolshed.
New Zealand Story is showcasing the country’s dairy sector with its Dairy Goodness for the World collateral.
Huge losses are forecast for the New Zealand apple and pear industry, according to New Zealand Apples and Pears Inc.
The Government has introduced a wellbeing support package for hard-hit fruit growers.
A new online resource to help hunters implement good game animal management practices and achieve beneficial hunting and conservation outcomes has been launched by the Game Animal Council.
The Food Show Christchurch will make its returning this April after Covid saw the event cancelled in 2020.
The Government is “failing to stop the suffering of hundreds of millions of chickens”, says animal rights group SAFE.
The food and fibre event will be held 11-12 May at the Christchurch Town Hall.
The Government has injected $20.5m into waste reduction for Tauranga City.
Goods exports were up $233m in the December quarter, driven by an increase in fish, crustaceans, and molluscs, as well as milk powder, butter and cheese, according to Stats NZ.
Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance has been established to increase food security and reduce food waste.
Natural Health Products NZ has introduced a new category to its annual awards to recognise the sector’s response to Covid-19.
Microplastic fragments can find their way through gut lining and into muscle tissue of New Zealand fish species.
Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposed two-year closure of the scallop fishery at Whangaroa, Northland.
The new initiative enabled customers who needed food support to choose their own goods, as opposed to the traditional pre-selected food parcel model.
The Government is failing to support New Zealand’s horticulture sector as it faces a worker shortage crisis, according to the National Party.
The Government has deferred the introduction of Intensive Winter Grazing practice regulations for a year.
Industry players pushing for deregulation of gene editing risked undermining the integrity of the food system, says GE Free NZ.
Our Seas Our Future is calling on prime minister Jacinda Ardern to ban single-use paper and plastic products.
The awards celebrate and promote the region’s food and beverage offerings.
Wine maker Giesen has refreshed its brand, with an updated updated crest and new packaging.
Dinuka and Nadeeka Gamage were announced winners of the region’s Share Farmer of the Year category.
T&G Global is using eight new automated picking platforms this apple season to help improve productivity and safety.
Villa Maria Estate has appointed Winebow Imports its new exclusive import representative in the US.
Thousands of people attended the festival at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 265 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021.
The survey showed 34% of respondents were more likely to eat healthily if they saw the food on social media, while 29% said they did not consume sufficient fresh produce.
Retired Plant & Food Research molecular geneticist Sue Gardiner has been recognised for her contribution to global horticultural science.
The product was sold in bulk bins at New Work and Pak’n Save stores across the country.
Villa Maria has unveiled its new EarthGarden range.
Air New Zealand’s full food and beverage service is back on board from today after Auckland’s return to Covid-19 alert level 1. The airline said the decision to bring food MORE »
“Hundreds of millions of dollars of losses for apple, wine and other growers was a near certainty.”
The high cost of producing milk in China had favoured importing New Zealand dairy products.
The Brewers Association of New Zealand is calling on the Government to half the rate of excise tax paid on kegs.
Neuroscientist professor Andrew Scholey has joined New Zealand brain food company Ärepa to lead its 2021 research programme.
“B+LNZ is continuing to meet with scientists and the Commission to inform the submission we’ll make on the draft advice, on behalf of our levy payers.”
Spending on food fell in February 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, says Stats NZ.
Shellfish supplier Southern Clams has launched a new website to provide information on the seafood products it harvests.
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.
An investigation in 2019 found breaches of minimum employment standards in relation to 24 workers.
The Butcher’s Cart has launched a new website selling and delivering beef and lamb.
Dairy and meat product manufacturing fell 3.2% to $288m in the December 2020 quarter, says Stats NZ.
A small family fishing company has self-reported the capture of 18 endangered black petrels and two flesh-footed shearwaters.
The Commission released its draft advice to the Government on climate change action and is now consulting on it.
Fine weather will bring an earlier harvest than usual for the feijoa sector.
The next New Zealand Meat Board annual meeting will take place online at 3pm on 12 March.
Fisheries New Zealand is seeking public feedback on a proposal to close an area to pāua fishing at Akaroa.
The number of products displaying the Health Star Rating labels continued to climb in the last quarter of 2020.
A farmer from Kinloch near Taupō has been fined $12,000 and ordered to pay vet costs of $5,292.20 for failing to feed 245 calves.
PAK’nSAVE Manukau will match food bank drive donations benefitting Buttabean Motivation Food Bank.
My Food Bag’s debut on the NZX Main Board last week was weaker than hoped, falling to as low as $1.69.
The 2021 kiwifruit season has begun, forecast to overtake last year’s last year’s record of 157 million trays of export green and gold.
The Green Party is calling on the Government to urgently stop “dirty, degrading fishing practices” in areas most vulnerable to destruction.
Massey University has achieved a QS World University ranking of 34 in the agriculture and forestry discipline.
A new purpose-built mobile Crop Registration app for tomato growers has been launched by ag-tech firm Waybeyond.
A lack of skilled workers in the halal sector is presenting a challenge for New Zealand’s meat sector, says the Meat Industry Association.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is supporting a series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry in the wake of Covid-19.
Scientists from Plant & Food Research have demonstrated the concept of designing mixed species native plantings to optimise bee and non-bee crop pollinators.
If fish morphology is unable to adapt, then there could be serious consequences for the structure and function of future aquatic communities.
The year-long study looks at whether competition in the grocery sector was working well, and if not, what could be done to improve it.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has identified hemp as having export market opportunities.
Growers who were affected by hail events in December 2020 will be entitled to some tax relief, says Inland Revenue.
In its third year, Growing for Good grants aimed inspire New Zealand kids to learn about and preserve the environment.
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.
Trinity Hill has new ownership after being purchased outright by four local investors.
The event was expected to attract more than 200 local and international exhibiting companies and 4000+ qualified visitors.
The Student Volunteer Army and New World have remobilised its Grocery Delivery Service in Auckland as the city shifts back into level 3 lockdown.
“This shows that New Zealanders are getting in behind the no alcohol category and following international trends in the beer market.”
There will be 40 lots of wine, many of which were being specially blended, at this year’s event.
New World has launched its Buy NZ, Go NZ campaign, with specials on several New Zealand brands set to run over the next two weeks. Customers could expect sharp prices MORE »
The proposals looked to update current cost recovery settings for a range of existing services, including levies on poultry, bees and dairy.
Southern Pastures has entered into a three-year $50m sustainability-linked farm loan with BNZ and its syndicate.
Freight costs were up 150-200%, labour costs had increased and the exchange rate had risen sharply.
Tasman-based SS Floats has begun a one-year research trial aimed at reducing the number of mussel floats that get lost at sea each year. The aquaculture float specialist had partnered MORE »
Wellington-based Te Aro Wine is relocating to New Plymouth and rebranding as Known Unknown.
The workers will be placed at orchards and vineyards in Hawke’s Bay, Canterbury and the upper South Island.
The Organic Products Bill is going through its final stages in parliament.
There was a substantial increase in the amount of alcohol on the shelves in the second half of 2020, according to Stats NZ.
Marlborough wine producer Lawson’s Dry Hill has achieved carbon zero status.
Pet food manufacturer Royal Canin has partnered with Healthy Pets NZ as its first Human-Animal Bond Partner.
Seeka has announced a 12 cent dividend, payable on 30 March 2021.
Fonterra has lifted the bottom end of its 2021 forecast earnings guidance and narrowed the range to 25-35 cents per share, from 20-35 cents per share.
Menulog will launch a full delivery service this month, as it expands its current online ordering and self delivery platform.
The New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc is offering a harvest “taster day” to tempt job seekers to take up employment in the kiwifruit industry.
Southland will host the Savour the South – Eat Drink Play & Stay event, as the region looks to elevate its reputation as a food and beverage destination.
The Eastern Institute of Technology has launched its Food and Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence.
New Zealand’s inaugural Food Waste Summit, Te Hui Taumata Moumou Kai o Aotearoa, will take place at Villa Maria Winery on Monday 22 March.
The vacancies came as two directors will retire by rotation this year.
Venture Taranaki will host its second Branching Out event, Avocados: The Taranaki Opportunity.
Snacks producer Annies has kicked off a community fundraising initiative to help schools and non-profit organisations raise money.
The Brewers Association has released its 2021 beer style guidelines, with NZ-style Pale Ale a new addition.
The wine company says it is looking to raise the new funding to progress growth opportunities in NZ.
Frucor Suntory has introduced cardboard packaging to multipacks of Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew and 7UP.
Lewis Road Creamery has launched a new flavour milk creation, Banoffee.
The association awarded undergraduates $5k per year and post-graduates $10k per year.
Ten Queenstown Mall eateries have come together to launch the Queenstown Long Lunch.
The Government has activated the Resurgence Support Payment, in its latest round of Covid-19 support packages.
NZ King Salmon, Delegat Group, and Comvita are this week reporting their six month interim financial results.
South Taranaki’s Taste of the World multicultural food and music festival will take place on Friday 12 March.
Immigration New Zealand is doing more harm than good when it comes to the horticulture sector and the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme, according to the ACT Party. “A completely inflexible MORE »
The comments follow a report that the Government was not opposed to commercial trout farming.
The Government has eased visa restrictions for visitors already in New Zealand as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause havoc overseas.
The awards are New Zealand’s largest and longest running food competition.
The Government will overhaul the rules governing the dietary supplements, says minister for food safety Dr Ayesha Verrall.
Organisations from around New Zealand are joining calls for a ban on single-use products, as the United Nations Environment Assembly gets set to discuss sustainability.
The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust is taking applications for an associate board member to join its board of trustees. AGMARDT was an independent, not-for-profit charitable trust fostering MORE »
Foodstuffs Own Brands is recalling a specific batch of its Pams brand Bacon Pieces as the product may contain foreign matter in the form aluminium pieces.
Craft beer company BrewDog will expand into New Zealand with the search underway for its first craft beer bar site.
Comvita has goal to grow its digital sales to 50% of the total group by 2025.
Zespri’s first charter shipment of New Zealand fruit is due to depart in March.
Waikato lifestyle block owner Alastair Robert Kane Hughes has been fined for failing to adequately feed 26 cattle.
New Zealand Creameries is recalling its Deep South brand strawberry & cream pavlova premium ice cream due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, egg.
The sector had brought a claim for $450m plus interest.
Horticulture New Zealand is calling on the Government to establish protection for highly productive land.
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.
Stats NZ says imports have dropped over $1bn for the month of November 2020.
It comes after the wine firm had its first-ever profitable year as an NZX listed company.
The industry body aired its frustrations at a committee meeting on Thursday.
Kiwis ordered 90,000 batches of the dish this year, according to Menulog.
A difficult 2020 has seen the the industry demonstrate its resilience, says Zespri chair Bruce Cameron.
The Te Puke-based company said the dividend would be paid on 27 January 2021 to all holders of ordinary shares.
The integrated, family-owned horticultural company was taken to court by the local council.
The Advertising Standards Authority’s revision of its voluntary alcohol advertising standards is “little more than rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic”, says the Health Coalition Aotearoa.
Organisers say the event will start 2021 with a loss.
The dental association says the beverage company is encouraging mums to share the drink with their babies.
The Motueka-based beverage firm is releasing a limited edition of three of its drinks.
The Commerce Commission says it is “satisfied” with Fonterra’s milk prices.
New research backed by MPI could help bee hives live longer and be more efficient.
AGMARDT increased its investment in agricultural, horticultural and forestry businesses to $3.6m in the year to June 2020.
From the Billy Goat Curry, to the Dizengoff Classic, the list aims to support local operators in the wake of Covid.
The corn is said to have multi-pesticide resistance.
The Waikato-based wine and gin maker is doing so through its wine collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Nationwide sales for the hospitality industry fell to $1.7bn in the second quarter of 2020, down 40% on the same period last year.
Pellow is well-known in the agribusiness arena, working across dairy, arable and sheep and beef industry.
The action comes as pay negotiations remain “unresolved”.
Zespri has outlined its sustainability strategy to the Sustainable Business Council.
The association says there is “no real solution” for products to be dealt with in homes.
Stuart Nash says smaller businesses are predominantly bearing the brunt of merchant service fees.
Retail card spending was stable in November rising just 1.4% or $85m to $6.25bn.
From January, Auckland council Food Act registrations must be renewed before they expire
A Nelson man has been fined $13,500 for commercial fishing in Kahurangi Marine Reserve on the West Coast of the South Island.
Fisheries New Zealand has opened consultation for its latest sustainability round.
A cohort of Best Ugly Bagels staff is aiming to negotiate a collective employment agreement will calls going out for more workers to join E tū union. NZ chef Al MORE »
The kiwifruit exporter and the Crown Research Institute already have a 30 year working relationship together under their belts.
The party’s leader David Seymour says the government should work with the region’s horticulturists.
The family-owned Nelson meat producer issued the recall.
Summerfruit NZ says growers have received more job applications than usual for this time of year.
A state-funded initiative will see 26 million servings of fresh fruit and veges dished out at low decile school.
Plumpy’Nut sachets are used to help nurse malnourished children back to health.
The dairy co-op joins BECA, EECA and Firstgas Group in backing the research.
The project is being led by Massey University wanting to work with eight firms.
New Zealand wineries, breweries and popular Auckland eateries will be front and centre of the February event.
Fairgrow aims to help get fresh products to Kiwis in need in the wake of Covid-19.
Gil Meron, founder of Yarden Group in Israel, is taking up the role.
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.
Vandita Pandey has held various positions at snack firm Frito-Lay in the US.
It follows new food safety guidance issued by the government.
It will be the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Christchurch Airport will see a boost in cargo flights this summer following more Government support for the International Air Freight Capacity (IAFC) scheme.
Independent auditors will be evaluating growers to ensure they are treating their staff fairly.
The meat processor says the move means customers in the US will get meat before Christmas.
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.
An assessment on the region’s land and climate has identified around 207,000 hectares which could be used.
Entries are now open for the 19th annual New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards.
Up to $200 a week for accommodation costs is on offer, plus a $1000 payment for some.
The organic winery has been put up for sale by its receivers.
It’s one of the region’s biggest sectors, contributing 20% of GDP.
iMonitor says Covid-19 shined a spotlight on the importance of food safety.
New Zealand Food Safety is calling on the public to return Pak’nSave branded, sliced-in-store, ready-to-eat meat products purchased at the supermarket in Blenheim as they may contain listeria bacteria.
Shop’nGo technology has been installed at all six of its sites in the city.
House of Fine Foods Ltd is recalling all batches and all dates of its Higher Living Organic brand Green Tea Hemp.
Some dairy products were down $198m.
Wine Monster was founded by the team behind craft beer subscription service Beer Hug.
A date has been set by the group, in an NZX announcement made on Thursday.
Countdown’s general manager of digital was named in an event at the Civic Theatre in Auckland.
Mānuka honey company Comvita says it reported strong sales in the online shopping event.
Unilever’s mayonnaise brand aims to shine a light on the $1.17bn worth of food waste in New Zealand every year.
A competition to find innovative food and beverage startups has gone national in an effort to support new businesses and suppliers.
They took action after a “disappointing” settlement offer during negotiations.
Local food vendors will take centre stage at the new Taste of Hastings event being held on December 3.
It was a Wilson Hellaby meat processing plant up until a couple of months ago.
The business was bought by Hawke’s Bay’s Parkers Beverages earlier this year.
It’s one of New Zealand’s biggest commercial macadamia nut orchards.
A new study out of the University of Otago looks at diet and how it could cause the disease.
The new tool will give New Zealand consumers and producers verified data about primary sector products.
Local food vendors and entertainment will be put on show in the second Flaxmere Village night market.
The meal delivery kit company was commended for its Covid-19 lockdown business strategy.
Canterbury has a new postgraduate school that will focus entirely on food sustainability.
Around 100 people will be monitored in the studies led by multiple NZ institutions.
Construction has started on The Old Winery, home to Foley Wines.
GoodnessMe is replacing some of its plastic packaging with paper.
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 event is finally getting its day, after Covid-19 pandemic postponed its earlier dates
Bay of Plenty-based Fruition Horticulture has announced the new diploma.
The Taupō-based dairy company was recognised at the awards ceremony on Monday night.
Extra funding has been given to the Kerikeri Gateway Horticulture Schools Programme.
The land and buildings are fully leased to Cold Storage Nelson.
NZ Story has launched an international campaign modelling campaigns from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Tourism New Zealand.
Chef Peter Gordon has just returned to New Zealand, set to open in his new community dining venture.
It was recognised in the 2020 Hong Kong Dining Awards.
Strawberry exports have been restricted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The redevelopment has been split into two stages, including a brewery and winery.
It’s being held in March next year at Spark Arena.
The new scanner is being trialled at Auckland Airport to help ramp up protection.
Bay of Plenty’s Mount Pack & Cool plans to expand its operations in 2021.
The awards took place in Auckland on Wednesday night.
A new Plant & Food Research project will investigate the bacteria.
Family-owned Babich Wines has thrown its support behind the Made with Care campaign.
Horticulture New Zealand says it is keen to work constructively with the new Government, including minister Damien O’Conner who has been given the new trade and export growth portfolio.
The 2021 Meat Industry Association Scholarships are now open for application.
Feast Marlborough is urging venues, food producers, and event organisers to help each other develop a new series of events.
Eight million punnets of blueberries were eaten by New Zealanders last year.
ASB is offering four $50,000 grants for New Zealand businesses choosing to innovate amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The role is to be based at the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Hawke’s Bay.
Increased popularity in plant-based meat substitutes could create opportunities for producers in NZ.
Sid Sahrawat is launching his own range of sauces and spice kids for Kiwis to have at home.
The group took home second place in the virtual International Food Marketing Challenge.
The parnership will support Māori students in food and science innovations.
Brothers Beer co-founder Andrew Larsen has teamed up with two former Air New Zealand employees to open a new micro-brewery and beer garden in Auckland’s Ponsonby. Brewport is a collaboration MORE »
The money will help clean up the oyster beds and rebuild the farm.
A protest against a live animal export ship bound for China took place in Napier at the weekend.
The wine and gin maker has announced Mark Darrow as its new chair.
The award celebrates his contributions to fruit variety development.
The two Kiwi brands have released two new chocolate beer flavours.
Zespri intends to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with government officials in China .
The New Zealand potato industry has welcomed the Government’s investigation into what it calls the “proven threat” of surplus frozen fries. Earlier this week the Ministry for Business Innovation and MORE »
It’s been added to the list for reassessment.
Twenty thousand children across 250 schools are taking part in a Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.
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 new policy looks at the issues, including dumping and environmental damage caused by bottom trawling.
Kiwifruit Vine Health and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will work together.
The petition has been signed by over 11,700 people.
Zealong Tea Estate and Meyer Cheese have created a so-called world first tea-infused cheese.
Fruit growers are being connected to students across the country looking for summer fruit picking work.
It was announced yesterday by Jacinda Ardern that the title would be changed.
Air New Zealand’s reduced flight schedule meant there was surplus food goods.
The Walking Supper is being held next Monday.
Zespri and Synlait have been named as finalists in the Deloitte Top 200 Awards for 2020. The kiwifruit co-op has been nominated for two awards, Company of the Year and MORE »
The campaign ran for a month and wrapped up in an event on Wednesday night.
Tairāwhiti’s Wi Pere Trust is receiving a PDU loan from the latest round of Provincial Growth Funding.
A new online job service is encouraging Kiwis to take on a working holiday over the summer.
They’ve increased by 58% in over two decades.
The Covid-19 pandemic is causing major disruptions to the production of a number of food products across Asia Pacific.
Kiwifruit production could be optimised by upping the female flowers in an orchard.
The foodie event did not run in 2019.
New Zealand wine exports continue to perform strongly, increasing by 10.7% in the eight months to August.
Zespri’s chief executive Dan Mathieson has been appointed to the Produce Marketing Association Board.
A growers employment expo and information session is being held in Hawke’s Bay next month.
A new role has been created, and an appointment made, to help develop careers in New Zealand’s horticulture industry.
Plant-based food producer, NEXT! Is behind the release of the bacon-like product.
Organic certifier BioGro NZ is aiming to simplify the certification process.
Clearview Estate Winery’s 2019 Beachhead Chardonnay has taken the top trophy.
The Kāpiti Food Fair is partnering with Coastella to provide musical entertainment for this year’s event.
A Waikato berry farm believes the answer to seasonal worker shortages this year could be for Kiwis to pick their own fruit.
Jim van der Poel, who chairs the DairyNZ board, and Colin Glas would each serve another three-year term on the board.
More than 100 activities and experiences are set to take place at numerous local venues during this year’s Auckland Diwali Festival.
A research collaboration between Sanford and Massey University has secured funding to evaluate the benefits of Greenshell Mussels in people living with osteoarthritis. This project is being funded by the MORE »
Silver Fern Farms has released two new products to add to its venison range, Venison Cutlets and Venison Minute Steaks.
The New Zealand Government is investing $3.3m in a research project to evaluate the health benefits of consuming seaweed. AgResearch scientists will team up with researchers in Singapore to look MORE »
An avocado orchard in Whangarei is for sale.
Thousands of Kiwi children are beginning a five-week Zespri-led virtual adventure promoting the importance of taking care of themselves and the environment. The Zespri Young and Health Virtual Adventure began on MORE »
New Zealanders need further education on the fundamentals of eating a balanced and nutritious diet.
New World Papakura is trialling Zoom Trolleys in-store, enabling customers to walk around the store hands-free.
A bunch of Auckland business leaders are taking part in the third annual Auckland City Mission Cook-Off fundraiser.
Massey University celebrated its 27th annual Agriculture Awards in Palmerston North on Friday evening.
The 17th OpenAir Cinema season will start on 27 December 2020 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North.
Villa Maria Estate has developed New Zealand’s first wine-based seltzer, launching later this month.
A Hawke’s Bay infant nutrition start-up has von the 2020 Food-Navigator USA Trailblazers award.
Wattie’s is partnering with The Salvation Army to help with its ongoing need for food parcels.
The five-day event is being held next month.
Reefton Distilling Co has scooped five awards at The Junipers.
The region must transform its food systems to make them more resilient, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.
KiwiHarvest is calling on New Zealanders to waste less and donate food to local organisations
Over 83 million shares were distributed at $0.03c per share, according to an announcement from the Omega fish oil producer.
The Commerce Commission has today released its draft report on Fonterra’s Farmgate Milk Price Manual.
A Marlborough winery has been awarded the only gold medal across all New Zealand wine categories.
The plant-based brand collective is collaborating with restaurateur Ganesh Raj.
Following a three-month-long sourcing process, Zespri has confirmed its sampling and maturity clearance testing providers.
Massey University and AgResearch are developing a new joint dairy research facility in the Manawatū region.
A series of beer tastings from local brewers will be on offer at Wellington Airport from this week through until Beervana weekend on November 20. Visitors to Wellington Airport would MORE »
Kaibosh Food Rescue is moving to a larger facility.
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.
Tickets have gone on sale for the 2020 Kāpiti Food Fair. The event boasts 250 vendor sites plus entertainment and would take place on Saturday 5 December at the Mazengarb MORE »
Silver Fern Farms has announced its Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships for 2020, adding two more names to the six already unveiled.
New Zealand’s 2020 trout and salmon season has officially opened. The season kicked off on 1 October and Fish and Game says tens of thousands of anglers headed out on MORE »
Nine more events have been added to the 2020 Elemental AKL festival line up. The festival would start on 1 October and planned to put Auckland’s food, art and culture MORE »
A large investment-grade property in the Tauranga Lifestyle Centre, currently occupied by Gilmours, is for sale. Ryan Johnson, Bayleys’ national director of commercial and industrial, said there was demonstrated investor MORE »