The Great Australasian Beer Spectacular is returning to Auckland on 25 June.
For the month of May, participating Auckland restaurants and bars will be celebrating the Eat, Drink, Love Ponsonby 2022.
New Zealand wine festival Winetopia has added more events to its three-city schedule.
Australia and New Zealand’s first alternative proteins conference, AltProteins, takes place in Melbourne today.
The New Zealand Hospitality Conference is back in-person in July after a two-year hiatus and with a theme of “The Future of Hospitality”.
The Wellington Food Show is back, taking place 27 – 29 May at Sky Stadium, following a Covid-induced absence.
World renowned farm to table chef, Dan Barber, on the web of relationships in a food system and the “lunacy” of fake meat as a solution to the pitfalls of modern agriculture.
Mark your calendars for E Tipu 2022: The Boma Agri Summit, with a special ticket offer for Food Ticker readers.
The countdown is on for the two-day hybrid Eat New Zealand Hui + Eat NZ Grains 2022 being held in Ōtautahi Christchurch this week, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The HortNZ board has decided to not hold a Horticulture Conference in 2022, with regional events set to replace the fixture this year.
The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover is back for a fifth year.
Service Foods has cancelled its 2022 trade shows.
The 2022 New Zealand AgriFood Talks event has been cancelled because of the Omicron outbreak.
Bay of Plenty produce will be in the spotlight at the region’s inaugural food festival next month.
This year’s Fieldays has been postponed until late November because of disruption from the Omicron outbreak.
Eat New Zealand has secured up to $275,000 of government funding to support its multi-day Feast Matariki festival.
Again Again is holding a free seminar on moving to reuse as a systemic replacement to single-use container packaging.
New Zealand’s expertise in sustainable food systems has been highlighted at Expo 2020’s Food, Agriculture and Livelihoods Business Forum in Dubai.
ChristchurchNZ has launched the its second annual Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge.
Wānaka food and wine festival Ripe will take place online on 19 March, the same day the cancelled live event was due to take place.
New Zealand’s largest wine event will be heading to three main centres later this year.
Hellmann’s mayo, Mexican avocados, Lay’s chips and Bud seltzer were among the advertisers forking out US$6m+ for TV spots during the weekend’s Super Bowl.
Wanaka’s food and wine festival has been cancelled this year because of the current red-light Covid-19 restrictions.
A Bay of Plenty food event plans to go ahead despite current Covid-19 restrictions.
The West Coast’s Wildfoods Festival has been scrapped, the first time in its 34-year history, due to Covid capacity restrictions at the red setting.
Beverage makers report strong peak summer sales, although rising costs and event cancellations eat into performance.
After running the inaugural event in 2021, New Zealand Winegrowers will be kicking off the second New Zealand Wine Week on 8 February 2022.
Christchurch has won a bid to host an international congress in 2023 for the Asia Pacific Seed Association (APSA) at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.
The Wild Fermentary’s Smoky Kāpeti beats 65 other finalists to win the supreme award.
The products and businesses that represent the best of Aotearoa’s food and beverage producers will be recognised at the New Zealand Food Awards.
The free NZ Pass Verifier app to scan and verify My Vaccine Passes is now available for businesses and events to download.
F&B businesses should be over-investing in an omnichannel strategy to stay competitive in an increasingly digital environment, says the research consultancy.
Citrus NZ said the new date for its conference, field trip, special general meeting and dinner will be 3 March 2022 in Gisborne.
Chia Sisters co-founder Chloe Van Dyke is one of five female entrepreneurs selected to pitch at Rise Up for a $10,000 prize.
A festival of carbon-zero New Zealand food will run alongside a new event in Auckland next year addressing the world’s agrifood climate challenge.
The Kāpiti Food Fair has been cancelled due to Covid uncertainty.
An e-commerce business that provides a tailored drinks delivery service for parties, weddings and events is gearing up for summer after its initial Auckland launch in August was thwarted by the city going in level 4 lockdown.
Food producers are increasingly putting sustainability at the core of their business but feeding populations must be a partnership between the private sector and government, says Food Industry Asia executive director Matt Kovac.
More than 160,000 people have visited the New Zealand Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai since it opened on 30 September.
More than 20 Taranaki food and beverage producers are coming together to sell products as part of a Taste of Taranaki pop-up in Eltham for the summer. The temporary market MORE »
Developing a deeper engagement with New Zealand’s food system could unlock a greater opportunity to build cross-sector connections between the food and tourism industries.
A national dialogue or kōrero on how to enhance Aotearoa New Zealand’s food system is about to commence, led by the Mana Kai Initiative.
The annual Eat New Zealand and Restaurant Association Food Hui is under way.
The pandemic provides an opportunity to examine and set a future pathway for New Zealand’s food system.
Fonterra chief operating officer Fraser Whinerary and former Kono chief executive Rachel Taulelei join a heavy-hitting line up of keynote speakers at this year’s APEC CEO Summit, being hosted from Auckland, New Zealand.
Eat New Zealand and the Restaurant Association have made the decision to move their Food Hui 2021 online.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has moved its annual conference to 11-13 May 2022 at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown.
Mānuka honey exporter Comvita has launched an immersive experience at Expo 2020 Dubai to bring bees, people and nature together.
The inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards has been delayed until early next year.
Fonterra, Comvita and Zespri are three of the big New Zealand food firms looking to boost their exposure in the United Arab Emirates through Expo 2020 Dubai, which launched overnight after a year’s Covid delay.
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.
The Otago University Students Association has chadged the date of the The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival to the weekend of 3 – 4 December 2021.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is one of more than 90 world leaders who are set to participate in the historic UN Food Systems Summit next week.
A month out from Expo 2020, NZ trade commissioner for the UAE, Kevin McKenna, tells the Ticker about the opportunities for Kiwi food and beverage exporters.
Eat New Zealand and The Restaurant Association have postponed this year’s Food Hui until 1 and 2 November.
With New Zealand remaining in lockdown until at least Tuesday 24 August, Zespri’s scheduled grower roadshows starting today, 23 August have been postponed.
Visa Wellington On a Plate’s intends to restart Burger and Cocktail Wellington at Level 2 for those venues who choose or are able to take part, after the event was scuppered by alert level 4 lockdown.
The hospitality sector acknowledges the necessity of the snap lockdown, which deals another blow to struggling businesses and scuppers events.
Brewers from all over New Zealand are rolling out their wares to the capital to take part in today’s trade show ahead of welcoming 16,000 thirsty punters for the 20th annual two-day Beervana beer festival in Wellington.
Growers, suppliers, industry leaders and government stakeholders from around the country will this week gather at Toi Toi event centre in Hastings for the NZ Apples and Pears 2021 conference.
Danny Meyer will be one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural New Zealand Hospitality Summit at the Trusts Arena in Auckland on 8-9 September.
Nominations are now open for Aucklanders to nominate their favourite dish for the 2021 Iconic Auckland Eats list.
BioTechNZ and AgriTechNZ are leading an event addressing cell-based agriculture which can create food products from cell cultures as opposed to whole plants or animals.
The Auckland Food Show starts today at the Auckland Showgrounds running through until August 1.
SkyCity restaurant Huami is staging an immersive cultural experience in conjunction with Heart of the City’s Elemental Festival in Auckland.
More than 250 exhibitors including more than 100 new companies are set to take the floor at the upcoming Auckland Food Show.
The New Zealand seafood and horticulture sectors both have their annual conferences scheduled for next month, with delegates expected to hear from a range of government, industry and inspiration speakers at the respective events.
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.
For the fifth year in a row Venture Taranaki is working with local food producers to showcase local produce at the upcoming Auckland Food Show.
Food events and hospitality will play a big part in the Elemental AKL Festival launching tomorrow in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
New Zealand’s food and beverage industry must build up its story for the return of international visitors, says Wellington Culinary Events’ CEO.
New Zealand’s primary industry stakeholders will gather in Christchurch from today for the annual two day Primary Industries New Zealand Summit 2021.
Vendor applications are now open for the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival which takes place this October.
Business collaboration specialist Incahoots has teamed up with New Zealand Food Innovation Network’s FoodBowl to hold a food & beverage workshop on 9 August in Auckland.
Eat New Zealand’s national food celebration Eat Matariki, which runs from 21 June – 8 July, has a raft of events this weekend ahead of Matariki rising on 2 July, followed by more in its final week.
Uncertainty surrounds events scheduled for Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds after the venue suddenly announced its liquidation on Tuesday.
From meat to mascarpone, the winners are announced with a Wairarapa business reigning supreme.
A new collective which aims to elevate the coastal Bay Of Plenty’s food story and provide the platform to identify new commercial opportunities in the food and hospitality space has been launched.
From those eyeing up new potential food manufacturers to sign, to those assessing the competitive landscape, the Ticker talks to four food sector specialists about what they are looking for MORE »
Hundreds of treats and tipples have been on show at Fine Food New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds this week.
From what is said to be the world’s first pre and probiotic soda through to a 100% natural tea bag, the Ticker talks to four companies about what they are doing that is different this year at Fine Food New Zealand.
Day two of Fine Food New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds.
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.
A smorgasbord of food industry producers, distributors and retailers will file through the doors of Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds on Sunday for the opening of Fine Food New Zealand 2021.
The Riddet Institute is today hosting Feed our Future: A New Zealand Sustainable Food Systems Dialogue.
A new research facility which will unlock deeper opportunities for Nelson Tasman food producers has been opened in Riuwaka near Motueka.
Annual trade show and conference confirmed for 7-9 June despite Victoria lockdown.
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.
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.
As seafood lovers head to sold-out Bluff Oyster and Food Festival, MPI widens testing for parasite found in the region.
Horticulture New Zealand is putting resilience and recovery at the centre of its annual conference being held in August this year.
Described as the biggest food and fibre event of the year, the Boma NZ Agri Summit kicks-off in Christchurch this morning.
Delegates from around the country are converging on the Manawatu for the 2021 New Zealand Agrifood Week.
Summerfruit NZ has opened registration for the Growing strong – Success in a changing world conference.
The Wellington Food Show returns to the capital next in May, after being scuppered by Covid-19 in 2020.
Emerging Proteins Dinner event coincides with release of FoodHQ report on alt-proteins.
The Christchurch event will feature international and local speakers, interactive workshops, expert panels, cross-sector networking and more.
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.
The winners will be announced at the 10th F.A.W.C! Summer Series this November.
Hospitality NZ and the NZChefs Association are to host the inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit and trade show in September.
It was the first time the event would take place in two years.
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.
Climate change, international research trends and the changing global honey market to be discussed at the Apiculture NZ Conference.
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.
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.
The inaugural Annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress takes place today.
Wānaka’s inaugural food and wine festival Ripe drew 2000 festival goers on Sunday 21 March at Corbridge Woolshed.
The Food Show Christchurch will make its returning this April after Covid saw the event cancelled in 2020.
The food and fibre event will be held 11-12 May at the Christchurch Town Hall.
Thousands of people attended the festival at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
The event was expected to attract more than 200 local and international exhibiting companies and 4000+ qualified visitors.
There will be 40 lots of wine, many of which were being specially blended, at this year’s event.
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.
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.
Venture Taranaki will host its second Branching Out event, Avocados: The Taranaki Opportunity.
Ten Queenstown Mall eateries have come together to launch the Queenstown Long Lunch.
South Taranaki’s Taste of the World multicultural food and music festival will take place on Friday 12 March.
Organisers say the event will start 2021 with a loss.
New Zealand wineries, breweries and popular Auckland eateries will be front and centre of the February event.
Local food vendors will take centre stage at the new Taste of Hastings event being held on December 3.
The event is finally getting its day, after Covid-19 pandemic postponed its earlier dates
It’s being held in March next year at Spark Arena.
Feast Marlborough is urging venues, food producers, and event organisers to help each other develop a new series of events.
Twenty thousand children across 250 schools are taking part in a Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.
The Walking Supper is being held next Monday.
The foodie event did not run in 2019.
The Kāpiti Food Fair is partnering with Coastella to provide musical entertainment for this year’s event.
More than 100 activities and experiences are set to take place at numerous local venues during this year’s Auckland Diwali Festival.
The 17th OpenAir Cinema season will start on 27 December 2020 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North.
The five-day event is being held next month.
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 »
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 »
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 »