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Wednesday 27 October 2021

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NZ food leaders lined up for APEC CEO Summit 2021
21 Oct 2021   /

NZ food leaders lined up for APEC CEO Summit 2021

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.


Food Hui 2021 goes online
21 Oct 2021   /

Food Hui 2021 goes online

Eat New Zealand and the Restaurant Association have made the decision to move their Food Hui 2021 online.


FGC sets new dates for conference
20 Oct 2021   /

FGC sets new dates for conference

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has moved its annual conference to 11-13 May 2022 at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown.


Comvita launches Expo 2020 experience
7 Oct 2021   /

Comvita launches Expo 2020 experience

Mānuka honey exporter Comvita has launched an immersive experience at Expo 2020 Dubai to bring bees, people and nature together.


B+LNZ delays inaugural awards
4 Oct 2021   /

B+LNZ delays inaugural awards

The inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards has been delayed until early next year.


Kiwi F&B on the menu at Expo 2020
1 Oct 2021  

Kiwi F&B on the menu at Expo 2020

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.


Hospitality Awards sets new date, venue for postponed event
30 Sep 2021   /

Hospitality Awards sets new date, venue for postponed event

The 2021 Hospitality Awards for Excellence will be held on 23 November at Auckland Museum, as long as the city is at Covid-19 alert level 1.


Top food industry events postponed
28 Sep 2021   /

Top food industry events postponed

The gala dinner for Massey University’s New Zealand Food Awards and the Grocery Charity Ball have been pushed back due to the Delta outbreak.


Date change for food and beer fest
22 Sep 2021  

Date change for food and beer fest

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.


Ardern to join inaugural UN Food Systems Summit
17 Sep 2021   /

Ardern to join inaugural UN Food Systems Summit

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.


NZ F&B at Expo 2020 – validate, enter or grow in the UAE
3 Sep 2021   /

NZ F&B at Expo 2020 – validate, enter or grow in the UAE

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.


New November date for Food Hui
1 Sep 2021  

New November date for Food Hui

Eat New Zealand and The Restaurant Association have postponed this year’s Food Hui until 1 and 2 November.


Zespri grower roadshows postponed
23 Aug 2021   /

Zespri grower roadshows postponed

With New Zealand remaining in lockdown until at least Tuesday 24 August, Zespri’s scheduled grower roadshows starting today, 23 August have been postponed.


New plans for Visa Wellington On a Plate
23 Aug 2021  

New plans for Visa Wellington On a Plate

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.


Delta deals “devastating” blow to hospitality
18 Aug 2021   /

Delta deals “devastating” blow to hospitality

The hospitality sector acknowledges the necessity of the snap lockdown, which deals another blow to struggling businesses and scuppers events.


Brewers pour in to Wellington’s Beervana
12 Aug 2021   /

Brewers pour in to Wellington’s Beervana

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.


Hastings preps for NZ Apples and Pears conference
10 Aug 2021  

Hastings preps for NZ Apples and Pears conference

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.


Speakers named for inaugural Hospitality Summit
5 Aug 2021   /

Speakers named for inaugural Hospitality Summit

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 open for Iconic Eats Of Auckland 2021
3 Aug 2021  

Nominations open for Iconic Eats Of Auckland 2021

Nominations are now open for Aucklanders to nominate their favourite dish for the 2021 Iconic Auckland Eats list.


BioTechNZ, AgriTechNZ partner for clean food future event
29 Jul 2021  

BioTechNZ, AgriTechNZ partner for clean food future event

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.


Doors open for the Auckland Food Show
29 Jul 2021  

Doors open for the Auckland Food Show

The Auckland Food Show starts today at the Auckland Showgrounds running through until August 1.


SkyCity’s Huami offers Beijing escape
27 Jul 2021   /

SkyCity’s Huami offers Beijing escape

SkyCity restaurant Huami is staging an immersive cultural experience in conjunction with Heart of the City’s Elemental Festival in Auckland.


250+ exhibitors for Auckland Food Show
23 Jul 2021  

250+ exhibitors for Auckland Food Show

More than 250 exhibitors including more than 100 new companies are set to take the floor at the upcoming Auckland Food Show.


Speakers named for HortNZ, Seafood NZ conferences
22 Jul 2021  

Speakers named for HortNZ, Seafood NZ conferences

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.


F&B events make awards shortlist
22 Jul 2021   /

F&B events make awards shortlist

A handful of Food & beverage events from across the country have made the shortlist for the 2021 NZ Events Association New Zealand Event Awards after a record 108 entries were received.


Taste of Taranaki to hit Auckland Food Show
16 Jul 2021  

Taste of Taranaki to hit Auckland Food Show

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 central to Elemental AKL Festival
13 Jul 2021  

Food events central to Elemental AKL Festival

Food events and hospitality will play a big part in the Elemental AKL Festival launching tomorrow in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.


PI Summit 2021: F&B’s tourism recovery opportunity – Sarah Meikle
8 Jul 2021  

PI Summit 2021: F&B’s tourism recovery opportunity – Sarah Meikle

New Zealand’s food and beverage industry must build up its story for the return of international visitors, says Wellington Culinary Events’ CEO.


Food sector conferences kick-off
6 Jul 2021  

Food sector conferences kick-off

New Zealand’s primary industry stakeholders will gather in Christchurch from today for the annual two day Primary Industries New Zealand Summit 2021.


Dunedin craft beer and food fest to return in Oct
2 Jul 2021  

Dunedin craft beer and food fest to return in Oct

Vendor applications are now open for the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival which takes place this October.


August F&B collab workshop
2 Jul 2021   /

August F&B collab workshop

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 Feast Matariki 2021 standouts
25 Jun 2021  

Eat New Zealand’s Feast Matariki 2021 standouts

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.


Event uncertainty in wake of ASB Showgrounds liquidation
24 Jun 2021   /

Event uncertainty in wake of ASB Showgrounds liquidation

Uncertainty surrounds events scheduled for Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds after the venue suddenly announced its liquidation on Tuesday.


New Zealand’s Outstanding Food Producers 2021 are….
23 Jun 2021  

New Zealand’s Outstanding Food Producers 2021 are….

From meat to mascarpone, the winners are announced with a Wairarapa business reigning supreme.


Bay of Plenty launches food story collective
23 Jun 2021  

Bay of Plenty launches food story collective

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.


FFNZ 2021: Four from the floor
16 Jun 2021  

FFNZ 2021: Four from the floor

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 »


FFNZ 2021: Gallery – Day 3
16 Jun 2021  

FFNZ 2021: Gallery – Day 3

Hundreds of treats and tipples have been on show at Fine Food New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds this week.


FFNZ 2021: Four from the floor
15 Jun 2021  

FFNZ 2021: Four from the floor

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.


FFNZ 2021: Gallery – Day 2
15 Jun 2021  

FFNZ 2021: Gallery – Day 2

Day two of Fine Food New Zealand at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds.


Fieldays ready for action
15 Jun 2021  

Fieldays ready for action

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.


Fine Food NZ 2021 returns Sunday
11 Jun 2021  

Fine Food NZ 2021 returns Sunday

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.


Invite only Feed our Future event starts
9 Jun 2021  

Invite only Feed our Future event starts

The Riddet Institute is today hosting Feed our Future: A New Zealand Sustainable Food Systems Dialogue.


Doors open at new Te Tauihu Plant & Food Research facility
2 Jun 2021  

Doors open at new Te Tauihu Plant & Food Research facility

A new research facility which will unlock deeper opportunities for Nelson Tasman food producers has been opened in Riuwaka near Motueka.


Hort Connections to go ahead in Brisbane as planned
28 May 2021   /

Hort Connections to go ahead in Brisbane as planned

Annual trade show and conference confirmed for 7-9 June despite Victoria lockdown.


Buzz gathers for Apiculture NZ conference
25 May 2021   /

Buzz gathers for Apiculture NZ conference

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.


Chocstock tickets on sale
25 May 2021  

Chocstock tickets on sale

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.


Bluffies firmly on the menu for sold-out annual oyster festival
19 May 2021  

Bluffies firmly on the menu for sold-out annual oyster festival

As seafood lovers head to sold-out Bluff Oyster and Food Festival, MPI widens testing for parasite found in the region.


HortNZ conference to focus on resilience, recovery
13 May 2021  

HortNZ conference to focus on resilience, recovery

Horticulture New Zealand is putting resilience and recovery at the centre of its annual conference being held in August this year.


Boma NZ’s E Tipu 2021 is a go
11 May 2021  

Boma NZ’s E Tipu 2021 is a go

Described as the biggest food and fibre event of the year, the Boma NZ Agri Summit kicks-off in Christchurch this morning.


NZ AgriFood Week kicks off for 2021
3 May 2021  

NZ AgriFood Week kicks off for 2021

Delegates from around the country are converging on the Manawatu for the 2021 New Zealand Agrifood Week.


Summerfruit NZ opens 2021 conference registration
3 May 2021  

Summerfruit NZ opens 2021 conference registration

Summerfruit NZ has opened registration for the Growing strong – Success in a changing world conference.


The Food Show returns to the capital
29 Apr 2021  

The Food Show returns to the capital

The Wellington Food Show returns to the capital next in May, after being scuppered by Covid-19 in 2020.


NZ AgriFood Week puts alt-protein on the menu
28 Apr 2021  

NZ AgriFood Week puts alt-protein on the menu

Emerging Proteins Dinner event coincides with release of FoodHQ report on alt-proteins.


Boma NZ 2021 summit speakers confirmed
23 Apr 2021  

Boma NZ 2021 summit speakers confirmed

The Christchurch event will feature international and local speakers, interactive workshops, expert panels, cross-sector networking and more.


Marlborough F&B night feast back for 2021
22 Apr 2021  

Marlborough F&B night feast back for 2021

Marlborough Bayleys Friday Night Feast is back for 2021, showcasing the region’s food, wine and other beverages.


Food poverty social enterprise featured in inaugural Māori business event
22 Apr 2021  

Food poverty social enterprise featured in inaugural Māori business event

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.


No scallops for popular scallop festival
21 Apr 2021   /

No scallops for popular scallop festival

There will be no scallops at this year’s Whitianga Scallop Festival due to a rahui on the collection of the shellfish.


Nominations open for food and wine legends
21 Apr 2021  

Nominations open for food and wine legends

The winners will be announced at the 10th F.A.W.C! Summer Series this November.


Hospitality NZ, NZChefs to host inaugural Hospitality Summit
19 Apr 2021  

Hospitality NZ, NZChefs to host inaugural Hospitality Summit

Hospitality NZ and the NZChefs Association are to host the inaugural NZ Hospitality Summit and trade show in September.


Deer Industry Conference confirmed for Invercargill
19 Apr 2021   /

Deer Industry Conference confirmed for Invercargill

It was the first time the event would take place in two years.


Agtech firms take up sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021
16 Apr 2021   /

Agtech firms take up sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021

Agtech firm WayBeyond is taking up the sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021.


United Fresh to take part in UN’s Food Systems Summit
16 Apr 2021   /

United Fresh to take part in UN’s Food Systems Summit

United Fresh will lead a United Nations Independent Dialogue as part of the UN’s global initiative, the Food Systems Summit.


Apiculture conference to address climate change, honey market
14 Apr 2021  

Apiculture conference to address climate change, honey market

Climate change, international research trends and the changing global honey market to be discussed at the Apiculture NZ Conference.


300+ sit down for first Queenstown Long Lunch
26 Mar 2021  

300+ sit down for first Queenstown Long Lunch

More than 300 people attended the very first Queenstown Long Lunch, providing some much welcomed business for Queenstown Mall venues.


Industry to come together for NZ AgriFood Week
26 Mar 2021  

Industry to come together for NZ AgriFood Week

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.


Feast Waikato to feature Wintec student lunch event
26 Mar 2021   /

Feast Waikato to feature Wintec student lunch event

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.


First Southern Hemisphere fruit industry event kicks off
25 Mar 2021  

First Southern Hemisphere fruit industry event kicks off

The inaugural Annual Southern Hemisphere Fresh Fruit Trade congress takes place today.


Inaugural Ripe F&B festival gathers 2k revellers
24 Mar 2021   /

Inaugural Ripe F&B festival gathers 2k revellers

Wānaka’s inaugural food and wine festival Ripe drew 2000 festival goers on Sunday 21 March at Corbridge Woolshed.


The Food Show Christchurch makes its return
23 Mar 2021  

The Food Show Christchurch makes its return

The Food Show Christchurch will make its returning this April after Covid saw the event cancelled in 2020.


Boma NZ Agri Summit lineup unveiled
23 Mar 2021  

Boma NZ Agri Summit lineup unveiled

The food and fibre event will be held 11-12 May at the Christchurch Town Hall.


Thousands turn out for Grow Ōtautahi
16 Mar 2021  

Thousands turn out for Grow Ōtautahi

Thousands of people attended the festival at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.


Auckland to host Foodtech Packtech
3 Mar 2021   /

Auckland to host Foodtech Packtech

The event was expected to attract more than 200 local and international exhibiting companies and 4000+ qualified visitors.


Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 30 years
3 Mar 2021   /

Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 30 years

There will be 40 lots of wine, many of which were being specially blended, at this year’s event.


Southland launches food & bev event
26 Feb 2021  

Southland launches food & bev 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.


Auckland hosts NZ’s first food waste summit
25 Feb 2021   /

Auckland hosts NZ’s first food waste summit

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.


Taranaki looks to the humble avo for opportunities
25 Feb 2021   /

Taranaki looks to the humble avo for opportunities

Venture Taranaki will host its second Branching Out event, Avocados: The Taranaki Opportunity.


Long lunch comes to Queenstown
24 Feb 2021  

Long lunch comes to Queenstown

Ten Queenstown Mall eateries have come together to launch the Queenstown Long Lunch.


Taranaki presents Taste of the World event
23 Feb 2021  

Taranaki presents Taste of the World event

South Taranaki’s Taste of the World multicultural food and music festival will take place on Friday 12 March.


Bad weather, music festival shakes Kāpiti Food Fair turnout
16 Dec 2020  

Bad weather, music festival shakes Kāpiti Food Fair turnout

Organisers say the event will start 2021 with a loss.


Sunsetter Food Festival joins  Summernova line-up
8 Dec 2020  

Sunsetter Food Festival joins Summernova line-up

New Zealand wineries, breweries and popular Auckland eateries will be front and centre of the February event.


Hastings puts local food producers on show
25 Nov 2020  

Hastings puts local food producers on show

Local food vendors will take centre stage at the new Taste of Hastings event being held on December 3.


Food Show takes Auckland this weekend
19 Nov 2020  

Food Show takes Auckland this weekend

The event is finally getting its day, after Covid-19 pandemic postponed its earlier dates


Auckland gets crafty with new beer fest
16 Nov 2020  

Auckland gets crafty with new beer fest

It’s being held in March next year at Spark Arena.


Feast Marlborough calls for summer F&B events
12 Nov 2020  

Feast Marlborough calls for summer F&B events

Feast Marlborough is urging venues, food producers, and event organisers to help each other develop a new series of events.


20k kids take part in Zespri-led initiative
5 Nov 2020   /

20k kids take part in Zespri-led initiative

Twenty thousand children across 250 schools are taking part in a Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.


Students to promo food producers, outlets in new event
3 Nov 2020  

Students to promo food producers, outlets in new event

The Walking Supper is being held next Monday.


Christchurch’s Vegan Expo returns
29 Oct 2020   /

Christchurch’s Vegan Expo returns

The foodie event did not run in 2019.


Food event announces live music stage
27 Oct 2020  

Food event announces live music stage

The Kāpiti Food Fair is partnering with Coastella to provide musical entertainment for this year’s event.


Auckland Diwali Festival spreads across city
23 Oct 2020   /

Auckland Diwali Festival spreads across city

More than 100 activities and experiences are set to take place at numerous local venues during this year’s Auckland Diwali Festival.


Black Barn Vineyards announces 17th OpenAir event
21 Oct 2020  

Black Barn Vineyards announces 17th OpenAir event

The 17th OpenAir Cinema season will start on 27 December 2020 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North.


Programme launches for virtual zero-waste event
20 Oct 2020  

Programme launches for virtual zero-waste event

The five-day event is being held next month.


Beervana heads to Wellington Airport
15 Oct 2020  

Beervana heads to Wellington Airport

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 »


Kāpiti Food Fair to go ahead
2 Oct 2020  

Kāpiti Food Fair to go ahead

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 »


More events added to Elemental AKL
17 Sep 2020  

More events added to Elemental AKL

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 »