The lawsuit is believed to be among the first by a US state to target a major plastics producer.
The iwi has lodged an appeal and judicial review of the decision of the expert panel to reject its open ocean salmon farm plan near Stewart Island.
The New Zealand beverage business behind Ch’i drinks has defended its trademark territory against a Singaporean food company – with partial success.
The dairy companies have failed to resolve their dispute over A2’s right to cancel Synlait’s exclusive supply arrangements.
A group of recreational fishers caught with a total of 348 fish, including more than nine times their collective daily limit for snapper, has been fined $10,500.
The international owner of the Bloom gin brand has failed in a challenge to an individual, Gewei Zhang, registration of the trade mark “Bloomfield” for wine.
The watchdog could turn to litigation should it find that Sanitarium’s actions are in breach of the Commerce Act, according to the competition watchdog’s chair, John Small.
Addiction Pet Foods’ New Zealand operation has been ordered to pay more than $220,000 following the amputation of an employee’s finger.
Auckland food importers have been fined $28,000 over failure to translate food allergen declarations into English on thousands of products.
A line in Synlait Milk’s account reveal the amount the dairy firm received after launching an $8.8m lawsuit over its Talbot Forest Cheese Co acquisition.
A Canterbury meat business and its owners have been fined $84,500 for the illegal sale of unregulated homekill meat through butcher shops.
A Wairoa man who poached crayfish that had a commercial value of nearly $300,000 has been jailed for two years and two and a half months.
Zespri is heading to court to try to counter the illegal production and sales of its SunGold kiwifruit variety in China.
A Waikato dairy company has been fined $32,500 over its failure to notify National Animal Identification and Tracing that it was moving 910 cattle onto its farm.
The former chief executive of failed honey export company Oceania Natural has been hit with the highest possible court penalties for market manipulation.
The Chelsea Sugar owner is heading to court this month following MPI filing charges over the 2021 sale and subsequent recalls of contaminated sugar.
From Saturday 1 July 2023, the sale and manufacture of many single-use plastic products are being banned, restricted or phased out.
All food businesses now need to do yearly mock recalls.
Affco New Zealand has been sentenced in the Gisborne District Court for health and safety failures at its Wairoa plant.
Australian mānuka honey producers have followed New Zealand’s industry by confirming it will not appeal the recent Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand decision.
“The start date of the grocery commissioner is expected very soon,” says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Duncan Webb.
The Mānuka Honey Appellation Society will not appeal the recent Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand decision.
A Nelson fishing company, skipper and first mate have been fined $69,750 for failing to assess and report coral caught in their net when bottom trawling on the high seas in the South Pacific.
The 24-page document covers everything from range reviews and delistings to buy-ins and shrinkage, as well as the scale of the penalties that could be imposed.
Synlait has reached a settlement in the legal action over its circa $38.5m purchase of Geraldine speciality cheesemaker Talbot Forest Cheese.
Mediation agreements with DOC and the McGuinness Institute will be formalised into consent orders by the Environment Court, according to NZKS.
The recent mānuka honey trademark decision highlights how ill-equipped NZ’s laws are for protecting Māori taonga and mātauranga Māori.
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council is pushing for changes to the proposed advertising codes, arguing that as they stand they inhibit innovation and make trans-Tasman operations unwieldy.
IPONZ calls the case a “trans-Tasman tussle of extraordinary proportions over trade mark rights for mānuka honey”.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand should rescind its 2017 approval of Syngenta’s genetically engineered Golden Rice after a court ruling.
A Northland commercial fisher who failed to report about 2.5 tonnes of catch has been hit with fines and penalties totalling nearly $60,000.
A West Auckland bakery business that did not properly safeguard its machinery has been sentenced over two incidents six months apart in which workers had their hands disfigured.
A pāua poacher who took 249 of the shellfish from the Kaikōura fishery, nearly half of them undersize, has been sentenced to seven months imprisonment.
Three people have been found guilty of exploiting migrants under the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme in a decision that was handed down in the Hamilton District Court on 17 February.
The Mānuka Charitable Trust is continuing its fight to protect the term mānuka, after withdrawing a recent UK challenge for what it described as “technical reasons”.
Two Foodstuffs South Island co-operative stores in Wānaka have been fined for opening on Good Friday.
The New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council and the Brewers Association are lining up to have their say when the the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Community Participation) Amendment Bill goes to a Parliamentary Select Committee next year.
“Should those changes be made, DOC has signalled that it does not oppose the granting of the consent of the Blue Endeavour application,” NZKS says.
A US court ban on New Zealand exports of several fish species from two North Island fisheries is only a preliminary decision although it has the potential to “dent” exports, according to Seafood New Zealand.
Southland’s Cando Fishing Limited and skipper Campbell David McManaway have been fined a total of $52,000 and given a three-year ban from pāua fishing after breaching set net restrictions and falsely reporting net lengths and catches.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on proposed Fisheries Amendment Act changes to the on-land disposal of fish.
The salmon farmer has received the go-ahead to develop New Zealand’s first open-water salmon farm – a decision which is crucial for the growth of the business.
Fonterra Australia has reached an agreement to settle class action proceedings filed on behalf of Australian farmers over a cut in milk payouts in 2016.
Some of the NZ’s largest F&B events, including Auckland Food Show and Foodtech Packtech, had to be cancelled or postponed because of the lease.
A fast-growing sustainable packaging company used by food and beverage manufacturers and one its directors, Rebecca Percasky, have been rapped over the knuckles by the Commerce Commission.
Talley’s Group chief executive Tony Hazlett says it is disappointed its Amaltal business has been ordered to forfeit its Amaltal Apollo vessel, fishing equipment, and $127,000 worth of fish.
An Auckland pair caught with 222 crayfish from Māhia that they intended to sell on the black market have been sentenced to five months community detention and 140 hours community work.
Two unregistered raw milk operators have been fined for separate incidents of trying to circumvent the rules that regulate the sale and supply of the product.
A judge urges parties back around the table in an effort to find an events compromise after ruling the lease of the historic Auckland venue to a film studio unlawful.
Dairyworks is granted an application for wasted costs in a judgment that sheds some light on the court case.
A driver delivering takeaway food via online app HungryPanda was an employee and not an independent contractor, the Employment Relations Authority has found.
An Auckland liquor importing company and two managers, have been fined $151,200 for attempting to sell thousands of bottles of illegal liquor and avoiding rules in place to protect consumers.
Mainland Poultry was sentenced in the Papakura District Court, after a worker’s thumb was severed in October 2020.
A man has been banned from fishing and sentenced to home detention for his part in taking 319 pāua to sell on the black market.
The dairy company is now facing a class action in the NZ High Court, which relates to earning disclosures in the same period as Australian claims.
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A Southland company has been fined $10,400 after failing to keep a fish sales record system for seafood it was moving between its Te Anau restaurants.
The Employment Court has found three former Gloriavale commune members on the West Coast were employees not volunteers at the registered charity which has F&B ventures.
A milk business has been fined $30,000 for not following the rules that regulate the supply and sale of raw milk.
The dairy company has launched legal action against the vendors of loss-making Talbot Forest Cheese Co, which Synlait bought for close to $40m.
Two shareholders in Oceania Natural have been fined a combined $310,000 after they admitted to charges of market manipulation and disclosure breaches..
The healthcare and wellness company has had to turn to its investors for cash after being surprised by inventory levels after its acquisition of King Honey.
Talley’s says it did not direct the master of a vessel to fish in a closed area.
Amaltal Fishing Co Limited, along with the master of its fishing vessel, the Amaltal Apollo, have been found guilty of 14 charges of breaching the conditions of a high seas fishing permit.
The director of Tuna Fishing Company Limited has been sentenced for offences under the Fisheries Act for a second time in two years.
Gisborne District Council is appealing a decision from the Land Valuation Tribunal, relating to the capital value of a gold kiwifruit orchard in the Gisborne district.
The government has cited New Zealand King Salmon’s difficulties to illustrate that the RMA needs reform.
New Zealand’s honey sector is appealing a UK Intellectual Property Office decision that declined a manuka honey trademark application.
The company says the broadcaster made a series of false and defamatory claims about its operations.
The A2 Milk Company says it will defend a second class action filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria in Australia, this time by Shine Lawyers.
A Southland fishing company has been fined $18,000 and their boat skipper $6,750 for set netting in marine protected areas, along with removing fins from sharks and discarding the bodies at sea.
The owner of Dunedin-based Romeeco Bakery has been ordered to pay $299,038 in arrears and penalties after a Labour Inspectorate investigation.
An appeal related to the Overseas Investment Office decision to approve the sale of Westland Milk Products to Chinese conglomerate Yili is set to start on Wednesday.
The A2 Milk Company says it is aware of reports about a potential class action led by Australia’s Shine Lawyers but has no knowledge of any further legal proceedings.
New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower has upgraded its profit guidance for FY21.
A2 “considers that it complied with disclosures notifications at all time,” following a class claim filing in Australia alleging misleading or deceptive conduct.
Th fishing company pleaded guilty to a charge of exposing workers to risk of death or serious injury.
The Commerce Commission has reminded all businesses supplying essential services in the current nationwide Covid-19 lockdown of their obligations under the Commerce Act.
NZHFC made representations such as “100% New Zealand” knowing the royal jelly ingredient was from China, finds a court.
The director of Auckland restaurant Kiran Cuisine has been ordered to pay full arrears of $75,026.18 in unpaid minimum wage, leave, and holiday pay to a former employee, as well as a further $50,000 in penalties.
A serial offender will face serious charges under the Fisheries Act after thousands of empty pāua shells were discovered at his home during a search warrant executed by MPI fishery officers.
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.
A2 said it believes it has complied with all disclosure obligations.
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.
Cartel conduct included price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging.
A Lower Hutt man and a Napier man have each received three-year fishing bans.
A former master of a Hawke’s Bay fishing vessel has been fined for not deploying seabird protection equipment.
Zespri is progressing its plan to move against the unlawful growing of kiwifruit in China as illegal plantings increase.
Talley’s deep-water fishing division says it should not be fined for an error made by one of its staff.
Talley’s deep-water fishing division has been fined for illegal bottom trawling in a marine reserve.
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.
The Organic Products Bill is going through its final stages in parliament.
The fishing company, the master of its San Waitaki ship, and its first mate have been fined a total of $53k.
The integrated, family-owned horticultural company was taken to court by the local council.
Talley’s deep-water fishing division is considering an appeal against its conviction for illegal bottom trawling in a marine reserve.
North Island Mussels Limited has been fined $150,000 and ordered to pay $31,000 in reparation following a 2019 incident which saw an employee’s hand crushed.
There were discrepancies between what the store was advertising, and what customers were paying at the till.