11th December 2023 Awards / Hospitality
The search is on for New Zealand’s best gastropubs, with entries now open for the inaugural Estrella Damm Top 50 New Zealand Gastropub Awards.
The New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards is calling for entries for 2024.
Lawson’s Dry Hills Wines, meat processor Taylor Preston and nutraceutical company SRW Laboratories have all walked away from the NZ International Business Awards with gongs.
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Four pioneers of the Marlborough wine industry have been presented with Wine Marlborough Lifetime Achievement Awards at a celebration dinner in Blenheim.
Retail banners owned by Foodstuffs have come out on top in the annual Reader’s Digest quality service awards, which identify businesses with the most satisfied customers.
Food and farming entrepreneur Carlos Bagrie has been awarded the 2024 Nuffield Farming Scholarship, alongside three fellow scholars.
New Zealand technology company, AoFrio, has been named a winner at The Cool Challenge, a sustainability initiative led by the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable.
Westland Dairy, Comvita and Scales are among the food firms shortlisted for the Deloitte Top 200 Awards, with a number of individuals also making the cut.
A total of 46 gold medals have been handed out to wines of all varieties at the 2023 Marlborough Wine Show.
Entries have opened for the Fonterra Responsible Dairying category, as part of the 2024 New Zealand Dairy industry Award programme.
The results of the sixth New Zealand Vegan Pie Awards are in, with Piccolo Morso’s Vegan Korma pie crowned supreme winner.
Foodstuffs supermarkets and brands took home 20 medals at the Great New Zealand Sausage Competition 2023, hosted by Retail Meat NZ.
More than 300 attendees celebrated achievement in the country’s red meat sector at the 2023 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards.
Over 550 wines are to be tasted over the coming days as judges get to work at the 2023 Marlborough Wine Show, sponsored by QuayConnect.
Sam’s Butchery in Silverdale has been named the Supreme Winner in the 2023 Great New Zealand Sausage Competition.
Waipara restaurant, cellar door and winery, Black Estate, has won the Supreme Establishment award and Outstanding Regional Establishment at the Canterbury Hospitality Awards.
Time is running out to enter the Vegan Pie Awards 2023, with registrations closing on 15 October.
Taylor Leabourn has won the 2023 Young Grower national title.
Hardy St Eatery has been named the Supreme Establishment at the Nelson Hospitality Awards.
Snacking company Bluebird Foods took home one of the most coveted awards after being named packaged supreme supplier of the year.
Cobb & Co, Cookie Time and The Coffee Club are all on the shortlist for this year franchise awards.
The newly established boutique luxury hotel, Majestic at Mayfair, is leading the way with five nominations in this year’s Canterbury Hospitality awards.
A healthy line-up of food and beverage companies and initiatives are among the 76 finalists in this year’s Sustainable Business Awards.
Silver Fern Farm’s Net Carbon Zero Beef has been shortlisted for the Datamars Livestock Technology Award in the 2023 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards.
New Zealand boutique gin distiller Vicar’s Son Gin has won the trophy for Best Contemporary Gin at the Australian Gin Awards.
The Bakels Legendary Sausage Roll Competition is now calling for entries after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.
Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Annette Richardson has won the 2023 Kiwifruit Innovation Award for her groundbreaking work in budbreak techniques – a crucial stage in the growth cycle of kiwifruit.
Pic’s Peanut Butter World has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards.
Queenstown’s Patagonia Chocolates has taken out the country’s top ice cream accolade being named Formula Foods Supreme Champion Boutique at the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards 2023.
Te Tāpui Atawhai – Auckland City Mission won the Supreme Award at the 2023 Diversity Awards NZ.
The results of prestigious National Butchery Awards have been unveiled.
Five finalists from around the country will take part in the 2023 Young Viticulturist of the Year national final next week.
Two winners were jointly named for this year’s Seafood New Zealand’s Future Adaptation Award.
The NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards 2023 has resulted in 183 medals were being awarded, including 64 golds, 74 silvers, and 45 bronzes.
Bakels NZ has named a new winner of the bacon & egg category in its annual pie awards, after a “technical glitch” during judging caused the wrong baker to be named first time round.
Eat Street’s Atticus Finch was cream of the crop at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards on Sunday night, taking out three awards including the supreme establishment award.
Agritech leader Arama Kukutai is one of four alumni of Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington selected as Distinguished Alumni Award winners for 2023.
Warkworth’s 8 Wired Brewing took out the top gongs at this year’s New Zealand Beer Awards, hosted by Brewers Guild New Zealand.
One of the visionaries behind the formation of Horticulture New Zealand, Max Lilly, has won the horticulture Bledisloe Cup for 2023.
An all-star female lineup has been selected for this year’s Lumina Rising Stars programme.
Supie’s Sarah Balle and Ārepa Holding’s Angus Brown have been selected as finalist in EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023.
The winner of the 25th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards went to Patrick’s Pies gourmet Roast Duck, Onion and Mushroom product.
The fourth year of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Good Employer Awards has seen a range of players from dairy, horticulture, meat processing, and food production make the shortlist.
Four scientists from Plant & Food Research have been recognised for their contributions to the primary sector with awards from the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (NZIAHS).
The Supreme Winner of the third annual Vegan Society Vegan Cheese Awards was Sonntag’s Cumin Gouda Style.
This year’s North Canterbury Young Viticulturist of the year title has gone to The Bone Line’s vineyard manager, Tristan Van Schalkwyk.
A Hawke’s Bay butchery has been named the Supreme Winner in both bacon and ham categories of the 100% New Zealand Bacon & Ham Awards.
Animals Like Us, Nibblish, T&G Global and The Apple Press’ Sally Gallagher have been shortlisted in the 2023 Hawke’s Bay Export Awards.
Felton Road vineyard supervisor, Nina Downer, has been named Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year 2023 for the second year running.
Timaru-based Jarved Allan from The Mānuka Collective achieves a supreme hat-trick at the annual Apiculture NZ National Honey Competition.
The 2023 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards are open for entries from New Zealand’s food and fibre sector employers.
Registrations are now open for the third annual Vegan Society Cheese Awards.
Botswana Butchery Queenstown wins best restaurant and industry veteran Tony Crosbie is inducted into the Hospitality Hall of Fame.
Following on from its gold Sofi award, Lewis Road Creamery’s 10 Star Certified Salted Butter has been named the 2023 Sofi Product of the Year.
SkyCity Entertainment’s general manager of Auckland hospitality, David Allot, has been named the Hospitality Industry Leader of the Year.
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A storage space optimiser for dry good products developed by Gladfield Malt has applications for the dairy industry, and other food system manufacturers.
Prolife Foods’ Haddrell’s honey business has bagged two gold medals at the 2023 London International Honey Awards for its Mānuka Honey UMF™ 22+ and Limited Edition Mānuka Honey UMF™ 25+.
A goats milk lip balm school project has picked up the Young Innovator of the Year Award at the 2023 Fieldays Innovation Awards.
Proper Crisps has won the Best Food Product accolade for its Cheeza Peno Tortilla Chips at Australia’s 2023 Naturally Good Awards.
Fishers, marine farmers, kaitiaki/tiaki, and researchers from around the country were among the recipients of the MPI-hosted awards.
Food system participants are among the 33 contenders for the 2023 Diversity Awards New Zealand, hosted by Diversity Works New Zealand.
The founder of Gisborne vegetable growing and processing business LeaderBrand is among the food system pioneers recognised in the 2023 King’s Birthday and Coronation Honours list.
Greystone’s 2021 Organic Chardonnay was recognised as the best organic wine in the country at the Aotearoa Organic Wine Awards.
Foodstuffs’ New World brand secured the top supermarket spot in the Canstar Blue 2023 customer satisfaction survey.
Nelson’s Sprig + Fern Brewing Co saw four of its beers find success at the Australian International Beer Awards, which were held in Melbourne last week.
Hawke’s Bay’s Craggy Range, Christchurch’s Kaiser Brew Garden, and Queenstown’s Kamana Lakehouse lead the nominations in the 2023 Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence.
The 21st year of the annual awards, hosted by the Sustainable Business Network, recognises business, local government, social enterprise and individuals for their sustainability achievements.
A raft of new names hailing from small, remote and in one case not even commercial breweries have made it into this year’s New World Beer & Cider Awards Top 30.
Entries have opened for the prestigious New Zealand Beer Awards.
The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards will be held at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre on Thursday 19 October.
Lewis Road Creamery’s export butter has won gold at the prestigious USA Sofi Awards.
The hunt for the best vegan sausage in Aotearoa is underway, with entries opening for what is the fifth annual Vegan Sausage Awards.
The 2023 Fieldays Innovation Awards finalists have been unveiled with 49 entrants competing for prizes totaling over $60,000.
The Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance data impact project has been nominated for a WasteMINZ Award for Excellence.
Raglan Food Co has named the winner of its first Vibe Lifter Award – a community programme the plant-based manufacturer introduced as part of its move to become a climate-positive business.
Cartwheel Creamery took home three coveted trophies from the 20th annual NZ Champion of Cheese Awards in Hamilton.
Judging of the fifth annual NZ Spirits Awards has begun in Auckland, and while gin is still the predominant entry there had been a 20% uptick in rum and whisky entries this year.
Fisheries New Zealand has announced a strong field of finalists for the upcoming Seafood Sustainability Awards.
Entries are now open for the New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA) 2023, which celebrate the success of the country’s exporters.
Fledging Tauranga-based Clarity Distillery Company has taken out a double gold award for its dry gin at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Entries are now open for the 2023 New Zealand Food Awards.
Mind Your Temper ‘Speculoos’ And Lucid ‘Chuncho’ have both won the supreme prize at the 2023 Vegan Chocolate Awards.
Regular winner Whittaker’s has claimed a triple victory in this year’s Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey, while dairy brands slip down the ranks in 2023.
The Vegan Society Aotearoa will hold its second annual Vegan Chocolate Awards in Auckland today.
Entries are open for the second annual Vegan Chocolate Awards, run by The Vegan Society Aotearoa.
A total of 162 cheeses have received medals in this year’s NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.
Auckland bakery Daily Bread has won the top prize for the second consecutive year in Baking New Zealand’s Great NZ Hot Cross Bun Competition.
Some 206 products received medals as part of this year’s Outstanding NZ Food Producer awards, after more than 290 products assessed in late February.
Entries are open for the 25th Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence 2023, run by Hospitality New Zealand and sponsored by Lion New Zealand.
More than 700 beers, ciders, and other fermented beverages are being judged this week at the 2023 New World Beer & Cider Awards in Christchurch.
Suppliers ranging from emerging seafood specialist Mills Bay Mussels through to meat leader ANZCO have been recognised at the co-op’s partnership awards.
Judging will take place this weekend for the 20th annual NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.
The Seafood Sustainability Awards are now open for entry, providing a chance to recognise outstanding contributions to sustainability across the seafood sector.
Michelin-star chef Pim Techamuanvivit is joining NZ chef Peter Gordon and 25 local food experts to judge the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards in Auckland this week.
New Zealand’s top food and fibre sector employers are being called on to enter the 2023 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.
Nominations will soon close for the 2023 Taitokerau Māori Business Awards which are being held on Friday 3 March 2023 at McKay Stadium 97 Western Hills Drive Kensington Whangārei.
Entries are now open for the New World Beer & Cider Awards, now in their ninth year.
Three bakers have been selected as finalists for Foodstuffs North Island’s annual Baker of the Year competition.
Two new categories comprising food and beverage producer and fibre producer have been added to the 2023 Primary Industries New Zealand Awards.
Entry is open for the 2023 NZ Champions of Cheese Awards, which will celebrate 20 years next year.
Entries are open for the 2023 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards which will be judged at Homeland in February next year.
Brother and sister powerhouse Jim and Rose Delegat took home the coveted Visionary Leader award for their work establishing NZ as a premium wine exporter.
The annual trans-Tasman Rabobank Leadership Awards are returning after a three-year Covid-enforced hiatus – with nominations now open for 2023.
Goodman Fielder, Tip Top and AS Wilcox and Sons were among the winners at the supermarket’s annual supplier partnership awards.
Food and beverage brands put in a strong showing at the twentieth annual Sustainable Business Network Awards.
New World has taken two golds in this year’s Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards, with Liquorland and food delivery service Fitfood among the winners taking gold medals in their respective categories.
Three food and beverage companies were among the four winners of BNZ’s inaugural Market Made competition.
MilkTechNZ has taken out two awards at the Waikato Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, including the Company-X Innovation Award.
Hospitality franchise Epiphany Café has taken home a trophy from the Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards 2022.
Twenty-six-year-old Regan Judd has taken out the title of 2022 Young Horticulturist of the Year.
Marisco production winemaker Alun Kilby from Marlborough has taken out the 2022 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year award, with Greystone’s Georgia Mehlhopt second.
The results are in from the National Butchery Awards which took place yesterday at the Due Drop Events Centre, in Auckland.
Māori-owned food and beverage exporter Kono and the co-founder and CEO of agritech company Robotics Plus, Steve Saunders, were winners at the Māori Business Leaders Awards.
The Napier-based business picked up the top gong, as well as the best large business accolade at the award’s first in-person event since 2019.
The fifth annual Vegan Pie Awards are taking place 31 October at plant-based restaurant The Butcher’s Son in Auckland.
Johnty Tatham’s Lucid Chocolatier 68% Port has won the supreme award at the 2022 New Zealand Chocolate Awards.
The 2023 Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in Māori horticulture and the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower awards are open for entry.
Boring Oat Milk, Duck Island Ice Cream and Six Barrel Soda were among the food & beverage firms which were recognised at the annual Best Design Awards.
Sustainable Foods has been named the 2022 Electra Kāpiti & Horowhenua Business of the Year.
Kapiti and Wairarapa olive oil makers dominated the annual New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards, winning four of the five major awards for Olive Oil Excellence.
Massey University student Mrinali Kumar has been feted at the 2022 KiwiNet Awards for her proposed cauliflower-based ice-cream product project, Is it ice cream? Yeah, Kinda.
Booster Wine Group has been awarded the Best Producer New Zealand accolade at the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards in Germany, after receiving five gold medals in the Summer Tasting 2022.
Entries for the Fieldays Innovation Awards close in three days.
The winners in the inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards have been announced at a gala dinner at the Napier War Memorial Centre.
A panel of judges will this Saturday taste and assess nearly 150 NZ-made chocolates in a bid to find winners for NZ Chocolate Awards 2022.
Industry stalwart Michael Ahern has won the Horticulture New Zealand Industry Service Award, while Miriana Stephens has been given the President’s Trophy for 2022.
The finalists for the 2022 Biosecurity Awards have been named with entries from Apiculture New Zealand, Kiwifruit Vine Health, Aquaculture New Zealand and Plant & Food Research in the running.
The Scion and AgriSea partnership has taken out the primary industries category at the Kudos Science Trust Awards this week at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners has held an event at Auckland’s War memorial Museum following its annual Long Service Awards, celebrating collectively over 1,230 years of service.
Plant & Food Research’s Dr Steve Green has won the 2022 Kiwifruit Innovation Award.
Lion, Tegel New Zealand and Rangitikei Free Range Chicken were among the medal winners at the 2022 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.
Ārepa, Anagenix and Calocurb were recognised for their high-value ingredients and products at this year’s NutraIngredients Asia Awards.
The Hellers Sharp Blacks have won third place at the World Butchers’ Challenge in Sacramento held over the weekend, after two years of Covid-19 cancellations.
Talley’s ice cream business NZ Creameries and privately-owned Much Moore Ice Cream both took home a swag of silverware at the 2022 NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards.
Auckland artisan gelato maker Little ‘Lato has been named Supreme Boutique Champion at the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards.
Van Dyck Fine Foods, Rockit Global, The True Honey Co, Leaft Foods, Silver Fern Farms and Agrisea New Zealand are among 57 finalists for the New Zealand International Business Awards 2022.
Suppliers ranging from dairy giant Fonterra through to oat milk startup Boring Milk were recognised at the co-op’s inaugural Foodstuffs Partnership Awards on Monday.
Cassels Brewery’s flagship Milk Stout has taken home the title of the World’s Best Milk Stout for the third time in four years.
The inaugural Foodstuffs Partnership Awards are set to take place on 29 August, at Te Pae, Christchurch.
A record number of gold medals have been awarded in this year’s NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards.
The fifth-generation Canterbury fisherman scooped the Future Development Innovations Award for his trail-blazing sustainability efforts.
Plant & Food Research and Zespri’s RubyRed innovation has been recognised in this year’s KiwiNet Awards which celebrate scientific discoveries being successfully commercialised within NZ’s universities and other research organisations.
Chocolate makers and chocolatiers are being called on to submit entries for the biennial NZ Chocolate Awards.
Lyre’s aperitif alternative, Italian Orange, has taken out a global spirits award category – in what is said to be the first time a non-alcoholic entrant has won the category.
AgriSea CEO Clare Bradley says the company’s NZ Hi-Tech Award win is proof of the benefits that come from combining indigenous knowledge with mainstream science and biotechnology.
Students and hobby cheesemakers are invited to the revamped Curds & Whey Amateur Cheesemaker Award which is part of the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards.
AgriSea has been named Hi-Tech Kamupene Māori o te Tau – Māori Company of the Year at the 2022 Hi-Tech Awards.
Bearsley Exports director Danny Bearsley has won the horticulture Bledisloe Cup for 2022.
Native Sparkling, Tom & Luke, Angela Clifford and Auld Farm Distillery all took home well-earned silverware from export and arable awards.
Wellington’s Peter Norrie has welcomed his induction into the Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame by reflecting on the opportunities in the industry over more than 40 years.
Reni Wereta-Gargiulo from Kiwi Kai Nelson has won the Supreme Award at this year’s Māori Women’s Development Inc Māori Businesswoman Awards 2022 held in Tāmaki Mākaurau on Friday, 29 July 2022.
Young agricultural professionals are being encouraged to apply for the annual Australasian agribusiness Zanda McDonald Award.
A clutch of food and beverage manufacturers have secured multiple shortlisted spots in the 2022 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards including J.H. Whittaker & Sons, Lion, Restaurant Brands and Rockit Global.
Queenstown’s Future Hospitality Group is in celebration mode after winning best bar for Little Blackwood and the excellence in people and culture award for the group at the 2022 Hospitality NZ Awards.
The 2022 winners are revealed at a black-tie dinner event at Auckland’s Grand Millennium Hotel following the two-day NZ Hospitality Conference.
A partnership between Te Awa Kairangi Kai Collective and Hutt City Council has won a national award from Local Government New Zealand for their work to get food to people in need across Lower Hutt.
Southern Pastures and its consumer brand Lewis Road Creamery has made the shortlist for the World Sustainability Awards 2022.
The supreme gong at this year’s Vegan Cheese Awards went to Casheta by Savour, a cashew-based feta-style vegan cheese.
Garage Project defends its champion large brewer title, with Behemoth, Three Sisters and Three Boys also taking home champion categories.
Laura Schultz has won the 2022 Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower Competition.
Ārepa, Zestt and Anagenix are among the homegrown ventures on the shortlist for the functional food, dietary supplement, and nutrition awards.
Some 290 entries spanning ice creams, gelatos, sorbets and dairy-free frozen products have been received for the NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards being judged on Saturday.
Chocolate manufacturer Whittaker’s took out the supreme award at the 2022 Dominion Post Wellington Gold Awards, after also scooping the global gold category.
A clutch of New Zealand wine companies have been recognised at the International Wine Challenge in London, including Giesen.
United Fresh New Zealand has won the Primary Industries New Zealand team award for its work delivering 300,000 boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables during Covid-19 lockdowns.
The annual New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology award for significant contribution to food safety, sponsored by MPI, went to The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research’s Food Safety and Preservation Team.
Beverage maker Native Sparkling, and snacking category players Tom & Luke and Rutherford & Meyer have all been shortlisted for this year’s ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards.
The 20th annual New World Wine Awards are open for entries.
Timaru-based The Mānuka Collective has taken home the Supreme award at the annual Apiculture New Zealand National Honey Competition for the second year in a row.
Registrations are now open for the annual Vegan Society Cheese Awards.
A total of 29 trophies were doled out at the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards in Hamilton last night.
After scooping the employee development award, the plant-based manufacturer also took home the supreme title.
The 2022 New World Wine Awards are now open for entries, with the competition celebrating its 20th year.
It is the first time in six years that a seafood company has taken the top gong at the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
Entries are now open for the 2022 Sustainable Business Awards.
Sustainable Foods’ plant-based brand Plan*t has taken out the supreme award at this year’s Vegan Sausage Awards for its sage and onion sausage.
A deer milk product developed by the state-owned enterprise has won a global dairy innovation accolade.
Foodstuffs’ Pak’nSave and New World, kiwifruit exporter Zespri, and food company Heinz Wattie’s all made this year’s Kantar Corporate Reputation Index – a first for Heinz Watties.
The finalists have been revealed in the Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence 2022, organised by Hospitality New Zealand.
Finery Cocktails founder Jane Allan and Secret Kiwi Kitchen’s Lauren Lulu Taylor and Clare Gallagher have been named finalists for business growth eco-system Soda’s 2022 Rise Up competition.
Entries are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made to protect the country against pests and diseases.
The fourth annual New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards take place tomorrow Friday 17 June with vegan news anchor, Mike McRoberts, lined up as the celebrity judge.
Chia Sisters founders Chloe and Florence Van Dyke have been picked among the world’s top women entrepreneurs for their commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Three notable food system stakeholders were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list including former Fonterra chairman John Monaghan who is made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the dairy industry.
Horticulture New Zealand is calling for nominations for its 2022 Horticulture Industry Awards.
Six extra virgin olive oils made by New Zealand growers have taken out top awards at the 2022 New York International Olive Oil Competition.
The NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers Association has opened entries for the 2022 New Zealand Ice Cream & Gelato Awards.
Some 218 medal winners have been recognised this year’s Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards – 71% of the more than 300 entries received.
Maatu Akonga, assistant manager at T&G Global, took out the title of 2022 Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower of the Year.
Nelson’s Sprig + Fern Brewing Co has taken home a handful of medals at the 2022 Australian International Beer Awards.
A record 294 entries from more than 150 venues have been received for the 2022 Hospitality Awards for Excellence, hosted by Hospitality New Zealand.
A stalwart of the Marlborough wine industry, Dominic Pecchenino, has been honoured by the board of Wine Marlborough with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Raglan Food Co, Sealord, Yealands and Constellation are among more than a dozen food and beverage businesses that have made the shortlist for the 2022 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.
Entries are now open for the 2022 Vegan Sausage Awards, which take place on 17th June, at the plant-based restaurant The Butcher’s Son.
New Zealand sheep and deer milk producers have made the shortlist of the World Dairy Innovation Awards 2022.
Nominations for the 2022 New Zealand Kiwifruit Innovation Award are now open.
Sarah Dobson, a 25-year-old environment and sustainability technician at AS Wilcox, has won the 2022 Pukekohe Young Grower competition.
New World has revealed its Top 30 beverages in its annual Beer & Cider Awards, and named Lion craft brand Emerson’s Weissbier its supreme winner.
Craigmore Farming Services from Canterbury and North Otago was named the 2022 Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award winner at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards on Saturday night.
Nominations are open for the 2022 Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award, sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety.
AF Drinks took home six medals from the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Nominations are open for the 2022 Seafood Stars Awards, designed to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the seafood industry.
More than 300 locally grown and made products being judged in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022 at Homeland, The Food Embassy for Aotearoa and the Pacific Islands, on 9 – 10 May 2022.
Chocolate makers from all over the world entered the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s first Vegan Chocolate Awards with the hope of becoming a winner in one of seven categories.
Entries and nominations are now open for the New Zealand International Business Awards 2022, the national gongs for export businesses.
A family-owned food firm remains at the top of the annual list of New Zealand’s most trusted brands, while 2022 also saw an F&B newcomer enter the top twenty.
Entries are now open for Hospitality New Zealand’s 24th annual Hospitality Awards for Excellence, which will be held in person at a gala dinner on 27 July at the Grand Millennium Auckland.
Barrier Island distillery Island Gin has won double gold at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover is back for a fifth year.
Bootleg Jerky Company has taken out the People’s Choice accolade at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021, north and west region.
New Zealand Bakels has cancelled this year’s Supreme Pie Awards.
East Imperial’s collection of New Zealand made mixers have won eight awards in the Tonic & Mixers Competition, run by Global Spirits Masters.
The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 254 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2022.
Manuka honey manufacturer Wilderness Valley was the People’s Choice winner at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021 south and east region.
Registration has opened for the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s inaugural Chocolate Awards.
Hawke’s Bay-based plant milk producer Kabocha Milk Co has won two awards at the the 2022 World Food Innovations in London.
New Zealand food and drink producers have until today, Friday 25 March, to enter the 2022 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.
The New Zealand Biosecurity Supreme Award went to maritime intelligence project Starboard from the Xerra Earth Observation Institute.
Entries are now open for the 2022 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award targeted at chefs aged 16-25.
Christchurch’s snack bar company Crafty Weka has been named as one of the Best Backpacking Foods of 2022 by US publication Backpacker.
A record number of beverages will be judged for the New World Beer and Cider Awards this year.
Nominations are now open for the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology 2022 Awards.
New Zealand spirit producers Broken Heart and Awildian have claimed global accolades.
Plant-based milk producer Kabocha Milk has been shortlisted at the World Food Innovation Awards.
Entries have opened for this year’s Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.
Hawke’s Bay boutique winery Clearview Estate has done it again – winning the Champion Wine of Show at the New Zealand International Wine Show on the weekend.
The Vegan Society’s Dairy Free Awards have crowned the country’s best plant-based ice cream, milk, yoghurt and butter for a third year.
Viticulturist Rhys Hall has been named the 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year.
TEG Risk and Sustainability Services has won a gold award from the Association of Consulting and Engineering for its consulting work with food processors.
Miniature apple company Rockit Global took out five awards for its 2021 rebrand at this year’s Best Design Awards – an annual event hosted by The Designers Institute of New Zealand.
It’s time to solve food & fibre challenges… with the 2022 Fieldays Innovation Awards!
Entries close today for this year’s Champions of Cheese Awards.
Central Otago’s Amisfield has scooped a couple of key prizes at the prestigious Cuisine Good Food Awards.
A mid-Canterbury farmer and businessman has been recognised with this year’s New Zealand Zanda McDonald Award.
Canterbury-based Alyssa Wilson has scooped the Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in beekeeping.
A new award recognising and promoting sustainability has been created as part of the 2022 New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards.
Auckland’s Wild Grain Bakery has won the supreme award in the 2021 New Zealand Vegan Pie Awards for the second year running. It’s Triple Berry Spiced Apple pie took the top prize after winning the sweet category.
Australia’s Woolworths Group has named Sealord one of its top suppliers for the year.
Campaigns from Ingham’s, DB Breweries, and Pic’s Peanut Butter are among half-a-dozen food industry winners from today’s 2021 TVNZ-NZ Marketing Awards.
A Marlborough company has been recognised for its oyster farm technology, picking up the 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award at the Global Seafood Alliance Awards.
Foodstuffs and Countdown have picked up awards at the Property Council New Zealand’s 2021 Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.
White + Wong’s, The Riverhead, Karaka Café, Good George Dining Hall and Emerson’s Brewery and Taproom also won awards.
Orchard Thieves Rosé Cider has won the gold medal in the new Cider Innovation Rosé category at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2021.
Countdown and New World have taken gold and silver respectively in the supermarket category in the latest Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards.
Saint Clair’s Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021 has won the Champion Wine title at the 2021 Marlborough Wine Show.
Chocolate maker Whittaker’s has been crowned exporter of the year at the 2021 ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards.
A bottle-fermented pear cider has been named the best cider in the country at the New Zealand Fruit Wine & Cider Awards in Hawke’s Bay.
Saint Clair has won a gold medal and the trophy for the best wine from New Zealand at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition.
The Alliance Group’s Pure South Handpicked 55 Day Aged Beef has won three gold medals in the prestigious World Steak Challenge.
Agencies DDB Aotearoa & Mango Communications picked up the accolade last night for the memorable promotion of Lion’s Emerson brand.
Hospitality New Zealand will hold its 2021 Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence event online this year on 23 November due to Covid restrictions.
Spring Valley Enterprises, AgResearch, and a Silver Fern Farms booking app are among 24 finalists in the inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards.
Plant & Food Research’s Cathy McKenna has won the 2021 Kiwifruit Innovation Award for her work to create an effective armoured scale insect management programme for Gold3 – or SunGold – Kiwifruit.
Food and beverage founders have been named finalists for the 2021 Women of Influence awards, organised by Westpac and publisher Stuff.
Tekapo-based Burke’s Brewing has won New Zealand’s best beer accolade for its Unforgiven Porter at the 2021 New Zealand Beer Awards.
The 25-year-old is an avocado grower services representative at Apata Group, based in the Bay of Plenty.
Online food delivery platform Menulog says it is using its annual Restaurant Awards to support hospitality businesses and celebrate restaurants across the country battling Covid-era conditions.
Kāpiti and Wairarapa olive oil makers have swept the annual New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards, winning all five major accolades.
New Zealand wines have taken 42 of the 50 placings in the New World Wine Awards Top 50.
New Zealand Winegrowers and DairyNZ are among 24 finalists unveiled in the 2021 Biosecurity Awards.
The inaugural Beef + Lamb New Zealand Awards has been delayed until early next year.
The 2021 Hospitality Awards for Excellence will be held on 23 November at Auckland Museum, as long as the city is at Covid-19 alert level 1.
George Weston Foods has won the supreme award at the 2021 Diversity Awards New Zealand.
Six winners have been unveiled at the 2021 Organic New Zealand Awards.
Beverage maker Pals has picked up two accolades at the 2021 World Beverage Innovation Awards.
Foodstuffs North Island’s Auckland Airport distribution centre has won the New Zealand Sustainability Project of the Year at this week’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards.
Independent Christchurch brewer Cassels Brewing Co has won the best American-style pale ale accolade at this year’s World Beer Awards.
Both high profile and emerging food firms are among the 53 finalists named in the New Zealand International Business Awards 2021, run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
The NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers Association has moved the dates for the 2021 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards, shifting judging to the beginning of November.
Chia Sisters, Fonterra, Foodstuffs and the New Zealand Food Network are among the food and beverage sector organisations shortlisted in the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards.
Food and agritech success stories are featured among sixteen finalists in the ninth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.
Countdown’s Taryn Olsen and Fresh Direct New Zealand’s Avinash de Silva are finalists in the 2021 Chief Information Officer Awards.
NZ Natural Pet Food Company founders Amber Cordero and Jacqueline Taylor are among four finalists from the food sector.
Wellington nut butter maker Fix & Fogg was named the supreme prize winner at the Wellington Gold Awards on Thursday night.
Twenty-eight-year-old Bryce Morrison, a grower services representative for Seeka, has been named Bay of Plenty’s Young Grower of the Year for 2021.
A handful of Food & beverage events from across the country have made the shortlist for the 2021 NZ Events Association New Zealand Event Awards after a record 108 entries were received.
The Vegan Society’s inaugural vegan cheeses awards attracted more than 30 entries from New Zealand plant-based cheese makers.
Bar, restaurant and accommodation operators from around the country are competing to take home to top gongs from this year’s Hospitality Awards for Excellence.
Allen and Jo Johnstone of Te Kuiti’s Wallace Johnstone Ltd have won the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture awards.
Malcolm Bailey of Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand took out the top prize of Outstanding Contribution to Primary Industries NZ Award.
Entries are open for this year’s Biosecurity Awards, which celebrate the fantastic mahi being done to protect Aotearoa, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries.
New Zealand secured its place in the 10 best wines of the International Wine Challenge 2021 with the Valli Pinot Noir Gibbston Vineyard 2019 from Central Otago claiming the IWC Sustainable Trophy.
From established names like chocolatier Whittaker’s and honey specialist Comvita through to hemp meat trailblazer, Plan*t, NZ food producers have been recognised in a raft of awards this week – but not always for their food.
Timaru-based Jarved Allan of 100% Pure New Zealand Honey took home the supreme award at Apiculture New Zealand’s National Honey Competition.
Kiwi companies including Reefton Distilling Co and Elemental Distillers took home nine out the fourteen trophies doled out at the the third annual New Zealand Spirits Awards.
From meat to mascarpone, the winners are announced with a Wairarapa business reigning supreme.
Family-owned Corson Grains was crowned the supreme winner of the 2021 Westpac Tairawhiti Business Excellence Awards.
Westpac NZ is ending its position as national sponsor of New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards after more than ten years.
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.
Venture Taranaki received the premier award for best practice for its business services grant at the 2021 Economic Development NZ Awards.
Wairarapa olive oil producer Olive Black has won a gold medal at the New York International Olive Competition.
Entries are now open for the 26th annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.
Winners of the annual awards will be announced on 9 September.
Two beverage companies have been recognised in Human Resources Director’s New Zealand’s Employer of Choice 2021 awards.
Real time lamb quality tool Clarospec scooped two awards including the overall winner in the on-farm systems category.
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.
Treasury Wine Estates has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand.
The winners will be announced at the 10th F.A.W.C! Summer Series this November.
Meal-kit delivery service Woop! has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards.
The winner and runner up will receive a $3000 professional development grant and a $1000 personal travel prize.
The winners of the Good Employer Awards have been revealed.
The winners will be announced on 3 May at Skyline Queenstown.
Farmers Linda and Evan Potter have been named new national ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.
Natural Health Products NZ has introduced a new category to its annual awards to recognise the sector’s response to Covid-19.
The awards celebrate and promote the region’s food and beverage offerings.
Dinuka and Nadeeka Gamage were announced winners of the region’s Share Farmer of the Year category.
T&G Global, Trevelyan, and Constellation Brands are among the food and beverage companies recognised.
The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 265 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021.
Retired Plant & Food Research molecular geneticist Sue Gardiner has been recognised for her contribution to global horticultural science.
Judging of the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2021 will move to a new date as a result of the Covid-19 level 3 lockdown in Auckland.
The association awarded undergraduates $5k per year and post-graduates $10k per year.
The awards are New Zealand’s largest and longest running food competition.
Judging of the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021 will go ahead in Hamilton this weekend after Auckland’s snap Covid-19 alert level 3 lockdown.
The award celebrates his contributions to fruit variety development.