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Friday 20 May 2022

Awards

Non-alcs and newbies in New World Beer & Cider Awards winners 17th May 2022 /

Non-alcs and newbies in New World Beer & Cider Awards winners

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.


NZ Dairy Industry Award winners named 16th May 2022

NZ Dairy Industry Award winners named

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.


Food safety award nomination open 12th May 2022 /

Food safety award nomination open

Nominations are open for the 2022 Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award, sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety.


AF wins at SF World Spirits Competition 10th May 2022 /

AF wins at SF World Spirits Competition

AF Drinks took home six medals from the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


Seafood Stars Awards nominations open 9th May 2022 /

Seafood Stars Awards nominations open

Nominations are open for the 2022 Seafood Stars Awards, designed to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the seafood industry.


300 in to win at Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022 6th May 2022

300 in to win at Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022

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.


Who won at the inaugural vegan chocolate awards? 3rd May 2022 /

Who won at the inaugural vegan chocolate awards?

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 open for NZ International Business Awards 3rd May 2022 /

Entries open for NZ International Business Awards

 Entries and nominations are now open for the New Zealand International Business Awards 2022, the national gongs for export businesses.


Which F&B brands are ‘most trusted’ in 2022? 27th April 2022 /

Which F&B brands are ‘most trusted’ in 2022?

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 open for 2022 Hospitality Awards for Excellence 26th April 2022 /

Entries open for 2022 Hospitality Awards for Excellence

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’s Island Gin gets World Spirits Competition gong 14th April 2022 /

Barrier’s Island Gin gets World Spirits Competition gong

Barrier Island distillery Island Gin has won double gold at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


Toastie Takeover judging under way 14th April 2022 /

Toastie Takeover judging under way

The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover is back for a fifth year.


Bootleg Jerky wins People’s Choice business award 11th April 2022 /

Bootleg Jerky wins People’s Choice business award

Bootleg Jerky Company has taken out the People’s Choice accolade at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021, north and west region.


Bakels cancels 2022 supreme pie awards 7th April 2022 /

Bakels cancels 2022 supreme pie awards

New Zealand Bakels has cancelled this year’s Supreme Pie Awards.


East Imperial’s medal haul 6th April 2022 /

East Imperial’s medal haul

East Imperial’s collection of New Zealand made mixers have won eight awards in the Tonic & Mixers Competition, run by Global Spirits Masters. 


Gouda job! NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 medals dished out 4th April 2022 /

Gouda job! NZ Champions of Cheese 2022 medals dished out

The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 254 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2022.


Business awards gongs for Auckland F&B 4th April 2022 /

Business awards gongs for Auckland F&B

Manuka honey manufacturer Wilderness Valley was the People’s Choice winner at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021 south and east region.


Inaugural Vegan Chocolate Awards open for entries 1st April 2022 /

Inaugural Vegan Chocolate Awards open for entries

Registration has opened for the Vegan Society Aotearoa’s inaugural Chocolate Awards.


Kabochamilk wins at World Food Innovation awards 28th March 2022 /

Kabochamilk wins at World Food Innovation awards

Hawke’s Bay-based plant milk producer Kabocha Milk Co has won two awards at the the 2022 World Food Innovations in London.


Final call for outstanding food producer awards entries 25th March 2022

Final call for outstanding food producer awards entries

New Zealand food and drink producers have until today, Friday 25 March, to enter the 2022 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards.


Maritime intelligence project takes supreme biosecurity award 23rd March 2022 /

Maritime intelligence project takes supreme biosecurity award

The New Zealand Biosecurity Supreme Award went to maritime intelligence project Starboard from the Xerra Earth Observation Institute.


Entries open for 2022 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award 18th March 2022

Entries open for 2022 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award

Entries are now open for the 2022 Nestlé Golden Chef’s Hat Award targeted at chefs aged 16-25.


Crafty Weka gets Best Backpacking Food accolade 18th March 2022 /

Crafty Weka gets Best Backpacking Food accolade

Christchurch’s snack bar company Crafty Weka has been named as one of the Best Backpacking Foods of 2022 by US publication Backpacker.


Record entries for New World beer and cider awards 15th March 2022 /

Record entries for New World beer and cider awards

A record number of beverages will be judged for the New World Beer and Cider Awards this year.


NZIFST award entries now open 7th March 2022 /

NZIFST award entries now open

Nominations are now open for the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology 2022 Awards.


NZ spirits top of the world 4th March 2022 /

NZ spirits top of the world

New Zealand spirit producers Broken Heart and Awildian have claimed global accolades.


Kabocha on World Food Innovation Awards shortlist 4th March 2022 /

Kabocha on World Food Innovation Awards shortlist

Plant-based milk producer Kabocha Milk has been shortlisted at the World Food Innovation Awards.


Primary Industries award entries open 3rd March 2022 /

Primary Industries award entries open

Entries have opened for this year’s Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.


Clearview Estate triumphs at NZ International Wine Show 1st March 2022 /

Clearview Estate triumphs at NZ International Wine Show

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.


Dairy-free champs crowned in vegan awards 28th February 2022 /

Dairy-free champs crowned in vegan awards

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.


Blenheim viticulturist wins Young Horticulturist of the Year 24th February 2022 /

Blenheim viticulturist wins Young Horticulturist of the Year

Viticulturist Rhys Hall has been named the 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year.


Meat processor work earns TEG gold gong 23rd February 2022

Meat processor work earns TEG gold gong

TEG Risk and Sustainability Services has won a gold award from the Association of Consulting and Engineering for its consulting work with food processors.


Rockit scoops gold at Designers Institute awards 22nd February 2022 /

Rockit scoops gold at Designers Institute awards

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.


Watch: 2022 Fieldays Innovation Awards 21st February 2022

Watch: 2022 Fieldays Innovation Awards

It’s time to solve food & fibre challenges… with the 2022 Fieldays Innovation Awards!


Last call for cheese award entries 11th February 2022 /

Last call for cheese award entries

Entries close today for this year’s Champions of Cheese Awards.


Amisfield shines in national food awards 9th February 2022 /

Amisfield shines in national food awards

Central Otago’s Amisfield has scooped a couple of key prizes at the prestigious Cuisine Good Food Awards.


Align CEO wins Zanda McDonald award 8th February 2022

Align CEO wins Zanda McDonald award

A mid-Canterbury farmer and businessman has been recognised with this year’s New Zealand Zanda McDonald Award.


Young Kiwis shine in food and beverage 8th February 2022

Young Kiwis shine in food and beverage

Canterbury-based Alyssa Wilson has scooped the Apiculture New Zealand Ron Mossop Youth Scholarship in beekeeping.


New sustainability award for Champions of Cheese 7th December 2021 /

New sustainability award for Champions of Cheese

A new award recognising and promoting sustainability has been created as part of the 2022 New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards. 


NZ’s best vegan pies revealed 6th December 2021

NZ’s best vegan pies revealed

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.


Sealord wins Woolworths supplier award 6th December 2021 /

Sealord wins Woolworths supplier award

Australia’s Woolworths Group has named Sealord one of its top suppliers for the year.


F&B campaigns win big at NZ Marketing Awards 2nd December 2021 /

F&B campaigns win big at NZ Marketing Awards

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.


Marlborough winner at Global Seafood Alliance awards 1st December 2021 /

Marlborough winner at Global Seafood Alliance 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.


Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas, Citizen win Sustainable Business Awards 26th November 2021 /

Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas, Citizen win Sustainable Business Awards

Chia Sisters, All Good Bananas and Citizen have taken gongs at the Sustainable Business Awards, with the former just missing out on the supreme award.


Foodstuffs, Countdown win property gongs 25th November 2021 /

Foodstuffs, Countdown win property gongs

Foodstuffs and Countdown have picked up awards at the Property Council New Zealand’s 2021 Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards.


Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence: QT Auckland reigns supreme 24th November 2021 /

Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence: QT Auckland reigns supreme

White + Wong’s, The Riverhead, Karaka Café, Good George Dining Hall and Emerson’s Brewery and Taproom also won awards.


Orchard Thieves Rosé Cider wins gold at brewing industry ‘Oscars’ 24th November 2021 /

Orchard Thieves Rosé Cider wins gold at brewing industry ‘Oscars’

Orchard Thieves Rosé Cider has won the gold medal in the new Cider Innovation Rosé category at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2021. 


F&B winners in Reader’s Digest service awards 23rd November 2021

F&B winners in Reader’s Digest service awards

Countdown and New World have taken gold and silver respectively in the supermarket category in the latest Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards.


2021 vintage shines through at Marlborough Wine Show 22nd November 2021 /

2021 vintage shines through at Marlborough Wine Show

Saint Clair’s Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021 has won the Champion Wine title at the 2021 Marlborough Wine Show.


Whittaker’s, Fix & Fogg win export awards 19th November 2021

Whittaker’s, Fix & Fogg win export awards

Chocolate maker Whittaker’s has been crowned exporter of the year at the 2021 ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards.


First pear drop takes NZ’s best cider title 16th November 2021

First pear drop takes NZ’s best cider title

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, Whitehaven Wines win gold 16th November 2021 /

Saint Clair, Whitehaven Wines win gold

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.


Alliance’s Pure South wins triple gold at World Steak Challenge 15th November 2021 /

Alliance’s Pure South wins triple gold at World Steak Challenge

The Alliance Group’s Pure South Handpicked 55 Day Aged Beef has won three gold medals in the prestigious World Steak Challenge.


F&B campaigns lauded, Lion’s Tiny Pub wins gold Effie 11th November 2021 /

F&B campaigns lauded, Lion’s Tiny Pub wins gold Effie

Agencies DDB Aotearoa & Mango Communications picked up the accolade last night for the memorable promotion of Lion’s Emerson brand.


Hospitality awards go virtual 10th November 2021 /

Hospitality awards go virtual

Hospitality New Zealand will hold its 2021 Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence event online this year on 23 November due to Covid restrictions.


B+LNZ awards finalists unveiled 5th November 2021 /

B+LNZ awards finalists unveiled

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 McKenna wins innovation award 4th November 2021 /

Plant & Food Research’s McKenna wins innovation award

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.


F&B founders named 2021 Women of Influence finalists 1st November 2021

F&B founders named 2021 Women of Influence finalists

Food and beverage founders have been named finalists for the 2021 Women of Influence awards, organised by Westpac and publisher Stuff.


Burke’s Brewing among winners at NZ Beer Awards 2021 26th October 2021 /

Burke’s Brewing among winners at NZ Beer Awards 2021

Tekapo-based Burke’s Brewing has won New Zealand’s best beer accolade for its Unforgiven Porter at the 2021 New Zealand Beer Awards.


Apata’s van den Heuvel wins Young Grower Of The Year 22nd October 2021 /

Apata’s van den Heuvel wins Young Grower Of The Year

The 25-year-old is an avocado grower services representative at Apata Group, based in the Bay of Plenty.


Menulog launches 2021 Restaurant Awards 14th October 2021 /

Menulog launches 2021 Restaurant Awards

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, Wairarapa olive oil makers sweep major awards 11th October 2021 /

Kāpiti, Wairarapa olive oil makers sweep major awards

Kāpiti and Wairarapa olive oil makers have swept the annual New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards, winning all five major accolades.


NZ wines lauded in New World awards 5th October 2021 /

NZ wines lauded in New World awards

New Zealand wines have taken 42 of the 50 placings in the New World Wine Awards Top 50.


NZ Winegrowers, DairyNZ make Biosecurity Awards shortlist 4th October 2021 /

NZ Winegrowers, DairyNZ make Biosecurity Awards shortlist

New Zealand Winegrowers and DairyNZ are among 24 finalists unveiled in the 2021 Biosecurity Awards.


B+LNZ delays inaugural awards 4th October 2021 /

B+LNZ delays inaugural awards

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


Hospitality Awards sets new date, venue for postponed event 30th September 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.


George Weston Foods, NZTE win at 2021 Diversity Awards 24th September 2021 /

George Weston Foods, NZTE win at 2021 Diversity Awards

George Weston Foods has won the supreme award at the 2021 Diversity Awards New Zealand.


Bostock, blackcurrant powder among organic award winners 21st September 2021 /

Bostock, blackcurrant powder among organic award winners

Six winners have been unveiled at the 2021 Organic New Zealand Awards.


Pals wins two gongs at World Beverage Innovation Awards 16th September 2021 /

Pals wins two gongs at World Beverage Innovation Awards

Beverage maker Pals has picked up two accolades at the 2021 World Beverage Innovation Awards.


FSNI distribution centre wins top sustainability award 15th September 2021 /

FSNI distribution centre wins top sustainability award

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.


Cassels lone Kiwi win at World Beer Awards 10th September 2021 /

Cassels lone Kiwi win at World Beer Awards

Independent Christchurch brewer Cassels Brewing Co has won the best American-style pale ale accolade at this year’s World Beer Awards.


Food firms finalists in NZ International Business Awards 6th September 2021 /

Food firms finalists in NZ International Business 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.


NZ ice cream award dates moved 25th August 2021 /

NZ ice cream award dates moved

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.


F&B firms, organisations shortlisted for Sustainable Business Awards 12th August 2021 /

F&B firms, organisations shortlisted for Sustainable Business Awards

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 sector finalists in KiwiNet commercialisation awards 10th August 2021 /

Food sector finalists in KiwiNet commercialisation awards

Food and agritech success stories are featured among sixteen finalists in the ninth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.


Countdown, Fresh Direct staffers make awards shortlist 5th August 2021 /

Countdown, Fresh Direct staffers make awards shortlist

Countdown’s Taryn Olsen and Fresh Direct New Zealand’s Avinash de Silva are finalists in the 2021 Chief Information Officer Awards.


F&B founders shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2nd August 2021

F&B founders shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

NZ Natural Pet Food Company founders Amber Cordero and Jacqueline Taylor are among four finalists from the food sector.


Fix & Fogg reigns supreme at business awards 2nd August 2021 /

Fix & Fogg reigns supreme at business awards

Wellington nut butter maker Fix & Fogg was named the supreme prize winner at the Wellington Gold Awards on Thursday night.


BOP Young Grower of the Year named 26th July 2021

BOP Young Grower of the Year named

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.


F&B events make awards shortlist 22nd July 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.


Entries roll in for inaugural vegan cheese awards 19th July 2021 /

Entries roll in for inaugural vegan cheese awards

The Vegan Society’s inaugural vegan cheeses awards attracted more than 30 entries from New Zealand plant-based cheese makers.


Who is in the running for the Hospitality NZ Excellence Awards? 15th July 2021 /

Who is in the running for the Hospitality NZ Excellence Awards?

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.


Wheat, meat and grower awards 12th July 2021

Wheat, meat and grower awards

Allen and Jo Johnstone of Te Kuiti’s Wallace Johnstone Ltd have won the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture awards.


PI Summit 2021: Industry leaders, food firms recognised 7th July 2021

PI Summit 2021: Industry leaders, food firms recognised

Malcolm Bailey of Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand took out the top prize of Outstanding Contribution to Primary Industries NZ Award.


Calling all Aotearoa biosecurity heroes 6th July 2021 /

Calling all Aotearoa biosecurity heroes

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.


NZ nabs spots in International Wine Challenge 2021 5th July 2021 /

NZ nabs spots in International Wine Challenge 2021

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.


Bangers, burgers and bees – food industry winners take a bow 30th June 2021

Bangers, burgers and bees – food industry winners take a bow

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.


Apiculture NZ crowns national honey competition winners 29th June 2021 /

Apiculture NZ crowns national honey competition winners

Timaru-based Jarved Allan of 100% Pure New Zealand Honey took home the supreme award at Apiculture New Zealand’s National Honey Competition.


Distillers celebrate NZ spirit award wins 28th June 2021 /

Distillers celebrate NZ spirit award wins

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.


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

New Zealand’s Outstanding Food Producers 2021 are….

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


Food firms triumph at business awards 21st June 2021

Food firms triumph at business awards

Family-owned Corson Grains was crowned the supreme winner of the 2021 Westpac Tairawhiti Business Excellence Awards.


NZ Dairy Industry Awards and Westpac part ways 16th June 2021 /

NZ Dairy Industry Awards and Westpac part ways

Westpac NZ is ending its position as national sponsor of New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards after more than ten years.


Young fruitgrower of the year makes it a double 9th June 2021

Young fruitgrower of the year makes it a double

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 scoops premier EDNZ award 31st May 2021 /

Venture Taranaki scoops premier EDNZ award

Venture Taranaki received the premier award for best practice for its business services grant at the 2021 Economic Development NZ Awards.


Olive Black takes gong in New York 31st May 2021 /

Olive Black takes gong in New York

Wairarapa olive oil producer Olive Black has won a gold medal at the New York International Olive Competition.


Franchisees, on your marks 26th May 2021 /

Franchisees, on your marks

Entries are now open for the 26th annual Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards.


Hospitality NZ 2021 awards open 24th May 2021

Hospitality NZ 2021 awards open

Winners of the annual awards will be announced on 9 September.


Drinks giants toast Employers of Choice awards 19th May 2021

Drinks giants toast Employers of Choice awards

Two beverage companies have been recognised in Human Resources Director’s New Zealand’s Employer of Choice 2021 awards.


Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge winners 12th May 2021

Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge winners

Real time lamb quality tool Clarospec scooped two awards including the overall winner in the on-farm systems category.


Brewers toast ‘Top 30’ beer & cider awards 4th May 2021

Brewers toast ‘Top 30’ beer & cider awards

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.


TWE named one of the best places to work 22nd April 2021 /

TWE named one of the best places to work

Treasury Wine Estates has been named as one of the top companies to work in Australia and New Zealand.


Nominations open for food and wine legends 21st April 2021

Nominations open for food and wine legends

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


Woop! takes top gong at business awards 20th April 2021 /

Woop! takes top gong at business awards

Meal-kit delivery service Woop! has won the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards.


Entries open for 2021 Peter Jowett Scholarship 19th April 2021 /

Entries open for 2021 Peter Jowett Scholarship

The winner and runner up will receive a $3000 professional development grant and a $1000 personal travel prize.


Good Employer Awards celebrate food and fibre sector – minister 14th April 2021 /

Good Employer Awards celebrate food and fibre sector – minister

The winners of the Good Employer Awards have been revealed.


Finalists for Queenstown hospo awards revealed 12th April 2021 /

Finalists for Queenstown hospo awards revealed

The winners will be announced on 3 May at Skyline Queenstown.


Hawke’s Bay farmers named sustainability ambassadors 29th March 2021 /

Hawke’s Bay farmers named sustainability ambassadors

Farmers Linda and Evan Potter have been named new national ambassadors for Sustainable Farming and Growing.


Natural Health Products NZ introduces new award category 19th March 2021

Natural Health Products NZ introduces new award category

Natural Health Products NZ has introduced a new category to its annual awards to recognise the sector’s response to Covid-19.


Nominations open for Queenstown hospo awards 17th March 2021 /

Nominations open for Queenstown hospo awards

The awards celebrate and promote the region’s food and beverage offerings.


2021 Canterbury/North Otago Dairy Industry Awards winners named 17th March 2021 /

2021 Canterbury/North Otago Dairy Industry Awards winners named

Dinuka and Nadeeka Gamage were announced winners of the region’s Share Farmer of the Year category.


F&B firms finalists in MPI Good Employer Awards 16th March 2021 /

F&B firms finalists in MPI Good Employer Awards

T&G Global, Trevelyan, and Constellation Brands are among the food and beverage companies recognised.


Medals for NZ Champions of Cheese announced 16th March 2021 /

Medals for NZ Champions of Cheese announced

The New Zealand Specialist Cheesemakers Association has announced 265 medal winners in the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2021.


Plant geneticist recognised for contribution to horticultural science 15th March 2021 /

Plant geneticist recognised for contribution to horticultural science

Retired Plant & Food Research molecular geneticist Sue Gardiner has been recognised for her contribution to global horticultural science.


Auckland lockdown delays outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards judging 4th March 2021 /

Auckland lockdown delays outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards judging

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.


MIA awards 11 scholarships 24th February 2021 /

MIA awards 11 scholarships

The association awarded undergraduates $5k per year and post-graduates $10k per year.


Bakels pie awards back on 22nd February 2021

Bakels pie awards back on

The awards are New Zealand’s largest and longest running food competition.


Champions of Cheese judging moves to Hamilton 17th February 2021 /

Champions of Cheese judging moves to Hamilton

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.


Scientist scoops fruit development award 9th November 2020 /

Scientist scoops fruit development award

The award celebrates his contributions to fruit variety development.