Kāpeti named supreme at food awards

A fermented sauerkraut with pūhā (sow thistle) has won the Massey University Supreme Award at the New Zealand Food Awards. The Wild Fermentary from the Auckland suburb of Clevedon took out the top prize for its Smoky Kāpeti. The business specialises in all things fermented, and uses ingredients like dandelion, stinging nettle, nasturtium and pūhā […]

Agri-sector releases long awaited methane plan

The Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership – He Waka Eke Noa today released a discussion document with two key options for farmers to consider over the next three months, as alternatives to the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). The cross agrisector partnership includes Beef + Lamb New Zealand, DairyNZ and Federated Farmers, as well […]

3 billion cannot afford healthy food: study

Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people would join their ranks should further unpredictable events reduce incomes by one-third, the UN food agency said, launching a new report on Tuesday. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) 2021 State of Food and […]

Te Urewera honey tastes success in London awards

A small honey producer from Ruatāhuna, in the remote Te Urewera wilderness, crowned Best Tasting Honey in the World earlier this year, has now won four awards at the London International Honey Awards 2021. Manawa Honey’s Manuka Honey and Tawari Honey won Gold, and their Rewarewa Honey and Pua-a-Tane Wild Forest Honey won Silver. The […]

Auckland’s QT named Supreme hospo winner

  QT Auckland hotel in the Viaduct Harbour has won the Supreme Award at the 2021 Lion Hospitality Awards for Excellence. The awards were presented at an event in Wellington last night and livestreamed to a number of other venues around the country. They were hosted by Hospitality New Zealand and recognised businesses and individuals […]

Lockdown boosts fancy beers by 42%

Statistics New Zealand figures released this week showed how the lockdown in Auckland has impacted the beer sector over the last quarter. The data for the period July to September 2021 shows overall beer available for consumption in New Zealand was reduced by 8.7%. However, a noticeable shift to beer of 5% alcohol by volume […]

Tony Giles moves from goats to moos

Dairy product manufacturer New Zealand Food Innovation Waikato has appointed Tony Giles as its new Chief Executive. Tony, who was formerly Chief Executive of New Zealand Dairy Goat Co-operative, will take over from Stuart Gordon, who has been Chief Executive of FoodWaikato for the past nine years. Stuart is stepping down from the role but […]

How I lost the taste for fish

A year ago I lost my taste for seafood. That’s disappointing because I love kai moana. I love fresh oysters delivered on a bed of shaved ice. I love a crispy snapper fillet fried on a campfire and served with a squeeze of lemon. I like the camaraderie of fishing – it’s a leveler, where […]