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Havana Coffee Works Roastery opens today in Auckland

Havana Coffee Works Roastery opens today in Auckland

New Zealander's love of coffee has remained strong through the pandemic and the market is still growing, though the where and how is changing as working from home becomes more of an established option. The new Havana Coffee Works Roastery, opened today (May 2nd) in...

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2022 New Zealand Food Awards entries open

2022 New Zealand Food Awards entries open

Entries for the 2022 New Zealand Food Awards are now open, and award organisers say there is no product or business too big or small to enter. The New Zealand Food Awards, powered by Massey University, have celebrated New Zealand’s food and beverage manufacturers,...

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Para Kai food waste trial successful despite Welly wind

Para Kai food waste trial successful despite Welly wind

The average Wellington household disposes of 3.2kg of food waste per week — adding up to 30,000 tonnes of food waste going to landfill per year, or the same weight as 62 jumbo jets.  The food waste trial Para Kai was launched by Wellington City Council on the Miramar...

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Whittaker’s wins most trusted brand – again

Whittaker’s wins most trusted brand – again

Whittaker’s has taken out the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted of all Brands award for the eleventh consecutive year in the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand survey, a truly remarkable achievement. And three other food brands are in the top 10: Mainland, Tip Top and Anchor. A...

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Sustainable apples a bite closer

Sustainable apples a bite closer

A government-backed, industry-led seven year research programme has been launched, which will help achieve the apple industry’s goal to be the global exemplar of sustainable production practices. Funding of $15 million aims to ensure New Zealand is 'the world leader...

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Money for honey

Money for honey

The beekeeping industry group Apiculture New Zealand has successfully secured funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI’s) Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund, for a two-year project that will help identify how the New Zealand apiculture sector can...

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5+ A Day issues an Earth Day challenge to Kiwis

5+ A Day issues an Earth Day challenge to Kiwis

Kicking our food waste habits could make a lasting change to the planet. Our food waste habits are currently contributingmore tonnes of carbon emissions each year than 150,000 cars. In 2021 we threw away enough food waste to keep entire population of Dunedin fed for...

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New Zealand Food Safety: updated recall guidance

New Zealand Food Safety: updated recall guidance

New Zealand Food Safety has updated its food recall guidance to make it faster and easier for businesses to prepare for and conduct food recalls, says NZFS deputy director general Vincent Arbuckle. “Food businesses generally do a good job of keeping their customers...

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Meal Kit trends evident after 105 million Kiwi meals

Meal Kit trends evident after 105 million Kiwi meals

Home delivery of predefined meals used to just be be for the elderly or the overweight — but then Swedish startup Middagsfrid had the idea of offering home-delivered, pre-packed groceries matched to everyday recipes, and suddenly the meal kit became a thing. This...

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New study into bee robbing and drift

New study into bee robbing and drift

Honey bee colonies have increased by three times within the past 20 years. However beekeepers now identify overstocking as the biggest challenge facing the New Zealand beekeeping industry. More honey bee colonies can potentially lead to increased competition for...

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Kinder’s Easter surprise gets nastier

Kinder’s Easter surprise gets nastier

Easter is typically a boom time for chocolatiers — but not this season for Italy's Ferrero SpA, the world's third biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company. In the first week of April Ferrero International recalled Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs from New...

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Food trend news: Kiwi galactogogue goes global

Food trend news: Kiwi galactogogue goes global

Wendy Poon, a commercial architect and Kiwi mother of two, developed a new galactogogue (milk-boosting) product after experiencing challenges breastfeeding her own babies. Poon launched the nutraceutical business during the pandemic and is now exporting to more than...

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