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Kiwi companies win big at international packaging awards

New Zealand companies have been lauded across the Tasman for packaging innovations that include an automated lamb processing system, packaging that triples the shelf-life of fresh avocados, and a food packet that turns into a breakfast bowl for hardy travellers.   Those and other Kiwi innovations were celebrated at this year’s Packaging & Processing Innovation & Design Awards… Read full post

‘Root to Tip’ school cooking competition tackles food wastage in New Zealand

Beetroot leaves, pumpkin skin, broccoli stalks and orange peel seldom feature in popular recipes, however these will take centre stage as part of culinary creations cooked in the nationwide Root to Tip Competition, which is run by Garden to Table, with the support of RaboDirect.   School pupils around New Zealand are challenged to create a vegetable-based meal from ‘root to tip’,… Read full post

Ale in a day's work - judges search for best beers and ciders among record number of entries

Finding the best beers and ciders among almost 600 entries is no easy job, but a group of expert judges are stepping forward to put their palates to this very challenge for the 2018 New World Beer & Cider Awards. The 16-strong panel of brewers and beer and cider experts will gather for two full days of judging at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on 21 and 22 March. They will swirl, sniff… Read full post

Public Relations Account Manager - Join the Team!

Are you a junior account manager seeking more of a challenge, or an account executive looking to move up the career ladder?  If you’re keen to join a talented team that delivers award-winning work for some of the country’s leading businesses and brands, it’s time you talked with us. We’re looking for someone with 2-3 years’ PR agency experience who’s ready… Read full post

Growing Acceptance That Current House Prices Are Benchmark

Greater sales activity returned to the Auckland property market in February while prices eased back on those being achieved for the previous three months. “Caution as to which direction the market is likely to take eased in February,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director, Barfoot & Thompson. “There is a growing acceptance that where prices are at presently is likely… Read full post

It may have been inevitable, but it is still very sad

It was either ironic or perverse – perhaps both – that yesterday we first learned of the demise of 28 newspapers through an online post. While one colleague rightly noted that the affected titles weren’t routinely top of our distribution list for client media releases, most of these newspapers have over many, many years played vital role in their communities. Two that I’ve… Read full post