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Rosy start to New Zealand wine judging season at 2018 New World Wine Awards

The rise of Rosé looks set to continue with a record number of entries of the in-demand wine to be judged at the 2018 New World Wine Awards. Judging gets underway in Wellington today, where more than 1,400 wines across a range of varietals and styles will vie for Top 50 status and coveted Champion titles. Jim Harré, Chair of judges for the New World Wine Awards, has seen the changing… Read full post

Celebrating New Zealand Blood Services’ 20th Anniversary

New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is proud to celebrate its 20 th anniversary with Health Minister Hon Dr David Clark at the Parliamentary buildings in Wellington this Tuesday 31 st July, to commemorate the important milestone. NZBS was created and appointed as the Crown Entity responsible for the national provision of all blood services and blood products 20 years ago this month. The creation… Read full post

Barfoot & Thompson Supports Young Marathon Runners

Barfoot & Thompson is pleased to announce its new sponsorship of the Auckland Kids Marathon. Barfoot & Thompson today confirmed it is extending its involvement at the ASB Auckland Marathon adding its name to the Barfoot & Thompson Kids Marathon. This new sponsorship complements its successful four-year association with the Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon at New Zealand’s… Read full post

Industry Calls For National Plan For Waste Management Amid Rising Hysteria Around Plastic Packaging

Workers and consumers will be paying the price of reforms which drive up the cost of doing business if we don’t have a balanced debate on the management of the country’s waste stream, says Packaging New Zealand – one it says needs to be founded in fact, not just emotion. Packaging New Zealand’s Executive Director Sharon Humphreys says the industry’s current challenges… Read full post

CatWalk Trust applauds inclusion of wheelchair division in ASB Auckland Marathon

The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust (CatWalk) congratulates the ASB Auckland Marathon on its commendable decision to include a pilot wheelchair division in the multi-distance event of the 2018 ASB Auckland Marathon. CatWalk is a registered charity dedicated to a world free of paralysis caused by spinal cord injury (SCI), It supports innovative, world-class research into a cure for… Read full post

Over Half a Million Lives Saved in the last 20 years, thanks to New Zealand’s blood donors

For New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS), today marks a significant milestone, commemorating 20 years since it was created and appointed as the Crown Entity responsible for the national provision of all blood services and blood products. The anniversary is certain to invoke an emotional reaction in many New Zealanders as well; since its inception in 1998, NZBS and its dedicated donors have saved or… Read full post

Competition to cook from ‘Root to Tip’ heating up in schools around NZ

The challenge is on for pairs of year five and year six school pupils to grate, slice, cook, create and plate a vegetable-based meal from ‘root to tip’, and there’s still time to enter a team! Root to Tip Competition 2018 , run by Garden to Table, with the support of RaboDirect, has students all around the country, putting their tastiest kitchen creations to the test, using… Read full post

The search is on for new Champions - Entries now open for 2018 New World Wine Awards

Winemakers are encouraged to put their best drops forward for the 2018 New World Wine Awards, the only New Zealand wine show that sees an  increase in sales for the top wines as a direct result of winning medals. On a mission to connect wine-loving shoppers with the best quality affordable wines, New World rewards the Top 50 medal winners with nationwide distribution and publicity support… Read full post

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