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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

‘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