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Consultation opens on domestic mānuka honey

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government wants to hear from mnuka honey producers and consumers on whether the honey produced and sold in New Zealand should meet similar requirements to exported mnuka honey. Read more »

Sugar labelling consultation open

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A trans-Tasman consultation on sugar labelling has begun following the latest Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. Read more »

BlueScope loses bid to toss out $506M claim

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – BlueScope Steel, the Glenbrook steel mill operator, has lost a bid to end or narrow a $506 million court action taken by the unsuccessful bidder for the Taharoa iron sands mine near Kawhia. Read more »

NZ’S Chocolate Awards Return for a Second Year

Press Release – New Zealand Chocolate Awards

NZS Chocolate Awards Return for a Second Year, Bigger And Better With a new international head judge Tuesday 17 July 2018 After judging more than 120 New Zealand made chocolate bars, bonbons and truffles last year, the NZ Chocolate Awards is back for 2018, bigger … Read more »

Deer velvet looking good in Asia

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

Long-term prospects for NZ velvet in the major Asian markets are looking positive says Deer Industry NZ (DINZ) Asia manager Rhys Griffiths. Read more »

$1.2 million for tech platform to trace garment origin

Press Release – Little Yellow Bird

Little Yellow Bird founder raises $1.2 million for a world-first tech platform using NEM to trace garments from origin to sale Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity slows

Article – BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity slowed for a second month in June to the lowest level in six months, as the employment index contracted for a second straight month and the production measure fell to its lowest point since … Read more »

Sheep to be talk of the city

Press Release – Federated Farmers

It is hoped next weeks wool summit in Wellington will produce some tangible opportunities for collaboration to help move the New Zealand wool industry forward. Read more »

E tū: Nestle job losses “a bolt from the blue”

Press Release – E Tu

The union, E t says the announcement of job losses at Nestles factory at Wiri in Auckland has come as a bolt from the blue. Read more »

RJ’s signs conditional agreement to acquire local brands

Press Release – RJ’s

Iconic New Zealand confectionery brand, RJs, has entered into a conditional agreement with Nestle NZ to acquire a stable of iconic New Zealand brands including Black Knight, Fabulicious, Heards, Mackintosh, and Oddfellows. Read more »

Interim report on origin of food bill

Press Release – Primary Production Committee

The Primary Production Committee has today published its interim report on the Consumers Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill. The report was presented to provide an update on the proposed recommendations for amendment to the bill and seek feedback … Read more »

Skellerup spends US$1.1M for minority stake in US company

Article – BusinessDesk

July 11 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings has bought a 35 percent stake in Wisconsin-based liquid silicone rubber maker Sim Lim Technic for US$1.1 million. Read more »

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