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  • International Food Design Conference for Otago 2016

    Otago Polytechnic’s Food Design Institute has announced it will host the second International Food Design Conference and Studio in late June 2016. Conference Convener Professor Richard Mitchell said the three-day event would celebrate ‘The Human Touch’, recognising the stories and influence of people who grow, manufacture and prepare our food. He says the first task is to secure an engaging […]

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  • 2016 Ambassador Chefs

    Award Winning Beef & Lamb

    Over 170 restaurants across the nation received the coveted Award which acknowledges chefs and restaurants who consistently reach a high standard of beef and lamb cuisine.

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  • 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

    A Hawke’s Bay Syrah has won the top prize at the 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The Church Road McDonald Series Syrah 2013 won the prestigious Air New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show Trophy, as well as the Fruitfed Supplies Champion Syrah Trophy.

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  • Feastwanaka

    Feast Wanaka

    Following a sell-out summer season in the South of France, chef Nick Honeyman is bringing his restaurant Le Petit Leon to Wanaka in January for four nights only. Found in small village of St Leon sur Vezere in Dordogne, Nick is a co-owner of Le Petit Leonwhich opens for only nine weeks every summer. South African born Nick has plied […]

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  • Inaugural Meadows “Food Fight” challenges Kiwis to add a #handfulofgoodness to their daily diet.

    Meadow Mushrooms hosted nutritionists, chefs, foodies and media as chef Michael Van de Elzen, food bloggers Julia & Libby, and nutritionist Nikki Hart kicked off a challenge to all Kiwis to add ‘a handful of goodness’ to their daily diets.

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  • NZ Olive Oil Award Winners 2015

    Winners in New Zealand’s most prestigious competition for olive oil have been awarded for 2015. Robinsons Bay Olives from Akaroa took out the 2015 Best in Show as well as Best in Class in the Commercial Medium Blends Class at the New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Awards, run by Olives New Zealand, the national organisation for olive oil growers.

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