Good fortune awaits you with Tiger Beer
September 6th, 2013

Good fortune awaits you with Tiger Beer

A new promotion from Tiger Beer – Tiger Fortune Avenue – presents you with the opportunity to win a little good fortune from a prize pool worth $40 000.

From the start of September, delicious authentic fortune cookies are included in specially marked 12 and 24 packs of Tiger Beer and also given to you with every Tiger beer purchased at participating bars and restaurants.

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Veteran taking over at head of fishing company.
September 5th, 2013

Veteran taking over at head of fishing company.

The board of New Zealand’s largest fishing company, Sanford, has appointed an industry insider to take over from long serving Eric Barratt as chief executive.

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US fast food works hold biggest strike so far
September 5th, 2013

US fast food works hold biggest strike so far

The year-long campaign by United States fast food workers for increased pay saw strikers picketing restaurants in 60 cities across the US late last week. It was the biggest day of action in the protest so far, as calls for an increase to $15 an hour get louder.

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Tannat gene sequence a breakthrough for wine science
September 5th, 2013

Tannat gene sequence a breakthrough for wine science

Demystifying the chemical processes that create a wine’s aroma, and the invaluable potential application of that understanding in winemaking, is the new objective of scientists in Uruguay who, with European partners, also recently sequenced the genome of the Tannat grape, from which “the most healthy of red wines” are produced.

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New generation of shoppers less interested in cheese
September 5th, 2013

New generation of shoppers less interested in cheese

Australia‘s new generation of grocery shoppers are less interested in cheese than those that preceded them, according to the results of a newly released consumer survey by Roy Morgan Research.

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Kiwi brewer wins British award
September 5th, 2013

Kiwi brewer wins British award

Brewer at Auckland’s The Galbraith Brewing Company, Sam Williamson, was awarded “Runner-up – Young Member of the Year”, by the prestigious Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London last month.

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Top US restaurant critic slams tipping
September 5th, 2013

Top US restaurant critic slams tipping

New York Times restaurant critic, Pete Wells is one of the most respected in the business, but is courting controversy with his latest column in which he declares tipping to be “…irrational, outdated, ineffective, confusing, prone to abuse and sometimes discriminatory. The people who take care of us in restaurants deserve a better system, and so do we.”

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Scutts charged with corruption
September 5th, 2013

Scutts charged with corruption

Former wine industry executive, Peter Scutts appeared in the Auckland District Court this week facing corruption charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office.

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Keith’s Take: Fonterra problem is chronic, could be fatal
September 5th, 2013

Keith’s Take: Fonterra problem is chronic, could be fatal

Fonterra is front and centre of food industry conversation at the moment, but the challenges confronting the dairy giant are not exclusive to it, but are an epidemic of chronic status that threatens to be fatal to both the industry and the nation. Unfortunately it has become critical at a time when those in charge of the patient lack both the intellect and the surgical skill to perform the necessary lifesaving procedures.

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Crossroads Winery claims double Gold at Romeo Bragato 2013
September 5th, 2013

Crossroads Winery claims double Gold at Romeo Bragato 2013

The boutique Hawke’s Bay winery, Crossroads has added to its recent Spiegelau Trophy success and claimed a haul of seven medals, including two Pure Gold medals, at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards.

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Fonterra announces findings of its Operational Review
September 5th, 2013

Fonterra announces findings of its Operational Review

Fonterra has today announced the findings of its operational review, commissioned by chief executive Theo Spierings, immediately following the Co-operative’s recent precautionary recall.

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Tamara’s Thoughts: Getting freekeh for good health
September 5th, 2013

Tamara’s Thoughts: Getting freekeh for good health

More than 60% of New Zealand adults are overweight, with obesity costing the country about $850 million a year in healthcare and lost productivity. It’s estimated that by 2021 diabetes will be costing the economy more than $1 billion a year. That’s definitely not good news.

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