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Major new CO2 plant for New Zealand

BOC has announced the commencement of a new CO2 plant at Refining NZ’s Marsden Point refinery near Whangarei. To be built at a cost of approximately $40 million, the plant will purify CO2 for supply to customers in a variety of industries including food and beverage, dairy, wine, meat, pulp and paper, and horticulture.

Food Show Auckland on its way

Auckland food lovers rejoice, The Food Show is coming to town! Tickets are available now, so make sure you book in advance to enjoy a discounted price and to avoid queues on the day.

Lamb cutlet pie wins supreme title

A feast for the eyes and the taste buds, the hearty lamb cutlet and kumara mash pie from The Clareville Bakery in Carterton, Wairarapa has been judged the country’s best pie at the 2014 Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.

US craft beer production up 18%

Small and independent craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association that represents the majority of US breweries.

The end of Shiraz as we know it?

Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer’s made history when his Glaetzer-Dixon Mon Pere Shiraz won a major national award. Glaetzer’s gamble embodies a major shift in Australia’s wine-growing industry as it responds to climate change.

NZ icons team-up

Whittaker’s and Griffin’s, two iconic New Zealand treat specialists, have teamed-up to create the limited edition, quintessentially Kiwi, Whittaker’s Hundreds and Thousands 250g block.

Kiwi scores top job at Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart has named ex-pat New Zealander Greg Foran as Chief Executive Officer of its US division. Foran began his career packing supermarket shelves in Hamilton in the ’70s and was one of two men Warehouse founder Stephen Tindall hand-picked back in the ’90s to be his potential successor.

Pies go nationwide

The I Love Pies brand, which is well established in the North Island, has now launched in the South Island. The handmade pies are baked in Christchurch and are now being stocked in selected South Island Pak’nSave, New World, Countdown, and Raeward Fresh (Christchurch) stores.

Consent for Countdown Vogeltown

Countdown has received consent to build a new supermarket in Vogeltown with local developer Brooklands Development Ltd, which will create up to 80 new jobs for the city and engage dozens of local construction workers and building contractors.

Picnic to share

The classic Cadbury chocolate bar is now available in a 210g block. A Picnic to share! Cadbury Picnic blocks are filled with peanuts, toffee and rice crisps covered in delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate.

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