For more than 50 years, Massey University has been at the forefront of research-led teaching, taking the best of New Zealand to the rest of the world. Our expertise, particularly in the sciences related to agriculture, farming, health, nutrition and food production, is globally recognised. We actively build on our relationships with industry to innovate and create solutions for the world’s growing population. We have offered New Zealand’s leading food technology degree for more than 50 years, and the NZ Food Awards is part of Massey University’s DNA.
FoodPilot is the largest collection of pilot-scale food processing equipment in the southern hemisphere, located at Massey University’s Palmerston North campus. We have the facilities and expertise to develop and assess just about any type of food or drink.Our team of food technologists and engineers has extensive experience working with clients and their food products and we are always looking for new ways to answer interesting food questions. Together with Massey University scientists we have achieved several world firsts in food and nutrition.Food Pilot
After thirty years Cuisine is still leading the way, although we are redefining ourselves and working on ways to actively adjust to new realities in media consumption. We are currently creating a new space here so you can immerse yourself in polished, aspirational and inspirational Cuisine content.At our core, the focus will still be Our People, Our Stories, Our Food, and a revitalised commitment to take the New Zealand food and drink story to the world. While continuing to provide original recipes that showcase New Zealand flavour, we will develop a new digital footprint for Cuisine, and we’ll keep championing excellence within our hospitality industry with the Cuisine Good Food Awards and the Cuisine Good Food Guide. These awards now form the basis of New Zealand’s ranking in a number of international restaurant guides and lists and provide crucial feedback for our restaurant industry.We will continue to support and acknowledge the talent and determination of our artisan producers, who are the future of New Zealand food, and we will focus even more on the much-valued Cuisine wine tastings to provide a rigorous and trustworthy analysis for the New Zealand wine industry.Food and drink touch everything we do, and behind that food and drink are the talented people who grow, produce, cook, serve, create, study, write, design, photograph, educate, debate and innovate. Cuisine.co.nz
For over 150 years, The New Zealand Herald has connected Kiwis to the nation, the world, and to what matters to them. The Herald is part of the fabric of New Zealand, growing from a daily newspaper to an award-winning website, mobile site and apps. The Herald enables advertisers to reach a premium audience wherever they are – at work, at home or on the move – through a range of advertising environments and integrated solutions.
Countdown is New Zealand’s largest supermarket brand with 183 supermarkets nationwide serving 2.7 million customers every week. We are also one of New Zealand’s largest employers with an 18,000-strong team.We’re committed to making Kiwis’ lives a little better every day by providing customers with choice, convenience and low prices to help them eat well for less. Through the introduction of our Price Lockdown programme in October 2013 we’ve saved our customers money with our everyday low prices. We also offer thousands of specials every week which continue to delight.We’re active locally and run a range of community-focused programmes that have contributed almost $7 million worth of cash and in-kind donations to those in need, including the Countdown Food Rescue programme which donates more than $3.5 million of food annually to food bank charity partners throughout New Zealand. We also run the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal which has raise more than $8.2 million since 2008 in the for children’s hospital wards around the country.www.countdown.co.nz
Our vision is to grow and protect New Zealand. We do this by: maximising export opportunities for the primary industries; improving sector productivity; increasing sustainable resource use; and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the Government’s international business development agency, supporting New Zealand companies in 50 locations around the world. Our role is to increase New Zealand companies’ international success, by helping them boost their global reach and build capability.We leverage our connections and government influence on behalf of businesses, and apply local knowledge – from the NZTE team and a network of private sector experts – to help them enter and grow in international markets.We also link businesses with services designed to improve efficiency and operations, spark innovation, refine strategy, enhance leadership, and access capital – building the capability they need to be successful and grow bigger, better, faster. More successful international businesses will grow our economy to benefit all New Zealanders, by providing jobs and raising our standard of living.NZTE currently works with around 4000 New Zealand businesses, and focuses intensively on around 700 of these customers.For more information follow #NZTEnews
ATEED is the economic growth agency for the Auckland region and is one of seven Auckland Council-controlled organisations (CCOs). ATEED is tasked with driving innovation and transforming the local economy, so that Auckland is a desirable place to visit, live, work, play, invest and do business.
The FOODBOWL is an open access facility operated by NZ Food Innovation Auckland, part of the NZ Food Innovation Network; a national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth of Food & Beverage businesses, by providing access to both facilities and expertise.The FOODBOWL was designed as a facility where companies can produce commercial runs of new products for trial marketing and capitalise on both domestic and export opportunities.foodinnovationnetwork.co.nz
Palmerston North City Council is a proud partner of the New Zealand Food Awards. Our city is home to the largest network of agri-science and food research organisations in the Southern Hemisphere, working to grow New Zealand’s largest export sector. Supporting the awards is part of our continuing investment in building high quality industry partnerships to develop our region’s capacity as an economic powerhouse.
The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. 100% New Zealand and family owned, Villa Maria Estate was founded in 1961 by Sir George Fistonich. An iconic wine company, Villa Maria wines are made with exceptional attention to quality and a dedication to sustainability. An unrelenting passion for producing quality wine has cemented Villa Maria’s place as New Zealand’s most awarded winery for over thirty years.Villa Maria on FacebookVilla Maria on Twitter
As New Zealand’s international centre for collaborative food research, FoodHQ generates value for the global food industry through innovation across the value chain. FoodHQ provides food and beverage companies with one-door access to work with our partner organisations which have a proven record of undertaking remarkable research: science that is useful and innovative.