Partners

Massey University

Principle Sponsor

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.

Cuisine Magazine

Media Partner

 

  

CUISINE MAGAZINE

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

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Bite Magazine

Media Partner
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Retail World

Media Partner

 

Retail World has a rich heritage as the trusted source of information for the Australian grocery industry for more than 70 years. The leading Australian trade magazine was established in 1947 and remains at the forefront of news serving the grocery channel and FMCG trade.The monthly magazine is now bigger and better than ever, delivering in-depth market trends and analysis, exclusive interviews, industry snapshot, and special features on topical matters, making it one of the most comprehensive and relevant resources available to the retail trade.Retail World is backed by a strong team of journalists and industry columnists providing readers with the latest news, analysis, trends and insights.  www.retailworldmagazine.com.au

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Countdown

Strategic Partner

 

 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

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James & Wells

Strategic Partner

 

Starting out with just one patent attorney in 1979, James & Wells has since grown to be New Zealand’s dominant independent intellectual property firm. With offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Christchurch, we assist businesses throughout the country to own, control and leverage their brands and innovations.James & Wells’ reason for being is to support innovative Kiwi businesses – helping them grow locally and internationally. We are experts in all aspects of intellectual property, but we  go the extra mile to provide clients with connections to the right people, funding and investment opportunities, and offer strategic business advice. We facilitate valuable networking events and educate on the use of intellectual property rights to grow business. That’s why we are the ‘Champions of Innovation’.We have the largest and most formidable intellectual property litigation team in New Zealand; we employ leading experts in all major technical fields and are the go-to firm for doing business in Asia; we are a top ranked patent and trade mark filer in New Zealand and have won many prestigious international awards. As authors of New Zealand’s most comprehensive legal text on intellectual property law, we are the Number One authority on New Zealand intellectual property matters. www.jaws.co.nz

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Strategic Partner

 

 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.
www.mpi.govt.nz

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ATEED

Supporting Partner

 

 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.
www.aucklandnz.com

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NZIFST

Supporting Partner

 

 NZIFST, the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, is the professional link uniting people in the food industry who apply science and technology to the processing and distribution of foods.The Institute is committed to the promotion and advancement of Food Science and Technology, one of New Zealands most important industries and professions. Through regular Branch meetings, a fortnightly email newsletter, technical seminars and workshops, and an annual conference, a high level of member contact and participation is maintained.At every opportunity, our members are invited to share their knowledge, experience and ideas and discuss industry developments, issues and concerns.www.nzifst.org.nz

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NZTE

Supporting Partner

 

 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
www.nzte.govt.nz

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Palmerston North City Council

Supporting Partner

 

 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.
www.pncc.govt.nz

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The FoodBowl

Supporting Partner

 

 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

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 The FoodPilot

Supporting Partner

 

  

Food Pilot

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 

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Villa Maria

Supporting Partner

 

 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 Facebook               Villa Maria on Twitter
www.villamaria.co.nz

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Eagle Protect

Category Partner

 

Eagle Protect was founded over 10 years ago, growing rapidly to now supply approximately 80% of the primary food processing industry and 50% of the dental market in New Zealand, with responsibly sourced disposable gloves and protective clothing.Our business has been founded on honesty and integrity, only sourcing our products from like-minded manufacturers. Having visited many disposable glove manufacturing factories with poor hygiene and labour conditions, we have grown in our desire to only work with those factories who look after their workers, contribute to their communities, and reduce their environmental impact.Eagle has been a certified B Corporation since 2012 and is the World’s only disposable glove and clothing specialist to be a B Corp! 

www.eagleprotect.co.nz

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FoodHQ

Category Partner

 

 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.
www.foodhq.com

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