Heavy rain and flooding has caused a potato shortage in New Zealand, which means there will be fewer crisps for consumers, less choice and brands will experience difficulties, according to Potatoes New Zealand.
Chinese authorities may have introduced more stringent infant formula rules, but New Zealand exports are continuing to soar, with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) economists forecasting they will soon top NZ$1bn for the first time.
The sheer scale of demand for Australian and New Zealand goods in China has been revealed in a striking report—though indications suggests that cross-border e-commerce might soon have reached its peak.
Though Mondelēz has billed its new plans to invest A$75m (US$60m) into upgrading its Hobart Cadbury factory as a move to “secure local jobs”, it has at the same time revealed that nearly 10% of jobs will be shed in the process.
A new Healthy Dietary Habits Index (HDHI) could help adults in New Zealand properly assess the quality of their diets, according to a recent study, which also highlighted the impact of ethnicity on nutritional status.
New Zealand’s wine industry has signed the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response: an agreement that looks at pests and diseases and sets out actions to minimize risks.