Entries by FoodHQ

FoodHQ secures $100k funding from Provincial Growth Fund

It is a tribute to the collaborative work by all partners that Food HQ has benefited from a $100,000 grant from the Provincial Growth Fund to investigate developments that could provide exciting prospects for the region. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones made the announcement while visiting the region this week . Food HQ CEO […]

Modern Technologies and Food Purchasing: Guest Post by Dr. Mike Boland

A Brief History of Modern Food Purchasing The 1950s saw a disruptive change in the way we purchase our food: until then, we relied on small local grocery stores, butchers and greengrocers, where the grocer or butcher fetched food items on request. Items could also be pre-ordered by phone and either collected from the store […]

New consumer and sensory science facility on the way

Massey University’s Manawatū campus will soon have a state-of-the-art consumer and sensory science facility, to help determine what drives people in their food choice behaviour. The $2.2 million facility for the Food Experience and Sensory Testing Laboratory, funded by Massey, will sit on the site of the old Ecology Building, alongside the Food Pilot and […]

Manawatu Represented in the New Zealand Food Awards Finalists

Manawatu has shown it’s not only the heart of food science but is also the home of some nifty food companies. Three companies from the region across three award categories have been named as finalists in the New Zealand Food Awards. The Whole Mix Co. – Finalists in the Massey University Health and Well-being category and […]

Finalists of the New Zealand Food Awards 2018 Announced

Finalists for the 2018 New Zealand Food Awards have been announced and include a range of products new to grocery shelves, including Pāmu deer milk powder, Ōra King TYEE salmon from New Zealand King Salmon and cultured vegan butter from Savour Ltd. The awards, now in their 32nd year, showcase the best New Zealand has […]

Introducing FoodHQ Programme Manager, Amos Palfreyman.

Amos Palfreyman is passionate about the Manawatu’s potential to become an international food science destination, and he has a unique background to help make it happen. For the past five years Amos was the Economic and Trade Affairs Advisor at the Embassy of Israel in Wellington. His role focused on connecting and encouraging technology driven […]

AgResearch/Riddet Institute Dairy Industry Workshop

WHEN: 29-30 August 2018 WHERE: Palmerston North CONTACT: tania.brown@agresearch.co.nz The inaugural Dairy Industry Workshop is being held in Palmerston North on the 29th & 30th August 2018. AgResearch Ltd and the Riddet Institute are jointly hosting the Workshop to bring the post-farm gate dairy industry and science community together as there currently isn’t a forum in which this […]