Kiwi cola set to stock the shelves of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurants

New Zealand cola will served at celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's Italian and Barbecoa restaurants across Britain. 

MailOnline reported Oliver's restaurant group signed up with the Kiwi founded Karma Cola and will begin selling the drink this week. 

Karma Cola is a fair trading company created in 2012.

It set up a charitable foundation in a Sierre Leone community where the cola nuts are sourced from. 

Chief executive of the Italian restaurants Simon Blagden said Karma Cola used "responsibly sourced ingredients", reported MailOnline. 

Oliver recently launched a video of himself taking aim at the New Zealand government over a lack of sugar tax, and called it a "disgrace" no governing politician attended a symposium on the topic in June. 

"The fact they're not there is a bloody disgrace, it's an embarrassment, and they should not be entrusted with child health if they don't turn up to your event," he previously said on the video. 

Coca-cola will still be offered at the Italian and Barbecoa restaurants alongside Karma Cola. 

Jamie Oliver Source: Bang Showbiz

'Alcohol shouldn't be a normal part of your life' – calls to ban alcohol sales in supermarkets

The New Zealand Medical Associations says it's pushing for a ban on alcohol sales in supermarkets because it's "dangerous" and causing "harm to ordinary people".

Speaking to TVNZ1's Breakfast today, the association's chairwoman Dr Kate Baddock says since alcohol was allowed to be sold in supermarkets nearly 30 years ago the consumption of alcohol has risen.

"We drink more. Alcohol is cheaper. Its availability has spread. There is greater and greater exposure to alcohol."

Dr Baddock says the dangers of alcohol lies in the fact it causes numerous cancers as well as contributing to social issues such as domestic violence.

"It's right beside the milk, it's right beside the bread. It makes it a part of everyday living and that's what makes it dangerous.

"Alcohol shouldn't be a normal part of your life."

She says banning alcohol in supermarkets would mean liquor isn't "right in the face" of those who are at risk of alcohol harm making it easier for them to say no to purchasing it.

Prime Minister Bill English said he believes a ban on alcohol sales in supermarkets is going a "step too far".

"Over the weekend hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders enjoyed a social drink with their friends and getting that sensibly is just part of our way of life," Mr English said.

Dr Baddock says she believes you can still enjoy a weekend of drinking without having alcohol sold in supermarkets.

The New Zealand Medical Association says the sales of alcohol at supermarkets is "dangerous". Source: Breakfast


MPI to decide on Manuka Honey definition as false products flood the market

The Ministry of Primary Industries is taking more time to decide on the definition of Manuka Honey.

MPI will review 120 submissions from bee keepers and honey producers over the next eight weeks.

It follows concerns around false Manuka Honey products flooding the market.

MPI says additional time is needed to ensure the high standard for New Zealand Manuka Honey.

MPI wants to protect the industry from counterfeit product, but producers say the DNA test isn't working.
Source: 1 NEWS