Food And Drink

Child poverty tackling initiative Fill Their Lunchbox to end as founder struggles to pay rent

Ben Atkinson says the Christchurch scheme has exacted a heavy emotional and financial toll.

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Green and gold may be familiar to you, but in reality, there are over 100,000 varieties.

Take a tour through the Te Puke research centre testing the kiwifruit of the future

Zespri's research centre is home to the kiwifruit of the future - and there are over 100,000 varieties.

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There nothing like a sweet to bring up feelings of nostalgia – but one Kiwi favourite could soon be no more.

Sweet-tooth fans crying as beloved milk bottle sweets slide towards extinction

There nothing like a sweet to bring up feelings of nostalgia – but one Kiwi favourite could soon be no more.

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CEO Mark Dixon said instead it was a perfect opportunity for day care centres to educate about allergies and health concerns.

Banning birthday cakes at early childcare centres just 'generates negativity' - Allergy NZ

CEO Mark Dixon said instead it was a perfect opportunity for education about allergies.

Public health expert hopes new report won't deter people from drinking tap water

A Ministry of Health report says some Kiwis are exposed to water that doesn't meet all the safety standards.

Man fined after painting work of art with Vegemite at Australian train station

"It's a darn shame he didn't go about it in the right way because it's not so bad," a PTA spokeswoman said.

Popular Kellogg's breakfast cereal recalled in US after salmonella outbreak

At least 30 of the people infected in the outbreak have been hospitalised.

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Each year New Zealanders chuck 3000 tonnes of lettuce, 4000 tonnes of apples and a whopping 6000 tonnes of spuds.

The clever Kiwi combining science and food to keep fruit and vege fresher for longer

Each year New Zealanders chuck 3000 tonnes of lettuce and 4000 tonnes of apples.

Frozen veges associated with nine listeria deaths overseas are being recalled in NZ

All batches of Bell Farms brand Steam Veggies carrot, corn, and broccoli are being recalled.

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

The coffee chain aims to use straws made from biodegradable materials by 2020.

Supersize that? New Zealand fast food blows out in serving size, salt and energy - research

An Auckland University nutritionist is calling on the fast food industry and the Government to act.

Llanelli, Wales, UK - February 19, 2011: The Llanelli town premises of Dominos pizza at night. Parked delivery vehicles in the foreground showing company logo.

Auckland Domino's franchisee fined $32k for employment breaches

Additionally Xi Chen also paid his staff more than $54,000 in arrears owed to them.

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After her son’s lunchbox was stolen, Jenni Williams looked for a solution rather than someone to blame.

Good Sorts: The Te Awamutu café owner making a difference for hungry schoolkids

After her son’s lunchbox was stolen, Jenni Williams looked for a solution rather than someone to blame.

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A new study is calling for bold action to tackle the obesity crisis with researchers questioning crowd favourites like hot chips and hot dogs at sports venues.

More needs to be done to stop junk food reigning supreme at sports events - study

Most local sports clubs and stadiums had energy-dense and nutritionally-poor food and drinks on offer.

03:32
The Sweet as Hutt Hot Chocolate challenge is back for a fourth year.

Watch: Lower Hutt cafes vie for the title of best hot chocolate maker in town

The Sweet as Hutt Hot Chocolate challenge is back for a fourth year.

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During the 2016 disaster Lilly Tiffen made crucial deliveries to the Canterbury town.

Meet the Christchurch woman turning her Kaikōura earthquake experience into a cookbook

During the 2016 disaster Lilly Tiffen made crucial deliveries to the town.

Naturalistic shot of a senior man holding a handful of nuts. It is believed through research that a handful of nuts every day can increase your lifespan  considerably.

Eating nuts increases the quality of sperm, Spanish study finds

Eating mixed almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts improved count, vitality, swimming ability, and shape.

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The UK study found coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of early death, than those who abstained

Wellington baristas welcome research showing drinking coffee is linked to longer life

"It would be good to tell them there’s something in the beans that are beneficial for their health."

Hosts and judges announced for new series, The Great Kiwi Bake Off

The Great Kiwi Bake Off will air on TVNZ2 later this year.

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So what exactly is it made of and crucially how does it really taste?

Watch: Taste testing Air New Zealand's new plant-based Impossible Burger

So what exactly is it made of and crucially how does it really taste?

Gold Coast launches teas that 'smell like the Gold Coast' to lure Japanese tourists

The state government has commissioned a series of five herbal teas.

Watch: Air New Zealand world's first airline to serve up plant-based burger on flights

The award-winning Impossible Burger claims to cook, smell and taste like beef.

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Alice Lichtenstein, nutrition researcher, says there have been some negative studies about coffee in the past, but those may have been too cynical.

Eight cups of coffee could extend your life, new study suggests - but watch the sugar

The results don't prove your coffee pot is a fountain of youth.

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The tax comes into force on Sunday, with the revenue earmarked to improve Auckland’s roads and public transport.

Auckland regional fuel tax likely to see prices increased for a range of products as costs passed on

Operators of off-road machinery also have to pay the surcharge and say it's not fair.

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The UK's biggest pub group says it's scraping the barrel as gas shortages continue to hit the food and drink sector.

Britain running out of beer in the middle of summer

It's hot, the football is on, and the country is running out of the good stuff.

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Is the iconic drink the first bubbly beverage New Zealand called its own?

Should Paeroa thank another town close by for their iconic Kiwi drink L&P?

Did the "lemon" part of Lemon & Paeroa come from Te Aroha?

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