Food And Drink

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KFC lovers will be flocking to Circular Quay in  Sydney Harbour to get their fix today.

KFC celebrates 50th anniversary in Australia with famous giant bucket and free chicken

KFC lovers will be flocking to Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour to get their fix today.

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Chlorinating water is a very big issue in Christchurch at the moment.

Why does tap water in Christchurch need chlorine when bottled water doesn't?

Chlorinating water is a very big issue in Christchurch at the moment.

Fresh Chicken On Display In A Meat market Counter

Philippines-based poultry giant mounts $438 million takeover bid for Kiwi brand Tegel

Bounty Fresh will pursue a full takeover when it formally lodges an offer.

01:59
The Anzac Day Service in Devonport was the perfect place to try out the recipes.

Watch: Hilary Barry whips up a batch of Anzac biscuits to settle the crunchy or chewy controversy

The Anzac Day Service in Devonport, Auckland, seemed like the perfect place to end the long-standing debate.

Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, of New Zealand.

Complaint against Olympic hero Eric Murray's appearance in beer advert upheld

The Olympic rowing champion has been removed from the "Beer the Beautiful Truth" campaign.

The list of popular baby names is out.

Babies exposed to caffeine in the womb more likely to be obese in early childhood - study

The researchers suggest pregnant women should cut out caffeine altogether.

01:41
Twenty-six bars, cafes, restaurants and food trucks on the waterfront are trialling a plastic straw-free future.

Wellington bars and restaurants trial ban on plastic straws

Twenty-six bars, cafes, restaurants and food trucks on the waterfront are trialling a plastic straw-free future.

Watch: 'I was a functioning alcoholic' - Breakfast’s Hayley Holt reveals battle with the booze

“I knew I was a problem drinker basically right from the beginning,” Ms Holt said on The Inside Word.

01:35
A west Auckland carpark was the scene of a massive mess.

Watch: New Zealand's biggest pumpkin being dropped from a 45 metre crane, live on Seven Sharp

For the third straight year, Morrinsville farmer Tim Harris has grown NZ's largest pumpkin.

05:13
AUT'S Professor and co-author Grant Schofield spoke about fasting on TVNZ1's Breakfast today.

Skipping breakfast a couple of times a week is beneficial for health claims Kiwi in new book

Grant Schofield suggests skipping the morning meal and supercharging dinner.

Raw fruit and vegetables beneficial for mental health - study

The benefits significantly reduce for cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.

Steaks on offer at the PGG Wrightson Steak of Origin competition.

Beef + Lamb seeks 'Ultimate Steak Connoisseur' for Steak of Origin competition

You don't need any culinary experience - just a fine sense of taste and a love of steak.

01:57
University of Otago research says bacteria from uncooked chicken is making thousands of Kiwis sick, and costing millions.

Up to 90 per cent of NZ chicken could be contaminated with Camplobacteria – new study

Most NZ consumers are unaware that most fresh chicken for sale in NZ has Campylobacter, study finds.

California judge rules that coffee should come with a cancer warning

The reason is a byproduct of the bean roasting process - a known carcinogen.

Cauliflower (file picture).

Wet weather pushes vegetable prices up 11 per cent

Tomato, lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli prices were affected.

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The international project, which goes from Mexico to New Zealand, has been developed by a group of entrepreneurial Kiwis.

Lower Hutt cafe serving coffee made entirely by people with disabilities

Beans from Mexico are sent to New Zealand, where they are sold, roasted, delivered and brewed.

Nick Leggett says the newly-formed New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council aims to keep booze on the shelves for responsible consumption.

Kiwi alcohol lobby group questions findings of study linking booze to shortened life

The study suggests every drink over the daily recommended limit will cut 30 min from the expected lifespan.

05:02
Joined by a ‘motley crew’ of apple experts, Wells looks to settle the apple debate once and for all.

An apple a day - but which one takes out the inaugural Seven Sharp Apple Award?

Up for selection by a panel of experts were the Envy, Braeburn, Jazz and Pacific Rose.

Should sugary drinks be taxed? And if so, where would the money go? Breakfast viewers have their say.

Sugar tax must happen in NZ - researchers

Such a tax came into effect in the UK on April 1.

00:55
The Parker team this morning boarded a bus on their way home from Cardiff.

Video: 'Can't wait to go home and have a pie' – Joseph Parker eyes comfort food on way home to NZ

The Parker team this morning embarked home from Cardiff after yesterday's heavyweight championship unification bout with Anthony Joshua.

Which Kiwi burger joint has Ed Sheeran anointed 'by far the best' in the world?

Ed Sheeran has found yet another Kiwi offering to gush over today #noarguments.

Zespri set for a big lift in New Zealand grown kiwifruit crop

The company's two biggest markets, Japan and China, are forecast to grow strongly.

A baby holds a parent's hand.

Yoghurt may reduce infant eczema and allergy - study

Full fat, plain, unsweetened yoghurt is already recommended by the NZ Ministry of Health.

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The family owned business has been feeding the masses every night, bar one, over the last seven decades.

Renowned late-night Auckland burger joint, The White Lady, turns 70

The family owned business has been feeding the masses every night, bar one, over the last seven decades.

01:58
After more than eight decades of production, pineapple lumps will be the final product to fall off the conveyor belt.

Pineapple Lumps live on until 9.30pm tonight! Dunedin's Cadbury factory extends chocolate making hours on last production day

Factory owner Mondelez International announced the closure in February last year, and 350 workers are losing their jobs.

Dunedin city councillor Jim O’Malley, who organised the bid, says $20 million is needed to save the factory.

Have you got your Kiwi-made Pineapple Lumps yet? Cadbury's Dunedin factory into its last week of making the iconic Kiwi treat

The company was unable to find someone to take over the production at the iconic New Zealand factory. So they're moving to Aussie.

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Kiwi restaurant owners are having to offer up something special in the way of accommodation to attract chefs.

In the grips of a chef shortage, NZ restaurants serving up incentives to keep pot boiling

Up and down the country, we're short of chefs, Seven Sharp reports.

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