Posts tagged "Air New Zealand"

Virgin Australia versus Air New Zealand – latest round of the food fight

[7 September/The Country] Virgin Australia announced its final three shortlisted beef suppliers who are in the running to supply their produce to meals on flights from New Zealand to Australia. This was in an effort to compete with Air New Zealand when they become direct competitors in late October. The shortlisted farms were Beaumont Station,...

Got beef? Virgin Australia’s Kiwi response to Air NZ’s ‘impossible burger’

[23 July/NZ Herald] Virgin Australia has responded to Air New Zealand’s no meat burger and pledged to take the best Kiwi beef and serve it on their own flights. The airline wanted the dish to be served on all flights from New Zealand to Australia. Virgin Australia said it was one of New Zealand meat’s...

Farmers puzzled by Air NZ’s vege burger

[5 July/Rural News] Farmers were puzzled by Air New Zealand’s decision to promote an overseas produced plant protein burger. Federated farmers said Air New Zealand prides itself on being innovative, and liked to partner with like-minded businesses. Federated Farmers Meat and Wool Chairperson, Miles Anderson, added that they understood that, however was unsure why our...

Tasting the Impossible Burger with Air New Zealand

[3 July/NZ Herald] Business Premier customers travelling on Air New Zealand’s LA to Auckland haul will be offered the Impossible Burger for the next three months. It is a plant based innovation that is designed to save the planet. It has become a phenomenon in the U.S food tech industry for achieving the impossible, a...

Air New Zealand to take lead in tree planting programme to offset carbon

[26 November/ NZ Herald] Air New Zealand has been scoping the private afforestation fund with the Government, however planting could begin in 2018. Air New Zealand would work with the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Primary Industries to investigate establishing a private afforestation scheme, providing funding to landowners to plant trees in...

Synlait, A2 Milk shares hit record high

[29 September/New Zealand Herald] The S&P/NZX 50 Index dipped 0.16 points, or 0.002 percent, to 7913.62. Within the index, 26 stocks fell, 19 increased, and five were unchanged. Turnover was $204 million. Synlait Milk and A2 Milk broke records on regulatory approval to retain Chinese market access for infant formula next year. Synlait Milk rose...

Fonterra takes supreme ExportNZ award

[29 June/ Stuff] Fonterra has won the supreme award for the 2017 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for Auckland and Waikato regions. Fonterra has seen a 20 percent growth annually and has returned strong margins which contribute to the value of the dairy industry and New Zealand. Fonterra also won the Westpac Exporter of...

Central Otago Pinot Noir takes top trophy at Air New Zealand Wine Awards

 [14 November/ National Business Review] The Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir Central Otago 2014 has won the Champion Wine of the Show Trophy at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Head Judge, Michael Brajkovich said the wine had a lovely ripe wild cherry aroma with earthy herbal and truffle-like undertones. Mr Brajkovich added that...

Air NZ picks new wine experts for its cellar [12 June/ NZ Herald]

Air New Zealand has announced that it has added two leading wine judges to the panel that select the wines drunk by its passengers. Linda Murphy, one of the world’s most sought after wine judges from Sonoma County in the Californian wine region and Fongyee Walker, co-founder of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting and based in...

Air NZ pullout big blow – rural GP

[13 November/ Radio New Zealand] New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairman, Jo Scott-Jones said the Air New Zealand’s move to cease servicing Kaitaia, Westport and Whakatane will make it even harder to encourage doctors to commit to rural appointments. Dr Scott-Jones called on the Government to continue its support for rural New Zealand and...

Alliance appoints Stoddart to board

[18 November/ Otago Daily Times] The Alliance Group has appointed businesswoman, Vanessa Stoddart as its third independent director. Ms Stoddart has held senior management positions at the likes of Air New Zealand and Carter Holt Harvey. She also holds independent directorships at The Warehouse Group, Paymark and New Zealand Refining Company. Alliance Group chairman, Murray...

Tegel chicken takes off overseas

[23 June/ Business Day] Tegel is spreading its wings and is now exporting more than $100 million of chicken products a year to Africa and emerging markets in Asia. The company’s largest export destination is Australia but they are moving into a range of markets including Japan, Hong Kong and the UAE and planned to...

Deal to develop wine tourism

[20 May/ Radio New Zealand Rural] New Zealand Winegrowers and Air New Zealand have entered an agreement which will see them jointly promoting New Zealand as a destination for wine tourists, with the two parties believing that with over a million visitors having toured the vineyards and wineries over the last five years, the industry...

Alliance appoints Stoddart to board

[9 April/ Otago Daily Times] Vanessa Stoddart, who has held various senior management positions with high profile companies such as Air New Zealand and Carter Hold Harvey, has been appointed to join the current independent directors Graeme Milne and John Waller as the Alliance Group’s third independent director. Ms Stoddart also holds independent director positions...

Air NZ trial aims to boost biosecurity

 [11 July/ New Zealand Herald] Air New Zealand flights from Melbourne to Auckland are set to be involved in a world-first trial involving security scans at the border. Passengers traveling on Air New Zealand flights from Melbourne to Auckland will have their bags screened by new x-ray technology before taking off, Primary Industries Minister Nathan...