Annies in the running for best kids food product award

Annies in the running for best kids food product award

Blenheim-based Annies – food you trust and their delicious 100 percent fruit bars has been nominated for Best Kids Food Product in the 2018 Munch Food Awards.

 “We’re thrilled to be nominated again after winning the Best Kids Food Product award in 2016. The public nominate their favourite products, and the winner of each category is decided by public vote as well,” Melanie Chambers, Kono General Manager, Sales and Marketing says.

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Kono wins Te Tupu-ā-Nuku Award at Ngā Whetū ō Matariki Awards

Kono wins Te Tupu-ā-Nuku Award at Ngā Whetū ō Matariki Awards

Kono, a Māori-owned food and beverage business based in Te Tau Ihu, the top of the South Island, was awarded Te Tupu-ā-Nuku Award for Business and Innovation at Ngā Whetū ō Matariki Awards. The award recognises a Māori business for their contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s economy and future.

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Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 rated as ‘outstanding’ by prestigious wine magazine, Decanter

Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 rated as ‘outstanding’ by prestigious wine magazine, Decanter

Our Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 has been rated as ‘outstanding’ and given 96 points out of 100, in the August edition of specialist wine magazine Decanter.

Decanter’s panel of experts blind-tasted, and then rated, over 80 New Zealand sauvignon blancs. Only two other wines were rated as ‘outstanding’, which puts Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 in the top five of New Zealand sauvignon blancs rated.

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New look for Kono

New look for Kono

We have recently launched a new look for Kono.

“We’re really proud of the new face of Kono which encapsulates the power of four - four corners of beautifully woven harakeke (flax) kono from which we take our name, four iwi to whom our owners whakapapa, and ngā wāhanga e whā o te tau, giving us our four seasons,” Rachel Taulelei, Chief Executive, Kono says.

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Kono CEO co-leads business delegation to Japan

Kono CEO co-leads business delegation to Japan

From 16-19 May 2017 Kono CEO Rachel Taulelei will be co-leading a delegation of senior business leaders as part of a New Zealand Government trade mission to Japan. Taking part in the business delegation provides Kono with the perfect opportunity to further deepen relationships and build new ones, as well as gaining a greater insight into Japanese consumers.

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Pinot Noir NZ 2017 - Tūrangawaewae

Pinot Noir NZ 2017 - Tūrangawaewae

Tūrangawaewae is one of the most well-known and powerful Māori concepts. Literally tūranga (standing place), waewae (feet), it is often translated as ‘a place to stand’. Tūrangawaewae are places where we feel especially empowered and connected. Rōpata Taylor and Rachel Taulelei discuss what Tūrangawaewae means for Kono and our people.

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Pinot Noir NZ 2017 attracts global wine industry leaders

Pinot Noir NZ 2017 attracts global wine industry leaders

An astounding selection of global wine imbibers and influencers will descend on the nation’s capital this month for New Zealand’s most significant wine event, Pinot Noir NZ 2017. The sold out event includes a line-up of 30 speakers from Japan, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand, who are tasked with sparking thought-provoking discussions among 600 Pinot Noir lovers from 20 different countries.

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Annies Wins at Munch Awards

Annies Wins at Munch Awards

Annies, a subsidiary of Kono NZ, are excited to announce that their fruit bars have been named as the Best Kids Food Product in the 2016 Munch Foods Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, are run by Munch, an eco-friendly New Zealand company.

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Annies donates to North Canterbury

Annies donates to North Canterbury

Annies, a subsidiary of Kono NZ, have donated a pallet of Annies Apples Rings following the large earthquake on the 14th of November. "We’re delighted to be able to help the people of Canterbury, and our thoughts are with them at this unsettling time.” Mel Chambers, GM Foods.

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New hub to boost Māori innovation

New hub to boost Māori innovation

Māori business innovators in the Lower Hutt region are set to benefit from a new innovation hub launched this week by Callaghan Innovation. Te Whare a Māui - The Maori Innovation Hub, is a shared working space with tools to assist collaboration and innovation.

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The Block - Tohu Vineyard

The Block - Tohu Vineyard

There's a spot at the edge of Tohu vineyard, where the Awatere River flows belo, Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku looms above, and the rest of the world pales to insignificance. It's a spot you can imagine Mugwi Macdonald standing on in 2000, and deciding this was where the Wakatū should plant vines.  

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