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Research shows the importance of increasing the proportion of New Zealand’s food exports that are processed.

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Food & beverage

We are working to grow the food and beverage sector, which is vital to achieving the government’s growth agenda.

The food and beverage sector remains the linchpin of the New Zealand economy.  It employs nearly one in five New Zealand workers, and also earns over half of our merchandise export earnings.


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Food & Beverage Information Project

The Food and Beverage Information Project is the first comprehensive overview of the state of New Zealand’s food and beverage industry. 



Food Innovation Network

The government has established the Food Innovation Network - facilities throughout the country where businesses can develop, test and prove new food products.

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Growing New Zealand's wine industry

The New Zealand wine industry is growing quickly. We are involved in a series of initiatives to continue to gain value for New Zealand from this exciting sector.

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Moving to the Centre Report

Read this report, by Coriolis Research, which provides an overview of the drivers of growth in New Zealand’s processed food exports to Australia.

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Aquaculture regulatory reform and innovation

Read about the government’s efforts to reform regulations and invest in innovation to encourage growth in the New Zealand aquaculture industry.

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Primary Growth Partnership

The Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) is a government-industry initiative that will invest in significant programmes of research and innovation to boost the economic growth and sustainability of New Zealand’s primary, forestry and food sectors.

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