Overseas Study Tour: Itinerary Now Available If you are in the convenience industry, you need to experience the innovations and advancements being developed across the US. There have been some truly exciting developments in very recent times and we are looking to include as much of them as possible in this program to ensure you
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Peter Jowett Scholarship & Industry Awards Event 2015
We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting registrations for the 2015 Peter Jowett and Industry Awards event. It is time to book your seats and look forward to quality presentations and the awards event recognising excellence in the Convenience Industry. Be sure to come to the afternoon session with our young leaders
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The NZACS Annual membership subscriptions are due. The membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Our web system will generate invoices based on the information placed in the fields required. This ensures we have the most up to date information and allows for you to put all the necessary information your company needs
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We are pleased to be introducing the State of Industry Report Business Breakfast this year. When: 22nd July 2015 Time: 7:30am – 9:30am Where: Crowne Plaza Auckland, Elliott Room Cost: $35 plus GST per person In the recent past we have only released the State of Industry Report via the web but this year the
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As part of NZACS the invitation is extended to our members to attend the Overseas Study Tour arranged by AACS through Events With Moore. All arrangements and enquires need to be addressed directly with them. See below and the link for all the information. Overseas Study Tour 2015 This year the AACS overseas study tour
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By Adrian Thomas
For the second consecutive year, Wine Tasmania and the Tasmania Hospitality Association are joining forces to recognise and reward the finest Tasmanian venues promoting the region's wines.?
After a successful introduction last year, The Tasmanian Wine List of the Year Award has re-launched with intention of continually recognising and exposing the region's wine to licensed venues.
Wine Tasmania CEO Sheralee Davies said: "Tasmania's wines are continuing to attract attention right around the world for their quality, and more and more people are visiting Tasmania motivated by our outstanding wine, food and other beverages."
Important criteria for a Tasmania Wine List of the Year Award finalist including offering high quality Tasmanian wines and for at least one third of a venue's glassed wine list be of Tasmanian origin.
Tasmania Hospitality Association general manager, Steve Old, said: "We are very excited to be collaborating with Wine Tasmania once again on this prestigious addition to our Awards for Excellence."
The award is a part of the Tasmanian Hospitality Award's 2015 TasTAFE Awards for Excellence, with Steve Old adding: "Wine is an integral part of the hospitality experience and we want to recognise and commend venues supporting the local Tasmanian wine sector."
After the Tasmanian Wine List of the Year judges announce the winner, the recipient along with the finalists with be in contention for another award voted by the public — The People's Choice Award. ?
Information on nominations, details and online applications are available on the THA website.
By Annette Shailer, editor Beer and Brewer
Australian Brewery head brewer Neal Cameron and Feral Brewing Co head brewer Brendan Varis have joined 'forces' to create Storm Trooper Imperial Pilsner.
Aptly launched on May the 4th, Storm Trooper Imperial Pilsner unites Cameron's expertise with lagers and Varis' reputation as a hop aficionado. Feel the force of legions of experimental German hops barely held in check by the delicate strength of a classic but huge imperial Pilsner.
The 8.1 per cent ABV seasonal brew will be available on tap and in cans, making it the first Feral beer to be packaged in cans.
The Local Taphouse St Kilda and Darlinghurst hosted the Sydney and Melbourne launches and Brewski hosted the Brisbane launch. Camperdown Cellars in Sydney and BeerBud will be carrying the cans, while venues like The Union and Bank Hotel in Newtown, Keg & Brew and Bitter Phew will stock kegs in Sydney. Ben Frost from the Crafty Ranga will be carrying both in Brisbane, while some stock will be made available in Melbourne.
The launch coincides with the recent release of the second teaser to the next Star Wars movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
By Andy Young
A Sydney bar owner has been kicked off the popular Network Ten show MasterChef, after he admitted he had previously worked as a paid cook.
Mario Montecuollo's professional kitchen experience was discovered by the show's producers who found a magazine article, where he described himself as a professional chef.
MasterChef searches for the country's best amateur chef and the show's rules state that contestants must not have worked in a professional kitchen for more than six weeks in the past 15 years.
A spokesperson said in a statement: "Both Shine Australia and Network Ten take the rules of the competition very seriously with regard to cooks being of an amateur status.
"Mario understands and respects the rules and wishes the Top 24 contestants well for the competition."
Montecuollo told News Limited: "I never meant to mislead anyone. I am so passionate about food I got carried away without realising what I had done in the past would be considered too much."
The owner of Bar Racuda in the Sydney suburb of Newtown added that his time on the show has made him realise how passionate he is about food and he wants to share that passion with his customers.
By Stefanie Collins, editor bars&clubs
In April of last year Stolen Rum invited members of the public to steal one of 150 couches that had been stashed in Miami, Sydney and Dunedin — now they want to know where they are.
The Stolen Sofas Project took place on the same day across the globe, with every single couch ?stolen? within seven minutes. No strings were attached to the giveaway, it was simply first come, first served.?
According to Samm Creasey, Marketing Manager — Australia and NZ, keen punters turned up hours early to secure a spot in line and waited for the doors to open.?
?Once through the doors and with a sofas safely in their hands, the method of transport to get it home varied from skateboard to hatch back to hands and feet,? he says. ?It provided us some pretty unique imagery for the campaign.?
Creasy says that the company are now looking back on their campaign one year on to see if they have ?gone to good homes?.?
?Were they loved and cared for? Did they have food in-between their cushions and a roof over their heads??
In return, the company is offering rewards to find out where their couches have got to. Consumers who submit images on Facebook or upload to Instagram with the hashtag #thisisstolen — even if they don?t own the couch themselves — will be in the running to win a Stolen surfboard, one of two Dead X Stolen jackets, as well as some Stolen lubrication. Entries close 27 May 2015, and is for over 18s only.
By Adrian Thomas
The Royal Mail Hotel and The Temple Brewing Company, have joined forces in a Victorian alliance to create a new craft beer.
The Royal Mail Hotel located in Dunkeld, just south of the Grampian National Park in Victoria is continually looking to strengthen alliances with local businesses? within the region.?
Newly appointed general manger of Royal Mail Hotel, Carl Forrest said: ?We are so lucky to be located within a region that is rich in local wine, produce and passionate business people.?
?Our aim is to nurture and promote these businesses in ways that also enhance our own visitor offering.?
The new beer is a wheat beer which was created by Temple?s Head Brewer Glen Harrison and uses fresh produce such as Lemon Verbena and Pink Peppercorns sourced from the Royal Mail Hotel?s garden.
The beer is based on a Belgian style Witbier, known for its opaque colour and crisp wheat flavour.?
The new brew is the first of a series of seasonal beers to be offered by the new alliance, exclusively available on-tap at Royal Mail Hotel and Temple Brewing Company.