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« on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 01:19 pm »

found this website
http://www.buynz.org.nz/86574/html/page.html

it lists companies that are NZ made,

but are they all really??  someone said that you can be NZ made with imported ingredients???  Anybody got a list of REAL NZ made food????
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« Reply #1 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 01:21 pm »

I dont think Heinz Watties is NZ made....   maybe some products are..
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« Reply #2 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 01:29 pm »

yep, its getting harder and harder to find them. makes you kinda not want to go shopping 

it is amazing what the manufacturers can get away with, and we bligthly buy things thinking we are doing right.

they don't have to state when food has been irradiated
if there is an under-this-% of something they usually don't have to declare it
they have to state if there are imported ingredients, but don't have to state where they are from (point-of-origin labelling)
some companies are now just subsidiaries of major global companies
something can be nz-made, (therefore MADE here but not necessarily using nz ingredients or all nz ingredients)

there are so many loopholes they can wiggle thru, a shopper just gets overwhelmed. I guess it pays to research at home so you have an exact list of what you will buy and not buy before you step into the shop

hopefully, more farmers' markets will pop up round the country, so you can really know where the items are from and what's in them!
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« Reply #3 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 01:31 pm »

yeah but the farmers markets are a rip off.... ridiculously over priced.
Ya just need reliable NZ bulk food producers... plain and simple
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« Reply #4 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 01:50 pm »

  gore has a farmers' market - its just started out so is small, but yep, prices are not a lot cheaper, sometimes more so its really hard to support them.

It's probably not so viable out in the country, but sometimes you can get friends/neighbours together and order boxes of organic produce to be delivered to your door, and everyone splits the cost.
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« Reply #5 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 04:29 pm »

same with the dunners one nothing under $5 by the time we used to go there we had spent 70 or 80 bucks more on our food bill.

Just not worth it. Havent been to the one up here yet.
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« Reply #6 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 06:07 pm »

someone told me that the Roxdale Apricot people, who are of course NZ.... couldnt source any cans from NZ to put their product in!!  and by the time the found a suitable container, the price of the whole package got very expensive.
And apricot growers are getting pushed out of the market by cheap imports.
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« Reply #7 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 06:18 pm »

crazy aye? I think that's happened/happening to so many 
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« Reply #8 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 08:36 pm »

someone told me that the Roxdale Apricot people, who are of course NZ.... couldnt source any cans from NZ to put their product in!!  and by the time the found a suitable container, the price of the whole package got very expensive.
And apricot growers are getting pushed out of the market by cheap imports.

Roxdale used to part of greggs and the canning factory in roxburgh is still there but they certainly dont employ the staff they used to.

Many orchards up there the people have just cut all the apricot trees down there just stumps everywhere.

Its sad. There used to be so many orchard stalls all the way thru to queenstown now there a handful.
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« Reply #9 on: Tue 30 September, 2008 - 10:47 pm »

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« Reply #10 on: Thu 2 October, 2008 - 12:01 am »

Time to go back to the old ways. Seasonal foods only (home grown of course), grow your own meat. Tug some tits for milk, build up arm muscles for butter and cheese...

 

 
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« Reply #11 on: Thu 2 October, 2008 - 09:42 am »

I reckon too scoobs....

Gotta drag out the 'old methods' book on how to keep and preserve stuff too..  like I used to, BC - before children..
like this one I used to do....

apples, buy em by the crate full, then wrap the lot individually in paper and put them in a dark cool place.
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« Reply #12 on: Thu 2 October, 2008 - 01:20 pm »

Didn't know that one!

   Wonder if we're allowed chooks in urban areas...

Mainly grew up on farms where we pulled tit and strained the milk before drinking it. Only did that when we had no money for the bought stuff though cause it was really strong. No scrap of food went to waste. There were the chooks, pigs and gardens to feed 

Oh and we were never short of chicken, beef or mutton. But my step father had to work for it and we butchered them ourselves which wasn't pretty eek

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« Reply #13 on: Thu 2 October, 2008 - 03:08 pm »

we still have the old 'meat safe' here at this house. 

ya know ya just gotta 're-learn' it all....

We have friends - very old friends- who live on a lifestyle type block, both of em over 70 and both of em work the land.  hardly buy stuff in.  they rear heaps of animals, loads of chooks, big vege garden.  milk a few cows. and they love the lifestyle.  they make a little money off the land and eat the rest.

when I am their age, thats what I wanna do. I dont want to be in a house stuck in town watching sky sports and playing the odd bit of bowls....
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« Reply #14 on: Thu 2 October, 2008 - 03:56 pm »

  I did a temp job at a rest home once - most of them just looked like they were marking time till death caught them 
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