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Meri Kirihimete from HVN

Kia ora koutou katoa As we wind down 2020 reflecting on the ‘year that was’ brings forth a mixture of thoughts and emotions. However, I think we all share pride in New Zealand, and in the science system that has helped guide us throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

New HVN PhD Scholarship

We have a new HVN PhD scholarship. Georgia McLellan is a PhD student from the University of Auckland and has received funding from HVN to explore how novel Māori food / nutrition economies develop in Aotearoa New Zealand, including historical and contemporary...

FlavoPlus: a Riddet Institute functional food innovation

Riddet Institute scientists have recently invented a new technology to manufacture a composite ingredient called FlavoPlus™. This ingredient can be incorporated into functional food products to increase their flavonoid content. National Science Challenge HVN...

Message from our Board Chair – Bob Major

The Covid-19 pandemic that has dominated the last 12 months has changed all our lives in many different ways, and we who are engaged in the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge, Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga, have faced the same uncertainty, fears and...

Can a New Zealand-made fruit drink help repair lung damage?

Plant & Food Research have received $651,553 over 2.5 years for new research investigating whether BerriQi® - a Boysenberry and apple product from Anagenix Ltd - can repair damage to lungs caused by air pollution, a significant threat to human lung health in...