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An offering to the stars from HVN

At this time of year, the star cluster Matariki will appear in the pre-dawn sky, heralding the start of the month of Pipiri and the Māori New Year. HVN’s Chief Scientist, Professor Richard Mithen, explores the importance of food offerings during Matariki, and looks into the HVN larder for our offerings to the stars.

Pleiades (Matariki) cluster of stars

New investigation into native honey

Plant & Food Research will be leading a national team of researchers looking at native honey composition and the characteristics that appeal most to consumers, thanks to new funding from the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge. The new two-year...

We welcome Dr Fiona Lithander to our SLT team

Dr Fiona Lithander has joined High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team from the University of Bristol to take the role of Associate Professor in Nutrition. Fiona is a registered dietitian and nutrition scientist who took her PhD in nutritional physiology from...

Come and join the HVN team

We are currently recruiting for a Communications and Marketing Senior Advisor. We are looking for an individual who will effectively build the profile of the National Science Challenge, High-Value Nutrition hosted by the University of Auckland. You will be...