New NZFMA website launched

The NZ Flour Millers Association (NZFMA) are pleased to announce the launch of our updated website.

The website includes information on wheat, flour and bakery products.

We aim to bring you up to date information on the NZ Flour Milling industry through news articles and our extensive Learn section which discusses wheat growing through to processing at the mill and the...


South Canterbury's Colin Hurst to lead NZ's arable farmers

South Canterbury farmer Colin Hurst is the new chairperson of the Federated Farmers Arable Industry Group.

Hurst, who has farmed at Makikihi since the mid-80s with his family, is the 2019 Arable Farmer of the Year, and was elected at the group's annual meeting on Monday for a three-year term. He replaces Karen Williams, who is vice-president elect of Federated Farmers of New...

Demand good for Kiwi grains

Despite a 500% increase in demand for flour under lockdown there is no shortage of grain and following lockdown that’s good news for the wheat industry, Arable Food Industry Council chairman Ivan Lawrie says.

Talking to millers he said there’s no lack of flour and there’s increasing demand for grain.X

“First it was toilet paper flying off the shelves, next came flour...


Coronavirus: Foodstuffs sells 1500 tonnes of extra flour during Covid-19 lockdown

New Zealand looks set to exit the coronavirus lockdown a little more plump than it went in.

The country went into a flour-buying frenzy with the announcement of level four restrictions last month and new data from Foodstuffs shows just how much the pantry staple's popularity soared.

Foodstuffs, which owns New World, Pak 'n Save and Four Square, sold more than 1.5 million...