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How to Keep Fit in Winter

How to Keep Fit in Winter

July 12 2021
As the days get colder and darker, getting out of bed is harder and getting back into bed is oh so much easier! That’s why we often see our motivation to exercise drop. It’s true, exercise becomes more difficult at this time of year, but it’s not impossible! And trust us, the physical and mental health benefits from exercising are worth it… so we’ve put together some top tips for staying fit this winter. 
Upcycling vs recycling

Upcycling vs recycling

June 28 2021
Upcycling, recycling … they sound pretty similar right? Wrong! So, what’s the difference between the two? We’re here to break it down for you (Yes, we prefer upcycling, but breaking it down is much more appropriate in this case… confused? Read on).
Spent Brewer's Grain: what is it? what are it’s health benefits? why is it usually wasted?

Spent Brewer's Grain: what is it? what are it’s health benefits? why is it usually wasted?

June 15 2021
Confused about what spent grain is? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Allow us to explain… when producing beer, brewers soak malted barley to give the beer body and flavour. This malted barley is mashed to extract protein, sugar and nutrients. The resulting liquid is used to make beer and the spent grain is left behind. ‘Spent’ indicates that the grain has already been used, meaning it cannot be used in the process to produce more beer. Put simply, it’s the waste leftover after breweries have produced beer.
NZ Life & Leisure Food Producer Awards - Bronze!

NZ Life & Leisure Food Producer Awards - Bronze!

May 18 2021

We are excited to announce our award for NZ Life and Leisure's 2021 Food Producer Awards.

Our Upcycled Grain Project Crackers won Bronze. It was lovely to hear that the judging team connected with our story of 'upcycling' and minimising waste; "fantastic initiative to turn a waste product from brewing into a food source. Innovative and reduces waste. local, healthy ingredients".

Featuring in FMCG - New Zealand’s first ‘upcycled’ snack brand launches sustainable range

Featuring in FMCG - New Zealand’s first ‘upcycled’ snack brand launches sustainable range

May 14 2021
Did you see our delicious 'upcycled' snacks featuring in the latest FMCG Business Magazine. We love sharing our 'upcycling' journey and hope you enjoy reading.
What is upcycling?

What is upcycling?

February 16 2021
Where recycling involves the destruction of waste in order to create something new, upcycling is about creatively repurposing discarded items in their current state to create something new and even more valuable.