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New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Launches a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets

Tourism New Zealand is committed to further enhancing New Zealand’s position as visitor destination in emerging Halal markets and this guide is about supporting the delivery of a quality visitor experience for travellers once they are there.

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Opinion: ‘Shariah-compliant’ tourism opens new markets

| 17/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Shariah-compliant’ tourism opens new markets

These days, more and more Muslim travellers are looking for the “halal” label on hotels, restaurants and even airlines when they travel. One-quarter of the world’s population is Muslim and they are becoming a growing sector of the world’s economy

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New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

| 02/09/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Say Hello to Halal

In the latest New Zealand study, more than 36,000 people identified themselves as Muslim. Already some of our nation’s most forward-thinking companies are successfully tapping into this market. Unsurprisingly, dairy is leading the way.

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Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

| 29/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom

A study was conducted in 47 countries by Singapore-based halal travel specialist Crescentrating, along with DinarStandard, a US-based firm that tracks the Muslim lifestyle market. The availability of halal food tops the list of Muslim travellers’ requirements, according to the survey.

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NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but Halal

| 13/07/2012 | 1 Reply
NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but Halal

People may think that Google or McDonald’s are the biggest brands in the world, but that’s just because they’re not thinking of halal, says billionaire Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Halim Saad.

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NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

| 21/06/2012 | 2 Replies
NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

New Zealand has gone from being a “distant farm” for Great Britain to establishing itself as a world leader in the halal meat market. The country has 48 certified processing plants and employs more than 200 qualified halal meatworkers.

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New Zealand: Conference to spotlight growing halal economy

| 10/06/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Conference to spotlight growing halal economy

Opportunities in the fast-growing global halal economy are to be the focus of the inaugural Asia Dialogue conference, organised by the Business School and the New Zealand Asia Institute. With halal becoming a popular lifestyle choice elsewhere, it is expected to increase in importance for New Zealand exporters.

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Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Australia: RSPCA wants stunning exemptions killed

THE RSPCA is renewing calls for a ban on slaughter practices that don’t use stunning for sheep and cattle if the Government does not move to reform current exemptions granted for religious reasons.

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Australia: “Halal” medicine now a option for Australian Muslims

| 23/04/2012 | Reply
Australia: “Halal” medicine now a option for Australian Muslims

Australia has its first “Halal friendly pharmacy” that may herald a new niche in the competitive retail pharmacy market. A large segment of Muslim consumers are requesting medicines that are Halal.

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Opinion: Half-a-trillion-dollar Halal industry looks for credibility

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Half-a-trillion-dollar Halal industry looks for credibility

But it’s a market strewn with confusion, as separate Muslim countries try to establish recognised standards and producers from outside the Muslim world also hurry to enter the market. That leaves many Muslim consumers crying out for reliable brands that will help them guide their choices.

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Muslim rival to Facebook calls for NZ members

| 21/03/2012 | Reply
Muslim rival to Facebook calls for NZ members

Details of the approved site will be discussed at the 7th World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur next month, which will be attended by representations from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.

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Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

Dr Temple Grandin has made humane treatment of cattle, her life’s work. She consults to Arrowsight in the US and has helped design over half of all the cattle abattoirs in North America. She says cameras have stopped false reporting by supervisors.

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Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

THE live export industry is facing fresh pressure to clean up its act with new vision of cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs uncovered by animal activists, despite strict new rules for exporters being in place for nearly six months.

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Opinion: Building halal brands

| 11/02/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Building halal brands

The race is on to establish powerful international ‘halal brands’. But it’s a market strewn with confusion, as separate Muslim countries try to establish recognised standards and producers from outside the Muslim world also hurry to enter the market. That leaves many Muslim consumers crying out for reliable brands that will help them guide their choices.

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UAE-NZ ties growing

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
UAE-NZ ties growing

Trade figures show New Zealand exports to the GCC have grown from $695 million in 2009 to $1.2 billion in 2011 that shows a 71 per cent increase over the two-year period. Dubai’s attraction to more tourists will increase demand for food and beverage products and it will provide opportunities to New Zealand companies to boost exports.

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New Zealand: Malaysia beef trade starts to recover

| 25/01/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Malaysia beef trade starts to recover

The beef trade to one of New Zealand’s important Muslim markets, Malaysia, is starting to recover after being largely blocked for six years.

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New Zealand: $3 trillion industry challenges New Zealand firms

| 28/12/2011 | Reply
New Zealand: $3 trillion industry challenges New Zealand firms

The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise recommends companies stay up to date with this rapidly changing global Halal market said to be worth $2.95 trillion. Food products comprise 61% pharmaceutical products 26% and cosmetics 11%.

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Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

| 29/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

Warren Farr, the sales manager of Brisbane-based stunning equipment supplier Kentmaster Australia, says arrangements were already in place with its Indonesian agent, Pt. Agro Giri Perkasa (AGP), to introduce mandatory preslaughter stunning as a supply requirement well before the Federal Government suspended the trade for a month based on Indonesian abattoir cruelty allegations.

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Australia: Jordanian princess pushes for live export restrictions

| 11/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Jordanian princess pushes for live export restrictions

With financial support from the Australian Government and advice from animal advocacy charity Animals Australia, the Princess Alia Foundation has introduced stunning for more than 80 per cent of all livestock slaughtered in Jordan.

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Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

Australia’s primary industries ministers tomorrow will discuss whether to ban religious exemptions from stunning animals at Australian abattoirs.

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