With the surprise resignation of John Wilson, the Fonterra board has promoted long-time director John Monaghan as its new chair.
However, the latest noises from the whiners at Bitch & Complain (Fish & Game) made him laugh. The lobby group’s latest target of carping (bad pun intended) was not the farming sector as usual, but tourism. It claims the influx of tourists into NZ is ruining back-country fisheries – too many overseas fishers competing with locals, it says. Fair enough, your old mate thought; until he was informed that at the same time as Fish & Game is bemoaning too many overseas fishers coming to NZ, the lobby group is cashing in on the deal by hawking off non-resident fishing licences – at $165 a pop – to allow these international fishers the right to fish here.