Tuesday, 16 July 2019 07:00

No so good

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Your canine crusader has been told that claims by the controversial ‘agricultural economist’ Peter Fraser that Fonterra will ‘end up in foreign hands’ are not helping O’Connor and his team calm the waters in the dairy sector claim Fraser had a conflict of interest and should not have been part of Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s secret committee advising him on changes to the dairy industry.

Fraser has claimed in media interviews – with no evidence – that Fonterra could go the way of Westland and end up owned by foreigners. However, some are asking why media and the Government are seeking Fraser’s opinion as an economist and advisor given that he can often be found in the early hours running his private business – waterblasting streets around Wellington!

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