Chinese dairy giant Yili will pay $588 million for dairy co-op Westland Milk, it was announced overnight.
This will give MPI powers to search farmers’ farms and houses and take anything they want without the need for a warrant. Your old mate finds it ironic that the Green Party, who would be outraged if the same laws were used against political activists or criminals, supported this move. Even more disappointing is that the ‘party of the provinces’ – NZ First – also backed it. It was embarrassing listening to NZ First list MP Mark Patterson’s lack of understanding of the bill and his anaemic weak justification for it. As a mate of the Hound says, “Patterson would be out of his depth in a bird bath”. Ouch.