Head of Business, NZME
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In China, the company's food service business effectively dried up through February.
Litigation pending after up to 2500ha of illegal plantings propagated from prime plants.
Board and management will have to do better than they have so far.
COMMENT: Horrible symmetry in three vaunted arrivals.
Some key takeouts from the Christchurch conference.
Ray Smith spoke with Fran O'Sullivan at MPI's Wellington HQ to talk about his focus.
Ardern discloses bottom lines after Winston Peters' bold pitch for a bilateral deal.
Progress has been made but certain dairy industry proposals are off the table.
Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis should be on the first plane up to China.
John Wilson was passionately devoted to Fonterra.
Comment: Hurrell is still in the invidious position of being a caretaker CEO.
Fonterra's new chairman has many obstacles to navigate.
COMMENT: The impact of Fonterra and Fletchers on the economy can't be ignored.
OPINION: Spierings and Wilson will have some tough questions to answer.
COMMENT: Trump has turned international trade into a political minefield with his opposition to agreements like the TPP.
COMMENT: It is still too early for Fonterra's top brass to perform a victory roll.
COMMENT: Aussies don't muck about when it comes to probing the cause of high-profile collapses - neither should we.
There's a lot riding on Fonterra's financial results due out on September 22.
COMMENT: Next Wednesday will be another major milestone in the NZ dairy industry. Dairy giant Fonterra will unveil its latest results.
It is incomprehensible Fonterra's board could have persistently got it so wrong.
It is time for the industry and the politicians to take off their rose-tinted glasses and do some hard-thinking about our major goods export industry, writes Fran O'Sullivan.
FRAN O'SULLIVAN: Geneva has the WTO. Brussels hosts the European Union. Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership put Auckland on the map?
OPINION: Trade Minister conceded a few nasty points but his brinksmanship in TPP negotiations allows him to stare down critics, writes Fran O'Sullivan.
Recapitalised meat processor's two chairmen hen Wei Ping and Rob Hewett will bring different values to Silver Fern Farms.
China is poised to upgrade its ground-breaking free trade agreement with NZ but becoming in favour of NZ's dairy exporters will be problematic.