Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor is right off Fonterra's Christmas card list with changes he's announced to legislation governing the $16 billion dairy industry - but neither has he made friends among some of Fonterra's critics.

Fonterra farmers are "feeling ignored and frustrated", Fonterra's chairman John Monaghan was obviously surprised - and not in a good way - by the plan to have the Minister of Agriculture nominate a member of Fonterra's milk price panel, while on the flipside critics of Fonterra's heavyweight status think the Government has caved under Fonterra pressure.

Following an 18 month review of DIRA, the legislation