In this morning's email we detailed the Government's planned inquiry into abuse of both migrant workers and international students.
Rod Oram has followed a trail of bad management decisions and poor governance to discover why Fonterra is staring down the barrel of a massive writedown on its investment in Beingmate. He raises questions about the role of Fonterra's auditor, PwC, and a stifled culture of debate on its board.
Beingmate, Fonterra's troubled investment in China, is blaming the co-op for its losses, according to a formal letter Beingmate has reportedly sent to Chinese financial regulators in response to their enquiries.
Rod Oram warns in this week's column that Fonterra shareholders should brace for more bad news about the cooperative's disastrous investment in Beingmate Baby and Child Food.
Rod Oram details the latest in agricultural industry innovation unveiled at a conference in Wellington and looks at whether New Zealand is being too complacent and not investing enough in new technology and systems to fend off the coming disruptions of cellular and urban agriculture.
A free trade agreement (FTA) between India and New Zealand has stalled, with one official describing the deal as surviving on “life support”.
Protectionist sentiment within Europe’s agriculture sector should not stand in the way of a free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand, a senior European official says.
New Zealand's chief scientist says synthetic foods pose a real threat to agricultural exporters, but better regulation of genetic modification could create an equally large opportunity, Lynn Grieveson reports.
Rod Oram went under the covers of Fonterra's result this week to see if Theo Spierings deserved his $8.3 million salary. He finds New Zealand's biggest exporter has a long way to go to produce more value from its milk and its key Chinese investment is struggling.
In today's email we ask what might our Government look like, post-election; take the pulse of Whanganui and Te Tai Hauauru; and learn why a leading academic thinks we need an official inquiry into China's growing influence into our affairs.