Dairy factories mostly use coal to power the boilers needed to dry milk into powder. Synlait is taking the plunge to install an electricity-powered boiler. It will be the first of many. Gavin Evans explains why that matters.
Leon Clement, formerly Fonterra Cooperative Group's managing director of Fonterra Brands New Zealand, has been hired as Synlait Milk's new chief executive starting in mid-August.
It’s far from clear that the Government’s dairy industry review announced this week will really get to grips with the sector’s opportunities and challenges, let alone recommend legislative and policy change that will help it with its next great phase of development.