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CEO of NZ Post another Dual Israeli National?

Posted by te2ataria on October 21, 2009

Brian Roche Takes Top Job at NZ Post

Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Press Release: Trans Tasman Political Letter

Brian Roche Takes Top Job at State-Owned NZ Post

The Trans Tasman Political Newsletter reports Brian Roche, a senior partner in accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, will be named this week as group CEO of state-owned NZ Post. He will fill the vacancy left by John Allen who left in June to become chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

NZ Post is one of the state’s biggest businesses with assets over $11bn, and operating revenue of $1.2bn a year. Net surplus last year fell to $71m from $110m. The group has 12,000 employees.

Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/

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Fonterra Directors Must Have Known!

Posted by te2ataria on September 20, 2008

Update Sept 22-08: Sanlu Was First Banned in 2004, then Reinstated

submitted by a reader

There’s one informed individual in New Zealand who doesn’t buy Fonterra’s excuse!

The following are the facts about the deadly melamine-tainted baby formula manufactured by Sanlu-Fonterra joint venture operation in China quoted from Chinese, New Zealand contaminated milk powder kills two:

The Facts About the Latest Tragedy:

  • The powdered milk production is a joint venture between New Zealand Fonterra and China’s Sanlu group. Fonterra is not just a minority shareholder.
  • Sanlu received complaints about the sick infants as early as March 3, 2008. [See Update]
  • The FDA (and just about everyone else in the world with access to Internet) knew as early as April 2007 that food ingredients imported from China were tainted with melamine. How could Fonterra, the largest marketer of dairy products in the world, claim ignorance about melamine contamination of food products in China?
  • Fonterra claims they only found out about melamine content of their milk powder on August 2, 2008. Not withstanding the previous point, why did it take 40 days to have the product removed [and only partially] from the retail shelves? [See Update]
  • New Zealand has total contempt for Asians, especially the Vietnamese, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese and Indians. New Zealand establishment considers the “yellow,” “brown,” and other “colored” races as non-human. During the Vietnam war, WMDs manufactured in New Zealand, including Agent Orange, and New Zealand soldiers were used to commit genocide against the North Vietnamese. In the past few weeks at least 4 Chinese women were killed in New Zealand, and the body of another dead Korean was discovered.
  • New Zealand’s senior SIS agent in China, “Y,” informed both the ethically-challenged New Zealand PM, Helen Clark, and its “multiple minister,” the morally-castrated Phil Goff, about the [latest] powder milk incident possibly by as early as march 5, 2008.
  • Fonterra, their directors [and New Zealand Government] have committed corporate manslaughter.

The above was posted at PRO on September 15, 2008.

It’s refreshing to find that one informed individual, a political scientist at the University of Canterbury has enough intelligence [and professional integrity, we hope,] NOT to buy Fonterra directors’ false account.

The following excerpts are from a report published by Stuff.co.nz

Fonterra “should have known”

By ADAM DUDDING – Sunday Star Times –  Sunday, 21 September 2008 http://www.stuff.co.nz/4700435a11.html

Fonterra and New Zealand embassy staff in China failed to notice the looming scandal over melamine-contaminated baby formula despite months of rumours on popular internet sites, and a TV news programme about babies falling ill after drinking milk products. [Amazing, isn’t it!]

Four children have died from drinking Sanlu products contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, used by suppliers to disguise watered-down milk, and more than 6000 have been made sick. Last night a Fonterra spokesman reiterated CEO Andrew Ferrier’s statement that Fonterra China had no knowledge of any problems with Sanlu products until August 2.

Sanlu had been fielding complaints from worried parents as early as March, was approached by health authorities in June, and conducted its own tests for contaminants in July, but Ferrier said none of Fonterra’s three directors on the seven-person board of Sanlu was informed before August 2.

But Anne-Marie Brady, a specialist in Chinese politics at the University of Canterbury, said it was remarkable that a huge company such as Fonterra failed to learn of problems at Sanlu through other channels. Despite strict controls of official media by the Communist government, important stories still come to light via the internet and smaller outlets.

In July, Hunan TV, which screens on cable TV nationally, made a programme about an epidemic of kidney damage in infants. To avoid censorship it didn’t name Sanlu, but signalled the connection by using Sanlu brand packaging as a backdrop to the report. Twenty-two Chinese milk companies are now implicated in the scandal.

Even if Fonterra didn’t have staff who spoke Chinese, said Brady, there are organisations in China that could do the work. “You could say `we specialise in the dairy industry please comb the media and tell us what’s going on’.”

Brady also criticised the New Zealand embassy in Beijing for failing to spot an issue that is bound to have huge effects on New Zealand’s interests in China.

What is it about this the Chinese prosecutors have difficulty understanding?

The directors and key staff of any company committing corporate manslaughter should by prosecuted and punished to the maximum extent permitted by law!

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