Someone is a bit bitter

Corporate whore Matthew Hooton seems a bit bitter about his former employer.

Just when Fonterra is getting slammed by nearly everyone, someone who should know better is Fonterra’s first PR manager… none other than Matthew Hooton.



Makes you wonder why Hooton is trying to put the boot into a former employer, or is it a simple case of him desperate to tuck into the Synlait PR contract?

Of course he isn’t helped with the input from Mr Monthly Sickness himself.


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  • johnbronkhorst

    Seems he is just getting in the queue, with the rest of the sensationalising cast and crew (norman etc), to get his hand out of 15 minutes of fame!

  • expression07

    Hooton makes some good points. How could they get away with not putting it in the prospectus? Why do they have 1000 people in their corporate office? What on earth have they all been doing?

    • johnbronkhorst

      Private company/cooperative….ie none of yours or my business as to how they set up their offices. Only the business of the cooperative members as to what goes into the prospectus.
      The only concern is, their relationship with the govt. (acting on our behalf), where they use the govt. for interaction between govt.’s.

      • expression07

        Normally I would agree with you, however Fonterra is an exception. It is essentially a “Stalin-like” organisation with a massive monopoly over the NZ dairy industry, what is good and bad for it is good and bad for NZ inc, hence why it needs looking into.

        • johnbronkhorst

          You are not suggesting something else, that dear old auntie helen put in place, was a failure, are you?
          I agree with you re monopoly….If we still had Anchor and Mainland as separate companies, the effect would be lessened!
          Can’t remember which company this plant belonged to!

          • DavidW

            NZ Dairy Group, one of the three BIG players in the formation of Fonterra (others = Kiwi Dairy Co and NZ Dairy Board). Some smaller players also joined in while Westland and Tatua stayed independant.

            Hautapu is a relatively old plant v. near Cambridge and was part of NZ Dairy Co-op AKA Anchor before they took in Bay Milk, Northland et al

          • Hazards001

            TY David, this monopoly thing was starting to get on my nerves.

          • Andy C

            But equally, the payouts achieved by Fonterra as a monopoly may have been lessened too, so there is another side to it JB.

            The clout Fonterra has across the world is simply staggering, and NZ has benefited very very nicely from it.

  • DLNZ

    At least we wont need the GSCB or parliamentary services to be involved trying to figure out the source of THAT news item :P