The Huddle


I was on the Huddle last night with Larry Williams and Josie Pagani.

Our single topic was the useless ratbags at Fonterra. 


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  • conwaycaptain

    We are told an infinitum in business and govt appointments that “we have to pay these salaries to get the best people”
    Well Fonterra must be run by the most expensive NUMPTIES out. They have contaminated product and didn’t tell anyone for 15 months.
    We have Kibblewhite who didn’t tell the PM for a month that a block of emails had been sent to the Henry enquiry.
    How many more are “employed” in business and national and local Govt and are protected as they cannot be sacked.

    • BobaJob

      Yep – these numpties couldn’t run a corner dairy – yet we are constantly feed their own BS about how amazing they are.

      • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

        A monster made by Labour.

  • GazzW

    Ten employees at Fonterra earn $1 million+ a year which is fine if they are showing a good return on shareholder investment. Let the side down though (and in this case the country as well) and you should be handing back the keys for the company Merc immediately if not sooner. What’s the bet though that these arseholes will need a wheelbarrow to take away their severance package. They must be shown the door and given no mercy – that’s the sort of justice that the Chinese will expect and it’s all about perception in that market.

    • conwaycaptain

      And even worse no qualifications needed to be an MP as long as you spout the PARTY line so we have the SCUM list MPs of Labour, NZ 1st, Greens who have no experience being paid $140K+ in addition to what it costs to run their offices.
      I reckon LIST MPs should only be paid 70% of electorate MPs as they don’t have the workload of doing the Parliamentary + Electorate work. In addition an MP should be limited to say 21 years (7 elections) in Parliament then we would get rid of the dinosaurs.

      • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

        Nah, the electorate must make the call. We get what we deserve.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      No product could be easier to get a return for shareholders, it is a staple commodity. Only cigarettes are easier to sell. Oh, maybe gatekeeping access to telecommunications is simpler still…

  • johnbronkhorst

    I was willing to give Fonterra a break on a mistake made, but their response since it happened has been too limited and lacking in vision.
    They should have recalled all products from that plant and all whey products IMMEDIATELY. This would have cost a fortune but would have quarterised any wound that could have been created.

    • Mediaan

      The problem seems to be downstream manufacturers (Fonterra clients, but businesses themselves, and the owners of the shelf product that might have gone out to stores) not having information (test results, where product actually went, etc) available.

      • johnbronkhorst

        That’s why a complete recall of ALL products from THAT plant, going back to the start of the problem!