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Open Country Cheese Dairy Draft Determination

Issued 10 August 2005 / 013

Open Country Cheese Dairy Draft Determination:
agenda released and extra day added to conference

The Commerce Commission has extended a conference to hear submissions on its Draft Determination relating to Open Country Cheese Company Limited’s dispute with Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited.

The conference will now run on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 August.

A draft timetable for the conference is attached, and is also available on the Commission’s website.

The conference will be chaired by Deputy Chair of the Commerce Commission, David Caygill.


Open Country Cheese Dairy Determination
Conference: Draft Determination
16, 17 & 18 August 2005

DATE / TIME Party Giving Submission
Tuesday 16 August 2005
9:30am – 9:45am Opening remarks by the Chair
9:45am – 11:15am Fonterra – Jim Farmer QC
11:15am – 11:35am Break
11:35am – 1:05pm Fonterra – Jim Farmer QC
1:05pm – 2:05pm Break for Lunch
2:05pm – 3:40pm Charles Rivers Associates International – Lewis Evans
3:40pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:30pm Charles Rivers Associates International – Lewis Evans

Wednesday 17 August 2005
8:30am – 10:15am Open Country Cheese – Mary Scholtens QC
10:15am – 10:35am Break
10:35am – 12:00pm Open Country Cheese – Wyatt Creech

Thursday 18 August 2005
09:30am – 9:40am Opening remarks by the Chair
9:40am – 10:10am John Washer
10:10am – 10:40am David Bay
10:40am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 11:30am Eric James – Te Aroha Federated Farmers
11:30am – 12:00pm Barbara Earnshaw
12:00pm – 1:00pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm Jim Hedley
1:30pm – 2:00pm Brian & Ann Jones
2:00pm – 2:20pm Break
2:20pm – 2:45pm Closing remarks by the Chair
2:45pm Conference concludes

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