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Apple Deregulation a Victory for Common Sense

WEDNESDAY, 09 MAY 2001

Apple Deregulation a Victory for Common Sense

The Minister of Agriculture is to be commended for taking the overdue step of deregulating the pipfruit industry, ACT Agriculture Spokesman Owen Jennings said today.

“It is a victory for common-sense. ACT has consistently advocated this response and opposed the half-way house deregulation introduced by the National/NZFirst Government in 1997.

“Good ideas usually come to the surface eventually. This was an idea whose time had come.

“While some growers will have reservations and the transition may be difficult, it is in growers’ best interests to have access to competing buyers with different approaches and the pressure to be innovative, low cost and customer responsive,” Owen Jennings said.

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