Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


New Zealand’s brand must be protected

Damien O’Connor
Primary Industries Spokesperson

Trevor Mallard
Animal Welfare Spokesperson

4 February 2014

New Zealand’s brand must be protected

New Zealand-controlled Chilean company Manuka SA must move to protect New Zealand’s international reputation after revelations of disturbing animal cruelty, says Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor and Animal Welfare spokesperson Trevor Mallard.

“Last year’s events in China, Sri Lanka and elsewhere demonstrated the appetite for New Zealand’s competitors to seize any opportunity to tarnish our global reputation and we therefore must mitigate any opportunity for them to do so,” says Damien O’Connor.

“Given the close relationship between Manuka SA, Fonterra and its Chilean subsidiary Soprole, the directors of Manuka need to live up to their moniker as industry leaders and take action to protect the international reputation of our dairy industry.

“Fonterra must also continue to ensure all suppliers comply to the same standards we expect here in New Zealand.

“New Zealand dairy farmers have worked hard over the years to develop world’s best practice in animal welfare for the betterment of New Zealand’s brand.

“They will be disappointed with these revelations and rightly concerned with being tarred with the same brush,” Damien O’Connor says.

Trevor Mallard says New Zealand’s dairy industry must have zero tolerance of animal abuse involving New Zealand-owned companies.

“Labour is committed to supporting a dairy industry based on best practise animal welfare management.

“New Zealand is viewed internationally as a country which opposes animal cruelty and our dairy industry must ensure that is protected,” Trevor Mallard says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Local Governments To Decide: Easter Trading Bill Passes

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More>>c

ALSO:

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Parliament
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news