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ANZAC Spirit Should Prevail in Supermarket Stoush

Andrew Williams MP
Spokesperson for Commerce
7 February 2014

ANZAC Spirit Should Prevail in Supermarket Stoush

New Zealand First is calling for the Anzac spirit to prevail as some Kiwi products disappear from Australian supermarket shelves in favour of a ‘Buy Australia’ campaign.

In Australia, Coles and Woolworths are refusing to stock some New Zealand goods in an effort to focus on Australian products.

“As two countries sitting close beside each other at the bottom of the world we need to work together for our mutual benefit,” says New Zealand First spokesperson for Commerce Andrew Williams.

“We hope Prime Minister John Key follows up his talks with the Australian Government today to ensure this is not forgotten and we get a sensible outcome, good for both countries.

“New Zealand and Australia have one of the strongest trade relationships in the world, let’s keep to the spirit of the Closer Economic Relations (CER).

“Shoppers and producers in both countries benefit when they have choice rather than being dictated to about what they can or can’t buy,” says Mr Williams.

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