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Same milk, different friends, different result

Grant

ROBERTSON

MP for Wellington Central

6 May 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT
Same milk, different friends, different result

There is further evidence Judith Collins’ assistance of Oravida resulted in her husband’s company getting its milk into China, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.

“Documents show that Oravida had its milk shipment accepted by Chinese border control in December, while milk from the same supplier exported by a different company was rejected.

“Oravida’s fresh milk supplier Green Valley Dairies also supplies the same two litre bottles to Guangzhou Ruima Food Limited, simply with a different label.

“However, Guangzhou Ruima Food’s fresh milk shipment in December was rejected by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).

“Judith Collins’ intervention was designed to benefit Oravida.

“Evidence is building of a correlation between the Minister’s October dinner with a Chinese border control official in Beijing and later visit to Oravida’s Shanghai office, and her husband’s company’s export issues disappearing.

“The public can join the dots; the Prime Minister now needs to do the same.

“John Key is on the same farcical planet as Judith Collins; trying to explain how a border official having dinner with a New Zealand Government minister and Oravida’s boss Stone Shi had nothing to do with helping the export company,” Grant Robertson says.

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