Statement from Woolworths Chairman Ralph Waters
Distributed on behalf of Woolworths Limited
Statement from Chairman Ralph
I completely reject Mr Jones' allegations
and find his insinuations highly offensive.
contribution to business in New Zealand speaks for
For the last 13 years I have worked at a senior
level with companies such as Fletcher Building, Fisher and
Paykel Appliances, Fonterra and Westpac New Zealand.
extremely disappointed in Mr Jones' behaviour. Attacking an
individual and business through the Parliament is no way for
any politician to deal with an issue of concern or engage
with the business
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The plan is the second component of the Party’s environmental priority this election: Rivers clean enough to swim in again, and beaches safe from oil spills.
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