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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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>