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Ka Pai Fonterra

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Leader of MANA and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira
Friday 16th December 2011
Ka Pai Fonterra

"It's not often I agree with Fonterra but the news today that they are
going to pilot their Milk for Schools Programme in Northland by giving
110 schools and 14,000 children free milk is great news" says MANA
Leader and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Hone Harawira.

"One of the policies of MANA is to feed the kids at school because teachers know that kids
with a full puku learn better. It was ridiculed by the Maori Party as
being too expensive. Today's news shows that where there is
willingness, there is a way".

"Research shows that milk provides a number of nutrients to those who
drink it. For our whanau who are struggling to pay the bills, milk is
not a priority as the price was out of their reach. This news shows
that Fonterra has a heart".

"I would also like to congratulate Fonterra for looking to expand the
programme nationwide in 2013. While the kids of the north are in
great need, so are the children who live in other parts of the
country. What I think other companies should do is look to follow
Fonterra's lead. Now that we have the milk, all we need is some
cereal to go with it. I wonder if Sanitarium or Hubbards might be
willing to donate some of their kai so our kids get at least a descent
breakfast?"


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