Fonterra’s dirty pipes rattle Kiwi economy

Posted: August 8, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.

A shop keeper holds a Fonterra product in a store in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday. New Zealand’s Fonterra has an annual revenue of $16 billion, the equivalent of 10 percent of the nation’s economy.

When dirty pipes at a rural New Zealand milk factory put the entire nation on high alert, it was an unsettling reminder for many New Zealanders that their prosperity is tied to a single company.

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Business, Pages 27 on 08/08/2013