Politician Shane Jones says his position as Associate Minister of SOEs, including Landcorp (Pāmu), gives him the right to have a crack at the quality of Fonterra’s farmer governance.
A recent classic example: media reported that Jones, also Minister for Forestry, speaking at the Northland Forestry Awards in Whangarei earlier this month allegedly tried to ‘bribe’ attendees to vote for his party New Zealand First.
PM Jacinda Ardern said she had spoken to Jones - a list MP for New Zealand First based in Kerikeri - about his comments.
She suggested Jones take the Cabinet manual with him on his two-week holiday this month. Wonder if that would help?