Wednesday, 24 March 2021 14:30

Shameful

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A mate of the Hound reckons a certain high-profile director of one of the country's big meat co-ops and recent addition to the board of a NZ wool company is living up the mantra of: "Do as I say, not as I do."

One would have thought that this person would be a big supporter and staunch advocate of NZ wool - especially given he is a director of a woll company and the meat co-op he's a director of is behind the recent push to revive NZ wool through the Strong Wool Action Group.

However, rumour has it our anti-hero's holuday home in the South Island (nice what director fees can buy you these days) has just been re-carpeted with synthetic flooring!

Apparently, the wool option was "just too expensive".

Wow... As the Hound's mate says: "What a kick in the guts for the country's struggling wool producers".

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