BRENT MELVILLE: The zombie company of Mataura Valley

Brent Melville
Mon, 27 Jul 2020

Brent Melville
Mon, 27 Jul 2020
When it started production outside Gore in late 2018, Mataura Valley Milk was greeted with huge excitement by the Southland community, government Ministers and dairy farmers alike. The growth of infant nutritional product sales into China offered the prospect of an export bonanza. While the growth of New Zealand-sourced dairy formula exports into China lived up to hype - growing by almost a third last year to 120,000 tonnes and generating $1.7 billion in export receipts - Mataura Valley itself was moving in the wrong direction. It is, aft...
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