Kathryn Ryan interviews agribusiness pioneer George Harrison

BRILLIANT INTERVIEW (if Ryan didn’t interrupt)

### rnz.co.nz Wed 22 Jun 2011 10:06 AM
Nine To Noon with Kathryn Ryan
Agribusiness pioneer Sir Graeme Harrison
Newly-knighted founder and chair of meat company Anzco Foods, which has annual sales of more than $1.2 billion, making it one of New Zealand’s largest exporters. He is also a director of dairy co-operative Westland Milk Products and fishing firm Sealord.
Audio Ogg Vorbis MP3 (32′50″)

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3 responses to “Kathryn Ryan interviews agribusiness pioneer George Harrison

  1. Phil Cole

    Not sure where to post this, but a bit of ‘topical’ news re: Hillside from England. This has just been announced in the news…

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/8617292/Britains-last-train-making-company-Bombardier-announces-1400-job-cuts.html

    They (Bombadier) lost out to a German firm (Siemens) for the manufacture of new train carriages and so 1,400 jobs go, just like that. Intertesting that this contract went to a company based in a country that has higher labour and social costs (as opposed to a country like China).

    Any thoughts?

  2. Anonymous

    Siemens will likely subcontract it to Chinese manufacture. They announced a joint venture with China last year.

  3. Phil Cole

    Interesting to keep an eye on that then, if that’s the case. Probably explains why they were able to win the contract if that is the case!

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