@NewsroomNZ @bernardchickey Good comments today on radio today @bernardchickey RBNZ soft on pushing back on asset p… https://t.co/m0Sh7fohHG
7/12/2017 6:07 PM
@NewsroomNZ @bernardchickey Hard to lead with thinking based on incomplete model of the economy: inflation targetin… https://t.co/kDCAMJM1HV
7/12/2017 8:27 AM
RT @TheMinskys: Watch @StephanieKelton brilliantly explain why we should stop talking about the #deficit as a problem and start talking abo…
5/12/2017 8:08 PM
RT @TheMinskys: "Public-private partnerships conflate public and private interests, and in conflicts between them, the private interests wi…
26/11/2017 12:02 PM
RT @PolicyObsAUT: Is the NZ public service restructured too much? New Briefing Paper by Julienne Molineaux from @autuni https://t.co/BUISP…
26/11/2017 12:02 PM
RT @Ozlandscapes: #Lateline story on demise of Darling River, at hands of irrigated cotton, is yet another example of how money determines…
26/11/2017 11:58 AM
@mrmedina @Tat_Loo At best redundant. ..
25/11/2017 5:46 PM
@liamdann 2006 again?
22/11/2017 8:18 PM
RT @PolicyObsAUT: And now a report from Australia, saying high house prices are not linked to under-supply. Could policies supporting specu…
22/11/2017 8:46 AM
RT @FT: 'This really is the first time we see the news organisations coming together like this in order to address this crisis of trust in…
20/11/2017 12:20 PM
Recent Post Comments
I am sorry but this comment section has been disabled due to spam. My contact details are easy to find, please contact me if you want to comment or discuss anything on this blog.

Print-friendly
10
AUG 10

Kiwi Made - yeah right.




Another headline where the origins of products are implied or claimed but they are not what they seem.  Prokiwi International seems as Kiwi as - but no so.  See:  

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10664906&ref=rss

We see it all the time, importers and merchants who want the best of all worlds and a huge margin to match. Get the cost benefits of imports from low cost countries and the pricing premium associated with “buy local” or "kiwi as" feelings associated with confidence in local products and and communities.


Development costs, local supply with short lead-times and quality can cost a bit more, but it costs less to knock off and even pass off one imported product from something truly locally made. We have the above example and another that came up recently -  it does not say Kiwi Made but judge for yourself why it looks the way it does.

http://www.johnwalley.co.nz/files/Trailer Wheel1.jpg


We need mandatory country of origin marking.  For just these reasons.


tags: kiwi made, passing off
I am sorry but this comment section has been disabled due to spam. My contact details are easy to find, please contact me if you want to comment or discuss anything on this blog.