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Tony Baldwin Launches New Web Site

Thursday, 1 June 2006, 11:21 am | Tony Baldwin

Lawyer and strategist, Tony Baldwin, has launched a new web site, which includes a library of key articles on recent electricity reforms and dairy reforms . Baldwin was closely involved electricity, producer board, Treaty and commercial law reforms ... More >>

Tony Baldwin: NZ Dairy - Sylait The Saviour?

Monday, 2 May 2005, 11:06 am | Tony Baldwin

As a consultant to the industry, Alex Sundakov promoted the 2001 dairy reforms with zeal. Last week, he argued that the arrival of Synlait – an ambitious new Canterbury dairy company – “closes the debate” on the 2001 reforms and “completes the evolution ... More >>

Tony Baldwin: Fonterra - A Consumer Strategy

Tuesday, 15 February 2005, 3:45 pm | Tony Baldwin

A key aim in Fonterra’s strategy of taking over National Foods is to significantly grow its dairy consumer business. For many years, the performance of NZ Milk – Fonterra’s consumer arm – has been poor. The pivotal questions are why, and will buying National ... More >>

Fonterra: How Does National Foods Fit?

Monday, 15 November 2004, 3:08 pm | Tony Baldwin

''Milk is the business of the dairy cooperative. The co-operative is not an investment company''. This from a report by Nuffield Scholar and dairy farmer, Catherine Bull, speaks for many Fonterra shareholders. More >>

Tony Baldwin: Fonterra - A Reply To Graham Stuart

Thursday, 28 October 2004, 11:19 am | Tony Baldwin

On 25 October, the NZ Herald published an article by Graham Stuart, Fonterra's group director of strategy and growth, which comments on views I expressed in the NZ Herald of 18 October in relation to Fonterra’s capital structure review. The note below ... More >>

Tony Baldwin: Fonterra At A Cross-Roads

Tuesday, 19 October 2004, 10:59 am | Tony Baldwin

The NZ dairy industry is founded on a set of immutable, almost semi-religious, covenants. Like the parishioners of a large church deciding whether to change their creed, the process of change is shrouded in suspicion, politics and delay. “There is no need ... More >>

Tony Baldwin: Electricity Price Volatility No Flaw

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 1:29 pm | Tony Baldwin

When electricity spot prices spiked earlier this month, the Major Users Group (which includes Comalco, Carter Holt, Pan Pac Forest Products and Winstone Pulp) protested: “The market is inherently flawed. Generators are price-gouging.” More >>

Tony Baldwin: Fonterra, Andrew Ferrier’s Challenge

Monday, 22 December 2003, 11:15 am | Tony Baldwin

Dairy farmers have a long and deep distrust of outsiders. This powerful and well-documented suspicion surfaced on the industry’s birth over 100 years ago. It continues to have a profound influence over the industry’s current structure and future direction. More >>

Streets Of London: Hutton Inquiry Update - Day 22

Thursday, 25 September 2003, 11:33 am | Tony Baldwin

The Main Witnesses called today were Gavyn Davies - Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC, Nick Rufford - Sunday Times Reporter, Professor Keith Hawton - an expert in Suicides, and for the fourth time, MOD Personnel Director Richard Hatfield. More >>

Tony Baldwin: Govt. Changes To NZ Electricity Ind.

Thursday, 25 September 2003, 11:33 am | Tony Baldwin

Like the insoluble layers found in a home-made French dressing after it has been left to stand, the Government's terms of reference for its new Electricity Commission creates a strange emulsion of objectives and functions. More >>

Tony Baldwin: The Electricity ‘Crisis’

Friday, 16 May 2003, 10:55 pm | Tony Baldwin

It is has been quite a media fest. Supposed experts, business leaders, lobby groups and politicians going hammer and tongs. “It is your fault!” “No, it’s yours!” Punch and jab. Duck and dive. More >>

Tony Baldwin: Fonterra’s Director Elections

Monday, 28 April 2003, 10:35 am | Tony Baldwin

Accountability in large companies tends to be fickle. Directors love to bask in good news glory. But when things turn sour, most dive for cover. Too often, only the chief executive is left standing in the line of fire. More >>

Comparison Of 2002 And 1999 Dairy Ind. Strategies

Wednesday, 6 November 2002, 2:15 pm | Tony Baldwin

On presenting the 2002 strategy two days ago, Fonterra’s chairman and CEO said that Fonterra started with a “blank sheet of paper” which has lead “[f]or the first time in our history [to] a strategy which focuses all our efforts on building on the strong ... More >>

Tony Baldwin: Fonterra’s Annual Report

Thursday, 15 August 2002, 11:08 am | Tony Baldwin

A year ago, Fonterra’s leaders promised dairy farmers the world. 12 months later, in their first annual report, it is apparent that the directors are finding it hard to deliver. More >>

Tony Baldwin On Fonterra Elections

Wednesday, 22 May 2002, 10:10 am | Tony Baldwin

It is always difficult to make much of popular elections, but three things stand out in the recent Fonterra director elections: More >>

Gent’s Desparate Claim

Thursday, 16 May 2002, 9:46 am | Tony Baldwin

Greg Gent, is Deputy Chairman of Fonterra, NZ’s largest company. He is standing for re-election to the board. With the other seven candidates, Mr Gent spoke at farmers’ meetings around the country last week. More >>

Fonterra’s Report Card

Tuesday, 16 April 2002, 4:59 pm | Tony Baldwin

Ask a friend tomorrow: “What is NZ’s biggest export earner?” Is it beef, lamb, forestry, fishing, butter or wool? No, it is none of these. In fact, it is milk powder. More >>

Fonterra: What Strategy?

Tuesday, 16 April 2002, 4:57 pm | Tony Baldwin

Over recent weeks, Fonterra has announced several major alliance, joint venture and direct investment deals in the Americas, India and Britain. Two main features have been highlighted: the size of the markets and the size of the joint venture partners. More >>

Opinion: Industry Fond Of Shooting Messenger

Monday, 18 March 2002, 6:08 pm | Tony Baldwin

Successful organisations welcome new ideas. Inquiry into possible better approaches is encouraged. Criticism is seen as helpful. People focus on the merits of the message, rather than instinctively shooting the messenger. More >>

Opinion: Fonterra's Response Smacks Of Paralysis

Monday, 28 January 2002, 2:51 pm | Tony Baldwin

Like it or not, New Zealand's economic prospects are now closely tied to the performance of one company, Fonterra, the mega dairy co-op formed last year under special legislation which let it bypass normal checks by monopolies watchdog, the Commerce Commission. More >>





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