Westland Milk Products chief executive Rod Quin says Fonterra's contact with West Coast dairy farmers about the possibility of them supplying milk to the dairy giant is an "unwelcome approach".
The world's largest dairy company is testing the waters for a push into the West Coast in a direct challenge to Westland Milk Products.
Pike River Coal receivers have been told that if the mine is sold without a body recovery plan, miners around the world will unite to blacklist it.
The Pike River Royal Commission of Inquiry says it can only summon people to appear before it in New Zealand, amid fears a number of key former Pike employees have already left the country.
Hokitika-based Westland Milk Products is establishing a foothold in Canterbury, with plans to build a milk concentrate plant at Rolleston and poach milk suppliers from New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra.
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Grieving family members yesterday spoke out in support of the efforts of Mines Rescue staff at the Pike River mine.
A former Dunedin chef had a terrifying welcome to the West Coast this week when his car plunged into the Grey River.
A teenage New Zealand thug who has won an appeal against an Australian deportation order should not have been allowed to stay on that side of the Tasman, says an Australian police union.
The State Services Commission has ordered an investigation into a Labour Party complaint about National MP Paul Quinn.
A pharmacist who defrauded Wairarapa District Health Board of more than $142,000 was today sentenced to nine months' home detention and ordered to pay $25,000 in reparation.
A highway patrol officer will be reprimanded after admitting he wrote "kitchen bitch" as the occupation of a Greymouth teenager on an infringement ticket he issued her.