Fonterra, the huge NZ dairy co-operative, has announced that it will be making a record payout to members of the co-operative, up about 64% on last year’s payout.
Wow! Where’s the money coming from? The price of cheese perhaps?
But that would be the price of cheese paid by other New Zealanders, the ones who don’t own dairy farms, the ones who are struggling to give good food to their children.
Click over for a photo-statement on the price on New Zealand produced cheese in New Zealand, and the price of the identical (save for the wrapper) New Zealand produced cheese in Australia.
Today’s price for a block of Mainland Tasty cheese on the Woolworths NZ on-line shopping site:
The price of a block of Mainland Tasty cheese in my local Coles supermarket (photo taken on Thursday 10 April):