Monday, February 17, 2014

Hawke's Bay and China

Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Inc, the regional organisation representing local grape growers and winemakers, has obtained funding for a $500,000 programme to increase awareness and sales of Hawke’s Bay wine into China. The money came from the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust. If you scale that up to Australian proportions, you wouldn’t have much change out of $5million. It’s bad enough being monstered by the All Blacks, and I didn’t know that New Zealand was rolling in money for handouts. The age of entitlement seems to be alive and well there. Or, is it just that government agencies can see the net benefit flowing to New Zealand from the grant? 

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