The year of zoom

The year of Zoom Welcome to the November 2020 edition of the TDB Digest. For many of our readers, lockdown life this year saw just about everything moved to Zoom or other video-conference providers, from client meetings to team chats to Friday work beers. Despite the drop in physical contact, TDB members [...]

2020-11-02T23:06:44+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Government, Local Government, Pricing and Cost Recovery, Regulatory Expertise, Strategic reviews|Comments Off on The year of zoom

Fonterra: a long-run financial assessment

Fonterra: a long-run financial assessment As part of its current review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) the government asked whether the intended benefits of the 2001 industry restructure have been realised. While parts of the industry have flourished (eg, A2 Milk, Synlait and Open Country Dairy), Fonterra’s financial performance has [...]

2020-09-15T05:45:27+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Agribusiness, Strategic reviews|Comments Off on Fonterra: a long-run financial assessment

New Zealand Dairy Companies Review

New Zealand Dairy Companies Review In TDB's Dairy Companies Review for the 2018 financial year, we looked closely at Fonterra’s performance in comparison with other NZ dairy processing companies. The transparency of Fonterra’s different businesses has improved, allowing us to analyse the performance of the company’s ingredients segment alongside its value-add segment. [...]

2020-09-15T21:52:32+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Agribusiness, Strategic reviews|Comments Off on New Zealand Dairy Companies Review

Fonterra – What’s going on?

Fonterra - What's going on? With a reported loss of more than $590 million and no dividends for shareholders this coming year, how did Fonterra get this far down? Is the cooperative a victim of its own size, past success, structure or strategy? In a recent interview on Radio NZ, TDB Director [...]

2020-02-25T03:28:03+00:00August 29th, 2019|Agribusiness, Strategic reviews|Comments Off on Fonterra – What’s going on?

Are there too many electricity distributors?

Are there too many electricity distributors? A long-standing debate in the New Zealand electricity sector is whether the country has too many electricity distribution businesses (EDBs). In our recent report looking at the potential benefits from amalgamation of the current 29 EDBs, we found that amalgamation is no silver bullet for improving [...]

2020-09-15T21:53:23+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Energy, Regulatory Expertise, Strategic reviews|Comments Off on Are there too many electricity distributors?
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