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  Reply # 2077660 22-Aug-2018 19:09
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Budget Milk, 2L blue top at pak n save Upper Hutt was $3.52 last time I shopped there. That's pretty good. I only buy Budget or Homebrand milk.

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  Reply # 2077665 22-Aug-2018 19:35
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MileHighKiwi: Budget Milk, 2L blue top at pak n save Upper Hutt was $3.52 last time I shopped there. That's pretty good. I only buy Budget or Homebrand milk.

 

which comes of the same production line as the Anchor milk, just with different labelling , so you are drinking Anchor milk.





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  Reply # 2077708 22-Aug-2018 21:42
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MileHighKiwi: Budget Milk, 2L blue top at pak n save Upper Hutt was $3.52 last time I shopped there. That's pretty good. I only buy Budget or Homebrand milk.

 

which comes of the same production line as the Anchor milk, just with different labelling , so you are drinking Anchor milk.

 

 

 

 

My wife used worked at Fonterra for a while and she confirmed to me that they do bottle a lot of the home brands.

 

 

 

My taste buds tell me that the milk isn't all the same though; I have no information other than my tastebuds, but Anchor tastes as though the cream content is slightly higher to me. The home brands taste thinner.

 

 

 

A2 tastes very good (although I am continually amazed that they make no effort to explain what A2 milk is, or why a consumer might want it, on their packaging) and Puhoi Valley is my top pick - Half & Half if you're feeling especially devilish.

 

 

 

(Note - based on normal full cream blue top; I don't drink skimmed milks, as even full fat is 95% fat free. Except Puhoi Half and Half...!)






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  Reply # 2077723 22-Aug-2018 21:54
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I only drink milk that is in my flat whites and that is considerable.....

 

The real issue here is the price of milk in NZ compared to overseas. Either Fonterra is charging us exorbitantly or the supermarkets are. Either way their isnt enough competition within our food industry. 

 

When the price of butter hit $5 I did some quick web surfing to some overseas supermarkets to find that ours was the highest price of all.

 

Its all very well to say that we must pay international rates, but when it is produced/manufactured in NZ it should be cheaper.

 

I have family living in Australia that get quite upset when they come home for a vacation and see what EVERYTHING costs here. 




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  Reply # 2077737 23-Aug-2018 00:00
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I frequently get the AU sourced UHT milk when I do supermarket shopping. Better than paying fontera for s***ing in rivers.

 

 

Me too, it's my little protest against the system.


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  Reply # 2077751 23-Aug-2018 07:24
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I only drink milk that is in my flat whites and that is considerable.....

 

The real issue here is the price of milk in NZ compared to overseas. Either Fonterra is charging us exorbitantly or the supermarkets are. Either way their isnt enough competition within our food industry. 

 

 

There is plenty of competition both at retail level and at wholesale level. The problem is there is absolutely no incentive to change the current strategies that both wholesalers and retailers use as they're delivering results for them.

 

If customers were smart they'd all go and buy house brand milk and save $1 per bottle. The market share for Anchor or Meadow Fresh should be in decline, but it's not.

 

When consumers are perfectly happy to pay 25% more for exactly the same product you can't blame manufacturers for not wanting to change anything. This is classic marketing 101 - consumers look at the price and packaging of a house brand product and think it must be cheap for a reason so they opt for a major brand instead that often has better margin. 


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  Reply # 2077752 23-Aug-2018 07:30
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amiga500:

 

richms:

 

I frequently get the AU sourced UHT milk when I do supermarket shopping. Better than paying fontera for s***ing in rivers.

 

 

Me too, it's my little protest against the system.

 

 

I can't help but chuckle when I read this.

 

Considering Fonterra are one of Australia's biggest milk producers you could well just be drinking a Fonterra product still.

 

 


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  Reply # 2077774 23-Aug-2018 09:32
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Storage and distribution of UHT is much cheaper.





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  Reply # 2077776 23-Aug-2018 09:34
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Geektastic:

 

vexxxboy:

 

MileHighKiwi: Budget Milk, 2L blue top at pak n save Upper Hutt was $3.52 last time I shopped there. That's pretty good. I only buy Budget or Homebrand milk.

 

which comes of the same production line as the Anchor milk, just with different labelling , so you are drinking Anchor milk.

 

 

 

 

My wife used worked at Fonterra for a while and she confirmed to me that they do bottle a lot of the home brands.

 

 

 

My taste buds tell me that the milk isn't all the same though; I have no information other than my tastebuds, but Anchor tastes as though the cream content is slightly higher to me. The home brands taste thinner.

 

 

 

A2 tastes very good (although I am continually amazed that they make no effort to explain what A2 milk is, or why a consumer might want it, on their packaging) and Puhoi Valley is my top pick - Half & Half if you're feeling especially devilish.

 

 

 

(Note - based on normal full cream blue top; I don't drink skimmed milks, as even full fat is 95% fat free. Except Puhoi Half and Half...!)

 

 

Is this our mind playing tricks on us as we (subconsciously) expect the premium brand to be better? I find the really expensive stuff such as Lewis Rd Creamery milk to be better tasting, but never buy it - far too expensive.

 

 


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  Reply # 2077778 23-Aug-2018 09:36
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sbiddle:

 

amiga500:

 

richms:

 

I frequently get the AU sourced UHT milk when I do supermarket shopping. Better than paying fontera for s***ing in rivers.

 

 

Me too, it's my little protest against the system.

 

 

I can't help but chuckle when I read this.

 

Considering Fonterra are one of Australia's biggest milk producers you could well just be drinking a Fonterra product still.

 

 

And the some of the most polluted rivers in NZ are polluted by human waste not cows.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/opinion/96350175/data-shows-humans-not-cows-the-biggest-water-polluter

 

 


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  Reply # 2077785 23-Aug-2018 09:47
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kryptonjohn:

 

sbiddle:

 

amiga500:

 

richms:

 

I frequently get the AU sourced UHT milk when I do supermarket shopping. Better than paying fontera for s***ing in rivers.

 

 

Me too, it's my little protest against the system.

 

 

I can't help but chuckle when I read this.

 

Considering Fonterra are one of Australia's biggest milk producers you could well just be drinking a Fonterra product still.

 

 

And the some of the most polluted rivers in NZ are polluted by human waste not cows.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/opinion/96350175/data-shows-humans-not-cows-the-biggest-water-polluter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuff Opinion articles I think this one is worth reading about as much as the writers effluent is.


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  Reply # 2077788 23-Aug-2018 09:55
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epr:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

sbiddle:

 

amiga500:

 

richms:

 

I frequently get the AU sourced UHT milk when I do supermarket shopping. Better than paying fontera for s***ing in rivers.

 

 

Me too, it's my little protest against the system.

 

 

I can't help but chuckle when I read this.

 

Considering Fonterra are one of Australia's biggest milk producers you could well just be drinking a Fonterra product still.

 

 

And the some of the most polluted rivers in NZ are polluted by human waste not cows.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/opinion/96350175/data-shows-humans-not-cows-the-biggest-water-polluter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuff Opinion articles I think this one is worth reading about as much as the writers effluent is.

 

 

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/353707/northland-and-auckland-found-to-have-dirtiest-rivers-in-nz

 

Not too many dairy farms in Auckland. Humans are responsible for the worst river pollution in NZ.

 

 


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  Reply # 2077819 23-Aug-2018 10:57
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kryptonjohn:

 

Not too many dairy farms in Auckland. Humans are responsible for the worst river pollution in NZ.

 

 

 

Not by water volume / river numbers / river length they aren't.

 

Anyway - so what?

 

It's a classic whataboutism defense - "don't look at us - look at what they do".


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  Reply # 2077826 23-Aug-2018 11:11
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Fred99:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Not too many dairy farms in Auckland. Humans are responsible for the worst river pollution in NZ.

 

 

 

Not by water volume / river numbers / river length they aren't.

 

Anyway - so what?

 

It's a classic whataboutism defense - "don't look at us - look at what they do".

 

 

"So what?"

 

The point is that these high-horse riders tut-tutting about farmers need to take a long look at themselves as well.

 

Unless they are happy to just remain as hypocrites that is... 

 

 


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  Reply # 2077838 23-Aug-2018 11:32
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kryptonjohn:

 

Fred99:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Not too many dairy farms in Auckland. Humans are responsible for the worst river pollution in NZ.

 

 

 

Not by water volume / river numbers / river length they aren't.

 

Anyway - so what?

 

It's a classic whataboutism defense - "don't look at us - look at what they do".

 

 

"So what?"

 

The point is that these high-horse riders tut-tutting about farmers need to take a long look at themselves as well.

 

Unless they are happy to just remain as hypocrites that is... 

 

 

No - you're trying to defend the indefensible - using whataboutism - once again.

 

What freaking "high horse riders"?

 

If Auckland needs to clean up it's act WRT sewage overflow to stormwater etc - that's something that they need to do - regardless of what's done in the 98% of NZ that isn't Auckland - and vice versa.  They are separate issues with separate causes and separate solutions - not bargaining chips for your politically biased disingenuous arguments.

 

 


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