The New Zealand arm of the Woolworth enterprise, owned by Progressive Enterprises, has been cleared of wrong doing by the Competition Commission.
The Commerce Commission said that based on the evidence it gathered during a nine-month investigation it “does not believe that Progressive has breached any of the laws it enforces and it will not be taking any action against Progressive”.
The commission launched its investigation following a series of allegations made by former Labour MP Shane Jones under the protection of parliamentary privilege early this year…
Shane Jones unfounded accusations were taken up by anti-Australian protestor Nevan Lancaster .
A shame to his country, Lancaster launched the Facebook group Boycott Countdown to smear the supermarket chain’s reputation, descending into ad hominem attacks, branding the company “Scroogdown.”
Blinded by his hatred for all things Australian, Lancaster had scant regard for the 10,000 people employed by the company in New Zealand, many of whom depend on the company to feed their families and pay their rents and mortgages.
In February 2014 Lancaster went as low as to suggest Australia be left to burn.
Never trust an Aussie‘
The page, which is administered by Nevan Lancaster, a Tauranga ‘accountant’ with a low literacy standard, posted this garbled message about imputation credits on 7 February 2014.
This has being (sic) an issue for several years with Australia penalizing NZ investors while NZ has allowed Aussie’s (sic) to take advantage of our imputation credits. Still hew (sic) only promised to look not actually fix. Never trust and (sic) Aussie! source
Now we may be getting down to the real reason for his call to boycott Australian businesses – does he resent paying tax on his Australian investments? Maybe that’s the reason for the bully-boy tactics, or maybe he just hates Australians?
Mr Lancaster also owns kayak rental business. Is he going to refuse to serve Aussies from now on? (Ed. highly unlikely, cash wins).
On the same day his hatred for Australian businesses and tax systems spilled over, and he started to suggest that Australia be left to burn in bush fires, forgetting the assistance that Australia gave during the Christchurch earthquakes and Pike River (Coal) Mine disaster (see image at the top of this page).
A sore loser, his one-eyed outlook on life continues today with this rant. He ignores the practices of Kiwi-owned companies and appears obsessed with hatred.
- Boycott Coundown Xenophobia – Nevan Lancaster Called a ‘Shill.’ Commerce Commission Backed off in 2010
- New Zealand Hate Site Says ‘Let Australia Burn.’ Time for FB to Ban the Boycott Site?