Another 100% Pure Fail: New Zealand’s ‘Miracle Water’ Rejected by China Due to High Nitrite Levels – updated

  Chinese officials have rejected a large consignment of mineral water from New Zealand after it failed nitrite tests, with obvious implications for New Zealand’s global brand However, rather than fix the probable root cause of the problem (.i.e. overuse of fertilisers) the solution suggested to the NZ bottled water industry is to “go on a PR offensive“ rather…

China: NZ’s 100% Pure is a Festering Sore

Following the botulism in milk whey problem an editorial in the China Daily has blasted New Zealand for its lack of quality control, saying its 100% pure image is nothing but a festering sore, and that its  laissez-faire attitude had contributed to its rotten, leaky home problem. Those who’ve lived in New Zealand will recognise…

Chinese And New Zealand Defence Forces In Military Pact

New Zealand and China have strengthened their relationship beyond the boundaries of free trade agreements and are now working together on defence issues, further strengthening ties between them. Just how the arrangement will sit with Australia’s nearest neighbours is unclear but this arrangement with China does seem to get little or no coverage within New…