5 Nov 2020

Investigation begins into European spud dump in NZ

From Checkpoint, 5:21 pm on 5 November 2020

A dispute over the humble potato has reached boiling point over claims European frozen fries are being dumped in New Zealand.

Potatoes New Zealand is worried the local industry will turn to mash because of surplus fries being imported from the Netherlands and Belgium.

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is now investigating - but getting to the root of the issue may take up to six months.

Jonathan Mitchell has the scoop.