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Old 14th November 2006, 07:21
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Union Co was of course owned by P&O but in turn it owned or had a large shareholding in most of the local coastal companies.I believe it also had large interests in New Zealand Forest Products,Newmans Bus Co. & several other NZ companies.In general they were largely left to run themselves. There was of course Australian shipping interests as well that diversified out from the core business.Octopus of the Pacific was an apt name. Kiwi
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