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Kiwis fizz over Coke boss' criticism


CEOs, unionists and public all have a view about George Adams' attack on New Zealanders as anti-big business

Chief executives and unionists have weighed in on the debate sparked by a soft drink boss' comments that New Zealand's "ingrained" anti-corporate mentality is stifling the growth of companies.

In a report in yesterday's Business Herald, Coca-Cola Amatil NZ managing director George Adams said New Zealanders had a distrustful relationship with big business that was unhealthy for the country.

"I think it's part of the tall poppy syndrome," said Northern Ireland-born Mr Adams, who will leave the top role at the soft drink f...