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PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL
Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd is issuing a recall on speci ed Samsung
top loader washing machines sold in New Zealand through various retailers.
See www.consumeraffairs.govt.nz for New Zealand product recall information.
Samsung Electronics Australia is voluntarily
conducting this recall to ensure the safety and
quality of its products for its consumers.
Samsung top loader washing machines with
the following model names manufactured
in 2010, 2011, 2012 and some models in
2013 are affected: SW75V9WIP, SW65V9WIP,
Other models are not affected. The model
names can be found on the back of the
washing machine, see image below.
Please contact Samsung for details of the
affected serial numbers.
In some circumstances, there is a chance
that moisture may penetrate the electrical
connectors of the machines causing a spark
and potentially a re hazard.
What should I do?
Check the model name of your washing machine.
rework/, call 0800 855 502 between 6:00am
and midnight, 7 days a week, or email
productrework.SENZ@samsung.com to nd
out if your machine is affected. Samsung will
arrange for an authorised service technician
to provide a free in-home service for all
If your model is an affected model, until the service
is performed, Samsung recommends that as a
precautionary measure, you only use your washing
machine if you are present or nearby to monitor
it. If you notice any smoke or smell coming out of
the washing machine, turn off the machine at the
MODEL NAME SERIAL NUMBER
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How do we future proof the sheep industry and make it sustainable for future generations?
Andrew Morrison, Federated Farmers
Southland meat and fibre chairman
Sustainability comes down to confidence
that an industry can deliver economic
returns over the lifetime of an investment.
This enables people to invest and enter
and exit the industry with confidence.
Economic returns are a component of
both stable production levels and pricings
for both farmer and industry alike. Major
fluctuations challenge the ability to
confidently reinvest in productivity both
onfarm and further into the supply chain.
Through concerted support behaviourally
and financially of our supply chain, we can
deliver the returns we have seen in the
previous two seasons, and deliver
economic stability. To me this comes
down to a commitment to believe and
invest in our future and if this has to occur
further through the supply chain, then so
Mark Copland, Ferndale
We need to keep all the meat companies
we've got and they need to continue to
work on their own. But they need to
achieve farmer loyalty and channel their
marketing and selling under one
umbrella. We need to stop the
undercutting and playing one meat
company off against the other because
it's a major problem. Ultimately its driving
prices down. Also no meat company has
come out and given farmers a projected
price increase for lamb. Farmers need to
know this because it will make all the
Leon Black, Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Southern South Island director
Sheep and beef is iconic New Zealand. It it
is our image and represents a clean and
healthy living country. To ensure it
remains this way more stability must be
delivered. We need forward contracts and
steady aligned supply, direct consumer
feedback and market co-ordination. We
need a change in behaviour across the
board from short term procurement focus
into one of product placement and value
creation with stable and forecasted
financial outcomes if we are to see the
next generation take on a complex
multimillion dollar biological business like
sheep and beef farming.
Russell Welsh, Waimea Valley
We need a new vision in the sheep
industry that has buy-in from farmers that
will determine the future of our industry --
who survives and who doesn't. The co-
operative model is the best model for
farmers but an amalgamation of the
industry might well see a rationalisation of
company structure, ideally 51 per cent is
control. Each company coming together
will have parts of their business that are
extremely profitable -- picking the eyes
out of that would be a great start. We
need to restructure from outside the farm
gate, utilise best practice within the farm
gate and treat all suppliers the same.
SAVING THE SHEEP INDUSTRY
Growing : Lamb
prices are on the rise.
$100 lamb touted
for new season
By TIM CRONSHAW
The return of $100
lambs for the 2013-14
season will go some way
to lifting the spirits of
Farmer confidence was
low during the worst
drought in 70 years in parts of the North
Island, spreading to a dry summer in
Canterbury, and with an average lamb price
of $85. However, meat companies believe $100
could be the average lamb price for the new
season starting in October, with industry
good organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand
setting only a slightly more modest $98.50
Chairman Mike Petersen said the outlook for
lamb remained 'murky' but meat companies
needed to return to profitability and farmers
needed better prices, because farm cost
inflation was still at 3 to 4 per cent.
''The meat companies' indications are $100
for a lamb and our estimate is $98.50 and that
compares to this year's $85, so that's about $13
up on last year and that's a huge difference.''
The all-grades, all-season average of $98.50
was the best estimate around and was built
around expected lower lamb supplies
internationally, Petersen said.
''The lamb outlook is still quite murky and
it's hard to get an accurate picture of where
we are sitting. The indications of the meat
companies are lamb prices are rising in the
market and that bodes well for this coming
season in the 2013-14 year.''
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