“..National is being accused of cronyism after three people closely affiliated with the party were appointed to the board of a new agency for promoting health programmes.
The seven-person board of the Health Promotion Agency, announced on Friday – includes former National MP Katherine Rich and two National Party campaign leaders.
Prime Minister John Key has already defended the appointment of Mrs Rich – who is chief of the Food and Grocery Council – when it was pointed out that she was head of an influential lobby group.
The council has lobbied on behalf of the food and beverage industry against proposals to reduce salt and sugar in food -
- and against the mandatory inclusion of folic acid in bread…”
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