1 Mar 2016

Fonterra's Kaikoura factory may close

4:00 pm on 1 March 2016

Fonterra is considering closing its factory at Kaikoura, which would mean the loss of 22 full-time staff.

Fonterra

Fonterra Photo: RNZ / Andrew McRae

It has met with staff over the proposed closure of the specialty cheese plant.

Fonterra's New Zealand manufacturing director Mark Leslie said a decision was expected in mid-March.

Moving production to other sites would bring significant cost savings for the business and its 10,500 farmer shareholders, he said.

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