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210 jobs on the line: Whakatane Mill may shut down – New Zealand Herald

The mill employs just over 210 people and is Whakatane’s biggest private employer.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the Whakatane Mill on the campaign trail last year. Photo / FileMore than 200 staff at the Whakatane Mill have this evening been presented with a proposal to close the mill.
General Manager Juha Verajankorva said in a statement that, faced with the loss of its biggest customer, the plant was no longer economically viable.
“We have begun consultation with staff on a proposal to wind up the business and close the mill,” he said.
The mill employs just over 210…

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