Story: Manufacturing – an overview

Exporting jobs

Some manufacturers found making goods in New Zealand was less profitable. The work was shifted overseas, usually to low-wage countries. This 1999 news item reports that underwear company Bendon has announced the closure of its Te Aroha factory, with the loss of 98 jobs.

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Ian Hunter, 'Manufacturing – an overview - Manufacturing in the 1970s and 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010