Story: Factory industries

End of an era

Despite the best efforts of local people, the W. & R. Fletcher meatworks in Pātea closed down in 1982. The fall in population and income in the town that followed was made worse by the late 1980s recession and government restructuring, which reduced local provision of many public services.  

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Ian Hunter, 'Factory industries - Inflation and deregulation, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010