Story: Large companies

'The big mill'

Watch footage of workers handling logs at the the Tasman Pulp and Paper mill at Kawerau in 1957. Private building firm Fletcher Construction seized the opportunity to not only build the mill, but become a part owner of the Tasman Pulp and Paper Company, together with the government and other shareholders in the early 1950s.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Pictorial Parade 63. National Film Unit, 1957

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Gary Hawke, 'Large companies - Large companies, 1900 to 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 August 2022)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010