The removal of import licences and the lowering of tariffs made it uneconomic for some items to be manufactured in New Zealand. The results – factory closure, job loss and sometimes business failure – were felt throughout New Zealand. Shown here are Tangi Cummings (left), Barry Conner and Carol Tom, workers at the New Zealand Electric Lamp Manufacturers factory in Miramar, Wellington – 78 jobs were lost when the factory closed in 1999.
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