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Unions and opposition politicians are calling on the Government to intervene to stop the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter being forced to close.
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8/10/2012 10:35:59 a.m.
cant save wrote:
jim says it well there are no easy fixes to business's that arnt making money anymore, this is not the tax-payers problem to fix and you cant fix what is broke and isnt there a stop on selling SOS due to water rights disputes seems to me small country even smaller minds what on earth is wrong with trying to make movies here Australia etc tries to get them made there so why not get them here instead
7/10/2012 3:35:19 p.m.
The smelter has been in trouble well before economic down turn, so the writing has been on wall for a long while now.
Also well put jim
7/10/2012 10:44:33 a.m.
Its OK National can let the smelter close lose even more jobs and then make a movie about it with all the big profits going to US. that way Key gets front row seats at the Grammy awards.
The Invercargill City Council has discussed a strategy to save the Tiwai Point smelter.
The chief executive of the Southland Chamber of Commerce says closing the Tiwai Point smelter would be a disaster.
Saving the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter would, in the Prime Minister's words, cost a hell of a lot of money and he's not interested.
Rio Tinto has rejected the Govt's offer of a short-term subsidy to continue running the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter.
The man who used to run Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter says the Government is right to be considering a deal with owner Rio Tinto.
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