Bunnings to close seven stores; 145 jobs at stake

Staff reporters
Tue, 12 May 2020

Wesfarmers-owned Bunnings New Zealand plans to close seven provincial stores across the country, affecting 145 jobs. The hardware chain is consulting with its staff and may be able to redeploy them elsewhere, it said. It plans to close the stores in Ashburton, Hornby, Hastings, Cambridge, Rangiora, and Te Awamutu by the end of June. It had already decided to close a store in Putaruru before the covid-19 outbreak and will close that on May 15. Bunnings said the closures are largely due to the trading environment, where retail has...

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