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Power prices, carbon emissions and a post-industrial NZ

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 24 May 2021

Power prices, carbon emissions and a post-industrial NZ
Norske Skog seems serious about closing down its Tasman mill, blaming high power prices
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 24 May 2021
What does it say about the accelerating de-industrialisation of the New Zealand economy that Norwegian pulp and paper giant Norske Skog’s likely closure of its operations at Kawerau barely makes the news?True, the announcement was obscured by the budget last Thursday.And unlike the Ports of Auckland’s announcement that its chief executive Tony Gibson was leaving, Norske Skog didn’t put out a press statement. It doesn’t even have a spokesperson in NZ.Rather, it was left to the affected union to tell the world that 160 job...

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