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Fonterra to close Brightwater milk powder plant

Rebecca Howard
Mon, 01 Aug 2022

Fonterra to close Brightwater milk powder plant
Fonterra says milk supply is declining (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Howard
Mon, 01 Aug 2022
Fonterra is closing its milk powder plant at its Brightwater site near Nelson in April 2023, with a loss of 30 jobs, as it grapples with declining milk supply. The small ageing plant processes about 0.25% of Fonterra’s overall milk supply into whole milk powder.  The move, which will mean the milk is processed at Fonterra’s Darfield site near Christchurch, is in line with Fonterra’s long-term strategy, said Fonterra chief operating officer Fraser Whineray. “We know milk supply is declining over time, flat...

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