Whakatane Mill

On 23rd February 2021, Swiss owners, SIG announced the possible closure of the Whakatane Mill proving a significant blow to our local economy.
Toi EDAs role over this time will include;
- working alongside sector leaders to identify the challenges and opportunities;
- continue discussions with government to explore possible solutions for continued operations of the facility; and
- work closely with the Whakatane Mill management team and MSD on workforce opportunities for the 210 staff, families and whanau affected through this process.  
The Mill closure is a symptom of the wider challenges facing the sector, we need to utilise our resources and pivot to a position that will allow us to be ahead of the curve in the future.

For the latest media releases, review the below

- TV One News - Whakatāne Mill closure the area's 'moment to reset', says regional strategist | 1 NEWS | TVNZ
- John Galbraith - News Details (toi-eda.co.nz)