Story: Agricultural processing industries

Meat works closures

Meat works closures

Many meat-processing works closed down from the 1980s for a variety of reasons including the need for expensive upgrading to meet new hygiene requirements and a lack of stock for killing. This 2008 cartoon by Alistair Nisbet likens the fate of the former meat workers to that of the carcasses they previously worked with on the chain.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Alistair Nisbet

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Meat processing from 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010