Small dairy factories were established in the wetter parts of Marlborough in the early 20th century, but all had closed by 2004. This fully automated milk-concentration plant at Tuamarina, which is operated from another Fonterra plant at Clandeboye in South Canterbury, 450 kilometres away, opened in 2005. Water is removed from the milk, reducing the volume of liquid to be trucked to the Clandeboye factory.
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