Kōrero: Workforce composition

The town that disappeared

The town that disappeared

When large employers close down or drastically change their operations, their employees may need to move elsewhere to find new jobs. The coal-mining town of Rotowaro, in Waikato, had a population of 400 before it was closed down in 1987 because the land beneath the town was wanted for more mining. The township’s buildings are disappearing under the re-growing vegetation.

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David Cook
Photograph by David Cook

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Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Workforce composition - Migration and work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22701/the-town-that-disappeared (accessed 20 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Paul Callister and Robert Didham, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010