9 Jul 2020

Southland mayor Gary Tong on Tiwai Point closure

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 9 July 2020

Rio Tinto has announced it has started planning for the wind-down of operations and the eventual closure of the Tiwai Point Aluminum Smelter.

Rio Tinto says the business is no longer viable given high energy costs and a challenging outlook for the Aluminum industry.

Southland District Council mayor Gary Tong speaks to Corin Dann.