10 Jul 2020

Southland locals on Tiwai Point smelter closure

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 10 July 2020

More than a thousand Southland locals are facing the loss of their jobs after Rio Tinto announced plans to wind down operations at the Tiwai Point smelter.

The smelter directly employs 1000 people and many others are indirectly employed as contractors.

Otago-Southland reporter Tim Brown is in Invercargill and has spent time talking to locals there and in Bluff.