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10 Dec 2019 9:25
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  •   Home > News > National > Lower South Island

    Closing Southland's Tiwai aluminium smelter is back on the cards

    Closing Southland's Tiwai aluminium smelter is back on the cards


    Rio Tinto, the owner of the country's largest electricity consumer is considering closure of the Bluff plant as part of a strategic review.

    The revelation comes from a Meridian Energy announcement to shareholders this morning.

    Meridian says the company's told them it will provide a market update by the end of next March.

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     06 Dec: The Police Commissioner is defending the actions of North Otago police officers
     06 Dec: The Police Association is defending the actions of North Otago police
     05 Dec: As rain keeps falling in central Otago - sandbags are being given out as a precaution
     05 Dec: About 200 Queenstown students are being evacuated from a highlight of the year school camping trip
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