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Cl supporting Otaki recycling company after fire

Published: Wed 25 Jan 2006 01:36 PM
Council supporting Otaki recycling company after fire
Kapiti Coast District Council is providing land for temporary storage and a concession for rates and access to the Council’s landfill at no cost to assist the recovery of Otaki’s Pacific Recyclers after the factory was burnt to the ground.
The Chair of the Otaki Community Board, Andre Baker said, “I am greatly heartened by the immediate response received from Council management to my request to assist Pacific Plastic Recyclers Ltd.
“Mayor Alan Milne and myself met with John Cribb, General Manager, yesterday morning before the site was blessed to pledge our support on behalf of the Otaki Community Board and Kapiti Coast District Council.
“I am pleased to report that arrangements have been made to provide land for storage, a concession for rates has been brokered and access to the Council’s landfill has been arranged at no cost to Pacific Plastic Recyclers Ltd.”
In the interim, all 35 staff are assured of continued employment following initial meetings with the loss adjusters and WINZ. Work resumed this morning on a rostered basis.
The site will now be cleared in anticipation of a new plant being constructed within the next six months,” Mr Baker said.

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