Havoc Pork is moving its processing operation to Dunedin
this week, with Cain Lindegreen taking over the family business
from his mother.
Mr Lindegreen said three of the six staff who worked at the
Waimate processing operation were moving to its new premises
in Dunedin, with an extra three fulltime equivalent staff
from Dunedin being employed at the either Kaikorai Valley
premises or its High St shop.
Mr Lindegreen, who has been working at the company's High St
shop for more than two years and running its stand at the
Otago Farmers Market for about a year, and his wife have
bought the business from Linda McCallum-Jackson, who had been
having health problems and ''needed a rest''.
''It's time for a bit of succession and that's me and I'm not
moving to Waimate.''
Asked why he did not want to move, he joked: ''Have you been
'The factory there had reached capacity and it would be
easier to organise freight from Dunedin, he said.
''Here I can treble my output; we have got space and chillers
The plan was to expand the business and produce new products,
including ''proper salami'' and pancetta.
''I am extremely excited to take on the business and ...
''We have got people working for us who have got mortgages,
so you don't want to screw it up.''