List of redundancies since the 2008 election

November 13:  Lane Walker Rudkin (LWR) confirms plans to lay off 60 staff at its textile manufacturing plant in Christchurch (company since placed in receivership)

November 17:  Hewlett Packard says up to 250 jobs could be lost in restructuring following the company's acquisition of EDS.

November 18: Fletcher Building-owned Plyco Select says plant closure in Auckland planned with 81 jobs threatened. The announcement follows the loss of about 600 jobs at Fletcher Building over the past three months.

November 19: Air New Zealand says it will cut 200 jobs in an effort to save more than $200 million a year.

November 21:  Rakon Ltd (a quartz crystal and oscillator producer) says it will cut 45 jobs in its Auckland manufacturing operation.

November 27: Bluebird says its Timaru plant will be closed at the cost of 38 jobs.

December 7:  ANZ National Bank says up to 200 jobs will be lost in restructuring. Announcement follows earlier statement saying a further 700 jobs would be outsourced to India.

December 16:  Electrolux says 3000 jobs to go internationally -- 60 people employed in NZ under threat.

December 17: Griffins closes Lower Hutt factory -- 228 jobs lost.

December 19:  Agresearch cuts nine scientific staff with a further three under threat.

December 28:  Auckland's Hill Top School closes with nine teachers losing jobs.

January 14:  Northland kitchen manufacturer Pat Gavin goes into liquidation -- 30 jobs at risk.

January 30: Building material manufacturer Stevenson Group says will close some branches with about 100 jobs threatened.

February 4:  Telecom announces plans to move about 250 contact centre jobs to the Philippines.

February 11: REINZ says it will have to downsize. Does not give indication of numbers involved.

February 19:  Hamilton-based Caravans International Munro loses 20 jobs as tourism industry dries up.

March 2:  GE Money says it will cut 70 jobs from 17 branches and establish 30 new positions in Auckland and Christchurch.

March 5: Irwin International Tools says it will 105 of 162 staff March 10 - Agresearch and Lincoln University propose merger, saying it may result in job losses.

March 10: Clifton Wool Scour, Invercargill, announces closure plans with up to 40 jobs to be lost.

March 13:  Otago Timbermill Blue Mountain Lumber loses 56 of 110 workers.

March 16:  TVNZ announces 90 jobs to be cut to save $25 million after lower than anticipated advertising revenue.

March 17:  Christchurch-based water jet manufacturer CWF Hamilton announces 29 redundancies.

March 19: New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Tiwai Point, Southland, plant lays off 25 contractors March 19 - Stabicraft Marine (also in Southland) lays off 13 staff.

March 25:  Fisher and Paykel Appliances introduces 35-hour week in a bid to save 60 jobs.

March 26:  Sealord confirms 130 jobs lost.

March 26: Nelson Pine confirms 58 workers to be made redundant.

March 26:  Pacific Brands says its Christchurch and Palmerston North plants will be closed unless a buyer is found. The plants employed 38 and 51 jobs respectively.

April 1: Dairyworks says 23 workers at Temuka cheese factory facing redudancy or a move to Christchurch.

April 2: Tertiary Education Commission says it will cut 70 jobs.

April 2:  NZ Post says job losses amongst staff will be unavoidable.

April 3:  Summit Wool Spinners accepts 45 voluntary redundancy applications after saying 80 jobs were threatened. Proposes shorter shifts in efforts to save further losses.

April 17:  ASB senior staff volunteer to take a pay cut while staff earning over $50,000 have pay frozen in efforts to preserve jobs.

April 21: Fairfax Media proposes loss of 70 jobs and a move to a nine-day fortnight at some of its operations.

April 22:  IRD asks for voluntary redundancies; it plans to lay off 250 staff.

April 23: Fisher and Paykel signs onto Government's nine-day fortnight scheme but says it must still lose nearly 30 people.

April 26:  Justice Ministry proposes to cut 88 jobs and create 51 new positions.

April 28:  Lane Walker Rudkin (LWR) placed in receivership. The company employs 470 people in New Zealand.

April 30:  300 bar workers' jobs threatened, mostly in South Island, as parent company CEA Trading placed in receivership. Receivers say they expect to preserve the majority of staff positions.

April 30:  Ministry of Fisheries unveils restructuring plan which could see 29 positions axed.

May 5: Orcon says it plans to cut 23 jobs.

May 6:  Caravans Internationa Munro announces a further 64 jobs must be cut to stay afloat.

May 12:  Ports of Auckland confirms 28 staff will be made redundant.

May 14:  Yellow Group contractor TeleTech announces 144 call centre workers to be made jobless as operations shift to Philippines.

May 14:  Up to 60 job cuts announced with the pending closure of Bright Wood New Zealand in Southland.

May 15:  Lane Walker Rudkin Industries Ltd (in receivership) confirms factory closures and 186 redundancies.

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