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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 to Waimate?'
'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 for Africa.''
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 ... nervous.
''We have got people working for us who have got mortgages, so you don't want to screw it up.''