Cadbury owner Mondelez International has received the all-clear for its multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the Cadbury World tourist attraction.
More than a year after its closure was announced, Dunedin's landmark Cadbury chocolate factory is shutting up shop.
"It's a sad day, that's a fact", was how Cadbury worker Campbell McPhee described the impending final production run of the Dunedin factory this afternoon.
Pineapple Lumps are the final product being made at the Cadbury factory in Dunedin, where production will end on Friday.
Twenty-two Cadbury staff are today swapping factory overalls for graduation regalia after they enjoy a final morning tea with workmates.
Almost 900 jobs have been added to Dunedin's economy in a year but the imminent Cadbury closure looks set to take the shine off those figures.
The first big group of Cadbury workers will leave the Dunedin factory tomorrow.
Mondelez was genuinely interested in having some of its line of New Zealand products made in Oamaru, the general manager of Rainbow Confectionery says.
Oamaru lolly maker Rainbow Confectionery says it is very disappointed Mondelez did not agree to let Rainbow make its Kiwi branded sweets.
The union representing Cadbury workers and a Labour MP have questions after Mondelez announced it could not find anyone to make Kiwi sweets in New Zealand.
Production for Cadbury confectionery will move to Australia after bids to find a local manufacturer failed.
It was a bittersweet day for more than 200 Cadbury employees, affectionately known as "the Cadbury family".
An announcement Mondelez International will complete a $7 million redevelopment of Cadbury World and create 25 new jobs is positive news at a difficult time, a union director says.
The chocolate kept coming at Dunedin’s Cadbury factory, despite international disruption caused by a global cyberattack, owner food giant Mondelez International says.
Labour MP Clare Curran is threatening to pull out of the Mondelez working party and has accused the multinational of showing ''contempt'' for the community.
Cadbury pledge founder Jim O'Malley is pulling out of his bid to win a manufacturing contract from Mondelez.
Cadbury staff were warned by Mondelez to think twice about investing in the campaign to save Dunedin's chocolate factory.
Dr Jim O’Malley, who is having a crack at raising the money to set up a factory on part of the Cadbury site, has reason to empathise with laid-off workers.
The Dunedin City Council is jumping on board the Cadbury factory ownership drive and may buy part of the site to help the fledging company.
The man behind a bid to save Dunedin’s Cadbury factory says a pledge drive for the campaign could hit $5 million in its first week.