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.
More than $3 million has so far been pledged for the Cadbury capital-raising drive, the response delighting its founder.
The bid to save Dunedin's Cadbury factory is off to a strong start, with pledges worth more than $2.4 million received on Thursday.
A chocolate-themed hotel could still be built at Dunedin's Cadbury factory site, a Dunedin businessman and city councillor says.
A Dunedin city councillor is trying to raise $20 million to keep the Cadbury factory open on a portion of the site.
It's D-Day for Kiwi favourites Pineapple Lumps, Jaffas, Buzz Bars and Pinky Bars, as production of the sweets is set to go to Australia if a local buyer can't be found.
Mondelez International is investing millions in Hobart's Cadbury factory while pushing ahead with plans to close its Dunedin production line.
Mondelez International has decided not to seek a ratepayer handout for the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival after its plan to do so sparked public indignation.
Mondelez International has unveiled its concepts for the $3 million redevelopment of Cadbury World.
Dunedin MPs are calling for Mondelez to release Cadbury staff early and still honour their redundancy.
Informal suggestions about the future of the sprawling Cadbury site range from "hospitals to hotels", Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.
An Otago/Southland manufacturer is being sought to make "iconic" Kiwi confectionery brands, Mondelez said yesterday after announcing the closure of the Dunedin Cadbury factory.
As expected, the axe has fallen. Multinational Mondelez, a $30 billion revenue company with 107,000 staff, is ending chocolate manufacturing in Dunedin.
The Cadbury factory in Dunedin will close in early 2018, putting hundreds of people out of work, it has been confirmed this morning.
Prime Minister Bill English says the closure of the Cadbury factory in Dunedin will be a "huge thing" for affected workers, who may prove to be more "resilient" than expected.
Mondelez appears to have reached a stalemate with the union representing Cadbury workers and wants to close the consultation.
The union representing Cadbury workers has denied revealing confidential information about the Dunedin factory.
Speakers at a Dunedin rally striving to keep the Cadbury factory open have urged owner Mondelez International to remember the human faces of their staff, and not just focus on profits.