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Hellers has been an integral part of the North Canterbury community since it moved to its current site in Kaiapoi in 1993. The company employs 400 staff at the Kaiapoi plant with a further 140 staff at the Auckland branch and distributes bacon, ham and small goods to supermarkets throughout New Zealand.
The opportunity was here for us in Kaiapoi when the meat plant became available in 1993. If we were based in the city we would get lost in it all, but being right on the motorway, the community has been able to watch us grow and progress. We see the business as belonging to the community.
We have a good Council in Waimakariri who support us and the staff are very easy to deal with. We also have a very large, ready-made, traditional workforce in the District- many have been working here for generations.