Charity and the chocolate factory: New Zealanders raise $2m to save industry

Donors receive 20% off chocolate for life after teaming up with a small local chocolate producer to employ staff laid off from Cadbury factory

New Zealanders have donated $2m in just over 24 hours to keep the century-old tradition of chocolate-making alive in Dunedin.

Mondalez International announced in February it planned to close its 80-year-old Dunedin Cadbury factory in 2018, putting 350 employees out of work and shifting production to larger Australian plants.

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November 15th, 2017 by