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.Community group Save the Factory attempted to buy the Cadbury factory for NZ$20m, but their bid failed. Now, Save the Factory has teamed up with boutique Dunedin chocolate ...