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Our Press Crew Seeing How The Paper We’re Printed On Is made

Fiji Sun press crew members see the operations of the big paper mill which produces the newsprint your newspaper is printed on. They visit the Norske Skog Tasman mill at
22 Aug 2015 11:02
Our Press Crew Seeing How The Paper We’re Printed On Is made
From left: lead colour hand Joana Ratunimatari, senior printer Hirdesh Chand and head printer Mohammed Akbar. Photo: Bruce Nilson, WEBCO

Fiji Sun press crew members see the operations of the big paper mill which produces the newsprint your newspaper is printed on.

They visit the Norske Skog Tasman mill at Kawerau in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty to see how the newsprint they work with is made and best used.

From left: lead colour hand Joana Ratunimatari, senior printer Hirdesh Chand and head printer Mohammed Akbar.

Norske Skog describes Tasman as an entirely virgin fibre mill using sustainably managed plantation radiata pine. Annual paper production is up to 150,000 tonnes.

Containers of newsprint for the Fiji Sun are loaded at the mill, carried by rail to the nearby port of Tauranga, and shipped to Suva. Then they are trucked to the Fiji Sun headquarters at Walu Bay.

Norwegian-headquartered Norske Skog is a world leading producer of newsprint and magazine paper, with nine big paper mills around the world.

The visit came as Mr Akbar, Mr Chand and Ms Ratunimatari continued a training and development visit to New Zealand funded by the Fiji Sun.

It was organised through and hosted by Brendon Whitley, managing director of Webco, the company which supplies the Fiji Sun’s presses and supports operations.

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