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is a freight transport and import/export business in Southdown
Southdown is an industrial suburb of Auckland City, New Zealand. The former main company in the suburb was the Southdown Freezing Works, part of a large industrial zone located near the main trunk railway at this point...
, Auckland City
Auckland City was the city and local authority covering the Auckland isthmus and most of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, in the North Island of New Zealand. On 1 November 2010 it was amalgamated into the wider Auckland Region under the authority of the new Auckland Council...
, New Zealand
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. In 2010 it was sold for $15 million to Port of Tauranga
Port of Tauranga is the port of Tauranga, New Zealand, the largest port in the country in terms of total cargo volume, and the second largest in terms of container throughput. with Port of Tauranga Ltd being the company operating it...
, after its longtime director Simon Tapper
Simon Tapper was a New Zealand transport leader and innovator.-Personal:Tapper was the youngest son and fourth youngest of thirteen children. He was raised in Auckland and Kumeu, and educated at St Peter's College, Auckland...
died. Simon Tapper had also been active as a chairman of the Road Transport Forum, a main freight industry group.