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PGG Wright­son re­tail stores at Owaka and Lawrence will close April 28 be­cause nei­ther build­ing com­plies with earth­quake stan­dards, and were un­eco­nom­i­cal to fix, PGG Wright­son se­nior man­ager Grant Edwards of Dunedin, said. Health and safety is­sues, not eco­nomics, were be­hind the move, and job losses were not ex­pected. Staff had been of­fered jobs else­where, and some tech­ni­cal staff would be based in the field to ser­vice th­ese ar­eas.

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