Talley's Group

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Talley's Group Limited is a privately owned, New Zealand-based agribusiness company that provides seafood, vegetable and dairy products. Talley's was established in 1936 by Yugoslavian immigrant Ivan Peter Talijancich (later known as Ivan Talley).[1][2] From modest beginnings in Motueka as a manufacturer of seafood, the Talley family business has grown into one of the most important agribusiness companies in New Zealand.[3]

The company's Port Motueka site incorporates the Group Head Office, the Seafood Division and the Dairy Division. The Vegetable Division began operations in 1978 at Motueka, but has since been relocated to Blenheim and Ashburton.[4] The meat division, AFFCO Holdings, has been majority-owned by Talley's since the early 2000s.[1]

Janie Seddon[edit]

The company's first fishing vessel was the Janie Seddon. Built in the United Kingdom in 1903, the Janie Seddon was one of two submarine minelaying vessels brought out from England to New Zealand that same year. The Janie Seddon was based in Wellington, with its twin, the Lady Roberts, based in Auckland. The Janie Seddon was used in port during World Wars I and II, and was also the examination vessel during World War II.

In 1936 the Janie Seddon was purchased by Talley's Fisheries, and was their first vessel. She is now a rusting hulk on the Motueka foreshore, near the headquarters of Talley's.[5]

The Vegetable Divisions site at Ashburton is one of the biggest commercial frozen vegetable plants in the southern hemisphere.

Industrial relations[edit]

Talley's has courted controversy for its approach to industrial relations and workplace safety,[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] and has lobbied for curbs on trade unions and the watering down of occupational safety legislation.[14]


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