"First the dairy factory, then the school - both gone north. We're lucky to have a postshop and one bank left - though who knows for how long. There's hardly anything left to call Ruawhetu any more. The whole place is going down the road - literally."
And now the A-Bandon Underwear factory, one of the last surviving industries in the town is threatened with closure.
Additional male part - voice-over only.