Fresh start for dairy owners

Last updated 12:00 10/11/2012

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Another new business has opened in Nelson as more Christchurch earthquake refugees try to start again.

Chirag Tailor, 27, and his wife Nisha, 26, have relocated from Christchurch and opened a dairy at the Rutherford St-Waimea Rd corner last month.

Mr Tailor said the couple were spared any major damage or injury from the Christchurch earthquake, but they decided to make a fresh start in Nelson soon after seeing the lease advertised.

They decided to open a dairy because Mr Tailor had worked in a friend's Christchurch dairy for four years after their shift from India to New Zealand.

"Ever since 2008 I have worked in a dairy, so I have good experience," he said.

His new store, formerly a takeaway food shop, had been empty for a while and is close to another dairy on Waimea Rd, but the couple were undeterred about starting their own business.

"I just wanted to find a good opportunity to open a business and there are a lot of kids around here, with two schools nearby, so it's a great location."

Business had been good so far and they had taken a long-term lease, Mr Tailor said.

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- The Nelson Mail

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