Fresh start for dairy owners

Last updated 12:00 10/11/2012

Relevant offers

Christchurch Earthquake 2011

CTV to debut doco series on East Christchurch Wife creates dream garden for quake amputee husband Brian Coker Heritage stone church rebuild Heartbroken parents break silence to honour the extraordinary life of Brigitte Nimmo Daughter of EQC executive being investigated again EQC faces court challenge over repair policies Young Cantabrians to have their say in shaping of Christchurch Late, inadequate and frequently defective 'Inquisitive' duo caught inside Christ Church Cathedral Greendale residents smash pianos in earthquake memorial

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.

Ad Feedback

- The Nelson Mail


Special offers
Opinion poll

Which memorial design do you like most?

Memorial Wall with a reflective pond

Table and Chairs

A Green and Peaceful Landscape

Call and Response

Riverside Promenade

A Curved and Inclusive Memorial Wall

Vote Result

Related story: Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content