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Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club Inc

90 Keith Allen Drive

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty 3110

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Cafe Scientifique Tauranga is pleased to welcome Brett Hobson, General Manager of Dominion Salt to educate us on the salt industry.

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The Salt Industry in New Zealand started in 1942 and with passion and energy from a few pioneers has developed into a profitable industry selling to over 30 countries throughout the world. The original base at Lake Grassmere in Marlborough was joined by the Mount Maunganui site in 1972.

Brett Hobson has spent 29 years in the business, working in roles across the business including operations, supply chain, product development, agricultural research, sales and marketing – and was appointed General Manager in June 2019. He trained as a Medical Laboratory Technologist at Christchurch Hospital before moving to Golden Bay with the Cement industry. After 7 years in technical and operations management he moved to Dominion Salt Lake Grassmere.

Brett has published scientific papers, been involved in Standards reviews, published educational texts and worked alongside health professionals on the Joint Advisory Group on Iodine.

Many of us could reduce our salt intake with little impact. For some there will be benefit and for a small number their health outcomes will worsen. And we all need iodine. Much of the media focus on salt is about food and health but salt plays important roles in industry. More than 80% of our trade is in agriculture, water treatment, chlor-alkali, fishing, hides and skin processing, pharmaceutical grade salt…..Someone once listed 4,000 uses for salt. While many of these were variations on the same theme, there is no doubt that salt is used widely across all counties and in multiple industries.

Remember to register so we can cater for the right number.

$5 door fee covers the venue hire. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

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