Between 20 to 25 staff will also lose their jobs.
“Advice to our staff was the first priority last Thursday when directions were given to our CEO (Rod Wangman) and senior managers that morning,” Mr Poulton said.
“We achieved that advice to the best of our ability Thursday evening and prepared letters for all families later that evening.
“We recognise that the story broke on Friday and while also seeking to respond to media requests, we still attempted to get advice to families as a priority.
“Our apology is sincere and difficult in the decision by necessity that we have taken.”
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