Up to 19 staff would be employed from one Rotorua business.
It was the place to be for food, sunshine and fine wine!
He had been in "complete shock" and continued filming the shark on its journey.
The 91-year-old died on Sunday, a date that mirrors New Zealand's emergency number.
It comes after calls for testing of all seafarers entering New Zealand waters.
About 160 people work at the mill, a major employer in the small town.
A consortium led by Paul Pedersen has bought the business.
Late spring temperatures could be reaching summer levels this year.
"I thought I'd get over it but I haven't been able to," the longtime business owner says.
His birthday would have been next Tuesday on August 4.
"I haven't seen anything like this before," Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick says.
"I really am a happy chappy now."
The burglary happened on Ward Rd, Hamurana.