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Woodco response to Labour Party forest sector policy announcements

15 July 2014

The NZ Wood Council welcomes the comprehensive policy announcements made by Labour Leader Hon David Cunliffe to ForestWood 2014. The detail of the policy is impressive and is clearly the end result of a lot of time and thought.

86% vote supports forest levy

11 April 2013

A referendum of forest growers has shown strong support for a levy on harvested forest products.

“We have been given the thumbs up to introduce a funding system that will provide greater
certainty, equity and commitment for activities that benefit all growers, such as research,
promotion and forest health,” says Forest Growers Levy Trust chair Geoff Thompson. “At this stage, we expect the levy to be introduced on 1 January 2014.”

New minister welcomes industry co-ordination

10 April 2013

The new Associate Minister for Primary Industries with responsibility for forestry, Hon Jo Goodhew, says she is looking forward to working with the forest and wood processing sector, to ensure it maintains and improves its position as one of New Zealand's key industries.

Wood processors target productivity gains through energy efficiency

20 November 2012

Wood processing companies across the country are set to save $1 million in energy costs annually through an agreement announced by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) today.

 

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