East Coast forestry gets $40m govt injection

By Gavin Evans | Fri, 20 Mar 2020


The East Coast is to get a $40 million injection to employ out-of-work forestry crews and sustain development of new wood processing capacity.The Gisborne-Tairawhiti region has been allocated $28 million by the government to deliver local, alternative work for forestry crews, some of whom haven’t worked since January. It is the first allocation from $100 million set aside for industries hardest hit by the covid-19 outbreak.The Tairawhiti work package will be administered through the Provincial Development Unit in partnership with the Mayors’ Fo...