Govt action needed on domestic log supply - processors

Govt action needed on domestic log supply - processors
Gavin Evans
The planned closure of Carter Holt Harvey’s Whangarei sawmill demonstrates the need for government action to shield local processors from subsidies in global log markets, the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association says.Carter Holt Harvey yesterday started consulting with staff on the future of the mill, which employs about 110 workers, and cited ongoing log shortages in the region as a factor.While a declining harvest profile in Northland is a factor, WPMA chair Brian Stanley said that is a manageable issue.What local sawmillers and proc...

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