Primary Sector

Kāinga Ora may be key to timber woes – Red Stag

Paul McBeth
Mon, 29 Mar 2021

Paul McBeth
Mon, 29 Mar 2021
The government’s state housing provider Kāinga Ora may hold the key to easing the timber shortage on display in Carter Holt Harvey’s shock move to drop most of its customers last week.Red Stag chief executive Marty Verry – whose business operates the country’s biggest sawmill – said the wood processors are already stretched to capacity with the domestic building boom driving demand for building products. Similar situations abroad mean New Zealand can’t just import products to make up the shortfall.That d...

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