Jacinda Ardern’s coalition government to bring back the forestry service

By Donna-Lee Biddle
Waikato Times
October 22, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

It was once of our biggest employers. Now the incoming coalition government is to recreate the New Zealand forestry service. And it’s understood the service will be headquartered in Rotorua – one of the first government departments to ever be based outside the three biggest cities.  Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick says she will be in talks to hammer out the “nuts and bolts” – but some forestry companies are less chipper about the plans. They fear the forestry service would cut out private companies that have put years of investment into growing New Zealand’s timber exports.

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