Wet weather blamed for national firewood shortage

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:03AM
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Topcut Firewood owner Don George talks to Mike Hosking about heating issues during Winter, and how a fall off in demand for firewood is affecting the supply.

Firewood suppliers in many parts of the country are restricting wood sales to locals as shortages bite.

A wet season means there's little dry wood available.

Owner of Topcut Firewood in Timaru, Don George says [tells Mike Hosking] last year his two and a half thousand metres of wood sold out in just seven weeks.

People came from Christchurch, they came from everywhere. So this year I'm sort of restricting it as much as I can to local people because they're the ones that miss out."

Don George says the best time to buy wood is between August and December.

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