Forestry industry urges government to use wood for new buildings

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 23 Jan 2020, 12:55PM
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Forestry industry urges government to use wood for new buildings

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 23 Jan 2020, 12:55PM

The forestry industry is calling for the Government to honour its promise to use wood for more government buildings.

It's threatening to encourage block voting against the Government, if there's no action ahead of the 2020 election.

Industry spokesperson Marty Verry told Kate Hawkesby chief executives from more than 50 forestry-wood processing companies have penned an open letter urging commitment to the procurement policy.

"The delays are surprising, especially as the policy was promised when the Government was in opposition."

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