Why timber needs to be exported from New Zealand

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 7:00PM
(Photo / Jason Oxenham)
(Photo / Jason Oxenham)

Why timber needs to be exported from New Zealand

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 7:00PM

The Government is considering limiting timber exports to ensure there's enough to go around in New Zealand.

Officials have warned about rising building costs and the effects this will have on housing affordability.

Building and Construction Minister Poto Williams suggested we could stop sending some timber offshore

However, CEO at Red Stag Timber Marty Verry says they have already done pretty much all they can in that regard.

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