Shane Jones considering ban on log exports so NZ has priority access to wood

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Mon, 6 Apr 2020, 6:33PM
Infrastructure MInister Shane Jones. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Shane Jones considering ban on log exports so NZ has priority access to wood

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 6 Apr 2020, 6:33PM

The infrastructure minister may ban log exports so the wood can be used as a priority in New Zealand. 

The AWUNZ union has called for help to introduce forestry quotas and regulation to prevent "foreign-driven forest obliteration" after the lockdown.

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones told Heather du Plessis-Allan he wants to help kiwis first.

"How are we going to generate jobs in the Bay of Plenty and the East Coast and Northland if we don't have guaranteed access to raw material and a certain supply of logs."

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