Forest Owners Association President on timber shortages affecting housing crisis

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Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 12:58PM
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Forest Owners Association President on timber shortages affecting housing crisis

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 4 Aug 2021, 12:58PM

The Government was warned it's efforts to tackle New Zealand's housing affordability issues could be hampered by wood shortages.

The issue has become so significant, Building and Construction Minister Poto Williams is considering limiting timber exports to ensure there is enough in the country.  

This comes as the cost of building materials continues to rise, pushing up house prices.

Phil Taylor, President of the Forest Owners Association joined Kerre McIvor to discuss.

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