Another month goes by with uncertainity if markets are righting themselves but the logs still keep flowing on our NZ roads and ships stll keep coming into the Ports. I have had a chance to travel about a bit last month and the regional variations with domestic processing or not have such a huge influence on the forestry community.
A recent hui in Tairawhiti with contractors shed light on the lack of communications and engagement regional leaders undertake with the sector. In a region so reliant on forestry (yes still 1 in 4) have done touch point with the industry it seems incredible not more attention is given! With over 20 contractors either moving south or closing shop out of Gisborne it’s got to have significant impact on the economy.