Wood processing a prime area of future potential

Speech – Rt Hon Winston Peters Thank you the opportunity to address this regional meeting of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association. Your Association represents a diverse group of enterprises in the wood sector that play an important role in the Northland economy …Rt Hon Winston Peters Member of Parliament for Northland New Zealand First Leader 8 OCTOBER 2015 New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters Speech to the Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association Kingsgate Hotel 9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei 5pm, 8th October WOOD PROCESSING A PRIME AREA OF FUTURE POTENTIAL Thank you the opportunity to address this regional meeting of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association. Your Association represents a diverse group of enterprises in the wood sector that play an important role in the Northland economy as well as in New Zealand generally. Particular interest in your industry is warranted. Your association should be commended for the work it is doing – including this series of regional events – in promoting better understanding and appreciation of the contribution the wood processing industry is making, and can make in the future, to the New Zealand economy. The initiative that the Association has taken in engaging the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) to conduct an independent analysis of the contribution of the wood products industry in each region is very...

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