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Production forests occupy 20 per cent of the land in the wider Bay of Plenty region. There is significant capital invested in processing facilities, and a large number of people are employed in the forests or the processing facilities. Production forests require land to be committed for a long term, but returns, under a commodity product production model, are ultimately dependent on international demand within the harvesting window.

The Forestry Strategy was developed and launched in 2011.

For a hard copy of the Forestry Strategy email cheryl.macgregor@boprc.govt.nz

High Level Assessment for Future Opportunities of Wood Products from New Zealand.

Report on Wood Processing Strategic Competitive Factors.

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