Posts tagged "Kaitaia"

Juken jobs to be cut as company moves to modernise operations

[11 September/NZ Herald] Jobs are at risk as Juken New Zealand looks to modernise its operations. The forestry and wood processing company employs around 250 full time staff across Northland. New Zealand General Manager, Dave Hillard, said the changes would involve some hard decisions but were necessary to ensure the future of the mill. The...

Govt could step in to help Kaitaia’s biggest employer

[3 August/Radio NZ] Regional Economic Development Minister, Shane Jones, suggested government funds could be used to safeguard Kaitaia’s biggest employer. The plant was run by Juken New Zealand which was a subsidiary of Juken Nissho. It employs 300 people and makes a timber product, Triboard. The company has said it is running short of raw...

‘Suck it and see’ avo water consents worry conservationists

[7 June/Radio NZ] Northland was looking to become the avocado capital of New Zealand after the granting of water rights for growers north of Kaitaia. Seventeen growers were given resource consents to draw 2 million cubic metres of water a year from the Aupouri aquifier. Nearly 1,000 hectares of trees were being planted in avocados...