Posts tagged "Shane Jones"

Tasman fire costing forestry industry $2m a day

[13 February /Otago Daily Times] Up to 240 forestry contract workers are out of jobs due to a total fire and equipment ban in the Nelson area after the major wildfires earlier in the year. Two sawmills are closed due to insufficient log numbers, and Forestry Minister Shane Jones reported that the costs to the...

New chair for Pāmu Farms

[12 December/Dairy News] The Government has announced that Warren Parker has been appointed to role of chairman of state farmer Pāmu Farms (Landcorp). Mr Parker is a former chief executive of Scion (NZ Forest Research Institute) and Landcare Research, and was previously chief operating officer of AgResearch. He chairs the Forestry Ministerial Advisory Group and...

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...

More families get farm awards

[11 June/Farmers Weekly] The 12th annual Century Farm and Station awards honoured 32 new families. People gathered to share stories and celebrate each other’s dedication, perseverance and success over the 100 plus years of farming. Regional Economic Development Minister, Shane Jones as well as others took part in the celebrations. Mr Jones presented the families...

Shane Jones gives Ngāti Whare $6m to grow millions of native trees

[15 March/Stuff] Regional Economic Development Minister, Shane Jones, announced that an iwi’s plant nursery will get $5.8 million of Government’s Billion dollar regional investment fund. The money will be used to expand the nursery by 2021. Ngāti Whare Chairman, Bronco Carson, said the nursery would hire 81 more employees and encouraged locals to take up...