Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association
National Conference 2023
WPMA held their National Conference on Thursday 27 April in Rotorua with a fantastic lineup of presenters:
Elizabeth Heeg – Te Uru Rakau, Robert Finch – Timber Design Centre, Henri Bailleres – Scion Research, Andrea Stocchero – Scion Research, Philip Hope – Eastland Wood Council, Suzannah Toulmin – MBIE, David Kelly – Master Builders Association, Peter Carruthers – FTMA and Thomas Lim – University of Canterbury.
Speaking at the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association Conference Forestry Minister Hon Peeni Henare announced a new $57 Million fund that will enable the Government to partner with wood-processors to co-invest in wood processing capacity to create products like sawn structural timber and engineered wood. Unlocking the potential of the wood processing sector, growing our economy and contributing to New Zealand’s climate change response is the aim of a new fund. "We want to process more logs onshore, help move our forestry sector from volume to value, lift the economic performance and resilience and create high-wage jobs in our regions” Peeni Henare said.
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