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Red Stag announcement shows up stark contrasts in wood policies

Date of Release: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014

A signal of increased investment from Rotorua company Red Stag Timber is very positive news, especially following the loss of 120 jobs from the closure of Tachikawa Forest Products, the union for wood processing workers says.

Labour and Greens release forestry policies

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

The election was announced last week, and its been good to see some policies released already.

Our union will be paying close attention to issues for workers in our five sectors - retail, transport & logistics, finance, textiles and wood.

Forestry union welcomes Labour’s wood sector policy

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FIRST Union, the union representing forestry and wood sector workers, welcomes the release of the Labour Party’s Forestry and Wood Products Economic Upgrade today.

Mill workers 'fingers crossed'

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On Monday it was announced that wood processor Southern Cross Forest Products had gone into receivership.

Workers hopeful of sale of Southern Cross Forest Products as going concern

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The wood sector union is hopeful that jobs may be retained at a Dunedin based wood processing company.

Te Kaea, Te Karere and other news reports Tachikawa

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TVNZ's Te Karere and Maori Television's Te Kaea closely followed the story this week about the money owed to former  workers at Tachikawa Forest Products, now in receivership. 

Union on second industrial death this week

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Another forestry worker has been killed - the second death in a week and the ninth this year despite a Government crack-down on the industry.  

43 cents in the dollar payment to Tachikawa workers confirmed

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

One week after being advised that any payment before Christmas was unlikely, the receivers of Tachikawa Forest Products have advised the union for former workers at the sawmill on Friday evening that a payment has now been confirmed.

New union president calls for logging firm to stop holding Tachikawa workers to ransom

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

FIRST Union’s new president is calling on a logging firm to stop standing in the way of Tachikawa’s 120 workers getting urgently needed money owed to them before Christmas.

Tachikawa mill closed

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rotorua based timber mill Kachikawa Forest Products has been put into receivership and its 120 workers have lost their jobs.


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