Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Report into future forestry workforce welcomed

Hon Jo Goodhew
Associate Minister for Primary Industries

6 June 2014

Report into future forestry workforce welcomed

A report released today provides important information to help transform the forestry industry says Associate Primary Minister Jo Goodhew.

The Future capability needs for the primary industries in New Zealand report will help in attracting, training and retaining that future forestry workforce,” says Mrs Goodhew.

“Future improvements in the skill level of the workforce will be a critical requirement for achieving the forestry industry’s strategy targets.

“The report found in 2012, 48 per cent of the workforce had a formal post-school qualification. It suggests this will need to increase to 77 per cent by 2025.

Chair of the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of New Zealand Brian Stanley has welcomed the report.

Mr Stanley believes it shows the wood industry has the potential to increase export revenue and employment by exporting processed products of greater value through more high-tech capital-intensive manufacturing.

The report found the largest job growth in the forestry industry is expected for support and sales workers, technicians and trade workers, non-farm managers, labourers, and transport and plant operators.

“This information will ensure the industry is well placed to lift productivity and profitability of their sector,” says Mrs Goodhew.

The Future capability needs for the primary industries in New Zealandreport was supported and guided by primary industry representatives and funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries, DairyNZ, and Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

A full copy of the report and summary can be found at www.mpi.govt.nz/Default.aspx?TabId=126&id=2274

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Tomorrow’s Speeches By John Key And
Andrew Little

The Key government has already kicked off the political year on a stridently ideological note, with Environment Minister Nick Smith choosing to lay all manner of sins at the door of the Resource Management Act.

Tomorrow, the government will wheeling out its best salesman – Prime Minister John Key – to sell its plans for state housing, which happens to be another of the government’s most contentious, most ideologically-driven policy packages. Presumably, Key will be trying not to double down on the rhetoric, and thereby leave room for Labour leader Andrew Little to sound like the centrist voice of reason.

Key will have his work cut out, though. More>>

 

Transport: Auckland Looks To Light Rail

The Board of Auckland Transport has called for an investigation into a light rail network, which could relieve traffic congestion on some of the region’s busiest roads. This stems from work in 2012 (the City Centre Future Access study) which responded to a government request to develop a robust and achievable solution for access to the CBD. More>>

ALSO:

RMA: Smith's Claims Don't Match Evidence - Greens

The Motu group’s research into the impacts of planning rules looked at the costs related to housing development but not the benefits of environmental protections and does not recommend significant changes to the RMA to reduce the cost of new house builds. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Similarities Between John Key And David Cameron

For years now, David Cameron has been the closest available thing to a mentor/analogue to our Prime Minister, such that Key watchers could be interested in an analysis of Cameron that appeared in the British press over the Christmas break. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Ian Fletcher Resignation & GCSB’s New Role

It may well be that after being shoulder-tapped in Queensland for the GCSB job, three years of living in Wellington has been enough for Fletcher and his family, given that the pending review of the GCSB would have required an even longer commitment from him. Three years of Wellington’s weather is enough for anyone... More>>

ALSO:

Ian Apperley: $10m Or $100m For New Wellington Council IT System?

I feel a Tui Billboard coming on. I commented the other day that it looked like the Council’s Ninth big project was a potential $100 million plus... The Mayor has responded: “I am reassured by the Chief Executive and by Anthony Wilson that the proposed budget is in the region of $10 million.” More>>

ALSO:

Southern Ocean:
Navy Intercepts Illegal Fishing Vessels

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today put illegal fishing vessels operating in the Southern Ocean on notice and vowed to take action against their owners. “As part of a multi-agency operation, the HMNZS WELLINGTON has intercepted two vessels claiming to be flagged to Equatorial Guinea, fishing illegally in the Southern Ocean.” Mr McCully says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news