Story: Exotic forestry

Sale of Crown forests

Sale of Crown forests

This 1989 cartoon expresses the unease felt by many when the government decided to sell off its plantation forests. Sales began the following year and 22 forests, a total of 135,622 hectares, fetched over $588 billion.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Reg J. Birchfield and Ian F. Grant, Out of the woods: the restructuring and sale of New Zealand's state forests. Wellington: GP Publications, 1993
Cartoon by Peter Bromhead

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Michael Roche, 'Exotic forestry - Government restructuring', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Michael Roche, published 24 Nov 2008