Story: Wairarapa region

Waingawa wood mill

Waingawa wood mill

In 1992 Wairarapa received much-needed new investment when the Japanese company Juken Nissho opened a wood-processing mill at Waingawa, just south of Masterton. It makes panels, laminated veneer and other building materials, and employed about 300 workers in the early 2000s.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Diversifying the economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017