Story: Logging native forests

Removing kauri logs

Removing kauri logs

Kauri logs are trucked out of Jacky Webb’s Northland farm in 1996. He cut the kauri, rimu, tōtara and kahikatea growing on his land before an amendment to the Forests Act 1949 came into force to stop unsustainable harvesting of native trees. The amendment resulted in a final logging bonanza as private landowners realised the value of their trees.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 21 May 1996
Photograph by Brett Phibbs

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - Sustainable forest management', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007