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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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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