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NZ Wood responds to market conditions

NZ Wood, the promotional arm of the Wood Council of New Zealand has today confirmed that it is scaling back its activities.

Funding cutbacks that are a direct result of the impact of the high NZ Dollar has meant that the wide-ranging programs for the promotion of wood and wood products for domestic construction are no longer possible in the short to medium term. As a result the NZ Wood board has confirmed that its Chief Executive Jane Arnott will be leaving the organisation to pursue new opportunities. The Board would like to thanks Ms Arnott for her contribution to broadening the concept of using more wood in home building and general construction and wishes her well for the future. NZ Wood will concentrate its efforts on promoting the use of sustainably grown New Zealand plantation wood through its website and the 2014 Timber Design Awards.

For more information please contact Paul Nicholls, Tel 027 595 8708

22 May 2013