17 May 2019

Wairoa farmers latest to raise concerns over forestry expansion

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 17 May 2019

Farmers and community leaders in Wairoa have become the latest group to raise concerns over the sale of farms to make room for lucrative forestry. Locals estimate around 10,000 hectares of the region's most productive land has been sold to out-of-town investors wanting to plant trees for harvest and carbon credits. They're worried thousands of jobs could be lost from the area if it continues. RNZ Hawke's Bay reporter Anusha Bradley has this report.