Let’s get milling . . .

LETTER

Re: Log price collapse, July 9 story.

Why can’t we have our own sawmills to turn the logs into beams for our own construction industry? It would save on all the shipping, employ more people and get houses built too.

Angelica Perduta, Christchurch

On the bright side, could save millions on port development and hundreds of thousands on roading. Not good for those working in the industry, but sadly a fact of life when your eggs are in a basket over which you have no control.

Dein Ferris

Re: Log price collapse, July 9 story.

Why can’t we have our own sawmills to turn the logs into beams for our own construction industry? It would save on all the shipping, employ more people and get houses built too.

Angelica Perduta, Christchurch

On the bright side, could save millions on port development and hundreds of thousands on roading. Not good for those working in the industry, but sadly a fact of life when your eggs are in a basket over which you have no control.

Dein Ferris

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Lara Meyer - 11 days ago
I recently collected quite a bit of information about the state of our housing in Gisborne. By my reckoning Gisborne urgently needs about 80 new homes built ASAP. Why can't we mill our own logs for local construction right here in Gisborne? Why would it be so expensive and difficult to achieve? Someone please enlighten me.

Grizzly Adams - 11 days ago
I like Ms Meyer's idea of log cabins, bit 18th century but quirky enough to interest a few folk.

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