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Japanese-owned wood products company Juken is to upgrade its board mill in Kaitaia but also cut the workforce.
Juken says its Kaitaia mill is losing money. Juken's New Zealand manager Dave Hilliard said it would mean job losses among the employed in the region, although it's not known how many.
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Juken cut about jobs at its Kaitia publishing plant at the start of the year as it cut production because of slowdown in the Japanese housing market. He said the mill was a money loser, with outdated machinery, and production is limited by uncertain supply.
He said the Regional Development Minister Shane Jones was working with Juken and other mills to help resolve the log shortage. New Zealand First campaigned in the last election for measures to give New Zealand wood processors certainty of log supply.
First Union organisers said up to 50 jobs were on the line at the Kaitaia mill. Organiser Jarod Abbot said in a town where jobs were scarce, any cuts were significant. Mr Abbot said some workers were nearing retirement age and may put their hands up for redundancy.
The union also hopes Juken will move some of the workers to its nearby veneer mill, instead of using cheaper labour from a hire pool as it does now. Juken will carry out a two-week consultation period with staff in Kaitaia. The company has four wood processing mills and employs about people across its forestry and processing businesses in New Zealand.
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Kaitaia is a great base for exploring the unspoilt landscape of the Far North. Famous around the world for the trip up the 90 Mile Beach, to play on the sand dunes at Te Paki before arriving at the tip of New Zealand to see the vista of Cape Reinga. However, self-publishing had troubles of its own, including warehousing and distribution.
"The logistics department is my garage downstairs where I have thousands of books," Mr Russell explained.