“The Eastland Wood Council (EWC) have been actively advocating on behalf of our wider industry, which includes the contractor network, and we were pleased to see that government have announced financial support today. The majority of our wider workforce has been working hard on the clean-up efforts that are underway across the district. We need to remember too that this is about more than just logs. It’s about the welfare of our people too. Those employed from local communities, the local businesses who look after them, and obviously people in the communities.”
The Eastland Wood Council provides a collective voice for the forestry industry in the Eastland region which encompasses the Gisborne and Wairoa District Council areas and stretches from the Mohaka River in the South to East Cape in the North.