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Pines, pulp and people : a case study of New Zealand forestry towns

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dc.contributor.author McClintock, Wayne
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Nick
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-11T02:41:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-11T02:41:15Z
dc.date.issued 1983
dc.identifier.issn 0112-5044
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/1377
dc.description.abstract New Zealand is currently experiencing a major restructuring of the productive base of its economy in response to wider changes in the world economic system. A number of major resource development projects are being promoted in the petro-chemical and basic metal processing industries while in other sectors of the economy a rationalisation process has resulted in plant closures. The rapid growth or sudden decline in population associated with these events has had a dramatic impact on community life in towns such as Whangarei, New Plymouth, and Patea. The phenomenon of "boom and bust" is not new to New Zealand. Since the 1930s, when the Labour Government gave a new direction to New Zealand's economic development by encouraging the growth of domestic manufacturing, there have been a number of major resource industries established in rural areas. In the early 1950s, pulp and paper mills were established at Kawerau and Kinleith to harness the rapidly maturing stands of pinus radiata in the forests of the Central North Island region. This move initiated a period of rapid growth in New Zealand's forest industries and had a dramatic social and economic impact on the region. In this paper we report the findings of a study of New Zealand's forestry towns which have been associated with this rapid growth. It is our hope that these findings will enable planners better to assess new projects, and to develop improved strategies that will mitigate the effects of rapid industrialisation on community and individual welfare. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lincoln College and University of Canterbury. Centre for Resource Management. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Information paper (Centre for Resource Management) ; no. 2 en
dc.rights Copyright © Centre for Resource Management. en
dc.subject forestry projects en
dc.subject social aspects en
dc.subject case study en
dc.subject economic impact en
dc.subject biophysical environments en
dc.subject forest resource en
dc.subject forestry demographics en
dc.title Pines, pulp and people : a case study of New Zealand forestry towns en
dc.type Monograph en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Science::300803 Natural resources management en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Science::300805 Conservation en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300600 Forestry Sciences en
lu.contributor.unit Centre for Resource Management en


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