Struggling Northland sawmillers call for Government help, fearing 'complete closure'

Sawmillers in Northland are calling for Government help as they struggle to source raw logs being snapped up by international buyers.

The region's largest timber mill is likely to close and others say they could follow.

"We've been concerned about our log supply for a couple of years now and there's certainly not enough to go around," Rosvall Sawmill's Mark Hansen told 1 NEWS.

Maurice Davis, from the Amalgamated Workers Union, says it's a major issue.

"The problem is there are no mature trees in Northland of any scale that we can mill, so we're having to bring them in from central North Island," he says.

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