According to Acting Prime Minister Calvin Davis, millions of seedlings that have not been planted in the forestry project will not be used with the government's support because there are many other sites that can be used.
The government plans to plant 1,100 hectares of pine trees this year as part of a $ 32 million joint venture in the North Caspian littoral.
About 1,100,000 seedlings were ordered there, but the number that could be planted reached 191,000, as the ground was very scarred and weeds were weighed.
The Ministry of Industry and New Technologies forced the taxpayers to place their dollar value, but the market price for seedlings is about $ 400,000.
The deal between Crown and Far North's Ngâti Hine Forestry Trust was acquired by Beehive as the first Crown joint venture of the One Millions Trees program.
But Davis said there was a lot of good land in the north, and no seedlings would be consumed.
"I was planted here and saw pine trees that did not replace you with a bulldozer, but trees were planted and they still grow," Davis said. Newstalk ZB.
I think we still can use other places, and we still have plenty of land for planting.
Davis acknowledges that the government has been "able to fix everything at once" because it seeks to plant a billion trees for 10 years.
"But at the end of the day, we gather billions of trees on the ground."
Together with Crown, a joint venture of US $ 32 million, currently funding funding for cultivation of 3600 hectares of pine and approximately 500 ha manuks. The deal is about $ 63 million in return for the King's harvest.
In a report on May 4, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones says officials are likely to plant more seeds than hoped to meet in Nine's Hinckley Square.
"Early estimates will be less than half of the initial 1100h due to the degree of recovery in weeds and scrubs that have been collected six years ago in 2018".
On June 8, after the deal was officially signed, Jones said: "We have purchased seedlings in the 1100h green plan for 2018, but this land is not accessible. Place the seedlings purchased in the season of planting in 2018 somewhere else. «
Jones said Newsletters Ngâti Hine's deal can be said to have been a source of enthusiasm and strong interest.
"I was hired, I planted 23,000 hectares, and I worked for three years, and I did not hesitate to be amazed and amused."
According to him, "some problems have arisen" since the years since it was planted.
Jones says that behind the agreement, there is a "clean conscience" for "moral purpose." "It's part of the north, which has not been for a long time."
The director general of the Forestry NZ, Julie Collins, says: "After signing and real estate, we can evaluate more intensively."
"We thought well that we thought this year was planted."
According to Warrior Froan, General Manager of Forestry in MPI, several seedlings were transferred to other projects. We had to pay off the nurseries that were not harvested.