The Government’s goal of planting more trees to create sustainable jobs and address climate change is receiving a $240 million boost, doubling the amount of money already committed to the scheme.


As part of the ‘One Billion Trees’ programme, Cabinet has approved the creation of a new grants programme and partnership fund to get more trees in the ground and provide training and employment opportunities.


“We’re allocating $240 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) to support tree planting in areas where wider social, environmental, and regional development goals can be achieved,” says Forestry Minister, Shane Jones...


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