“Use the natural resource in your own backyard”

Press Release – NZ Wood

New Zealand is missing a prime opportunity to combine its sustainable timber resources with an innovative manufacturing system to build faster and more efficiently. Read more »

FMA halts Forestlands plan to distribute $18M after sales

Article – BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) – The Financial Markets Authority is talking to Forestlands over $18 million the forest owner planned to distribute to investors after selling its assets. Read more »

Largest Sawmill in Southern Hemisphere to open in Rotorua

Press Release – Red Stag Timber Ltd

The worlds most advanced sawmill and the first super-mill in the Southern Hemisphere is to be opened by Prime Minister Bill English in Rotorua this Thursday. Read more »

Forest Owners want Vivid Economics Report implemented

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Owners Association says policy makers must decide soon on which option to adopt from the just released Vivid report recommending various scenarios for making New Zealand carbon neutral. Read more »

UPDATE: Tenon shareholders back sale of Taupo mill

Article – BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon shareholders have overwhelmingly backed plans to sell the firm’s Taupo wood processing mill to a consortium of US and New Zealand investors and wind up the business. Read more »

“Bioenergy Burns Forests”

Press Release – Global Forest Coalition

March 20, 2017: The UNFAOs [1] Forests and Energy theme for this years International Day of Forests on March 21 [2] misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as sustainable … Read more »

Celebrating forests on International Day of Forests

Press Release – Scion

Tomorrow is the International Day of Forests, a day celebrated annually on 21 March to recognise and promote the many benefits that forests bring to our lives. Read more »

Work related forestry death in Gisborne

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A person has died in a work related forestry incident in the Whatatutu area of Gisborne today. Police were alerted to the incident just after midday. Police are making enquiries into the death on behalf of the Coroner. Read more »

Consent Given for Wharfside Log Yard

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Resource consent has been granted for Eastland Port Limited to begin the construction and operation of its third log yard, known as the middle log yard. The hearing was held before commissioners who considered 21 submissions, 4 opposing the application, … Read more »

Labour shortages limiting forest contracting industry

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

The leading professional group for loggers in New Zealand says their members are being challenged by the lack of young skilled people available to work in rural areas, but the solution is not likely to be importing the people with skills. Forest Industry … Read more »

Wood technology investment in forestry sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced $2 million funding for a wood-processing facility which uses automation and robotics to turn low-value pine trees into high-value wood products. Read more »

Least cost approach to road maintenance best for NZ Inc.

Press Release – Raupehu District Council

Whole of life – least cost approach to road maintenance best for NZ Inc. Ruapehu Land Transport Manager Warren Furner said that he wasnt surprised with national media taking an interest in increasing truck volumes putting pressure on the Districts … Read more »

Forest Owners urge farmers to plant more trees

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest Owners say the new Federated Farmers policy on climate change is a major step to help farmers understand trees are not an alternative to farming, but rather trees are tools to assist farmings survivability. Read more »

Paradigm shift in forest safety is no surprise to some

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

The leading professional group for loggers in New Zealand says big improvements in forest safety are no surprise theyve been focused on change for 3 years. Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) president Ross Davis says new technology … Read more »

NZ roundwood log prices jump to a record

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Strong domestic building activity combined with buoyant horticulture and viticulture industries has pushed up the price of roundwood logs to a record. Read more »

Labour promises $20M for Gisborne timber processing

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party is pledging up to $20 million, if elected, to support the region’s timber processing sector, possibly by helping fund a prefabricated housing plant. Read more »

Ekos Partnership with Maori More than Just Trade

Press Release – Ekos

Ekos is a rainforest carbon boutique working in partnership with Maori landowners to build a low carbon future through rainforest protection and carbon offsetting. This work, though, is more than just a business for Ekos and the Maori landowners … Read more »

NZ commodity prices down in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices dipped in January, with wool and dairy weakness counteracting broad-based gains. Read more »

New keynote speakers strengthen conference

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Loggers and forest managers have been quick to capitalise on the latest Forest Industry Safety Summit set to run next month in Rotorua. Registrations have exceeded expectations and the gathering is set to be the second largest forest safety conference ever held … Read more »

Fall in quarterly exports despite rise in dairy

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A nearly 10 percent rise in dairy product exports in the December 2016 quarter partly offset falls for other products, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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