Joyce in Dreamland with His Failing Economic Plan

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Economic Development Stephen Joyce has ducked for cover to avoid embarrassment over the dumping of a plan to build a $300 million pulp mill at Ngawha near Kaikohe, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Mothballing of Ngawha Plan Alarming

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

A proposal for a major Northland wood processing plant, potentially employing hundreds at Ngawha, appears to have been killed off by a self-serving, dysfunctional electricity industry, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Future tech driving food and fibre

Press Release – MobileTech

Kiwi ingenuity has been the backbone of New Zealands primary food and fibre industries over the last 150 years. Read more »

Bulk log carrier Mount Hikurangi – Final Report

Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission

On 27 February 2016, the bulk carrier Mount Hikurangi had just completed loading a cargo of logs at the port of Tauranga. The ship’s crew were involved in applying chain lashings to the logs that had been loaded above deck when a deck cadet fell … Read more »

Big, Bold and Brash vs Small, Stealthy and Strategic?

Press Release – Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association

WPMA held another two in its series of regional meetings last week in Rotorua and Gisborne. This follows rapidly on the back of business luncheons for members and local politicians in Napier and Invercargill. The theme of the regional meetings … Read more »

Massive forestry landholding placed on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

One of New Zealands biggest privately-owned forestry land portfolios comprising five separate plantations has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Upgrade of FTA with China offer boost for timber industry

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

News of plans to upgrade New Zealands free trade agreement with China should open trade doors for more timber exports to China, and more employment in New Zealand, according to the Chair of the New Zealand Wood Council, Brian Stanley. Read more »

NZ export log prices rise, domestic market strong

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices rose for a third straight month in November, aided by low shipping rates and demand from China, the country’s largest export market. Read more »

Forest industry fears emerging forest disease

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

A disease which is devastating trees in the Western United States and Europe is a major threat to New Zealand plantations and ornamental trees, should it ever arrive here. Read more »

Forest safety leaders look to culture and technology solutio

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

A wide range of forest safety experts are making positive change in New Zealands forestry workplace, using peoples minds to bring safety culture change to their work situations and combining that with technology to make their job safer. Read more »

NZ Arb encourages appropriate tree assessment

Press Release – New Zealand Arboricultural Association

In response to a recent incident at a childcare centre where a tree fell, injuring children, New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) stresses tree owners have their trees regularly assessed by a professional arborist. Read more »

Tackling disruptive innovations for primary industries

Press Release – MobileTech

Five years ago, a small team of tech enthusiasts laid the groundwork for a new primary industry event for Australasia, MobileTECH. The objective was to bring together and showcase mobile innovations designed to increase productivity within the sector. Read more »

Making forestry safer and more productive

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Industry safety champions in both New Zealand and Australia have come forward to show their safety leadership by becoming Principal Partners to the 3rd FIEA Forest Industry Safety Summit. This conference series sold out in 2013 and 2015, and is … Read more »

NZ export log prices firm in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices firmed in October, aided by low shipping rates and solid demand from China, the country’s largest export market. Read more »

New Zealand Needs To Grab Every Carbon Credit It Can

Press Release – GreenXperts

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments recent report on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions highlights the need for agriculture to make meaningful progress in reducing its emissions. In New Zealand this is particularly important because … Read more »

More trees part of the answer to agriculture’s emissions

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association is backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments call for more plantation forests to be planted in New Zealand to offset greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. Read more »

Timber industry upbeat despite challenges

Press Release – New Zealand Timber Industry Federation

Challenges facing the NZ timber industry are real and significant but the industry is generally in a good demand cycle and sentiment is positive says New Zealand Timber Industry Federation (NZTIF) president, John McVicar. Read more »

Forest Enterprises now licensed

Press Release – Forest Enterprises

On 3 October, Forest Enterprises Limited was licensed under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 to manage Managed Investment Schemes (excluding managed funds) which are primarily invested in forestry assets. Read more »

IFS Growth wins prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 award

Press Release – IFS Growth

IFS Growth is proud of receiving the Deloitte Fast 50 regional award for agriculture at a ceremony held at the Dunedin Town Hall last night. Read more »

NZ export log prices edge up from eight-month low in Sept

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices edged up from an eight-month low in September as demand, shipping rates and the currency remained relatively stable. Read more »

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