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2018 Forest Growers research awards announced in Tauranga

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Growers Research Awards were announced last night in Tauranga. They have been awarded each year since 2011 to recognise outstanding achievements in forest growing research. Read more »

NZ primary sector exports seen rising 2.5% to $43.8B

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands primary industry export revenue is forecast to reach $43.8 billion for the year to June 2019, an increase of 2.5 percent on the prior year, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries’ latest Situation and … Read more »

September 2018 Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Media Release: September 2018 Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries New Zealands primary industry export revenue is forecast to reach $43.8 billion for the year to June 2019, an increase of 2.5 percent from 2018. The Ministry for Primary Industries … Read more »

MPs agree there’s much more to do on safety in forestry

Press Release – First Union

Politicians have responded with shock to revelations from forestry and wood processing workers at a symposium on the future of work in the industry. Read more »

Future of Work for NZ’s Forestry and Wood Processing

Press Release – First Union

A symposium to start a discussion on the future of work in forestry and wood processing has shown New Zealand is sitting on a mountain of un-tapped opportunity. Read more »

Forest Practice Guides launched

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Owners Association has today launched a series of 28 Forest Practice Guides. The Guides are a joint venture between the forest sector and MPI and were initiated as part of the implementation of the National Environmental Standards for … Read more »

Scion Annual Report showcases many successes

Press Release – Scion

Scion Annual Report showcases many successes Scion has issued its annual report for the 12 months ending 30 June 2018 presenting a successful year for the Rotorua-based Crown research institute. Recently appointed Chair Dr Helen Anderson says the Scion … Read more »

Renewable diesel – an opportunity for the forest industry

Press Release – Miscanthus NZ

Most people in New Zealand are not aware that technology has been commercialised in the United States for the production of fully drop-in renewable diesel made from cellulosic feedstocks. This renewable diesel is a direct substitute for mineral diesel … Read more »

Winners announced for NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards

Press Release – Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association

Winners announced for NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards 2018 Design professionals were honoured for their creativity and ingenuity at a gala event in Auckland on September 20. Over 250 finalists, prominent companies and other industry leaders attended the … Read more »

Fair Trade for Logs

Press Release – Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association

The Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (WPMA) held a well-attended regional meeting on Tuesday night in conjunction with the New Zealand Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association in Rotorua. Read more »

Lax approach to forestry operation leaves worker injured

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Rotorua based logging operator Cropp Logging was sentenced in the Tauranga District Court today after an incident where a worker was struck by a tumbling log. Read more »

Further PGF investment to unlock Rotorua’s potential

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fletcher Tabuteau Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development 24 September 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT EMBARGOED UNTIL 1PM Read more »

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