Exports and imports both fall in October 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The trade deficit widened to $963 million in October 2015, compared with a deficit of $892 million for the same period last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Exports fell more than imports. Read more »

Government likely to scrap “one-for-two” ETS surrenders

Press Release – Bell Gully

The Government has sent a clear signal that arrangements put in place to ease the impact of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) on certain sectors during the Global Financial Crisis could be scrapped as early as next year. Read more »

ETS review an opportunity for forestry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Todays announcement of the start of a review of the NZ ETS brings an opportunity to consider how New Zealand can further incentivise the planting of more forests, says Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew. Read more »

Government begins review of ETS

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has begun its review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess its operation and effectiveness to 2020 and beyond, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today. Read more »

NZ export log prices jump to 7-month high on China pickup

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ export log prices jump to 7-month high on pick up in Chinese demand Read more »

Improving resource base key to sustainable growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Improving the quality of our natural resources is the key to sustaining economic growth in our primary sectors right across regional New Zealand, says Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

NZ emerging agri-business leaders see value in NZ Inc brand

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ’s primary sector leaders of tomorrow still bank on brand Kiwi, want deeper debate on GMOs Read more »

Dairy farming not fanning Indonesian forest fires

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers echoes the concerns of Greenpeace and others regarding the devastation and environmental impact of forest fires that have burned for more than three weeks across Indonesia, but says the use of Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) as a supplementary … Read more »

Forest defence bolstered by agreement with government

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says having a biosecurity agreement with the government is a vital part of the forest industrys defence system. FOA chief executive David Rhodes and primary industries minister Nathan Guy today signed what is known as a … Read more »

Forestry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The forestry industry has become the sixth industry group to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership, Primary Industries Ministers Nathan Guy and Jo Goodhew have announced today. Read more »

Kiwi arboricultural champions recognised

Press Release – New Zealand Arboricultural Association

The recent 2015 Asplundh New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) conference and Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championships in Nelson saw national champions announced and industry stalwarts celebrated. Read more »

Tenon strategic review attracts buying interest

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, which sells wood mouldings in the US, is looking at a possible sale after a strategic review to boost shareholder value attracted buyer interest. Read more »

Marsden Maritime projects second flat year of trade volumes

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Marsden Maritime Holdings, which owns half of the Marsden Point-based Northport along with a marina, commercial facilities and land, expects trade volumes through the port to be little changed for a second year following a … Read more »

It wasn’t me, I wasn’t there …

Press Release – New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers, a national association of freshwater fishermen, expressed its disappointment, but not surprise, at yesterdays publication of ‘Environment Aotearoa 2015 detailing the continuing decline of NZs lowland water quality, … Read more »

Tenon doubles 1Q earnings, on track to meet US$30M for FY

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, which sells wood mouldings in the US, says underlying earnings doubled in the first quarter and are on track to meet its US$20 million target for the full year. Read more »

Forest & Bird seeks court review of DOC decision

Article – BusinessDesk

Forest & Bird seeks court review of DOC decision to cede part of Ruahine Forest Park for irrigation scheme Read more »

NZ export log prices increase in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices increased this month as inventories reduced on Chinese ports on lower volumes and a pick up in demand. Read more »

Tree planters asked to think ahead

Press Release – Top Energy

Gardeners, landscapers and farmers could help reduce significantly the amount of money Top Energy has to spend on pruning and trimming trees to help prevent powercuts across the Far North, the company says. Read more »

Forest science awards go to Canterbury and Rotorua

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Canterbury-based researchers took home four out of five of New Zealands forest growing research awards at an industry dinner in Nelson last night. The recipients of the 2015 awards were: Read more »

Forest owners welcome border levy

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners are welcoming the planned introduction of the new clearance levy to help fund border biosecurity. Read more »

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