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Aratu Forests Announces 90-year Riparian Forestry Scheme With ELandNZ

Press Release – eLandNZ

Presents long-term commercial and community-based model to address challenges following cyclone bola (1988) and 2018 flood   31 March 2021 Aratu Forests , one of New Zealands ten largest freehold forest plantations, has today announced an … Read more »

Farm Foresters Fired Up To Play A Role In Land Use Issues.

Press Release – New Zealand Farm Forestry Association

Farm foresters are now excited and fully informed to play a role in helping role solve NZ land use issues says the incoming association president, Graham West. They have just completed their 5-day annual conference in Wellington and have been addressed … Read more »

Farm Foresters Fired Up To Play A Role In Land Use Issues

Press Release – New Zealand Farm Forestry Association

Farm foresters are now excited and fully informed to play a role in helping role solve NZ land use issues says the incoming association president, Graham West. They have just completed their 5-day annual conference in Wellington and have been addressed … Read more »

Timber Supply

Press Release – New Zealand Timber Industry Federation

The decision made by CHH to discontinue supply of structural timber to some merchants comes as no surprise says NZTIF. In recent months all New Zealand sawmills have been under pressure to supply a booming domestic timber market for all end uses; residential … Read more »

Forestry Futures Strengthened Through Training And Jobs

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The forestry sector continues to provide career opportunities for New Zealanders, with Te Uru Rkau delivering $1.5 million into training and employment projects to help the sector meet labour and skills gaps. Acting Deputy Director General Henry … Read more »

Toi EDA Sees Opportunities In The Whakatāne Board Mill Review

Press Release – TOI EDA

  Last nights announcement that the Whakatne Board Mills Swiss owner, SIG, is proposing to close the facility is a significant blow to the local economy. Employing over 200 highly skilled staff and a major processor of NZ wood fibre, the … Read more »

Forest Growers Levy Rate To Increase For The First Time In Seven Years

Press Release – Forest Growers Levy Trust

Directors of the Forest Growers Levy Trust have raised the rate on Harvested Wood Materials, for the first time since the levy was introduced by a forest grower referendum in 2013. The Chair of the Levy Trust, Geoff Thompson, says clear support for the … Read more »

Forest Owners Association Says National Vote On Pine Forests ‘a Hopeless Muddle Of Contradictions’

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Owners Association says the National Party vote at its conference in Wellington over the weekend was a hopeless muddle of emotive contradictions which manage to simultaneously deny; ecology, biology, how to effectively combat climate … Read more »

2021 Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarship Recipients Selected

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ng Karahipi Uru Rkau Forestry Scholarship is pleased to support another eight aspiring New Zealanders to study and pursue careers in forestry, with its 2021 Scholarship recipients announced today. Now in its third year, the Scholarships are … Read more »

Toi EDA Provides Wider Picture On Fibre Processing In Eastern Bay Of Plenty

Press Release – TOI EDA

In light of recent announcements from timber processors based in Kawerau and the implications of COVID being felt around the world, the Eastern Bays economic development agency, Toi EDA, highlighted what this might mean for one of the regions biggest … Read more »

Toroawhi Pilot Extended For Forestry Workers

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Forestry health, safety and wellbeing pilot, Toroawhi, has been given a six month extension following COVID-19 restrictions. The joint pilot between WorkSafe and the Forest Industry Safety Council saw the appointment of two roving reps in the … Read more »

Industry Says Main Political Parties Abandon Forest Industry At Economic And Environmental Cost

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Labour and National parties policies on forestry, leading into the election, are disappointing to forest industry leaders. They say the policies jeopardise New Zealands post-covid economic recovery and New Zealand reaching its carbon emission … Read more »

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