Agri-event to strengthen links between research and industry

Press Release – Waikato University

On the eve of Fieldays, the University of Waikato will host agri-stakeholders at an event to showcase its latest research and strengthen links with the agricultural industry. It features a presentation on the importance of soils, a panel discussion … Read more »

Budget 2015: Funding boost for Irrigation Acceleration Fund

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2015: Funding boost for Irrigation Acceleration Fund Irrigation projects will receive a kick-start of $25 million in operating funding for five years from 2016/17 through the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF), Primary Industries Minister … Read more »

UC Forestry part of new multi-million forestry research

Press Release – University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is part of a new $14 million, seven year collaborative research effort aimed at maximising the value and export earnings of the forestry industry. Read more »

Environmental protection the winner on the day

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating a victory for the environment, as John Key admits lack of support from other political parties has halted plans to gut the principles of the Resource Management Act. Read more »

Forest owners welcome support for radiata alternatives

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest owners have welcomed government support for research into plantation species other than radiata pine. [See http://bit.ly/1PuC97Z ] Read more »

$5m new funding for forestry research partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will invest $5 million over seven years in a research partnership to increase the competitiveness of the forestry sector, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today. Read more »

NZ export log prices hit 3-year low; may start picking up

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ export log prices hit 3-year low; may start picking up as demand improves Read more »

Rubicon renews ANZ facilities, issues US$7M in notes

Article – BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) – Rubicon, the forestry biotech company spun out of Fletcher Challenge, has extended its financing arrangements with ANZ Bank New Zealand and issued US$7 million in notes to its major shareholder David Knott and its board members. Read more »

Forest planting scheme hints at potential in trees

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest owners welcome the reboot of the popular Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) announced yesterday by associate primary industries minister Jo Goodhew. Read more »

STIHL Ramps up Chainsaw Safety Campaign

Press Release – STIHL Shop

STIHL Chainsaw Safety Awareness Week returns this May to make some noise about tackling New Zealands high accident statistics. Read more »

Dairy leads biggest NZ commodity price fall since 2008

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices had their biggest decline since the height of the global financial crisis in 2008, led by falling dairy product prices. Read more »

Tenon expands banking facility with more favourable rates

Article – BusinessDesk

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, whose locally produced wood mouldings are sold in the US, has expanded its banking facility by US$5 million with greater flexibility and more favourable rates. Read more »

NZ export log prices fall as Chinese inventories build

Article – BusinessDesk

May 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices fell to a seven-month low as high inventories on Chinese ports dent demand in the country’s largest market. Read more »

Carter Holt to sell Bestwood, Kopine units, union says

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Carter Holt Harvey, strongly tipped for sale by initial public offering, has entered a conditional agreement to sell its Kopine and Bestwood units to New Zealand Panels Group in a move that the FIRST Union says will lead to … Read more »

Hancock NZ chief McCallum upbeat on outlook for timber

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Hancock Forest Management (NZ), the local division of the world’s largest timberland investment manager, is confident about the outlook for New Zealand timber. Read more »

EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. Read more »

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990–2013

Press Release – Ministry for the Environment

New Zealands Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual report of all anthropogenic (human induced) emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The inventory measures New Zealands progress against obligations under the United Nations Framework … Read more »

Call For Outdoor Kiwis To Protect RMA

Press Release – Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations

An outdoor recreation organisation is calling for New Zealanders to stand up and counter government plans to weaken environmental safeguards in the Resource Management ACT (RMA). Andi Cockcroft co-chairman of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations … Read more »

Fatal Logging Truck crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At midday today emergency services were called to an overturned logging truck on State highway 35 between Waihau bay and TeKaha in the Opotiki District. Read more »

Another $9M on Corporate Welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the announcement from Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, and his Associate Minister, Jo Goodhew, that the Government will be spending another $9 million of taxpayers money on farming and forestry projects, Taxpayers Union … Read more »

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