Launch of renewable energy initiative in Southland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Launch of renewable energy initiative in Southland Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has today welcomed the launch of New Zealands first region-wide wood energy heat hub that will help fuel the Southland economy. Read more »

CarbonScape seeks $1.5M from crowd with ‘green coke’ offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – CarbonScape, which makes “green” coking charcoal, wants to raise as much as $1.5 million from equity crowd funding to commercialise its product for the steel manufacturing market. Read more »

PGG Wrightson looks to beat operating earnings in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China’s Agria Corp, expects to shrug off falling dairy prices and beat its strongest earnings result in several years in 2015 after a strong first quarter. Read more »

New Zealand export log prices lift in October on weaker kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices lifted for the third month, as a weaker kiwi boosted local currency returns. Read more »

Forum comment on injuries

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

The Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum is encouraging chief executives and directors of agriculture, forestry and fishing companies to continuing working to reduce the high rate of injuries in their industries. Read more »

Agriculture, forestry workers at highest risk of injury

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Just under one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZ log export log prices lift on Chinese buying, lower kiwi

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices have lifted from a two-year low as Chinese importers resume buying and local returns are bolstered by a decline in the New Zealand dollar and cheaper shipping costs. Read more »

Forestry Told it is Not Important

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The Government announced its cabinet yesterday, and in the process told the Forestry Sector it is not important. The forest sector has called for a senior cabinet post for some time. Forestry needs an effective cabinet voice if it is to fulfil its ability … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 7th month in Sept, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a seventh consecutive month to an 18-month low in September, led by declining dairy prices. Read more »

Timber processor fined for crush injury

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Forestry and timber processing company, Juken New Zealand Limited, was fined $57,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $12,000 today after an employee was seriously harmed when his finger was caught in a timber veneer dryer. Read more »

Trade of softwood lumber was up in the first half 2014

Press Release – Wood Resources International

Global trade of softwood lumber was up seven percent in the first six months of 2014, with Russia, Germany and Sweden increasing shipments the most, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Read more »

Provinces Deserve a Fair Go

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you today. At the outset of my talk today it is important to emphasis that New Zealand First has a strong commitment to regional development. Read more »

Taxpayer Awards the Polluter

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The National party announced it will spend $200 million of taxpayers and ratepayers money to buy stream side land on dirty dairy farms. The New Zealand Institute of Forestry has consistently demanded the Government stop paying the polluters to pollute … Read more »

Media statement from Lincoln Kidd’s family

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The family of Lincoln Kidd are very relieved today that there has been an arrest and manslaughter charges laid in relation to Lincoln Kidds death. Read more »

Police arrest and charge over death of forestry worker

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd. Lincoln was killed when a tree was felled on him during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 6th month in August, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a sixth straight month in August, taking the index to a 17-month low, led by declining dairy prices, in part due to an oversupply in China. Read more »

Forest grant scheme will help control erosion

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners say the governments decision to reinstate the Afforestation Grant Scheme will be welcomed by farmers and regional councils fighting soil erosion in steep hill country. Read more »

Iwi Leaders welcome Labour policy on climate change

Press Release – Climate change Iwi Leaders Group

Labours policy to stamp out price gouging by big polluters that has cost New Zealand tax-payers $1.4 billion over the last 3 years and especially impacted low income Maori households has been welcomed by Dr. Apirana Mahuika, Chairman of … Read more »

Forest Owners Welcome Labour’s Climate Initiatives

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Labours proposal to set up an independent Climate Commission to advise the government on how to meet its emissions targets has been welcomed by the Forest Owners Association. Read more »

Strong Partners to Help Small Forest Owners Maximise Returns

Press Release – United Forestry Group

Embargoed: Not for broadcast or publication before 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014 Read more »

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