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SOUR MILK – There is a sour side to our white gold

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Wellington will be taking action at Parliament at 3pm on the 17th of April 2019 to draw attention to the sour side of our white gold. Esteemed freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy will be speaking about the issues of intensive … Read more »

Target erosion-risk land for permanent forests – report

Article – BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) – Permanent forests planned as part of the governments one billion tree programme need to be targeted at the countrys high-erosion areas, two leading environmental groups say. Read more »

Kaipara settlement trust joins one billion tree scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

April 5 (BusinessDesk) – The government has secured its second-largest forestry planting partnership as part of its one billion tree programme. Read more »

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Press Release – Wood Resources International

China is continuously exploring new sources of softwood logs around the world. Minor log exporters, such as Japan, Poland, Chile and South Africa all expanded their shipments to China in 2018, reports the WRQ. Of the major log supplying countries, only Russia … Read more »

Wood, paper exports on the agenda for China FTA

Article – BusinessDesk

March 29 (BusinessDesk) – Improving access to China for exports of New Zealand wood and paper products are among key areas of focus for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in her talks in Beijing next Monday. Read more »

Scion welcomes climate policy report

Press Release – Scion

Crown research institute Scion congratulates the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on his report Farms, forests and fossil fuels: The next great landscape transformation . Scion CEO Dr Julian Elder says the reports proposal to take a … Read more »

Agricultural sector must be held accountable

Press Release – New Zealand Climate and Health Council

Health professionals have expressed concern about a newly-released report by New Zealands Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment examining how to deal with greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. While the report contains some useful … Read more »

Supporting Northland rangatahi into forestry jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will be providing skills training to Northland youth to help them get jobs in the forestry sector with the support of funding from the Provincial Growth Fund in the Eco Toa programme, Minister of Employment Willie Jackson announced today. Read more »

Pan Pac cleared over handling of outfall leak

Article – BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) – Pan Pac Forest Products has been cleared over its handling of damage to its wastewater outfall off the coast north of Napier. Read more »

Investigation into Pan Pac’s outfall pipe leak completed

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council has completed an extensive investigation into the leak of Pan Pac Forest Products wastewater outfall pipe and concluded no charges will be laid against the company in relation to the matter. Read more »

Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust Launches “Ngā Māhuri o Ngāti Hine”

Press Release – Ngati Hine Forestry Trust

Twenty young men from Kaikohe and Moerewa are set to start their journey in the Forestry Industry as trainees on the new Ng Mhuri o Ngti Hine Mnuka Plantation Training Program. Read more »

Nelson Forests’ acquisition of Manuka Island estate

Press Release – OneFortyOne

OneFortyOne (OFO) has received confirmation that the Overseas Investment Office has approved Nelson Forests acquisition of Manuka Island estate in New Zealand. The completion date for the purchase will be mid-late February. Read more »

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