Forest industry and Biosecurity Promise

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Owners Association believes the government is aiming in the right direction with its just announced biosecurity ambitions, but wants to see real plans to deliver on this intention. Read more »

New PGP harvest technology targets safety

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New forest harvesting technology revealed today in Nelson sets its sights on further increasing safety in steep land harvesting operations, Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew says. Read more »

New Zealand log export volumes and prices increase

Press Release – Wood Resources International

New Zealand log export volumes and prices have increased in 2016 because of higher shipments to India and South Korea, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Read more »

GE Trees bad for exports and enviroment

Press Release – GE Free NZ

Certified timber exports as well as the environment will be put at risk if Genetically Engineered Trees are included in the National Environment Standard for Plantation Forestry (NES-PF). Read more »

Timber industry ready to contribute to home catch-up

Press Release – Woodco

The timber industry believes the governments announced boost to home construction, through a Housing Infrastructure Fund, needs to have a timber focus. Read more »

Forest owners prepared to play their part for the enviroment

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says there are forest based solutions to some of the issues raised in the report released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright. Read more »

KiwiNet receives $10 million PreSeed investment

Press Release – KiwiNet

Hamilton, New Zealand – 28 June 2016 – The Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) has received $10.3 million of new investment over the next three years, under a new allocation of Government PreSeed investment, to help transform cutting edge science into commercial … Read more »

NZ export log prices fall in June

Article – BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices slid to a five-month low in June as returns were hurt by a stronger local currency and an increase in shipping costs. Read more »

Taupo’s residential building consents rise 45%

Press Release – Enterprise Great Lake Taupo

The release by Enterprise Great Lake Taupo of the March 2016 quarterly economic report shows that the local economy continues to grow steadily, with many indicators back at similar or higher levels to the pre-Global Financial Crisis period. Read more »

Pathways of transition to agroecological food systems

Article – Adam Parsons

A new report by leading sustainability experts has reaffirmed the case for a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems fundamental to which is a call for redistributing power back into the hands of those who feed … Read more »

Forest portal opens … but industry concerns remain

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

If you have a question about the environmental and social performance of plantation forestry in New Zealand, it is very likely you will find an informed answer on a new website developed by Scion. Read more »

Strong growth across most primary sectors

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook for New Zealand primary industries is positive with strong growth forecast across most sectors and dairy prices expected to gradually increase over the next 2 years. Read more »

Primary Industries Champions unveiled

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new programme celebrating and promoting careers in the primary sector has been launched tonight by Prime Minister John Key, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and senior Ministers at National Fieldays. Read more »

NZ commodity prices lift in May as horticulture shines

Article – BusinessDesk

June 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices lifted in May, led by horticulture. Read more »

Forestry contractors focused on new safety laws

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

Leading forestry contractors are moving fast to ensure they understand and implement systems for meeting new health and safety laws brought in last month. Under the guidance of their industry association the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) … Read more »

$69.8m towards eliminating bovine TB

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 confirms $69.8 million of new operating funding over the next four years to help eradicate bovine tuberculosis, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. Read more »

Government welcomes Māori forestry collective announcement

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Te Puni Kokiri (TPK) welcomed the announcement of Te Taitokerau Maori Forestry Collective Incorporated’s Action Plan to 2020 launched today at the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa (HKKAR) Regional Hui in Kerikeri. Read more »

NZ primary sector needs story to sell globally

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand needs to develop a new primary sector story to help sell its products to the world, says Mike Petersen, New Zealands special agricultural trade envoy. Read more »

Hillcountry farmers urged to claim pole position

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

With winter fast approaching, Taranaki hillcountry farmers need to remember the importance of soil stabilisation measures like poplar poles, and take action accordingly. Read more »

Kaka released into Abel Tasman

Press Release – The Project Janszoon Trust

Four female kaka released today into the Abel Tasman National Park will boost the breeding population of the large forest dwelling parrots. Read more »

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