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 »

Aerial robotics add new dynamics to forestry

Press Release – Scion

Aerial imagery, near infrared detection and aerial robotics sound like they belong in a military operation, however these advanced technologies are set to change the dynamics of forest management. Read more »

Winston Peters vows to garner more investment in regions

Press Release – TVNZ

The new MP elect for Northland, Winston Peters, says he will force the Government to look beyond Auckland to address the needs of people in the regions by investing in what works. Read more »

Logging operation death: Name release

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The man who died after being struck by a log during a logging operation in the Te Wera Forest yesterday (26 March, 2015) has now been identified. Read more »

NZ export log prices record first drop in eight months

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices dropped for the first time in eight months as shipments to China, the nation’s largest market, exceed demand, resulting in a build up of inventory on Chinese ports. Read more »

Primary Industry Summit Will Debate Environment

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

The New Zealand Primary Industry Summit is due to be held on 25-26 May 2015 at Te Papa in Wellington. The event will bring together key decision-makers in the agribusiness sector to explore strategies for value growth. Read more »

Forest contractor failure puts jobs at risk

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

The receivership of one of the countrys largest forest contractors, Harvestpro, will send a shock wave through rural communities as their workers are made redundant. The fragile rural economy in Northland, of all places, did not need this business … Read more »

National forestry truck expert recognised

Press Release – IPENZ Engineers NZ

Logging truck engineer, Lincoln Taylor was awarded a Fellowship of the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ for his leadership in and major contribution to making New Zealand logging trucks and trailers stronger and safer. He is recognised as a … Read more »

Kauri Trees Highlight Urgent And Immediate RMA Action Needed

Press Release – Michael Tavares

With the Kauri and Rimu trees of Paturoa Road safe while negotiations take place, Michael Tavares and the Titirangi community have shown how powerful voices can be when they are united in their call for change. Read more »

RMA claims over kauri wrong

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Opposition parties are playing politics in claiming that changes to the Resource Management Act have affected the protected status of a kauri tree in the Waitakere Ranges, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

What are NZ First’s transport policies?

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

The Northland road transport industry wants New Zealand First to spell out its transport policies for the by-election, the Road Transport Forums Chief Executive Ken Shirley says. Read more »

NZ could reap $190M/year benefit from BLOS drones: report

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ could reap $190M/year benefit becoming first nation to allow beyond-line-of-sight drones Read more »

Forest safety council underway

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The forest industry has established a safety council to make forests safer places to work. This was a key recommendation of the Independent Forestry Safety Review Panel that reviewed forest workplace safety in 2014. The Forest Industry Safety Council … Read more »

Forest safety paradigm shift from international experts

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

After a horror year of workplace fatalities in 2013, New Zealands forest industry performed superbly in 2014, both in terms of safety and wood production. The credit for the dramatic turnaround in safety performance has to go to the people on the … Read more »

CORRECT:NZ export log prices rise to 10-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

CORRECT:NZ export log prices rise to 10-month high; domestic logs jump to highest in a decade Read more »

NZ export log prices rise to 9-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ export log prices rise to 9-month high; domestic logs jump to highest in a decade Read more »

Tenon delivers $2m profit in first half, divvies in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, whose locally produced wood mouldings are sold in the US, turned a first-half profit as an improving US housing market pushed revenue, as forecast by the company, and signalled plans to pay dividends in the 2016 financial … Read more »

Drought declared on NZ’s South Island east coast

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The government has declared drought conditions on the east coast of the South Island, triggering a range of support measures, and said the tax department will invoke income equalisation rules that give farmers more flexibility … Read more »

Asia Pulp & Paper welcomes Rainforest Alliance evaluation

Press Release – Asia Pulp and Paper

APP introduces its 2015 FCP implementation plan to address lessons learnedfrom the field, stakeholder input and the findings of the evaluation Read more »

PGP is Still Just Corporate Welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the report by the Office of the Auditor-General into the Primary Growth Partnership scheme, and the media statement issued by Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy , Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

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