Business Scoop


Rail hubs may not boost Napier Port log trade

Article – BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRails proposed freight hub at Dannevirke may extend Napier Ports log catchment further south, but is more likely to put existing trucked freight onto rail, port chief executive Todd Dawson says. Read more »

Biofuel can be good alternative for woodlot owners

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

With wood not able to be sold in China the alternative of it being used as biofuel can be good for woodlot owners Read more »

Falling log prices may make some woodlots unprofitable – ANZ

Article – BusinessDesk

July 8 (BusinessDesk) – In-market prices for logs in China – New Zealand’s largest export market – have fallen in recent weeks and ANZ Bank warns the drop will make the harvest of some woodlots unprofitable. Read more »

One year on from Trees That Count partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A partnership between the One Billion Trees Programme and Trees That Count has resulted in almost double the amount of native trees planted by the Trust in the past year, Forestry Minister Shane Jones said. Read more »

More logs on trains in Wairarapa

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Moving another 100,000 tonnes of logs by rail from the Wairarapa to CentrePort benefits the region and means 6,000 fewer truck trips annually, Forestry and Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones says. Read more »

Female forestry training programme receives PGF boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is supporting a primarily female training programme in Northland that will help address labour shortages in the male-dominated forestry industry, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Employment Minister Willie Jackson … Read more »

More good farmland lost forever

Press Release – 50 Shades of Green

News that two large New Zealand farms have been sold off-shore, largely for forestry is depressing according to 50 Shades of Green spokesman Mike Butterick. The same owner has purchased both properties. Read more »

National supporting primary sector growth

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Today National has released our third discussion document, this one on the primary sector. It showcases our positive and innovative approach to what is the backbone of our economy, Leader of the National Party Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Supporting a vibrant forestry workforce

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Over 160 workers have been referred to forestry employers as part of a push to support the 2019 planting season, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says. Read more »

Speech: Primary Sector Discussion Document

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Good afternoon, its great to be here again at Fieldays. Read more »

CEAC fully supports a ‘Kiwi Rail Dannevirke rail hub’

Press Release – Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

The proposal; – Dannevirke hub could take up to 200,000 tonnes of logs off road. Read more »

Government incentives see forestry farm prices increase

Press Release – REINZ

Government forestry incentives see forestry farm prices increase by 45%, says REINZ Read more »

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