Lack of decision support tools in forestry

Press Release – ForestX

Recent comments by officials and experts on planting one billion trees, the plight of hill country forestry and woody debris flows, have not touched on the total lack of decision support tools so that farmers and other local forest investors can … Read more »

Government driving land into foreign ownership

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Governments backward and ill-thought through changes to overseas investment regulations are having a perverse affect and driving more land into the hands of overseas investors, Nationals Spokesperson for Viticulture Stuart Smith says. Read more »

$11 million announcement welcomed

Press Release – Accelerate25

Manawat-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Forestry and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announcement today of almost $1 million towards planting in the Horizons Region and a $10 million loan to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd … Read more »

Growing the future of forestry – top scholars rewarded

Press Release – IFS Growth

This prestigious scholarship initiative was established by innovative industry specialists IFS Growth, to support exemplar students, in pursuit of a qualification for the forestry industry. The award provides a powerful kick-start into the world of forestry with … Read more »

Forest Enterprises’ korero with Associate Min. of Forestry

Press Release – Forest Enterprises

Associate Minister of Forestry, Honourable Meka Whaitiri met with Forest Enterprises at their Masterton office during her visit to the Wairarapa on 7 June. The Ministers Office approached the New Zealand-owned forestry investment company, wishing to talk … Read more »

PF Olsen Replacement CEO Announced

Press Release – NZFOA

Market leading forestry services firm PF Olsen Ltd has announced a replacement CEO for Peter Clark when he steps down at the end of September this year. Read more »

Govt proposes improvements to forestry rules in ETS

Article – BusinessDesk

June 8 (BusinessDesk) – Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Climate Change Minister James Shaw have released a consultation paper proposing a dozen improvements to forestry regulations in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme. Read more »

Buzz from Organics Aotearoa

Press Release – Organics Aotearoa New Zealand

June is a very big month for OANZ. We are completing the 2018 Organic Market Report to be launched on June 20, and as we write this update, your Board and many of you have rallied to the call to let your views be heard at MPIs nationwide consultation … Read more »

Institute of Forestry congratulates Dr Gordon Hosking

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry congratulates Dr Gordon Hosking for his recent appointment as an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit, for services to Conservation. Dr Hosking has been a member of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry since 1977, … Read more »

Ballast drop day for Wairoa-Napier line

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones will today mark the return of trains on the Napier to Wairoa line for the first time in six years. Read more »

Trains return to Wairoa – Napier line

Press Release – KiwiRail

Trains are moving again on the Napier to Wairoa line for the first time in six years in an important milestone in the re-opening of the line. Read more »

Phil Goff and Shane Jones plant trees to celebrate Arbor Day

Press Release – Watercare Services

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Forestry Minister Shane Jones plant Pohutukawa trees to celebrate this years Arbor Day. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to witness rail milestone

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council staff and councillors will be there tomorrow(Wednesday 6 June) to witness a significant milestone towards the eventual reinstatement of the log service linking Wairoa with the Port. Read more »

Stream bank management critical

Opinion – Waikato Regional Council

Last year, a survey was conducted on soil stability and disturbance for the Waikato region using aerial photography taken in 2012. Read more »

Self-sustaining grazing block and finishing farm up for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A Northland cattle finishing farm and run-off grazing block – complete with its own self-sustaining animal watering network and forestry block – has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Trains back on Wairoa – Napier line

Press Release – KiwiRail

Trains will be moving again on the Napier to Wairoa line for the first time in six years next Wednesday. Read more »

Fletcher’s Laminex exits 10-year investment in Southland MDF

Article – BusinessDesk

Fletcher’s Laminex exits 10-year investment in Southland MDF plant with sale to Daiken Read more »

Unprecedented agreement between forest owner and sawmill

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Unprecedented agreement between forest owner and local sawmill secures Northland jobs In an unprecedented move, representatives from China Forestry Group NZ and Waipapa Pine Ltd today entered into a long-term supply agreement that will see jobs for Kiwis … Read more »

Pan Pac Engineering Pride Shines Through

Press Release – MESNZ

Change in New Zealand industry is a constant and while new technologies are adept at grabbing the limelight, our primary industries are also not standing still. Dairy and Meat have all had their periods of change and adaption to international markets … Read more »

Towards a Predator-Free Taranaki

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

A large-scale predator project, the biggest of its kind in New Zealand, was launched in Taranaki today (Wednesday 30 May), supported by more than $11 million from the Government. Read more »

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