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China interest in NZ forest and timber processing investment

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China’s showcase Global Wood Trade Conference has made the case for more investment in New Zealand forestry and timber processing. Read more »

Lets be more selective about foreign investment forestry

Press Release – ForestX

As the Government considers various foreign investor applications in the forest and wood processing sectors what should it be looking for? More than anything it should be looking for the opportunity to bring improved management into the industry and … Read more »

MBIE funds further research into myrtle rust

Press Release – Landcare Research

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research has won three Endeavour bids, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour, for research programmes focusing on bird restoration, ecosystem resilience, and erosion control. Read more »

Carbon research grant “exceptional moment” for scientist

Press Release – NIWA

A NIWA-led team has today been awarded a multi-million dollar research grant that will help drive major advances in understanding of New Zealands carbon emissions and uptake. Read more »

OneFortyOne intends to purchase Manuka Island forest estate

Press Release – OneFortyOne

OneFortyOne announces intention to purchase Manuka Island forest estate 13 September 2018 Australian forestry company, OneFortyOne (OFO) has announced its intention to purchase the Manuka Island forest estate in the Wairau Valley near Blenheim. The … Read more »

Testing native plants to improve lake quality

Press Release – Institute of Environmental Science And Research

A new field trial is underway in Wairarapa using native plants to clean up farm runoff going into Lake Wairarapa. Read more »

Electricity review suppresses lowest-cost options

Press Release – Molly Melhuish

The Electricity Price Review incorrectly states that electricity supplies 85% of household energy, referring to MBIEs energy balances spreadsheet (screenshot attached). Read more »

Kaitaia workers left with more questions than answers

Press Release – First Union

Workers at the JNL/ Juken Triboard Wood Products Mill in Kaitaia remain concerned after todays company announcement that the mill would be undergoing a major upgrade, and around 40 jobs may be on the chopping block. Read more »

Juken signals job losses from multi-million upgrade of Mill

Article – BusinessDesk

Juken New Zealand has started talking to staff over likely job losses as it plans to spend millions of dollars upgrading its Triboard mill in Kaitaia. Read more »

Juken announces proposal to modernize Kaitaia mill

Press Release – Juken

Forestry and wood processing company, Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) has today announced a proposal to modernise its Kaitaia Triboard mill. The company is proposing to make a significant investment over the next few years to upgrade and modernise the mill. … Read more »

New Zealand’s largest forestry acquisition goes ahead

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Australian sustainable forestry company, OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) purchase of Nelson Forests completed this week, following approval by the Overseas Investment Office. Read more »

Forestlands Group of Companies in Liquidation

Press Release – KordaMentha

Neale Jackson and Grant Graham of KordaMentha have been appointed Liquidators of the Forestlands Group of Companies (Forestlands). Read more »

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