NZ log prices advance in ‘humming’ forestry sector

Article – BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices generally rose this month, as key fundamentals move in the country’s favour, AgriHQ said. Read more »

Sudden death – Kaikohe

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police received a report at approximately 2.50pm today of a person trapped under a tree in Kaikohe. Read more »

Forestry Training and Success Celebrated in the South

Press Release – Forestry Industry Engineers

Last Friday saw an outstanding turnout by local forestry companies, contractors and transport operators from throughout the lower South Island of New Zealand. The function was the 2017 Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards. Read more »

No need for delay in forest planting

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

Forest owners are saying the government needs to get extra forest planting under way and not wait until next year for a report to be presented on climate change. Read more »

Eastland Port invests in region’s economic growth

Press Release – Eastland Port

Forestry is a regional success story and as a result Eastland Port needs moderate expansion to keep up, says General Manager Andrew Gaddum. Read more »

Wilding pines control work nears million hectare mark

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say wilding pines control work has nearly reached its first year target of a million hectares. 20 per cent of New Zealand will be covered in unwanted wilding conifers … Read more »

Productivity Commission to look at low carbon economy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett and Finance Minister Steven Joyce have asked the Productivity Commission to review how New Zealand can maximise the opportunities and minimise the costs and risks of transitioning to a lower carbon economy. Read more »

FMA calls Serious Fraud Office into Forestlands probe

Article – BusinessDesk

May 1 (BusinessDesk) – The Financial Markets Authority has called in the Serious Fraud Office to look at some aspects of its ongoing probe of the Forestlands forestry investment group of companies. Read more »

Forestry Marks Workers Memorial Day with Major Initiative

Press Release – Forest Industry Safety Council

The forestry industry is marking Worker Memorial Day (April 28th) by confirming it will launch a major initiative to keep forestry workers safe. Read more »

Oji suspends tender for Kinleith, Kawerau mills until June

Article – BusinessDesk

April 26 (BusinessDesk) – Oji Fibre Solutions, which bought Carter Holt Harveys pulp, paper and packaging businesses in 2014, will put off a tender for wood processing services at its Kinleith and Kawerau mills until a full court hearing in June after … Read more »

NZ’s largest logging industry event planned for June

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

The New Zealand forestry industry set a new record last year for the annual forest harvest. There is no denying the fact that the sector is on a high right now. On the back of booming log exports to China, low shipping rates and strong domestic … Read more »

Oji Gives Court Undertaking To Suspend Tender Process

Press Release – Oji Fibre Solutions

26 April 2017 Oji Fibre Solutions Gives Court Undertaking To Suspend Tender Process On Monday 24 April Oji Fibre Solutions gave undertakings to the Auckland High Court to suspend a tendering process for wood processing services at its Kinleith and Kawerau … Read more »

Pollen from NZ may be altering remote deep-sea ecosystems

Press Release – NIWA

Pollen from New Zealand pine forests has been shown to travel more than 1500km through wind and ocean currents, and sink thousands of metres into the ocean to reach some of the worlds deepest ecosystems. Read more »

Workplace accident, north of Gisborne

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A man has died following a workplace accident on a forestry block at Whatatutu today. Read more »

More timber trees for planting 2017

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

A rise in the number of timber tree seedlings being produced indicates a recent decline in plantation forest replanting may be reversing. Read more »

“Use the natural resource in your own backyard”

Press Release – NZ Wood

New Zealand is missing a prime opportunity to combine its sustainable timber resources with an innovative manufacturing system to build faster and more efficiently. Read more »

FMA halts Forestlands plan to distribute $18M after sales

Article – BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) – The Financial Markets Authority is talking to Forestlands over $18 million the forest owner planned to distribute to investors after selling its assets. Read more »

Largest Sawmill in Southern Hemisphere to open in Rotorua

Press Release – Red Stag Timber Ltd

The worlds most advanced sawmill and the first super-mill in the Southern Hemisphere is to be opened by Prime Minister Bill English in Rotorua this Thursday. Read more »

Forest Owners want Vivid Economics Report implemented

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

The Forest Owners Association says policy makers must decide soon on which option to adopt from the just released Vivid report recommending various scenarios for making New Zealand carbon neutral. Read more »

UPDATE: Tenon shareholders back sale of Taupo mill

Article – BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon shareholders have overwhelmingly backed plans to sell the firm’s Taupo wood processing mill to a consortium of US and New Zealand investors and wind up the business. Read more »

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