NZ dairy exports to surge by 2017 after weaker 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s primary sector exports may rise 5.3 percent in the year to June 30, 2016, as gains in meat, wool, forestry, seafood and horticultural products make up for a drop in the value of dairy products, the Ministry for Primary … Read more »

Scope of work for forest owners grows

Press Release – Forest Growers Levy Trust

Funds raised by forest growers for research and other industry activities are expected to total $7,620,000 in 2015, about $1 million more than budgeted. At the same time, administrative expenditure has been kept under tight control. Read more »

NZIF welcomes a new Golbal Forest Certification Scheme to NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Forestry

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry welcomes a new Global Forest Certification Scheme to New Zealand Read more »

Global Forest Certification Scheme Comes to NZ

Press Release – WPMA

The Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), one of the worlds leading forest certification schemes has, this week in Switzerland, endorsed the New Zealand Forest Certification Scheme. We are delighted to be the 37th national … Read more »

Leading logging experts heading to Vancouver conference

Press Release – EMS New Zealand

The tables are about to be turned on logging contractors in British Columbia. After years of exporting logging equipment and technology to countries like New Zealand, theres been big change in forest harvesting down under. Kiwi loggers are set to … Read more »

Building networks an essential tool

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Building strong networks is the key to successfully implementing Tukituki Plan Change 6, according to the land management team at Hawkes Bay Regional Council. Read more »

Forestry businesses form strategic alliance in Gisborne

Press Release – Forest Enterprises

Forest investment company, Forest Enterprises, has formed a strategic alliance with Gisborne-based Logic Forest Solutions, a forest services company. Read more »

Ways for Agriculture to offset their emissions

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Forestry

The New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF) strongly disagree with the Prime Minister when he states there is no technology agriculture can use to reduce emissions. Read more »

Ewing takes forest safety helm

Press Release – NZ Forest Industry Council

Getting people at all levels of the forest industry to think differently about how to create safe outcomes when working in a dynamic environment is a key objective of the new Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC). Read more »

Exports and imports both fall in October 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The trade deficit widened to $963 million in October 2015, compared with a deficit of $892 million for the same period last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Exports fell more than imports. Read more »

Government likely to scrap “one-for-two” ETS surrenders

Press Release – Bell Gully

The Government has sent a clear signal that arrangements put in place to ease the impact of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) on certain sectors during the Global Financial Crisis could be scrapped as early as next year. Read more »

ETS review an opportunity for forestry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Todays announcement of the start of a review of the NZ ETS brings an opportunity to consider how New Zealand can further incentivise the planting of more forests, says Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew. Read more »

Government begins review of ETS

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has begun its review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess its operation and effectiveness to 2020 and beyond, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today. Read more »

NZ export log prices jump to 7-month high on China pickup

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ export log prices jump to 7-month high on pick up in Chinese demand Read more »

Improving resource base key to sustainable growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Improving the quality of our natural resources is the key to sustaining economic growth in our primary sectors right across regional New Zealand, says Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

NZ emerging agri-business leaders see value in NZ Inc brand

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ’s primary sector leaders of tomorrow still bank on brand Kiwi, want deeper debate on GMOs Read more »

Dairy farming not fanning Indonesian forest fires

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers echoes the concerns of Greenpeace and others regarding the devastation and environmental impact of forest fires that have burned for more than three weeks across Indonesia, but says the use of Palm Kernel Expeller (PKE) as a supplementary … Read more »

Forest defence bolstered by agreement with government

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association says having a biosecurity agreement with the government is a vital part of the forest industrys defence system. FOA chief executive David Rhodes and primary industries minister Nathan Guy today signed what is known as a … Read more »

Forestry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The forestry industry has become the sixth industry group to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership, Primary Industries Ministers Nathan Guy and Jo Goodhew have announced today. Read more »

Kiwi arboricultural champions recognised

Press Release – New Zealand Arboricultural Association

The recent 2015 Asplundh New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) conference and Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championships in Nelson saw national champions announced and industry stalwarts celebrated. Read more »

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