Technology key to forest safety advances

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

Technology is vital in many new safety improvements in the forest industry and the upcoming Forest Safety Summit will be showcasing them and the people who established them, says Forest Industry Engineering Association event manager, … Read more »

Finalists Announced for Resene NZ Wood Timber Design Awards

Press Release – NZ Wood

NZ Wood has announced the eagerly-awaited Stage One Finalists for the Resene Timber Design Awards 2017. Read more »

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Press Release – Wood Resources International

Hardwood pulpwood prices in Brazil, Indonesia, Australia and Chile increased during the fall, resulting in a 5.6% jump of the HFPI price index from the 1Q/16 to the 3Q/16, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly Read more »

Tenon in exclusive talks to sell remaining NZ operations

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Tenon, which sold its US operations for US$110 million, is in exclusive talks with a potential buyer of its remaining New Zealand assets, which would see the former Fletcher Challenge entity wound up. Read more »

NZ trade deficit narrows in November

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s monthly trade deficit narrowed in November as imports declined from earlier periods which were boosted by aircraft arrivals. Read more »

Charred Wood Symbolic in Tūhoe Living Building Project

Press Release – Abodo Wood

Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana is a Ngai Thoe and the Department of Conservation project, to build a Visitors Centre at Lake Waikaremoana using the principles of the Living Building and Community Challenge (a ground-breaking approach to sustainability). Read more »

Buoyant housing demand elevates structural log prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Buoyant residential building activity has pushed up the average price for top structural logs this year rise to the highest in more than two decades. Read more »

Electricity Authority’s Reaction an Insult to Northlanders

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Electricity Authoritys claim it knew nothing about the decision to scuttle the pulp mill project at Ngawha is an insult to every Northlander who desperately wants the economy to grow. Read more »

New online course to help make New Zealand workplaces safer

Press Release – Open Polytechnic

A new health and safety course, offered online through a collaboration between WorksafeReps and Open Polytechnic, will help workplace health and safety representatives gain the skills they need to promote safer work practices. Read more »

Stable economic outlook across the primary sector

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook across the primary sector is stable for the current year, as the dairy industry begins to rebound and growth continues for the horticulture and forestry sectors. This is offset by a forecast … Read more »

Stable economic outlook across the primary sector

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook across the primary sector is stable for the current year, as the dairy industry begins to rebound and growth continues for the horticulture and forestry sectors. This is offset by a forecast … Read more »

Tongariro Forest Terrain Park Report provides insights

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Economic Development Manager Warren Furner said that Council was very happy with the Henley Hutchings (HH) report into the feasibility of a recreation terrain park in the Tongariro Forest Park even though it recommended it was an opportunity … Read more »

Joyce in Dreamland with His Failing Economic Plan

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Economic Development Stephen Joyce has ducked for cover to avoid embarrassment over the dumping of a plan to build a $300 million pulp mill at Ngawha near Kaikohe, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Mothballing of Ngawha Plan Alarming

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

A proposal for a major Northland wood processing plant, potentially employing hundreds at Ngawha, appears to have been killed off by a self-serving, dysfunctional electricity industry, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Future tech driving food and fibre

Press Release – MobileTech

Kiwi ingenuity has been the backbone of New Zealands primary food and fibre industries over the last 150 years. Read more »

Bulk log carrier Mount Hikurangi – Final Report

Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission

On 27 February 2016, the bulk carrier Mount Hikurangi had just completed loading a cargo of logs at the port of Tauranga. The ship’s crew were involved in applying chain lashings to the logs that had been loaded above deck when a deck cadet fell … Read more »

Big, Bold and Brash vs Small, Stealthy and Strategic?

Press Release – Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association

WPMA held another two in its series of regional meetings last week in Rotorua and Gisborne. This follows rapidly on the back of business luncheons for members and local politicians in Napier and Invercargill. The theme of the regional meetings … Read more »

Massive forestry landholding placed on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

One of New Zealands biggest privately-owned forestry land portfolios comprising five separate plantations has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Upgrade of FTA with China offer boost for timber industry

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

News of plans to upgrade New Zealands free trade agreement with China should open trade doors for more timber exports to China, and more employment in New Zealand, according to the Chair of the New Zealand Wood Council, Brian Stanley. Read more »

NZ export log prices rise, domestic market strong

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand export log prices rose for a third straight month in November, aided by low shipping rates and demand from China, the country’s largest export market. Read more »

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